Blacula Meets Mug N’ Bun
Earlier this week our movie group at work finished up Blacula during a trip to Indy’s best Drive-in, Mug N’ Bun. The idea was to watch the movie while we ate, but Karen, Katie and Jim were so overwhelmed by their first trip to MNB that we didn’t get around to it during lunch.
The menu alone is pretty heady stuff—where else can you get Potato Stars, two kinds of fried stuffed cheese poppers, and homemade root beer—by the plastic gallon jug—all in one place?! Jim bought me a gallon for driving (Thanks Jim!)
Mug N’ Bun is a good place to go if you’re in a hurry. You can pull up, turn on your headlights and a waitress will come right out to help you. We sat at the outdoor tables where to get service you push a button (the instructions say for two seconds—Jim counted them out). What is it about pushing buttons to order that I love? If I weren’t born in January I’d have my next birthday party at Mug N’ Bun—you can crank up the tunes on their outdoor juke box. In addition to having great food the staff is friendly and helpful. Our waitress brought us free bumper stickers, which I let Katie put on the Jeep.
By the time we finished eating we figured out that we’d have to watch the final 10 minutes of the movie on the way back to work. Since I was driving, Katie rode shotgun and narrated the action for me. She has Blacula memorized so she could tell me what was happenin’ based on the incidental music she could hear from the backseat.
While Mug N’ Bun is kind of the star of this post, the movie ranks right up there with The Legend of Boggy Creek in terms of 70s B-movie entertainment value. Heads up though, if you’re black, gay or female check your sensitive side at the door. The movie’s a case study of jarring stereotypes that are sad and surprisingly funny at the same time. In the end, Blackula’s bite truly is outta sight. Watch it with someone you love.
(So glad Karen had her camera handy. For more pictures of our outing, go here.)