By Kevin Williams
One of my favorite Plain-owned stores in the world is The Home Place outside of Georgetown, Ohio. It really is worth the visit to this outpost some 30 miles east of downtown Cincinnati.
The Schlabach family - who are Beachy Amish Mennonites - are some of the nicest people you'll meet and they run a fun, delicious bakery and deli and furniture emporium. Some Fridays, like, today Delbert Schlabach, a natural showman and entrepreneur is out grilling ribs himself to serve to customers. And, no, this is not a sponsored post, I just love the place. You can sign up for their e-newsletter and get delicious photos like this in your in box:
This is a pulled pork lunch from The Home Place. I am not sure what looks better in the above photo: the barbecue sauce, the crisp chips, homemade cole slaw, what looks like a pretzel bun, but my eye isn't on any of those. My eye is on what is presumably an ice, ice, ice cold CAN of Coke sitting there. Man, you just don't get any better than an ICE cold COKE with a picnic-type meal like that. I have to make it back to The Home Place soon.....spring is a gorgeous time in Brown County, Ohio where they are located. One of my favorite items is their legendary peanut butter pie, made with the same basic recipe that Yoder's Restaurant in Florida uses (there's a family connection somewhere)