Four very active kids and a busy life can make you crave some getaway time. The stars aligned just right on this Memorial Day Weekend 2014 so that my wife and I could do just that. We both crave a true getaway experience and we've found Brown County, Indiana can give just that type of experience. We've been there a number of times, always renting a cabin from Hills O' Brown cabin rentals.
Having the kids, we at most make it into town for ice cream and some minor shopping at all the cool shops, but most of the time is spent at whatever cabin we've chosen. Having the rare opportunity to have some time to ourselves we decided to start the weekend off with dinner out. We decided to go for a unique experience, so I made reservations earlier in the week for the Story Inn.
As you can see from the opening picture, the place is worth the drive (they don't buy into the real estate creed of location, location, location) just for the visual. Of course, if you drive all that way just to look at it, and the food was no good, it would leave a bad taste in your mouth (pun intended).
As you can see from the pictures of the water glasses above, they fully embrace their out of the way location. In fact, they are so out of the way, there is a hitching post to the right of the restaurant and patrons have been known to come by horseback!
Back to the food......
I'm happy to report that the food was worth the drive. The bread that came out first was very heavy, and almost had a biscuit texture to it. It had a grainy texture as well. We wound up getting some extra and took the 'leftovers' home for breakfast.
The scallops were excellent, and had the texture of butter. They were some of the best scallops I've had in a long time. The chop was good, and the sauce on it was great. The vegetables and sides were really part of the main attraction as well. One of the cool, and unique aspects of this restaurant is their attempt to make everything from local farms. It's early in the season, but I'd say from the vegetables that some of that local flavor was shining through.
The restaurant is actually a town (that's part of the 'Story'), which again is a pretty unique aspect to this place. If you haven't clicked the link I provided earlier in this post, you should do so. The place really has a neat background.
Being from Cincinnati I couldn't resist this sign. Being a photographer, the color of the sign against the color of the building was hard to resist.
This unique little restaurant in a not so easy to get to location in Brown County, Indiana can transport you back in time.
Brown County, Indiana is a great place to visit and a short distance from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, and well ..... a lot of places. The town is designed to be a getaway destination. If you find yourself heading to Brown County for a weekend in a cabin, or enjoying one of the local motels, consider the Story Inn for one of your nights out. It's a unique experience you can't get anywhere else.