My friend actually posted a picture of this tenderloin on his facebook page, and I remember thinking to myself “Hey! This looks pretty good!”.
So, off we set to McCordsville, Indiana, to The Grill 2, to give it a try.
The Grill 2 features a bar on one side and family dining on the other, and it’s all smoke free—a HUGE plus in my book. When I first looked at the menu, I was almost overwhelmed at the choices, from sandwiches to steaks and just about everything imaginable in between.
So, how did it stack up against other tenderloins in the area?
I’ll not keep you in suspense any longer. If it’s not the world’s best, it’s pretty darn close.
It’s a huge sandwich, but this is a case where they don’t sacrifice quality for quantity. The meat is tender, moist, and tasty, and the breading may very well be the best I’ve ever had. Often, breading is as much…or more…about the texture as it is the taste.
This is not the case with this sandwich. The breading is EXTREMELY tasty, and the flavor only adds to the already excellent taste of the meat.
The bun is nicely toasted, and is a bit different than the run of the mill supermarket buns. There was a taste quality I couldn’t quite define, but it was outstanding.
The breaded tenderloin at The Grill 2 is $8.95 with chips. That’s just a touch higher than some of the others in the area, but for a sandwich of this quality, I happily paid it. I opted to pay an extra $1.00 for onion rings, and as you can see by the picture, I got a mountain of rings, and they are simply outstanding, and a great value for only $1.00 extra. If you’re an onion ring fan, you can’t go wrong with this.
The service was prompt and friendly, the sandwich is over the top good, and this one goes into the 5 out of 5 Tenderloin Hall of Fame. If you’re looking for a good sandwich on the East side, head for The Grill 2.
Holly had a Philly Beef and it was excellent, and one of our other dining partners had a Black and Blue salad, also rated excellent.
The Grill 2 is located at 6221 W Broadway in McCordsville, Indiana. You can visit their website at http://www.thegrillatmccordsville.com/.
Now, for a little test. Let’s see who reads this all the way to the end. The FIRST comment on this post wins a copy of “Going Back Home”, a CD of 20 folk and bluegrass groups from North America, that features Patchwork’s (That’s Holly and I) “Freight Train” as the opening track.
Happy Dining, everyone!