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OASIS Diner

405 West Main Street

Plainfield, IN 46168

A beautiful Monday a few weeks ago called for a drive in our convertible to a destination with outside seating.  We found our “oasis” along with families who had enjoyed the White Like Creek Trail by the Oasis Diner.

We have fond memories of the Oasis Diner with our kids when it was located on the far west side of Plainfield. The Oasis Diner, manufactured by Mountain View Diners in Signac, NJ, was shipped via railroad to the east side of Plainfield, Indiana in 1954. I was one of many who lined HWY 40 – Historic National Road when they moved to their new location by Plainfield Parks White Lick Creek Trail.

Quaker Burgers we’re our selection with fresh not frozen house made patties. As we waited for our order, Chef Pedro Caperone brought to the counter his weekly specials to photograph for Social Media. When he placed the Avocado Toast, my eye captured the feast in front of us. Followed by his creation of Shrimp and Crab Pita with fresh seafood. After photos were taken, Pedro brought them over to us to devour. He told us the owners encourage his South Carolina culinary background to create using the freshest ingredients to defer from the normal diner food for weekly specials   Both were delicious with each complementing the distinctive flavors. (Thank you, Pedro, for using my photo of the Avocado Toast for Social Media)

It’s Summer in Hendricks County, explore to find your “oasis” and enjoy!

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WHERE DO YOU DINE

Jeff Hamilton, Danville

Where do you like to dine?

Mason Inn

1 West Main Street

Pittsboro, IN 46167

What do you like there?

Steaks especially the Tuesday night steak special $9.95.

What do you like about this place?

It’s easy to get to. The atmosphere, simple and down home. Never to crowded and good service. I like to keep my money in Hendricks County.

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BEHIND THE BARS

Margarita

Bartender: Renee Johnson, Belleville

1 oz Tequilla

1/2 shot Triple Sec

1 T Orange Juice

Fill glass almost to rim with Margarita mix

Splash of Sprite or 7-Up

Pour into glass rimmed with salt

Garnish with lime slice

Fraternal Order of Eagles Riders 3207

5555 E US HWY 40

Plainfield, IN 46168

Plainfield Eagles is a non-profit organization. Annual membership fee is $30/men and $26/female. Must be a member after three visits as a guest if a member to get full benefits as a member.

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