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To the Nines 1999 US 31 South Greenwood In.

In the 21st Century there is probably more Culinary schools than ever before. I know more High Schools now have culinary programs. To the Nines is the student run restaurant for Center Grove schools. Way out in the country ( my perspective) down in Johnson County. When we decided to go we learned that they have buffets on Fridays and prix fixe meals on Tuesday. Since Tuesday wasn’t an option for us I made reservations for their “Lunch for Brunch” buffet.

As the man said we had no idea that there was a 50 % discounts for seniors. The students did a good job of setting up and refilling the buffet. Refilling chafing dishes can be tricky, especially with an endless line of eaters.

They offered the usual fare of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and biscuits with gravy. They also offered a French Toast bake and a Breakfast Casserole. I passed on both.

They make the biscuits and pastries from scratch. The biscuits were as good as any I have had at a restaurant service. Same with the Cinnamon roll. The gravy was good not great. But that is the same for most joints that offer it. Overall the students did a very nice job. I would like to go back for the fixed meal. Even though it is a long drive.


4 responses

  1. Nice! Biscuits and gravy are a rare treat for me. I love breakfast. We’re definitely having big breakfast tomorrow. Got me some applewood smoked bacon and fresh pineapple… YUM! Can’t hardly wait.
    That’s great y’all got such a good deal. That food at a great price is definitely worth a drive.

    April 7, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    • Yeah; but Center Grove? Pat even had trouble finding it; and he has lived on the Southside most of his life. You are right though. Bargains are often worth the effort.

      April 8, 2018 at 7:46 am

  2. Are you kidding me? $5?? I just left a bar where every ale was $5. That’s a heck of a deal, even if you got more salt than you wanted. Your’e right about culinary classes. My son plans to take it next year for his sophomore year. It’s a great skill to have. Looks like you got a fair deal.

    April 8, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    • Oh Kerby it was more than fair. I like Culinary school restaurants because these kids are the future of our industry..The fact that they are super cheap is a bonus. Even if you son doesn’t want to make a career out of food at least he won’t be lost behind a stove.

      April 8, 2018 at 8:50 pm

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