Don’t you love it when a simple activity turns into an unexpected discovery?
Yesterday was such a beautiful day that I just had to take the bike out for a run and, with no particular destination, I just pointed the front wheel down the roads that looked fun.
Around noon I found myself near Greenwood Lake…and hungry.
A small triangular island with a café on it appeared and I decided to stop for a quick bite.
Little more than a kitchen with a couple of tables and a tiny parking area I wasn’t expecting much but the proprietor (Jason) was very friendly and the place clean. I ordered bacon, egg and cheese on a roll and a coffee and was told the coffee comes with it. Great!
While the sandwich was made I helped myself to a coffee from the nearby stand and was stunned to find that it was actually good coffee! I didn’t see that coming.
I settled at the table and was presented with a sandwich nicely presented on a clean white china plate. No paper plates here. I tucked in and…it was fantastic! OK, I know we are not talking about high-end food here but it was tasty, perfectly cooked, not greasy. Really…it was exactly what I was looking for.
I was enjoying a nice chat with my neighbor when Jason when brought over a little container of bar-b-q sauce and said to us “Try it…it has strawberries in it”. It was delicious! Tangy and sweet but not too much of either. Apparently they have a smoker coming in soon and will be offering a variety of BBQ fare. I’ll have to remember to stop in and try that once they are up and running.
My neighbor was raving about his potato salad and Jason asked if I wanted to try some of that too. Another hit! And it was fun to see someone so excited about the foods he was preparing.
Finally it was time to pay and the grande total for the unexpected culinary experience and friendly conversation – a whopping $4.27! I was so impressed I even did a Facebook check-in there…which I never do.
I left with a smile on my face, refreshed and ready to hit the road again – not bad for under $5.
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