As I noted in one of my previous posts, my grandson loves everything fireman and firehouse. As we were traveling on our Summer Travel Adventure, my son was also traveling not far in front of us. He always finds the neatest places to visit, and Firehouse BBQ & Blues was one of them.
Since it was only a couple miles off the interstate, and we weren’t in a hurry, we figured we were going to stop and check it out. It was time for lunch and we were hungry anyway.
Upon arriving, the thought to ourselves, wow, this really is a neat place. The outside of the building has murals painted on it as if the old firehouse was on fire. Once inside, the fire pole is still there along with the staircase. Fireman outfits still hang on the walls.
Everything on the menu looked delicious, and we had a hard time deciding. We finally decided on the Cream of Potato & Bacon Soup and a Baked Potato with Chili & Cheese. All I can say is YUM! They were both very good.
I thought it was really neat that the old overhead door was still in place. There was also a bar and live music.
In Sept. 2009, Richmond Firefighters Tom Broyles and Rick Bolen started restoration, which took over 2 years. On Jan. 6th, 2012, Firehouse BBQ & Blues opened it’s doors.
If you are ever passing through Richmond, stop for lunch and see how neat of a place it really is.
Richmond, Indiana seems to be a pretty neat place all around. It has the small town feel with lots of neat little stores and other things to see.