We ended up at Mug n' Bun when we were on the West side the other weekend watching the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge at the Indy 500 track. Hubs' cousin, JM, goes to Rose-Hulman and was racing the bike his team constructed, pretty cool! The rest of his family were in Indy from WV and we decided Mug n' Bun seemed like a good lunch spot.
Mug n' Bun (cute name), is a really cool little drive-in spot. It's very old school and makes you feel like you are time-warped to the 50s or 60s. I was into it when we drove up, they even had a sweet little sign directing you toward the joint...and a Jukebox!
The food is of the fast food variety, but doesn't totally fit into that category for me. It tastes better than fast food, sure it's fried and greasy and it's burgers, hots dogs and fries, but nothing had the frozen patty feel or taste of McDonald's or the like.
|Check our bounty!!!|
I decided on the tenderloins sandwich. I think this is some sort of Indiana specialty...sorry if that is uninformed...I am still new to the place!! Anyway...sounded delicious and got me away from my burger fascination. I also couldn't resist scoring some cheese sticks. I like to get these at various places too and try to find the best ones (#1 so far, Arthur's in Cincy)...best beer battered cheese sticks...ever! Hubs ordered himself a hotdog and some fries...pretty standard.
I can't comment about his dog...I'm sure it was your average diggity. But, my tenderloins sammy was pretty dang good, lightly breaded and super juicy. This place has got it...for fast food, I only want to come here! The cheese sticks were whatever, but just for the root beer...and the jukebox, I'd come back.
Totally cool atmosphere, jukebox and retro signage. Better than fast food, fast food and homemade root beer. This place is a keeper. Cool little joint...we'll be back, fo' sho.