Saturday, November 20, 2010
Chief's (a restaurant review)
I'm a firm believer in supporting the businesses of one's own community and if at all possible, hubby and I try to buy from local merchants and eat at local restaurants. That said however, I'm not above traveling out of town if by doing so I can eat a fantastic steak. We used to travel an hour to Bloomington, Indiana to eat at Little Zagreb just because we couldn't find a comparable steak locally. That all ended this past summer when we decided to give Chief's of Greencastle, Indiana a try. What I discovered was a ribeye steak that was seasoned and cooked to perfection. I went back a second time and ordered the same thing, just to make sure that it wasn't a fluke. No fluke. It was exactly as I'd remembered it the first time. The third time I visited, I finally broke down and tried something different, although my first instinct was to again order my beloved ribeye. I ordered catfish and was blown away by the flavor. It too was delicious!
Why am I writing this restaurant review? Because Chief's in downtown Greencastle, Indiana is located just 10 miles north of 1-70 between Terre Haute and Indianapolis and if you find yourself traveling that stretch of interstate sometime in the future, it would be well worth going a few miles out of your way to eat some of the greatest steak you've ever had.
Oh, and while you're there, ask for Indy and see if you can finagle the recipe out of her for the potato salad. Just don't tell her that Mags sent you.