Cafe Indiana is both a guide to Indiana's hometown mom-and-pop restaurants and a reclamation and celebration of small-town Midwest culture. The hungry diner looking for adventure and authenticity can use ""Cafe Indiana"" simply as a guide to the state's quintessential eats: the best fiddlers, macaroni and cheese, soup beans, and beef Manhattan. But Stuttgen also captures the spirit of the locals, bringing to life the people whose stories give the book - and the food - its soul. Over plates of chicken and noodles, fried bologna sandwiches, and sugar cream pie, folks are crafting community at the Main Street eatery. In ""Cafe Indiana"", Hoosiers and out-of-staters alike are invited to pull out a chair and sit a spell.