The Book You Need for a Long Weekend

May 22, 2008

After writing about Perry County, I happened to come across a very knowledgeable book entitled CAFE INDIANA: A Guide to Indiana’s Down-Home Cafes (2007). It was written by our friend and colleague, Joanne Raetz Stuttgen of Martinsville. Her recommendation for Tell City is Julie’s Tell Street Cafe, transformed from what was once a neighborhood grocery in this city founded by Swiss immigrants from Cincinnati.

Joanne writes that, during her research for CAFE INDIANA, “I sought historical and regional connections between small town, main street, and back street eateries by considering food traditions, architecture and ornamentation, ownership and patronage, and social groups.” She then explains how all of these elements come together in places like Julie’s. It gives you plenty to think about while waiting for your chicken and dumplings.

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