Marcela and I find ourselves in the downtown part of Columbia City, Indiana. It’s by choice, of course, since I needed to have a couple of The Nook‘s Coney Dogs.
The Nook opened up shop way back in 1971. Granted, 1971 isn’t that far back, considering some of the stops I’ve made on road trips, but it is impressive.
The coneys will only set you back about $1.75, which is incredible. The chili sauce is a family recipe and, with good reason, is kept secret.
I had my coney with sauce, mustard, and diced onion. It’s how every good American should eat it; sorry, guys but no ketchup for me on hot dogs.
The Breaded Pork Loin is a thing in Indiana, but I never did try one. My interest was piqued when I saw a Breaded Cheeseburger on the menu.
I had seen it on one other menu while in Indiana. The breaded cheeseburger is a regional thing burger specialty. This particular breaded cheeseburger was not housemade, though.
I didn’t care much for it, but it’s a famous sandwich on their menu. I wonder if anyone in Indiana makes a freshly battered version; that would be worth exploring.
Suppose you’re in the area; hit up The Nook for an awesome Coney Dog and the super friendly service.
223 W Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thenookcc
Monday 10 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Brewha Coffee House
Marcela also stopped at the Brewha Coffee House right after The Nook while I waited in the car. She ordered and thoroughly enjoyed a Spice Chai Latte with Almond Milk, whatever that means.
Meanwhile, I received some creamy fudge and candies for my patience.
So, it worked out well for me too.
Brew’ha Coffee House
120 N Main Street
Columbia City, IN
Monday 6 am – 9 pm
Tuesday 6 am – 9 pm
Wednesday 6 am – 9 pm
Thursday 6 am – 9 pm
Friday 6 am – 9 pm
Saturday 6 am – 9 pm
Sunday 8 am – 6 pm