The neatest part about visiting farmers in their neighborhood is that when it comes time to eat, they typically know the best places. It’s good they’re along, because it’s just as typical that you might not walk into these places on your own.
When Andy Ertel, Jenny Vogel, Bob Steiner and I wound up near Westport, Ind., at noon recently, they knew exactly where to go. They headed for Pizzalicious, a small restaurant tucked into an older building in downtown Westport. If you’ve never ventured to Westport, it’s in Decatur County.
And you don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t checked out Pizzalicious. One among us opted for the personal pan pizza and really liked the flavor. The rest of us went for stromboli sandwiches. It was my first sausage stromboli sandwich with mushroom sauce, and it was awesome. Then again, I love mushrooms. It also comes with pizza sauce.
How good was it? It took three napkins to help me get through it. The juiciness and flavor oozed out of it, And at $6.79, which included a bag of chips, I counted it a bargain.
You can check out Pizzalicious, 215 E. Main St., Westport, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10:30 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. For updates, call 812-591-3362 or visit pizzalicious.com.
Elizabeth Harner says you can try the “Best Tenderloin in Indiana,” but you only get one shot at it a year. It’s served at the Harmony Christian Church in Elwood during its Community Tenderloin Supper. You get all-you-can-eat tenderloin, coleslaw, applesauce, baked beans and potato chips — all good tenderloin sidekicks — for $10, plus homemade desserts for a freewill offering.
The supper runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 11. The church sits on County Road 1800 North, just off Indiana Highway 13, some 5 miles north of Elwood. If you need details, call 765-618-8478.
Do you have a “place no one would go without you” restaurant in your town? Tell us about it. If I come, I’ll send you a giftcard so you can come there on me. Send suggestions to P.O. Box 247, Franklin, IN 46131, or email [email protected].