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Erik M. wrote:Davydd wrote:Chicagoans can get to a Machine Shed Restaurant in Rockford, IL easy enough.
All too easily, if you ask me.
It moved from Woodswether Rd to West 9th in August 2005. From the pictures I have seen of the old place, the new place (though it does not look new) is much bigger. It still has the cartoon murals on the outside walls.
tcdup wrote:I wish I could use the internets better, because this deserves a flashing red light or something. And I'm so sorry I didn't have a camera.
I had the BEST pork tenderloin sandwich for lunch today at Harner's in North Aurora. It was a special, described as homemade breaded pork cutlet. Cost -- $7.45 for sandwich and french fries.
When the plate arrived, it was clearly homemade. The breading was bumpy -- not the smooth sort of breading on a commercially-made product. It was browned to perfection. When I cut it in half to fit it on the home-made hamburger bun (this IS a bakery), I could tell it was actual pork, and not some pieced and formed bit of pork-like substance. It had a nice porky flavor, and a satisfying crunch in every bite.
While it was absolutely enough for 2 meals, I ate the whole thing. The waitress came over and said she was surprised I'd eaten it all -- it wa a little embarrassing. On the plus side, though, I hardly touched the fries -- why bother, when there was all that porky goodness sitting on the plate! Sandwich was garnished with lettuce, a not-bad slice of tomato, onion slices, and pickles.
The BEST! Unfortunately, it was a special, so they don't have it every day, and it's not one of the weekly specials. So it will be hit and miss. But God, what a hit!
P.S. They also have sublime butter pecan coffee cake -- for only $5! And you can buy a half.
Harners Bakery & Restaurant
10 W State Street (between Rte 35 & 31 on Rte 56)
Davydd wrote:Here is Iowa's best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich in 2006 selected by the Iowa Pork Board from over 800 nominations and 83 restaurant samplings...
Rudy wrote:Tomorrow, my husband and I are driving from Chicago to Westfield, IN (just north of Indianapolis) and I was hoping to try one of these for lunch somewhere along the way. Does anyone have any recommendations closer to Westfield?
Cathy2 wrote:Davydd wrote:Here is Iowa's best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich in 2006 selected by the Iowa Pork Board from over 800 nominations and 83 restaurant samplings...
Beautiful photos. How did it stack up to your knowledgeable experience in tasting and recording pork tenderloin sandwiches?