The Dunhill Sidecar

There’s really nothing like a good pen to make the task of writing a pleasurable experience.  When I started working at my current company I knew I was going to be sitting in a lot of meetings and taking a lot of notes in my Moleskine (the acceptance of laptops in meetings was just starting to come of age and OneNote was still in beta)…  I decided to treat myself to a good pen. Continue reading “The Dunhill Sidecar”

Dropbox – Sync data across multiple computers

Just watched a video at Dropbox that shows their new file sync service. I’ve been using Mocrosoft Groove for just about a year with very few issues.  This product seems to take the file sync process to the next level.  Anyone try it out yet?

Nickel Plate Bar & Grill – Fishers, Indiana

Looking For The BEST Chicken Fingers you have ever had?  The Nickel Plate Bar & Grill in Fishers is the place to go!  Not only does this place have a great atmosphere (it’s an old train station) the Nickel Plate has the best chicken fingers hands down.  Paired up with their homemade honey mustard (another “best” in my opinion) and you have a winning combination.

Located in “downtown” Fishers, Indiana, this place has been around for as long as I can remember.  It’s known by the locals as a place to catch a Steelers game during football season in Colt’s country.  They even serve Iron City beer!

If you’re near the north side of Indy, it’s worth the drive up I-69 to 116th street for a bar you won’t soon forget.

Do you have a favorite local spot?  Tell us about it in the comments section!  We’re always looking for new places to check out.

Nickel Plate Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

South Side Soda Shop and Diner – Goshen, Indiana

Located in a neighborhood setting south of the Goshen courthouse, the South Side Soda Shop and Diner was my destination for lunch this rainy Thursday.  Because of the location parking is at a premium, but I lucked out and found a close spot.

Made famous to non-locals by the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network, this place seems to be a destination for locals and foodies.  As a case in point, I overheard an older couple in the booth next to be going on and on about the real lemon zest in their lemon meringue pie (only foodies do that).  Naturally I had to order a slice to validate their claim, but we’ll cover that later.

When I was waiting to be seated, a gentleman paying his bill commented on how good the “real grilled tenderloin” was.  Looking for a light lunch, once seated I opted to go the pork route.  The “grilled” pork tenderloin sandwich ($4.80) is actually done on a flat top grill, not over an open flame as I was assuming.  It comes with Lettuce, tomato and mayo. Making the order a “Basket” ($1.25) added a nice portion of shoestring fries and a small cup of coleslaw.  Knowing I was probably going to have to verify the zesty claim I opted for a diet soda ($1.40) like it matters at this point.

I’ll have agree with the gentleman I mentioned earlier, it was a really good sandwich.  The fries were nice and crisp and the coleslaw had a nice tang.  Now that I’ve devoured the sandwich and sides it was time for desert.

I don’t really have a sweet tooth but I had to taste this lemon zest for myself (that’s my story).  The lemon meringue pie ($2.25) was a pretty decent sized slice with a nice pile of chewy browned meringue on the top.  How did it taste you ask?  VERY lemony & quite delicious (good call grandpa)!

Total bill for this visit was $12.48 ($10.48 + $2.00 Tip).

The South Side Soda Shop and Diner is located at 1122 South Main Street.  They are open Tue-Sat from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.