Monday, July 21, 2008

Young's Jersey Dairy Farm

After a marathon of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the food network, Dad and I were ready for some heart-clogging, deep-fried, chicken-and-coleslaw kind of food. I spent an afternoon researching various establishments in the area and discovered Young's. It's just north of Yellow Springs on route 68. After picking mom up from the Dayton airport, we found this dairy mecca and settled into a nook of the cavernous dining room.

The walls are adorned with farming paraphernalia and cow-wrangling equipment. The crowd looked like everyone I'd ever seen at Bob Evans. We place our order and then came... quick bread, applesauce and coleslaw? Yes, please.

I ordered the fried chicken salad. I usually refrain from ordering salads with shredded cheese and croutons, but I set my standards aside and decided that it must be okay if it comes with fried chicken. It was.

Crispy on the outside, slightly buttermilky-sweet, and tender on the inside.

Dad ordered a combo platter, and our waitress informed us that dessert was included with his meal. Hot dog! We shared the strawberry shortcake. The shortcake was powder dry. The ice cream was creamy-heavenly.

If Young's is anything, it is a slice of Americana. Just make sure you order your Americana ala mode.


Colin said...

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives always leaves me somewhere between really hungry and fearing for my arteries.

Julie said...

Their gelato is pretty darn good. I had tiramisu gelato there a couple of years ago-- yum.