Meat Me In Terre Haute
Everything is up to date in Indiana. If there is a Trend, Fad, or Fashion floating around it will eventually bob to the surface of the Wabash River in Terre Haute. It may take awhile to get there, but it will. The latest example of this is – Fanfare Please – A Vegan Restaurant.
The only reason that most people in this town might look into a Vegan Restaurant is to see if the diners are using utensils or are they just grazing? I wish the owners of this new eatery success, but let’s be honest, Terre Haute is “Carnivore Country.”
And I am a Carnivore. Thank you. Thank you very much.
It was just recently, in the middle of all of this stay home and don’t even think of going anywhere business, that my wife, the lovely Texas Carnivore, Dawn, discovered “The Boulevard of Beef, The Highway of Heifers, and The Supernova of Steak.” Sitting in our mailbox was an ad trumpeting the glories of The butchers at Omaha Steaks.
We had seen ads for Omaha Steaks for years, decades even, touting really expensive meat. Their prices were so high that it would have been cheaper to buy a cow, keep it in the backyard, and slaughter it in the garage. Then a couple of months ago things changed when we got that Virus Season advertising brochure. Included in the ad was a hefty coupon that lowered the prices into a range that wouldn’t make our wallets explode.
We ordered. We ate. We smiled. We decided that we wanted more. One thing that those folks in Omaha knew how to do was to lure us into becoming repeat customers. Offer us a lot of really good Carnivore Candy – Sirloins, Strip Steaks, Filets, and everything but the hoofs, and you have our attention.
So, for the last month or two we have been eating well and enjoying every bite. I grant that looking forward to a Friday Night Meat Feast is not everybody’s idea of Heaven but they didn’t have a barrel of A-1 beside them like I did. Dawn and I were enjoying every bite.
One thing we learned very quickly was that once we placed an order for a bunch of stuff it was like we had erected a billboard with our mailing address on it. We have been getting ads from every meat maven in the country offering us steaks often at ridiculously low prices. Some are such apparently good deals that I have my doubts about their origin. Did this Sirloin come from a cow or some other miscellaneous creature? I don’t want a steak with tire tread marks on it or a burger that died a natural death.
Like I said, we are happy and enjoying this Carnivore Carnival. If it isn’t your thing and you are someone who thinks “Meat is Murder” then go ahead and drop into Terre Haute’s new Vegan restaurant and have an Eggplant Burger with a side of French Fennel Fries.
Once again, I’m laughing. John. Of course, I’m salivating, too, but Ive been off red meat for years. Doc’s orders. But I discovered ‘Beyond Meat’, a plant based burger. I’ve also discovered recent articles saying this stuff is crapola. Better off with real meat. When I reach a certain age, I’m going to eat everything and die smiling and full. I just have to figure out that age. By the way, did you know a ‘Linderman’ family in Terre Haute. He was a farmer and his daughter still lives there, I believe. His son lived here in Rochester and was a art professor at a local Univ. Max the son was a specialist in weaving and made beautiful wall hangings.
I passed “that age” as soon as I got teeth. My wife, the lovely and Texas-born, Dawn has offered to eat a steak tonight in your honor. She considers it an act of Pastoral Care. I consider it an entree.
I don’t know any Lindermans here in Terre Haute. I’m a relative newcomer here.
Which Rochester are you in- New York, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania?
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New York. Tell the lovely Dawn, thank you. I’ll think about it while we’re eating tofu hotdogs tonight, if I’m lucky.
Really funny, John! And a big YUM.
Having the meat delivered is so much better than going out and rustling cattle.
Thanks for writing
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