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Bloomington, IN - Quick and casual near the Bluebird

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Bloomington, IN - Quick and casual near the Bluebird

Matt986 | Sep 20, 2006 06:12 PM

My wife and I will be coming down to Bloomington on Friday (9/22) to see the Del McCoury show at the Bluebird. (Off topic - If you like Bluegrass this will be a great show. We're friends with the guys in the opening act, a great band from Indy called The Stringtown Pickers, and Del McCoury has been going strong for 50 years.)

We're looking for something quick and casual, in that general vicinity (walking distance). Unfortunately, we won't have time for a meal at Tallent (I want to linger over every course!). We haven't been over to the places on 4th St for a couple of years, anything new over there? Laughing Planet might be a good fallback if we're really pressed for time. Anything right there on Walnut or College that's worth trying?

Also, we're spending the night there (in the hotel in the student union). I was planning on Runcible Spoon for breakfast. Would you recommend that, or is there someplace better in the area? Is there a good fallback spot in case the wait for a table is too long? IU has a home football game that Saturday, but it doesn't start until 3:30 so I'm hoping to beat the majority of the crowd.

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