A Beloved and missed icon of an earlier time…
by Bernie Schmitt
“I’ll be thinking about that place and just get a craving for a Barn Burger or a chicken dinner,” he said.
There are plenty of others who wistfully long for the fare prepared and cooked fresh at the little A-frame structure at 1012 Washington Ave. The brainchild of restarantuer Charlie Winkler Sr. and co-owner Ed Swonder, Charlie’s Burger Barn was among the first of the so-called “fast food” restaurants in Vincennes, though the Burger Barn’s distinction is that all of its food was fresh – not frozen.
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