I’ve mentioned before that I’m always grateful to find good vegetarian food when I travel.
There’s a place in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana called Firehouse BBQ and Blues. It has great character, good food and a couple of vegetarian options that aren’t boring old salads.
Plus, this place is a lot of fun to visit.
First of all, the building is a fantastic old stone firehouse with a mural on the side that depicts firefighters trying to catch a cat that was dropped from a second floor window. It was the city’s first firehouse, predating automobiles so the building once stabled horses that were used to pull the “fire trucks.”
Inside, you’ll find gorgeous wood floors and fun memorabilia from the city’s musical past. Another fun detailed is these great old pinball machines turned dining tables.
So back to the food. It is a bbq place so I had no choice. I had to order the bbq veggie wrap. It’s packed full of fresh veggies and black beans with a little cheddar cheese and bbq sauce. It’s absolutely delicious and filling. In my mind, bbq is meant to be eaten with mac and cheese. Theirs was just a tiny smidge dry but I forgave that flaw because it arrived in a small mason jar. I mean, really friends, how cute is that?
If you go, Firehouse BBQ and Blues welcomes kids until about 7 pm on the weekends. As the name suggests, they do have live blues music and a nice bar.
They’re located next door to a fantastic record store and across the street from the Model T Museum which I wrote about last month. Read about it here. This part of Indiana is also part of a couple of antique trails known as Antique Alley. I also wrote a little about my antiquing experiences from this trip.