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Rocky's Italian Grill
Posted January 31, 2008 at 10:24:36 AM by Bean in the Plugs category
I've become somewhat of a lunch regular at Rocky's Italian Grill in Jeffersonville, IN. As a general rule, I'd say the food is not very good. But if you know what to order and how to exploit the system, you can have a great experience!

For $5.99, you can get all you can eat soup, salad, and bread. Their salads are simple, but really good... lettuce, pepperonchinis, red onions, carrots, croutons, parmesan cheese, and 1 of 3 dressings (all of which are good). Their bread is a big round loaf, freshly baked, and comes with parmesan cheese and oil for dipping - a tasty combo! Their soups suck.

For a dollar more ($6.99), you can sub in an entree for the soup. Unfortunately, out of the 5 or 6 entree's to choose from, only one of them is any good... and it's not great. The baked ziti is basically penne pasta topped with mediocre marinara sauce and mozzerella cheese, baked in an oven for 10 minutes. It's decent reheated, on par with homemade pasta and Prego.

And now: the exploitation. When Stef and I go, we both get the ziti, but we eat the salads and bread there and get the ziti to-go. Since the salad and bread is endless and tasty, you always get enough, and the ziti makes for a decent lunch the next day. They throw an extra loaf of bread into the to-go bag too! Total cost, after tax and a hefty tip is $20. So for $20, we get 4 lunches. On top of that, they have a lunch club card that get's you a freebie after 5, effectively reducing the cost of each lunch to about $4. We get off with dirt cheap lunches at a fairly fancy restaurant, and the waitress gets a $5+ tip.

The best part is that this place is about 1/2 mile from work, so we can drive there, order, eat, and get back in 30 minutes.
Bigwillis (January 31, 2008 at 11:41:01 AM):
Their wedding soup is da bomb. I always elect to get the salad first, eat salad, order entree, eat entree, ask the waiter to bring me soup instead of salad, eat soup at no extra charge.
dirt (January 31, 2008 at 08:39:26 PM):
surprised you don't just walk it
bean (February 01, 2008 at 11:58:09 AM):
FYI: Just ate my leftovers from yesterday.
fooie (February 20, 2008 at 05:59:26 PM):
i like the wedding soup too.
bigD (July 02, 2008 at 10:26:57 AM):
wedding soup sucks and so does everyone that likes it.

bean (July 02, 2008 at 03:01:19 PM):

Also, Just ate my leftovers from yesterday, again.
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