A Mooing Good Time at Fair Oaks Farm

BirthingBarn_1Reconnect with nature, animals and our planet at Fair Oaks Farms, a short drive 45 minutes north of Lafayette-West Lafayette. Need to get away from the big city? Interested in experiencing and learning about where bacon comes from? Head to Fair Oaks to watch the process of cows being milked, piglets being born, and delicious cheese being created.

My husband is a grain and hog farmer. We don’t need to get away from the busy city, but we do love Fair Oaks Farms for all the learning opportunities and fun adventures that await us every visit. Plus, we love the cheese! When you visit Fair Oaks Farms, make sure you don’t miss all the attractions that make it so wonderful.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMoo with the cows at the Dairy Adventure! Witness the miracle of life in the Birthing Barn, learn the process of milking, and/or climb to Udder Heights on their giant milk bottle in Mooville. Seeing a baby calf born is so amazing! It is mind boggling to think 80 to 100 are born here every day!

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Want to learn how to raise the perfect pig? You can at the Pig Adventure. Learn about past and present pig farming practices, watch pigs being born in the Farrowing Barn, and try the virtual sonogram in the Breeding and Gestation Barn. My husband is especially interested in this adventure because he believes it showcases the modern day raising of pigs to perfection.FEEDING BABY CALF

Farmhouse Meatloaf and Mac N' Cheese

Farmhouse Meatloaf and Mac N’ Cheese

More explorations! Bring the kids to the outdoor adventure known as Mooville, where one can catch some major air on their massive Dairy Air jumping pillow. Take a romantic walk through the Green Gate Garden, full of flowers and produce. Taste the many cheeses produced at Fair Oaks at the Cowfé, serving a variety of fresh sandwiches, soups or salads and ice cream. Best of all, eat a farm fresh meal at the Farmhouse, where you will receive the best customer service in a lovely open air restaurant. I highly recommend the bacon wrapped meatloaf and mac n’ cheese. The serving sizes are huge, so sharing is a great idea!

Fair Oaks Farms is awaiting your visit! Make sure you plan a trip today. For more information about this attraction and others in our area, visit www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Out To Lunch Diving Divas Explore Sushi Don – Asian Fusion

sushi-don_25149972745_oYou can’t judge a book by its cover, but some say you can judge a restaurant by the number of cars in the parking lot. Using that method alone, the Dining Divas predict Sushi Don is a sure winner before setting foot inside. If you’ve not eaten there before, we strongly suggest going early for two reasons. First – it gets busy so you’ll want to beat the crowd; second – the menu is huge, you’ll need plenty of time to check out all your choices.

Owner Gumdon Kang (Don for short) started in the food industry as a restaurant manager in Bloomington, Indiana. Soon he wanted his own business, came to Lafayette in 2013 and opened Sushi Don in its current location, 3338 Main Street, Lafayette.

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Diana May sharing her sushi wisdom!

Today guest diva and sushi guide, Diana May, joins us having more experience eating swimmy things like Kay. While deciding what to have for lunch we share a bowl of edamame, blanched and lightly salted. “The dipping sauce, a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, chili oil and sesame seeds, made it,” says Jo. “Spicy and lively,” says Bev. “The edamame was nice and crunchy and not overcooked,” adds Diana.

Lunches come with miso and a salad. Margy likes the lightly sweet dressing on the salad and miso on this cold day. To start our lunch we order three appetizers:

Shumai- Japanese style fried shrimp dumplings, 7 PC $6. They may LOOK like a tater tot but they’re way better with shrimp and lots of green onion.

Gyoza fried vegetable dumplings, 6 PC $5. The dumplings are a nice addition to the meal for our vegetarian friends.

Seafood shunner - eel

Seafood shunner – eel

Kay suggests a Sashimi Sampler, 9 slices of 3 kinds of fresh fish including salmon and tuna for $14. Gorgeous! Served on a bed of julienned daikon radish noodles, the dish is really fresh! The white tuna is incredible. Delicious, yummy, nice texture and no fish taste or smell. Carb free.

As lunch gets underway, Kay orders eel tempura – $10. Beautiful presentation, crispy and flavorful. Even Bev tries it! Sauces and very finely julienned vegetables make it a delight to see and taste!

Diana decides on haemul hot stone – $13.  Diana is happy with the spicy seafood mix, of octopus, mussels, shrimp, vegetables, rice and egg in a sizzling hot stone bowl. When they say spicy, they mean spicy but it’s not over the top. Very edible.

Jap Che Set

Jap Che Set

Bev chooses jap che set – $8.  Jap che is stir-fried glass potato noodles with your choice of topping and vegetables with Don’s sweet soy sauce. Toppings include bulgogi (marinated beef), pork, chicken, seafood, vegetable, kimchi (fermented cabbage), kimchi & bulgogi plus one maki (a type of sushi roll that includes toasted seaweed nori rolled around vinegar-flavored rice). Bev picks bulgogi and an avocado maki. The bulgogi is tasty and familiar. Warm noodles work in any country!

Bev points out the amount of prep work that must happen before the restaurant opens each day. Incredible! Our server Marilyn has worked at Sushi Don for two years. She explains that most of the prep work is done by hand and the chefs normally come in at 9am, two hours early but on Tuesdays and Thursdays they are in by 7am because those are the busiest days.

The menu has a list they call “Don’s special roll” which is two pages long! The well being – $9 is a delightful vegetarian option, with avocado, cucumber, Japanese pickle, carrot, cabbage, lettuce with Don’s orange ginger dipping sauce. The sauce is sweet and we REALLY like it. We share the beautifully prepared roll with its minced vegetables, along with our entrees.

Sushi rolls

Sushi rolls

Margy orders from the pick 2 maki (rolls) set for $8. From the nine options, asparagus tempura and shitaki maki win. The asparagus tempura has tiny, tender spears fried in tempura batter and then put in a sushi roll. The asparagus inside the roll is still crunchy, very fresh. Shitaki maki, aside from being really fun to say, tastes very mushroomy (yes, that is a word). Both choices are a hit!

Seaweed and avocado salad

Seaweed and avocado salad

Jo opts for the Seaweed and avocado salad. $5. Very fresh and not what she was expecting.  The fresh seaweed, avocado, sesame seeds and a light dressing make a fresh and tasty salad. Something you might expect on a beach at a resort.

Need more to convince you to try Sushi Don? Consider this … every day has a 30% off dine-in only special; daily lunch specials from 11-4pm are good on both dine-in and take-out orders; and on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, sushi rolls are 50% off. And if you need someone to help you navigate the menu, we highly recommend Diana!!

Kay Conner, photographer, seafood superstar
Margy Deverall, author of Lafayette articles, dedicated vegetarian
Beverly Shaw, author of West Lafayette articles, bring on the beef (or chicken or pork)
Jo Wade, founder of this food blog, very veggie

It’s National Donut Day! Enjoy a Fresh Donut at Mary Lou Donuts!

IMG_2047Lafayette-West Lafayette is home to delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events and home away from home lodging! Today we are celebrating donuts and are making a special trip to a local favorite, Mary Lou Donuts. This donut shop offers fresh, delicious donuts that can be purchased via counter service, carry-out and/or drive-thru!

Mary Lou Donuts is a Lafayette staple in the donut business. They offer every donut imaginable from the bear claw to coconut crunch to cream horns. This donut shop has been a breakfast favorite of my family’s since I was a little girl.  I now have a little one and a trip to Mary Lou’s is a special treat for our family.

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Last year, my sister and her family moved back to Indiana from Arizona. My parents hosted them for a few weeks, and every weekend I would take a box of donuts up to Chalmers where they live. It was so comical and fun to watch as everyone ran around the kitchen table to pick and grab their favorite donut. My two older nephews would jump up and down with excitement on their selections. It is crazy what food will do to one’s family!

What is your favorite donut? Are you heading to your favorite donut shop today to celebrate? Please share!!

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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, offers so many Indiana dining opportunities!  Check out all our great restaurants we have to offer at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Sgt. Preston’s: A Fabulous Patio and Much More

IMG_1544If you ask people what’s made Sgt. Preston’s of the North a downtown Lafayette staple since 1980, many would quickly tell you it’s the spacious outdoor patio. However, without a solid food & drink menu, friendly staff, awesome specials, and unique ambiance, Preston’s could not have survived this long. As someone who’s been both a customer and employee, I’m certain you’ll be able to find something to enjoy at Preston’s.

With bison, moose, deer and even a jackalope overseeing the guests with a birchbark canoe overhead, a tin ceiling and tiffany style lighting over the bar as part of the décor, Preston’s feels more like cozying up in a cabin than sitting down in a bar. Its comfortable feel is one of the reasons Preston’s doesn’t just have bar patrons, it has regular customers who love to come in either for a nice business lunch or after a long day. Boiler fans love coming to Preston’s in the fall and winter for the bus that goes to and from Purdue men’s basketball home games. You can park in the large parking lot or across the street in the garage and relax, as Preston’s will take care of your transportation to and from the game. Preston’s prides itself on having a friendly staff that is ready to serve you, whether it’s something from our extensive drink menu or a dish that goes beyond typical bar food.

Patio

Patio

If you’re the type who loves a good special, Preston’s always has one for you, whether it’s lunch or dinner. Monthly dinner specials are always changing as the cooks come up with different ways to satisfy your taste buds. There’s also always a beer of the month if you’re looking for a good deal. Aside from the monthly specials, Preston’s features daily food and drink specials, including the ever popular prime rib dinner on Saturday evening. Other daily specials rotate based on the time of year and feature everything you can imagine – seafood, steaks, chicken, and various appetizers – but you can always count on a delicious prime rib prepared just how you like it. My personal favorites are the smothered chicken entrée and the fiesta wrap.

Schooner Bucket Night

Schooner Bucket Night

As far as drinks, Preston’s is known for its Monday Schooner Night, featuring domestic draft refills for only $2.00 in your schooner or mini pitcher. Premium Well Brand mixed drinks are also available in schooners. Bring your own or buy one from the bar! The bar features 9 taps and carries a lot of popular selections from Bells, Three Floyds, and People’s. Plenty of bottled beer, wine, and a full bar are at your disposal to be served up by the friendly bartending staff. If you want to get little crazy, have a shot ski with your friends!

While Preston’s offers so much more than the patio, it is the patio that is the greatest draw. Pass through an old canal dock as you enter Preston’s extensive outdoor patio and enjoy your food and drink during a beautiful day. Live music is a regular occurrence on Saturday nights. During the summer months, Preston’s is open on Sundays and features a fun atmosphere with $1.50 tacos and outdoor games. The patio fills up fast on beautiful summer days and evenings, so don’t hesitate to call in advance and reserve a table if you know you’ll be visiting us! We’ll take care of you at Sgt. Preston’s!

Stephen Smith, Server/Bartender, shares this blog.

Patio Season is Here! Head to Digby’s Pub

Outdoor patio

Outdoor patio

It’s spring! Spring equals patio season and one awesome restaurant to head to for a lovely outdoor experience with an amazing view of our beautiful courthouse is Digby’s Pub and Patio. This restaurant is also the perfect place to go if you want a night out in downtown Lafayette or want a quick lunch.

Grab a seat on the patio and check out their menu that has something for everyone. From Velveeta loaded french fries to duck egg roles, the options are interesting. I highly recommend their burgers. The beef, pork and seasonal produce they serve are purchased locally. They make each burger to order from their never frozen beef, so they are fresh and delicious! I also recommend their sweet potato fries to go along with the burger. Next time I go back, I am definitely going to give their cheese bricks and Monte Cristo sandwich a try!

Mac and Cheese and the Black and Blue Buger

Mac and Cheese and the Black and Blue Buger

My friend ordered their chicken bacon ranch wrap and she exclaimed at the richness of the different flavors. She had never had a wrap quite like it as it features grilled chicken wrapped in a jalapeno cheddar tortilla, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, vintage aged manchango cheddar and served with their homemade ranch dressing. She shared that the manchango cheddar gave it a smooth sharpness that was extremely delicious.  It was one of the best wraps she has ever tasted and highly recommends.

Chicken Wrap and Sweet Potato Fries

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap and Sweet Potato Fries

If you are not in the mood to sit outdoors and/or as spring brings many rain showers, head indoors. The decor is rustic meets industrial and is a fantastic place to relax and have a drink.

IMG_8018Digby’s is special as it is named after William Digby, the founder of Lafayette. On Christmas Eve 1824, at the federal land sale in Crawfordsville, at 22, William Digby bought 84.23 acres along the Wabash River that he would call Lafayette for $231.24. The owners of Digby’s think Digby would be proud of Lafayette, a thriving community with a strong economy and resources, culture and talent equal to cities twice our size.

Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this restaurant and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

This blog was written by Marlene, Visitor Information Specialist, for Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette.

Eggcellent Meal: Visit Another Broken Egg Cafe

IMG_7816One of my husband and I’s favorite weekly traditions is Sunday morning breakfast! Whenever there is a new restaurant in town that serves breakfast, we always make an effort to give it a try. Another Broken Egg Café had been on our list for a while and I am really glad we finally ventured out to try it!

They serve breakfast all day! This cafe is open Monday-Saturday 7am to 8pm and Sunday 7am to 2pm. The parking lot to Wang Hall was a little difficult to find. It is on the back side of the building. It is easiest to turn from Northwestern Avenue on to W Stadium Avenue and then turn on to Hayes Street where you will find the parking lot.

The friendly staff

The friendly staff

The menu at Another Broken Egg Café is mouth watering! My husband is from the South and one of the first things he pointed out to me on the menu was the City Grits. He is used to cheese grits, so when we saw that the City Grits had roasted garlic, onions, smoked Gouda, bacon, tomatoes, and green onions, we knew that Another Broken Egg likes to add their own twist to breakfast favorites.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

 

After much contemplation, he decided to save the City Grits for another visit and ordered the Cinnamon Roll French Toast. By the time he was finished with his meal he was in a sugar comma. To make the Cinnamon Roll French Toast, they cut a cinnamon roll into 3 slices, dip in in french toast batter, put it on the griddle, and then add cream cheese icing, Bananas Foster sauce and whipped cream. He got the mixed berries on the side. It is a must try if you are a cinnamon roll fan.

Skinny Omlette with Fruit and English muffin

Skinny Omlette with Fruit and English muffin

I contemplated the Potato Sensations where you choose 3 different toppings such as sausage, bacon, asparagus, mushrooms, etc. to go on top of wedge cut red potatoes and cheese. It was challenging to say no to that. I decided to find the healthier side of the menu. I ended up ordering the Skinny Omelette and I am so glad that I did! Yum! It was herbed egg whites with blanched asparagus, roasted red peppers, green onions, goat cheese, and roasted garlic cloves served with an English muffin and fresh fruit. It was the perfect amount of food and a fabulous lighter option. All of the flavors meshed very well together.  Why didn’t I ever think of putting goat cheese in an omelet?! The next time we do Sunday morning breakfast at Another Broken Egg, I need to keep this on my short list of great selections for when we return.

The bar!

The bar!

If you like a drink with your meal, they have many options for you! They have Mimosas, Absolut Mary and House Infused Mary. You can even liquor up your coffee with some Baileys, Kahlua, and Amaretto for a Café Rouge! The coffee IS something to write home about. I am now a big fan of their mugs! If you are up for a more traditional drink, they have many different juice options, cold and hot tea, hot chocolate, and of course soft drinks.

If you haven’t been to Another Broken Egg Café, give it a try! It is Eggcellent! 😉

Marlene, Visitor Information Specialist, shares this blog.

Out To Lunch Diving Divas Explore Lemongrass and Ah-Z

Lemongrass and Ah-Z.13Ever feel like getting away from it all to someplace completely outside your normal routine? Step into the Union Commons on the ground floor of the Purdue Memorial Union and you’ll feel like you’re in another world—if campus isn’t your usual hangout.

We entered the hustle and bustle for lunch at two sister restaurants, Lemongrass and Ah-Z. Step up to any line and pay at any register and they’ll sort it out for you, no worries. Lemongrass features wok-fired entrees and a variety of appetizers, emphasizing vegetables, sauces and spices found primarily in Thailand and Vietnam.

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Jo dove into a bowl of miso soup (she was a big spender at $1.50!) and said it was “very tasty and just the right spiciness as I added a little Sriracha sauce that was available at the counter.” She found it filling and great for a cold day—savory and authentic tasting.

Vegetarian Margy enjoyed the broccoli stir fry ($6.05). The stir-fry lunches come in three sizes. Small comes with rice (plain or fried) and one entrée; medium has rice and two entrees; large has rice and three entrees. There were eight entrée choices, two were veggie friendly. The medium-sized lunch with fried-rice, Chinese broccoli and tofu was more than enough food. Ask for optional free sauces– sweet chili and peanut– at the register.  We managed to talk Margy out of taking a quart of the sweet chili sauce home! We figured that would push the “free sauce” issue, but it was that tasty!

Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir Fry

Ah-Z Roll

Ah-Z Roll

Kay and Bev headed for the Ah-Z sushi line where their lunches became works of art. Ah-Z features handmade sushi rolls, sushi wraps, sushi bowls and noodle bowls. The 29 different menu items are made to order and always fresh. Kay enjoyed the Ah-Z roll ($11) which was filled with fresh tuna, fresh salmon, cream cheese, avocado, shrimp tempura, mayo sauce, unagi sauce, masago and green onion. The tempura shrimp caught her by surprise and she found it a delectable treat for a seafood lover.

There is a series of sushi rolls named after the schools in the Big Ten. Bev stops by here for lunch on a somewhat regular basis and, with limited interest in seafood, always has the Purdue Roll ($8) with avocado, cucumber, crab, spicy mayo, wasabi mayo, unagi sauce, topped with her favorite part—the crunch batter. Often, sushi rolls with crunch on top have pretty soggy crunch and if that’s not an oxymoron, we aren’t sure what is. But since Ah-Z makes these rolls to order, the crunch is… drumroll… crunchy! And delish.

Purdue Roll

Purdue Roll

This time, in an effort to expand her horizon, she chose the Indiana roll (also $8). She didn’t feel traitorous at all (largely because her money goes to IU to cover her son’s tuition) and enjoyed the avocado, cucumber, crab, sweet potato, spicy chili sauce and, you guessed it, crunch mix. Adding bits of ginger and clearing her sinuses with wasabi, she was a happy dining diva.

The Union Commons restaurants (there are more!) cater to the campus crowd so they’re open from 10:30 AM-6:30 PM on Monday-Thursday and 10:30 AM-3:30 PM on Friday. They’re closed on weekends. It feels a bit like being in a high-energy, crowded international market so if you’re intimidated by campus, you might choose to go during an off-peak time. On the flipside, if you’re intimidated by campus, get over it and step into the energy and commotion or you’ll be missing some good sushi!

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The creation of these delicious food items!

We didn’t get to so many tempting menu items like crab Rangoon, chicken satay, bao, pad thai, sesame peanut noodles and vegetable lo mein so return trips are in order. We invite you to get caught up in the spirit of the Union restaurants!

Kay Conner, photographer, seafood superstar Margy Deverall, author of Lafayette articles, dedicated vegetarian Beverly Shaw, author of West Lafayette articles, bring on the beef (or chicken or pork)
Jo Wade, founder of this food blog, very veggie

Nine Irish Brothers Features Great Live Entertainment, Music and Food

waitressobryansHappening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is sure to satisfy. Right now the locals are talking about Nine Irish Brothers, a restaurant where visitors can sit back, relax and listen to great music.

Looking for great live entertainment, music and food?  Nine Irish Brothers is the place to visit!  It is a gathering place of friends and co-workers, family and teammates, and visitors alike, who can sit back, enjoy a pint of Guinness and eat traditional Irish fare.  And (bonus!) there are two locations, one in Lafayette, Indiana, and the original restaurant in West Lafayette, Indiana, on the Levee.  Each weekend a different band (many local favorites) play to a packed restaurant buzzing with energy!

Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese Fritters

There are so many wonderful menu items at Nine Irish Brothers that it is hard for me to share only a few that I recommend.  But if I had to pick my ultimate favorites I would suggest their Goat Cheese Fritters as my appetizer pick. Four generous fritters deep-fried to a golden brown, served on a bed of field greens with a light drizzle of raspberry vinaigrette. Definitely share this appetizer, as it is really rich!! Now onto the main dish. If you are at an Irish restaurant, traditional Irish food is a must. With this said, you cannot go wrong with ordering Baby Jer’s Guinness Stew, a hearty portion of their homemade stew, featuring slow-simmered Angus beef pot roast, vegetables, and a hint of Guinness Irish Stout broth, topped with champ mashed potatoes. Save room for dessert! Embark on Judy’s Irish Whiskey Creme Brulee, a delectable creme brulee wrapped in warm cinnamon-bun bread, with a light drizzle of our sweet Irish whiskey sauce. Delicious!

Past Social Media Contest Winners enjoying Nine Irish Bros.!

Past Social Media Contest Winners enjoying Nine Irish Bros.!

This past summer, two of our closest friends got married at Purdue University.  They had their rehearsal dinner at Nine Irish Brothers.  It was such a fun, yet relaxing atmosphere.  The Irish food was hearty, the beer was dark and rich, and the music was uplifting.  It was an evening where people came together to celebrate the joining of two lives in a positive, enjoyable environment.  And to top off the evening, the wait-service was great!  (I always say, the food can be exceptional, but if it is served with a frown then it makes the taste below par.)

To visit Nine Irish Brothers and other great restaurants in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Work Pick Me Up- Head to Baker’s Peak!

IMG_0309[7]Even though I have lived in the Lafayette area for around four years now, I still like to find new places to eat that I haven’t tried yet. The little restaurants around town are some of the best!

While shuffling from meeting to meeting at work one day, we decided to go to lunch. After searching, we settled on Baker’s Peak, a little bakery & café on Sagamore Parkway in West Lafayette. Right as you enter the door you immediately are amazed by all the beautiful cakes and cupcakes! They had everything from huge, elaborate wedding cakes to cute little smash cakes for those special occasions.

IMG_4298While you can come in to order bakery items or take out from the café, you can also sit down to enjoy a quaint little lunch. I would recommend the lunch combos to be able to try as many items as possible. Since it was a cold, windy day, I went for the Chicken Noodle Soup and Turkey Santa Fe Sandwich with Kettle Chips. The soup was light yet hearty and the sandwich was made with fresh bread and turkey. It filled me right up, but I still made sure to stop by their sweet counter before I left! With the wide selection of cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more, I had a difficult time deciding what to order. But the chocolate cupcake with decadent buttercream icing was calling my name and I was not disappointed. The cake was light and airy and the icing was sweet and heavenly! I highly recommend!

Case full of treats!

Case full of treats!

Bakers Peak 2011.15JPGSo next time you are in need a little pick-me-up on the way to work or a place to meet a girlfriend for lunch, make sure to put Baker’s Peak on your radar! Hannah, Purdue University Student and Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Intern, shares this blog.

For Your Next Lunch Gathering, Head to Jane’s Gourmet!

IMG_5020For a quaint, delicious and pretty healthy lunch, Jane’s Gourmet Deli is the place to go! Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 10:30am until 2:00pm, Jane’s will make any lunch date the best. Located downtown Lafayette on 4th street, Jane’s is not only a perfect little lunch spot but also has a store for gourmet gifts. For a locally owned and operated experience, this is the place to see!

IMG_5006I recently went for a lunch date with a few girlfriends to Jane’s. This was the first time two of us had ever been here. Be cautious of the one way roads, the parking lot is located right in front of the building. There is a little patio outside, however it was a bit cold for anyone to sit outside when we visited. When you walk in you step right into the store portion. As we sat ourselves in the cute and relaxing dining room, we were greeted by a sweet waitress. As we leisurely chatted, we were served our food.

I ordered a hot Panini called Panini rustica. There was one side option as well so I choose the cream of spinach soup. My Panini was nice and warm with gooey, melted cheese, which got all over my hands. (Definitely not upset about that!) I dipped my sandwich into the soup, and wow, what a blast of flavors! While this meal was delicious it was also pretty healthy! All of their soups are made from scratch! When you dine at Jane’s you know you are getting the best possible locally produced and organic ingredients whenever they are available.

IMG_4997Jane’s is not only a great spot for lunch, but also a great place to purchase gourmet gifts. The variety of items that are available range from cheese and wine, to sauces and spreads to bath and body items. Many of these items are sourced from local places such as the cheese from Fair Oaks Farms.

In addition to all listed above, Jane will cater or host your next event. With a large dining room available to rent, Jane can help make your special day the best it can be. If you do not want to have to worry about details such as table settings and menu planning, then this is the place to book. Also, off-site parties can be catered to as well!

IMG_5004For your next lunch gathering, head to Jane’s for an overall great experience. Feel good about what you are putting into your body as well as supporting a local business. Follow Jane’s on Facebook to stay up to date on specials and much more! The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am until 2:00pm. The store is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday and until 2:00pm on Saturday.

Rachel Blankenship, Sports Marketing and Recreation Manager for Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette shares this blog.