Commentary by Mike Gills
Where to go: Rosie’s Place
Address: 1111 W Main St., Suite 100 Carmel
What to get: Spicy burrito
Mike G’s take: Breakfast, lunch and bakery options are the reasons why there two restaurants in Hamilton County and one in Zionsville. Rosie’s Place is warm and welcoming like a neighborhood café. Good food and friendly staff make you feel right at home. What makes it unique is everything is made in-house, including breads, delicious deserts and sauces. You can tell the difference in each bite. You can visit the Carmel, Noblesville or Zionsville locations any day of the week.
What to try: Spicy Burrito, $9.95 – Anytime I see chorizo on the menu, chances are I’m ordering it. This burrito with chorizo, green chiles, tomatoes, green onions and pepper jack cheese, all rolled up in a flour tortilla with homemade ranchero sauce, then topped with cheddar cheese, is all flavored well. Served with a side of country potatoes, this meal is enough food to keep you full all day.
Gooey Butter Cookies, $2.25 —The texture is just what the name says — it’s gooey and a mix between a cookie and a piece of cake. Paired with coffee, tea or by itself, I must say it is one of the best I have ever had. Rosie’s sells about 8,400 a week between its three locations in Carmel, Noblesville and Zionsville for good reason. These delicious cookies come in different flavors – look out for their seasonal fall flavors like pumpkin and others.
Pork Tenderloin Benny, $13.95 – Prepared with biscuits and pork tenderloin, fried nice and crispy, topped with a sausage gravy and poached egg on top with cheddar cheese. Many people visit Rosie’s for its Eggs Benedict as because it features unique variations and a weekly special that includes different bennies the owner decides on.