It’s Stories Restaurant – a very cute diner right on the town square. You could tell with one step in their doors – this was a gathering place in the community.
One of my favorite things to find in a restaurant are ads. I have no idea why but ads on the menus or, as in this case, on the tables – I love em! Gordon Ramsey would have sh!t fit – but they bring me joy. I just feel like I’m in a small town when I see them – something I love.
And yes – on the menu too! Along with a story of the restaurant and the tower tree.
Right behind my head was a wall full of fresh homemade pie. This went home with me – I love love love coconut cream pie. And I’ll say now – it was delicious!
But we were here for the tenderloins! At least I was. Being from Iowa – I’m sorely disappointed by the “pig city” of Cincinnati not having a decent breaded tenderloin. They just aren’t right. They’re fine and mediocre but I’m used to GIANT thick tenderloins with homemade breading – the kind that make the bun look like an ant in a world of giants!
Stories did NOT disappoint! Look at that thing! It was huge and delicious! The fries were fine – I wasn’t really caring about them – they’re crinkle cut fries. The cole slaw was good too – I’m picky when it comes to slaw and really only like the old version KFC used to have – this was creamy and similar to that.
But that tenderloin – it was something to write home about. (That’s what this is in a way – hey Iowa – you have competition!)
Larry went for a double cheeseburger and it was delicious. Homemade patties and fresh tomatoes (you can just tell by the taste) – good good stuff!
Why Should You Go? Well – it’s a little over an hour away – but this tenderloin was worth the drive. Pair that with Stapps Circle S Ranch and you have a nice afternoon trip!