Muncie Magazine Summer 2017 : Page 35

Fried mushrooms and bistro spread at ‘Lil Bistro. Tomato and basil soup at ‘Lil Bistro in historic downtown Redkey. The deserts of the day chocolate toffee cake and strawberry dream cake at ‘Lil Bistro in historic downtown Redkey. Oven-baked pizza and the house salad with homemade creamy Parmesan dressing at ‘Lil Bistro in historic downtown Redkey. wrap comes with house-made ranch dressing and diced jalapenos. My companion and I decided to try a platter, which includes sides of fresh hand-cut fries, creamy cole slaw, and toasted french bread. I settled on the grilled tenderloin with fries. It was lean and flavorful. The fries were tasty --a nice departure from those frozen crinkle ones! My guest chose the butterfly shrimp, five jumbo tiger shrimp, deep-fried to perfection. Her side included fried mushrooms, which were large and succulent. Our side of onion rings --we just had to sample those --were delicious, with just the right amount of light, flaky breading. The featured dessert this evening IF YOU GO ‘Lil Bistro 102 W. High St., Red Key 765-578-0175 Hours Tuesday -Friday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4:-8 p.m. Saturday: 5-8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday for a special dessert each night. I may have to return to try the peanut butter lasagna (layers of peanut butter cookies, whipped cream, and peanut butter), another Bistro award winner. Other Perks… You really can’t go wrong with the prices at ‘Lil Bistro. From $3.00 for the house salad to $12.00 for a platter, you can easily satisfy two people --with beers and a dessert included --for well under $50.00. In addition, since Key Palace Theatre is under new ownership, why not plan to grab dinner before you go see a show? Rick Derringer of “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” fame was a recent headliner. ■ M MAGAZINE 35 was the cherry chip chocolate cake, a delectable slice of heaven. Moist and decadent, it was a perfect ending to our meal. Homemade pies are also offered, along with old-fashioned strawberry shortcake and root beer floats, a nod to a bygone era. Watch

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