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.


Nanan said...

You lucky duck to have found a local great steak place!!!!! I do have to travel over an hour to New Orleans! Sigh... I am still planning on your Asian spiced pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving - we just don't do Turkey in my Cajun family - ha! and my sister is super excited! My dad took off for Maine with a buddy of his for Lobster - he is such a wild man! I think it will compliment the Gumbo my sister is making really well!

Nanan said...

OK - I just checked out the menus - any place that serves fried pickes as an entree for lunch is ok in my book!!! hahahah - and the prices are fabulous!!! This place is quite the find Mags!!

June said...

Nothin' better than a perfectly cooked ribeye! I'm HUNGRY!

Pam said...

Once I find something good at a restaurant, I have to totally force myself to order somethig else!

The Mom Chef said...

You know me and a great steak. We head that way when we visit my parents in Chicago sometimes. I'll have to keep this in mind.

It's either that or drop in on you.