Hilljacked and Amish-fed, or, What I Ate: Hocking Hills Bargain Basement Amish buffet

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

On the 5-6 mile hike from Old Man's Cave to Rose Lake via Cedar Falls, there's lotsa steps...

...and water...

...splashing and dripping from overhead...

... gushing forth at Cedar Falls...

...and serenely still at Rose Lake.

Worried we might've sacrificed too many calories to the walk, we drove 3 miles from the parking lot to refuel here--a homey place filled with Amish folk loading up for the hard day's work ahead--or just loading up for the sake of loasding up.

This is only one of the (I won't say how many) plates i polished off--the green splotch are great, homey mashed potatoes dyed appropriately for St. Patrick's Day; The red bit is an old timey "sweet stewed tomatoes" made with (I think) brown sugar and wadded up white bread for body; the fried chicken kicks ass; and those spuds with chicken, gravy and (egg) noodles ladeled on them were so comforting that my hiking pal said; These are so good I'm about to faint!

All this plus bread pudding plus apple pie plus a lot more chicken costs only like $8.50

After this romp, it was literelly all downhill as B-ball and idiotic St. P's day drinking ensued--and the booze was gushing out just like Cedar Falls!