I’m from Iowa as many of you know – and in Iowa we have something that is analogous to Skyline Chili – we have Maid Rites. Larry calls it a “fall apart burger”, Roseanne opened a diner on her show that served “loose meat sandwiches”, it’s all Maid Rites.
Now what does that have to do with Ohio? Well I was on a drive in Oxford and 100% planning on heading to Kona Bistro. There used to be one in Cinci and I miss it very much – so that’s where I was set on going. Until…I saw this:
You see when I do make the pilgrimage to Iowa – I always get a Maid Rite. We had one in my small home town growing up and I just love them. So to get one in Ohio?! Woohoo!
When we walked in I was very excited and proclaimed my love for Iowa Maid Rites. The young man behind the counter quickly informed me this was not affiliated with that chain and they are a little different – still loose meat – but not the “Iowa” Maid Rite. I was still excited – how different could it be?
Well – I can’t believe it but – it was disappointing. I can’t put my finger on it – but there’s definitely a difference. The bun was wrong, the seasoning wasn’t the same, there was no spoon to pick up the fall out meat – it just wasn’t my Iowa Maid Rite.
But – it was okay and it was really cheap – so all in all – a good experience. The owners of this shop also own one in Greenville, OH that is supposedly pretty famous around the area.
Why Should You Go? Well if you like the Greenville Maid Rites or if you’re looking for cheap dining in a college town – it’s a good option!