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  • Post #391 - July 12th, 2019, 7:48 pm
    Post #391 - July 12th, 2019, 7:48 pm Post #391 - July 12th, 2019, 7:48 pm
    At the intersection of Indianapolis Boulevard and 119th St. in Whiting sits Keith's Restaurant, our favorite restaurant in Whiting, and beats many in the entire Chicago area, IMHO. I don't know why this place hasn't been mentioned (or if it has, my apologies)...
    Here are my two pork chops which were perfectly seasoned and juicy.
    IMG_20190712_181815.jpg Two pork chops fit for Fred Flintstone

    and the 10 oz. lobster tail
    lobster tail.jpg 10 oz. lobster tail fit for a Queen

    which was sweet and tender. Each comes with choice of soup du jour, house salad, or Caesar salad, potato and vegetable. Assorted bread and butter comes first, and dinner on Friday and Saturday also comes with baked garlic and olive oil. Our total with tax and tip came to $90.00.
    Keith's
    1872 Indianapolis Blvd, Whiting, IN 46394
    Phone: (219)659-4444
    Hours: Mon.-Fri.11:00am-2:00pm, Fri. & Sat. 5:00pm-10:00pm
    It’s more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use
    long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like
    “What about lunch?”
    —Winnie The Pooh
    "... a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
    Virginia Woolf : A Room of One's Own
  • Post #392 - December 1st, 2019, 9:55 pm
    Post #392 - December 1st, 2019, 9:55 pm Post #392 - December 1st, 2019, 9:55 pm
    Da Beef wrote:
    dbrick59 wrote:I have not had a real deep fried taco in over a decade. I used to live on the East Side and there was a place on the corner of Ewing & 106th st. that made them.Long gone. Thanks for the heads up on Adrians Lounge , its actually not that far from me. I can continue my burrito quest and get some 'real taco's' at the same time.

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    Taco Trader


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    Dyer, IN

    Fans of the now shuttered shuttered Mexican Inn on the Eastside rejoice! Taco Trader was opened by a family member from the folks who ran the Mexican Inn at 95th and Ewing. The menu is pretty simple and two favorites remain. Their signature deep fried tacos are available (with your choice of filling) as are their soft cheese tacos. I think the deep fried guys here were even better than they were there. Or maybe I was just a little too happy to have finally found a worthy one. Just $5 for three. I'm glad this place isnt closer to me. Not sure I'd be here in five years if it were.

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    Deep Fried Taco Box

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    Soft Cheese Tacos from Mexican Inn (RIP) now available at Taco Trader
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    NWI Business Ins and Outs: The Taco Dive revives Mexican Inn tradition
    Fans of Taco Trader in Dyer and the legendary Mexican Inn at East 95th Street and South Ewing Avenue on Chicago’s southeast side may want to stop by The Taco Dive in Whiting.

    The recently opened Mexican eatery at 1452 119th St. has brought back the old family recipes for crispy beef and soft cheese tacos that built the Mexican Inn’s reputation as a South Side landmark near Calumet Park and the Calumet River, not far from the state line.

    Mario Cornejo Sr. started the Mexican Inn in 1961 and ran it until he died in 2010, two years before it closed.

    “It was written up in the Sun-Times,” Taco Dive owner David Jimenez said. “It was widely known for delicious food.”

    Jiminez, a Whiting resident, ran Taco Trader on U.S. 30 in Dyer between 2013 and 2016 but ultimately decided it wasn’t a good fit, though it was often bustling. He ended up running pop-up restaurants in Whiting in the Indy Perk Cafe and the American Legion, the latter of which was featured in a Chicago magazine article.
  • Post #393 - December 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm
    Post #393 - December 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm Post #393 - December 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm
    Whiting Schoop's serving up its last burger
    The 1950s-style burger chain Schoop's is one of Northwest Indiana's best known restaurant brands and it's won heaps of acclaim over the years, including being named the best fast food in Indiana by Food and Wine magazine and one of the best burgers in greater Chicagoland, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    But after 32 years, the Whiting Schoop's at 1449 Indianapolis Boulevard served its last burger Thursday.

    Owners Tom Markovich, a retired Hammond firefighter, and Mary Beth Markovich are retiring and looking to spend more time in Florida. They will continue to remain part owners of the St. John Schoop's, where another couple actively manages the restaurant.

    "Today's the last day," Mary Beth Markovich said Thursday. "It's been bittersweet. Many regulars came in for one last burger. They're all great people."
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