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Columbus, IN

Any recommendations for downtown Columbus eateries? Lunch and dinner. Mid to high price. Seems like a very unique town. We just moved to this area from not too far away. We know Indy and Bloomington. Thanks.

Feb 25, 2010
Henry Carroll in Great Lakes

Doggie bags,

Have you ever given food to a panhandler on the street who was asking for money to buy food? How did it go? I've given some leftovers but I've never bought something just to give to the guy out on the street. I'm never sure what's the right thing to do.

Sep 04, 2009
Henry Carroll in Not About Food

Online food

Thanks all, I just remembered, I bought a turducken, served it at a family dinner. It was really good.

Aug 14, 2009
Henry Carroll in General Topics

Online food

Will do. Thanks.

Aug 14, 2009
Henry Carroll in General Topics

Online food

I just bought some olive oil for the first time online. In the past I've bought; peppercorns, Thai condiments, spices, and of course, a couple of hams for mom and dad. It's always fun opening the box - like Christmas. Do any of you routinely buy food online? How about cheese, or maybe soft-shelled crabs?

Aug 13, 2009
Henry Carroll in General Topics

Change posting name

Sorry about this dumb question. I'm not sure what to do. How do I change my posting name, if that's what you call it. I don't want to rip a place and then get banned; "NO SOUP FOR YOU!"
Thanks in advance.

May 06, 2009
Henry Carroll in Site Talk

Where to eat besides The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA

Jesco, How was Fort Lewis Lodge? That looks like a neat place. Which room/cottage did you stay in? We were at the Homestead last week and meant to check it out but didn't have time. And of course, how was the food? Bath County VA is a beautiful place.

Where to eat besides The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA

We've been going to The Homestead in early spring for the past 5 years. Can't wait, it's a beautiful place. This year we skipped dinner our second, and last, night. We're wondering if anyone has a suggestion for dinner next tuesday night, 30-45 min. or less, away, in all price range. I'd also be interested in any comments about The Homestead and/or The Geenbrier. Thanks, Henry

Bonge's Tavern road trip.

Thanks Davydd, I obviously wasn't thinking that my post would be read by people around the world and not just in central Indiana.

Bonge's Tavern road trip.

Anyone been to Bonge's Tavern? We went there last spring on a rainy day. The food was pretty good but we didn't get the whole parking lot-riverside-tailgate experience. We're wondering if it's worth another road trip. We live down south around Trafalgar. Thanks

Big News - at least to me (Greenwood, IN)

I go to the Marsh at SR135 and Stones Crossing in Greenwood, IN. There may be others. It's not fine dining but it really is a pretty good deal.

Big News - at least to me (Greenwood, IN)

I've just discovered that my local Marsh grocery store will deep-fry to order anything in their seafood case for no additional charge. I got a pound of decent fried scallops for $9.99 and didn't stink up the house.

Your most expensive restaurant meal.

Hello, I'm new to Chowhound. It's a lot of fun. The most we've paid for a meal so far is $190, for two, and it really was not that great. It's interesting to read about very expensive restaurants. What's the most you've spent? Was it worth it? What makes the really pricey places so expensive? I talked to a furrier and he said they had to stock some $20,000 coats for the athletes and celebrities just so they could spend lots of money. Don't get me wrong, I know fine dining is complicated, and in some cases worth every penny. Best Wishes

Apr 06, 2009
Henry Carroll in General Topics

Are there things you don't get at restaurants any more because you cook them better?

Isn't it nice to reach the milestone in your cooking life when you can say "I can do this so much better at home?" As with many others, for me it's steak. We have a $79 gas grill from Wal-Mart and I can do a perfect steak, every time. Grilling at home seems to be one of those secrets that men have, like mowing the lawn with a riding mower. The results are great but the effort is minimal and really enjoyable. When I see a $50 steak on a menu I think ripoff, no matter what the hand-cut, dry-aged, 2000 degree broiler hype. Best Wishes

Apr 06, 2009
Henry Carroll in General Topics

French Lick Resort (Indiana)

We have stayed at the West Baden Springs Hotel a few times and loved it. The rooms are very nice. You can get inside rooms overlooking the atrium, some with small balconies (for higher $), or outside rooms with windows to the outside. We haven't stayed at the French Lick Springs Hotel but have explored it. They are 1/2 mile from each other and they have continuous shuttles. FLS has the casino so it's busier, but we really like WBS. Like someone said, at least check it out. The Collonade buffet at FLS is ok. We ate there once for lunch. Not terrible, but not really that good. We love breakfast and lunch at the Cafe at Sinclairs at WBS. Really excellent food. Sinclairs is pricey for dinner and we haven't tried it. Another option for dinner is Hagen's Restaurant at the Donald Ross Course (one of the golf courses) about 5 minutes up the road. They have outdoor seating which is very nice. The prices are cheap and the food and atmosphere are nice. So, I'd stay at WBS, eat at The cafe at Sinclairs at WBS for breakfast, lunch, or both, and have dinner at Hagen's to save some $. Take the shuttle and check out FLS too. There's other restaurants there too but I've never tried them. Have a good time. Theyve really done an incredible job down there all around.

Where to try next in Indianapolis?

I've had several great cheeseburgers and beers at workingman's friend. Go before sundown if you're afraid of the dark.

Mar 30, 2009
Henry Carroll in Great Lakes

good food in National Mall area

I may get shot down on this but just for kicks you could have lunch at the dining room in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office building. When I've been there all the patrons were senators and staff. The tourists don't know about it.They have a pretty good salad/hot buffet for about $12 or $15. Really good fried chicken. There's a cafeteria there too but go to the dining room.There's a Senate gift shop just down the hall. After lunch you can go upstairs and say hi to your senator and pick up some freebies.

Where to try next in Indianapolis?

If you just want a great cheeseburger and a beer, Workingman's Friend at 234 N. Belmont is a friendly dive. It's always written up in the alternative weeklies.

Mar 28, 2009
Henry Carroll in Great Lakes

Where to try next in Indianapolis?

We like Dunaway's. The food is great and the rooms are really cool. We had a terrible experience at Scholar's Inn but it was just one of those nights. Went to Palomino years ago. Don't think it was anything spectacular, but not bad. www.dunaways.com This is my first post on Chowhound. Very exciting!

Mar 28, 2009
Henry Carroll in Great Lakes