Sunday, December 15, 2013
Noticing a pork tenderloin served hot beef style, with mashed potatoes and gravy, on the menu made this place a must stop on my latest trip through Redfield.
Location: 904 1st St in Redfield, Dallas County, just West of Adel in Central Iowa.
Directions: Redfield is on Old Highway 6 just a few miles West from Adel, it can also be reached from Exit 100 off of I-80 to the south.
Online at: Website with menu is HERE.
Also on the menu: Its a small diner and pub menu with burgers, sandwiches, prime rib, and some healthy options like salads or wraps. There was a special cooler filled with homemade pies that looked delicious.
Service: The place was not two busy but there were two servers working the tables and a cook in the back.
Final Thoughts: The height made for good presentation, but I would get the regular tenderloin next time I am here.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The Suburban Cafe had been serving up homemade American comfort food for fifty years now. Its a significant milestone that few places reach, and few communities can claim a place like this one. The facebook page announced a closing on October 31, and KCCI reported a closing date of Novermber 16th soon after. Visiting the restaurant in its last week meant being greeted with a placemat with this message:
Location: 17029 Highway 69 North in Gilbert, just north of Ames in Central Iowa.
Directions: You can take Grand Ave. north from the mall in Ames, and come from Highway 69 to Gilbert Corner just outside Gilbert.
Online at: Looks like their website is down, but their Facebook page is HERE for now.
|Grilled Pork Tenderloin|
|Breaded Pork Tenderloin|
Price: $8.50 for the grilled loin, and $9.50 for the breaded loin each with a side.
Also on the Menu: The specialty is fried chicken, but there are daily specials like hot beef sandwiches or chicken fried steak. The homemade desserts are listed on a Pie Board by the door, including triple layer cakes, brownies and cream pies. I was able to grab a slice of the Peach Pie topped with whipped cream on my last visit:
Final Thoughts: I have to admit I was a little slow in getting around to writing about Suburban Restaurant. I always seemed to be driving past in the late afternoon when the restaurant was closed. The midday sun always cast some awkward shadows that made the exterior pictures look bad. I just didn't get it together until the place had already announced they were closing. Places like this never actually get replaced and they never last forever anyway. Ames has been a consistently tough place for me to find what I am looking for, but I hope to have something new to blog about from Ames soon enough.
|Its all over.|