Yesterday, I needed to go to Indiana for a job. Unlike Ms. VI, I like to be early and have extra time instead of the other way around, but that is digressing too much. The point is, I had a bit of time to kill and I was hungry in northwest Indiana.
I had this gnawing suspicion that something was out there, even though the main drags of Munster and Highland seemed over-run with the kind of places that will drive Harry V to an early grave. And sure enough, what do I find, in beautiful downtown Highland, Miller-Dunn's Real Hamburgers. Who would not stop for real hamburgers.
Miller-Dunn did not speak burger in the fifties-retro style that pre-dominates in burger places. Instead, it came across as a simple coffee-shop. And, in fact, they sold a range of specialities including homemade meatload with seasoned greenbeans (having been to Indianpolis numerous times on business, I know green beans are the state food of Indiana). Still, I had to try the burger.
The burger actually was rather mild in flavor, not a greasy-beefy monster, like say top-notch beefburger, but scarf-downable none-the-less. The hand-formed pattie was wide, wider than the bun. As they say in high-falutin' places, there was textural contrast beteen the bit of meat within the bun and the crisper part that exceeded the bun. On the side, of course, hand cut fries.
Miller-Dunn is not *that* far from 94 if say driving thru Indiana or on the way to the gaming ships. Me, I now have a place to curb hunger on our long turkey-driven drives to the Strongbow outside Valpariso. I also think Miller-Dunn is worth a trip regardless.
Miller-Dunn Real Hamburgers
8940 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322