In Your Open Face, Piper Inn

The Piper Inn is one of my new favorite places.  It’s close to my house and it feels like I’m back in Belleville, IL.

To be honest, the menu at the Piper Inn makes absolutely no sense.  The have your normal bar fare, but then also have a heave dose of Cantonese, Egg Foo Young, Moo Goo Gai Pan and Chow Mein.  But that stuff isn’t for me.  I stick with the more traditional stuff – like and Open Faced Turkey Sandwich.

The Open Faced Turkey Sandwich at the Piper Inn

The first thing you’ll probably notice here is the plate.  I’m not sure if that is an Asian or Mexican design, but I like it.  I thought it made my dining experience all the more enjoyable.  The second thing you’ll notice is gravy.  Gravy is WAY underrated in this crazy, topsy turvy place we call the USA. Why did mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise emerge as mainstream condiments and gravy get left behind?  I would like to see gravy on more food.

The last, and probably most important thing you’ll notice is the Turkey.  I think it came straight out of a Jennie-O plastic package, but it was still pretty good.  Especially paired with those crinkly cur french fries.

Thank you, Piper Inn.  Thank you for being you.

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4 thoughts on “In Your Open Face, Piper Inn

  1. You like gravy? Go to Canada, they put it on everything. That’s right, evrything. Chicken, fries, fish, vegetables, bread, pucks, desserts, and even each other. They absolutely love the shit. Then they do it doggie style so they can BOTH watch the hockey game.

  2. Oh yeah, one other thing. I grew up in Belleville. If you are homesick for it, I can assure you that little has changed there. It still sucks major cock.

  3. Neal still sucks major cock, so it seems like a match made in heaven. Isn’t Salsa the #1 condiment in the USA?

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