One of the nicest surprises of my book signing road trip was my stop at a very cool (and slightly creepy for some folks, more on that later) restaurant named Magic Wand. In 1964, Magic Wand opened in the great town of Churubusco, Indiana. My wife Marcela and I were taken a little aback by the theme running throughout the place, clowns. It’s a very innocent choice of decor for a family restaurant but one that is polarizing, in particular for those folks frightened by it. By the way, you need to know that we appreciated the clowns it but it did really catch us off guard.
The Magic Wand Menu has got options for everyone and is more in line with that of a diner than a simple burger joint. I was here specifically for a Burger and a Coney Dog. I absolutely love burgers and my wife thinks they’re OK at best. Marcela enjoys them when she does eat them but they’re nowhere near the top of her list of favorites. Now, the Patty Melt from Magic Wand she loved. I was able to steal a small bite from it and I’m in agreement with her. It was a perfectly executed Patty Melt and super tasty.
Marcela took one bite of my Coney Dog and was then trying to swipe it from me. At first, I thought it was revenge for that one lonely bite of her Patty Melt she allowed me to have. After I ate my Magic Wand Double Decker with lettuce and all (if you’re just joining my Burger Beast adventures, I normally skip lettuce & tomato), we sat and talked about how much we enjoyed everything.
All that talk got us hungry again so I ordered a Double Cheeseburger for myself and a Coney Dog for my boss…I mean Marcela. Damn these burgers are good, now I was full and content. I didn’t hear one peep from her the whole time. She silently ate her Coney and never even motioned to me with the ol’ you want a bite routine. Some of you might be thinking well, you didn’t offer her any of your double. My official response to that comment is…so what, lol
If you find yourself within a 100 miles of Magic Wand I’d highly suggest you make the drive over there for a great experience. Magic Wand is the type of restaurant that makes road trips in the United States so great.