It goes without saying that when you dine out you want fine food. But if you want a dash of atmosphere to liven up the experience, choose a restaurant in a building that once served another purpose.
Maybe you’ll be ordering a burger in what was a jail cell, sipping a beer in a former funeral parlor or studying the menu in an old schoolhouse. Repurposed buildings noted for their architecture or colorful past can add an element of fun to a meal.
Here are a few examples to whet your appetite in the Midwest.
Boone Co. Jail Restaurant & Bar
104 W. Washington St., Lebanon, Ind.
Take a seat in an old jail cell, complete with metal bars and...