Meanwhile, Back at the Blog….

I’m apposta have a post up today at Karen Syed’s LIFE AS A PUBLISHER, but I’m not certain when it goes up so, in the meantime, here is a restaurant review.

[NOTE: Is not today. Is 2/28/11. Duh, me.]

Mom and I went to New Albany and, as always when we go to New Albany, we had lunch at Lancaster’s. Not Tommy Lancaster’s, but Lancaster’s Cafeteria. Fans of food in New Albany (Indiana, in case you don’t know) remember The South Side with mouth-watering fondness. Well, go to Lancaster’s and you’ll think you’re back there. Good home-cooking and reasonable prices. Some of the same staff. Sometimes we invent reasons to go to New Albany, just so we can eat at Lancaster’s, that’s how good it is. Even Charlie likes it, that’s how good it is. You could get a vegetable plate and be happy.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are our favorite days. Tuesdays they have brats and sauerkraut and spareribs, and you can get the kraut with the spareribs rather than the brats, if you prefer. We prefer. Thursdays are chicken-fried steak with plenty of milk gravy. Oh, man, I’m drooling, just thinking about it!

So that’s my Wednesday stop-gap post. When my post at LAAP goes up, I’ll link to it. Meanwhile, what’s your favorite restaurant? Do you have a favorite cuisine in general, but your FAVORITE restaurant is totally different? Because my favorite cuisine is Indian, but my favorite restaurant is Lancaster’s a mid-west home-cooking joint.

WRITING PROMPT: What is your main character’s idea of “home cooking”?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Meanwhile, Back at the Blog….

  1. Bodie P

    February 16, 2011 at 12:24pm

    My favorite restaurant? It used to be The Powerhouse at McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. I still love, but I”m so very far away now that I’ve had to find a local favorite. At the moment that’s Tino’s, in Old-Town Freewater. It’s an infant sports bar which is happy to switch the channel to Law’n’Order or whatever I want to watch because when I’m there I’m usually almost the only one. They make killer burgers and chicken wings and the nice ladies who run it come and talk to me while I eat. My favorite kind of place!

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      Marian Allen

      February 16, 2011 at 1:37pm

      Yeah, I love that kind of place, too. I understand the guys in CHEERS because of some of the restaurants and coffee houses I’ve been to. And still go to. πŸ™‚

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  2. Sarah G

    February 17, 2011 at 9:35am

    My favorite restaurant for dinner/buffet is Hunan’s on Southland Drive in Lexington. The people there know us and even remember my parents from when they lived in town (they moved to Florida in ’03).

    My other favorite place, if you didn’t know from watching my Facebook feed, is The Church of IHOP. πŸ™‚

    My vampire no longer gets to eat much home cookin’, but she’s going to try mashed potatoes and gravy at Thanksgiving (yes, I’m already working on my sequel).

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      Marian Allen

      February 17, 2011 at 3:21pm

      Your vampire can eat food? I mean food-food, not blood-food? That is AWESOME!

      Oh, yeah, if we had an IHOP, we’d probably be there a LOT. We have a Waffle House, but the last time I went in, the air was blue with smoke. Not appetizing.

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