I’m a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of other foods I like to eat (in large part because my wife has encouraged me to be a little more adventurous), but when it comes right down to it, home-cooked comfort food is usually what I want. And for that, there’s always one place that comes to mind, a real Fort Wayne, Indiana, original: Don Hall’s State Street Prime Rib. For those of you who don’t know, there are several Hall’s restaurants around town, some of which I’ll talk about in later posts. It’s Hall’s Prime Rib, though, for which I have the greatest affinity. When I was kid, I knew Hall’s Prime Rib simply as “Hall’s.” Honestly, that’s still how I refer to it. It was always one of our Sunday morning favorites (the fact that we went to St. Jude’s Catholic Church, located right across the street didn’t hurt). I have so many memories of eating there with my family. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a small, family-owned restaurant – good food, friendly service, reasonable prices. As you can tell from the name, this Hall's specializes in prime rib, but my favorite item on the menu is the Big Buster (also available at several other Hall's restaurants). To call it a homemade Big Mac does it a disservice, but I guess it's a pretty fair approximation. One more thing: Hall’s Prime Rib is also located across the street from Parkview Hospital. When my dad got sick a little over a year ago, it provided a place for us to go to decompress. I’m sure that’s the case for a lot of families (the doctors, nurses, and staff too), but it was especially appropriate for us considering how much time we’d spent there together over the years. And now that my dad’s healthy again, there’s still plenty of time to make new memories. Don Hall’s State Street Prime Rib is located at 2005 East State Boulevard here in Fort Wayne. For the menu, hours of operation, and contact information, please visit them online.