Hungry? Check Out The Fare This Week At Mitrione’s In Richmond IN

If you are craving some real home cooked food that is hot and fresh, then you need to take a trip to Mitrione’s.  I L-O-V-E their cabbage rolls and I am not a regular meat eater.  But I break my special diet for them–that is how good they are.

Their menu changes each week so check in regularly to their site and sign up for email updates with Dawn Berry, events coordinator, at 765-939-4152.  Also, see the message below for the upcoming  InConcert event at 4th Floor Blues–all brought to you by Parker Company in Richmond IN, at the Depot District.

Monday – Homecookin’

  • Chicken Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans with Ham
  • Soup – White Chicken Chili

Tuesday – Italian

  • Lasagna
  • Penne Alfredo
  • Meatballs
  • Soup – Soffrito

Wednesday – German

  • Cabbage Balls
  • Knockwurst
  • German Potato Salad
  • Soup – Garlic Potato

Thursday – Mexican

  • Enchilidas – Chicken
  • Spanish Rice
  • Soup – Taco

Friday – Around the World

  • Pulled Pork
  • Loaded Potato Skins
  • Baked Beans
  • Soup – Clam Chowder

Saturday – Chef’s Choice

  • Italian Meatloaf
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Soup – Vegetable

Each day there are also Hot Dogs (available Chicago Style) and Messy Guiseppe’s (Sloppy Joe’s) available too.   Don’t forget Saturday, February 19th is the InCONCERT 5 Course Full-Meal Dinner Party featuring Maria Mitrione’s Italian Market.  Entertainment will be by Sean Lamb.  Tickets are $15.  Must be 21.  Call (765) 939-4152 for reservations. Dawn Berry.

A Step Back In Time: Parker’s General Store Depot District

When you are looking for those last minute unique holiday gifts, put Parker’s General Store on your list of local places to shop.

After a recent remodel, Parkers/Mitriones is now an old fashioned general store which offers a huge variety of foods and gift items.   You’ll find natural rough wood floors and rows of Vintage candies and toys as well as hand made items by local craftspeople.  Also lining the shelves are imported beers and wine and gift basket ideas all over the store.  The hardware store is also still located in the general store.

And just like the old Woolworths we all visited as children in Richmond, after shopping you can stop and enjoy a treat from the vintage soda fountain.  Ice cream, malts, and shakes can be enjoyed while resting.

Or you can have a full meal from the deli or hot bar as well as a full salad bar.  I personally love the cabbage rolls and bean soup.  My daughter had the cheese lasagna and ate every bite.

Watch the video below to see some of the delectable foods and unique gift items .  And then hop on down to the Depot for a step back in time.  Located across from the old Depot under remodeling, you’ll be glad you picked this place to “Buy Local.”

Live Music, Good Food & Shops In The Depot District, Richmond IN

Holidays In The Depot District

In the past when we ran through the checklist of locally owned restaurants that are open in the evening, we used to be frustrated with the few choices.

But last week we had three great experiences in the Depot District in Richmond.  Earlier in the week we went to our old favorite, Joe’s Pizza, to have the pizza and salad buffet.  The pizza is always fresh with a large variety on the bar (my favorites are the spinach and vegetable pizzas).  They also carry specialty pizzas and sandwiches that you can order separate from the bar.  We have enjoyed Friday nights there listening to pianist Carol Lou and friends, playing old time favorites.

After our meal at Joe’s we walked down to Parker’s General Store (Mitrione’s) and picked out some yummy desserts and also got some Christmas shopping done.  Besides adding hot foods and a salad bar along with a new soda pop fountain with sodas, sundaes and other yummy treats, they also carry unique gift and food items.  If you are in the market for old fashioned toys or special wines, they carry those and much more.

And on Friday night we went back to the Depot District to eat at Little Sheba’s, one of three restaurants in the Depot District open in the evenings.  I enjoyed a veggie burger on flat bread and later we shared a slice of cheesecake.  While we ate we listened to the live music of Randy Baker, his son Brian on guitar and professional bass guitar player Bill.    Owner of Little Sheba’s, Steve Terzini, said that they incorporate live music on weekends and that Baker and friends are a regular there at least once a month. (see video below)

Shops open later for the holiday season…

Not only are there great places to eat, but there are shops open later for the holiday season.  Across the street from Little Sheba’s you will find Richmond Furniture Gallery open and ready for business.  Right next to Sheba’s is The Good Life Emporium has natural cotton t-shirts, jackets, mugs and more.  One idea is to go early to shop at stores, like the Railroad Store and antique shops, that close at 6:00 and then have dinner after.

In the video below you can see and hear Randy Baker and friends.  (Little Sheba’s was packed last Friday so you will also hear the background noise of people having a great time).  Enjoy the video and remember the next time you are looking for a great food experience in the evening–check out one of the restaurants at the Depot District in Richmond IN.

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival At Depot Starts Tuesday, Nov 30th

Christmas Train Inside Furniture Gallery

Make sure to come and enjoy carriage rides, lights, carolers, and train rides inside the Richmond Furniture Gallery, and the biggest model train display around– and much much more! All shops will be open later in the evening for buying local and supporting local businesses.  The Festival is from 5 – 9 p.m.

Stop off at Joe’s Pizza for a slice of pizza and salad, Mitriones and Parker’s Old Fashioned General store will be open and offers unique foods and gifts–and a visit from the Grinch.  Little Sheba’s will also be open with yummy foods and desserts to offer.

For More Holiday Gift Ideas…

stop at the Good Life Emporium for natural cotton shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, bags and more.  Also the Railroad Store on the corner will be open late offering handmade crafts & antiques by local vendors-designer clothes and sweater coats by Laurel Whitt–and many other beautiful things.

Carriage Rides At The Depot In Richmond

So much to see and many more shops open including Foster’s Antiques, one of the oldest family owned antique stores in Wayne County.  Also stop in at Terz for designer t-shirts by artist Jon Terzini.   Live deer will be outdoors and Santa will be inside for pictures with children–something for everyone to enjoy.

Watch the video of this event at  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to usher in the holiday season.  This is the first Tuesday of the festival, and run each Tuesday through December 21st 2010.

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