eating indie in indy

Christina’s Pancake House ( formerly Sister’s Place ) 215 Terrace Ave.

I am starting off my lunch review with a picture of the best part of my lunch. Pie

A delicious slice of Lemon Meringue pie for $3.50. They buy the pies from Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Chicago. The same outfit that the previous owner use. It was an excellent piece of pie. I can’t say the same for the rest of my lunch. My meat loaf dinner was $9.45 and came with soup or salad, roll and VOD as well as a plate of meat loaf and “lumpy mashed potatoes” all smother with gravy. One of the soup options was Chicken Gumbo. Well it was not what I expected.

I think you could call this many things but Gumbo isn’t one of them. I have never seen a Gumbo that didn’t have the Trinity in it. Nor have I ever had a Gumbo with macaroni added to it. Overall it had the flavor of a Campbell’s Soup. Would not do it again.

The roll was interesting. It had a slight Ciabatta chew to it which I thought was nice and they use real butter which is always good. As for the veggie. Why bother. It was straight from a bag of frozen vegetables and no attempt was made to even make them even interesting.

Now we come to the center of the plate. The meat loaf. It wasn’t bad just not really good. I would guess that it wasn’t made in-house. I based that on the compaction and the fine grind of the meat. If I am wrong then they can redeem it by using seasoning in a more bold fashion. Since they refer to their potatoes as lumpy I would guess they are made here from real potatoes. They are pretty lumpy and pretty good. The gravy was more than likely from a mix but had a decent flavor to it. I think if you want a more “scratch made ” experience you should try breakfast, which they sell all day. It is a really large menu so you could probably find something you like.

5 responses

  1. I could go there for pie. Lemon meringue, mmm 😛
    And the mash. I love mash and any kinda gravy will do.
    That gumbo tho… that’s some sad, sad stuff. 😦
    But pie!

    June 14, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    • The pie is definitely worth going back for. Although these folks don’t have the selection the previous owners had.

      June 15, 2018 at 7:56 am

  2. Hmph. Doesn’t even look like they tried to season the frozen vegetables. I hate it when I go somewhere and they didn’t even bother to add salt or pepper. You’d think a chef would taste everything he sends out. And nope on that Cambell’s soupy soup. But yay, pie!

    June 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    • You are so right. Yay pie. I don’t get this joint at all. They do a to order breakfast but try a microwave lunch. I Don’t Get It

      June 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      • You got me!

        June 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm

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