Friend Francie lives in Springfield, I live in Fort Scott
Most of our conversations are electronical
For we're Facebook friends and visit a Food Board
that we've both been members of "forever"!
We've met many times over the years --
usually in Joplin (mid point between Springfield and Fort Scott)
and she's been to lunch at Linderhof
I've been to her New Year's Day Open House in Springfield
Her garden club had lunch at Linderhof
after they toured the Secret Garden Tour
I gave a program to that same Garden Club when
Francie hosted the club at her house
I was going to be in Springfield Saturday
I asked Francie if she was available for lunch
She suggested this bistro:
If you ask me where it is, I can give you the address but I'm not sure in
what part of Springfield it is in . . .
the neighborhood, however, is full of restored Craftsman bungalows from
the 20s and 30s
It's a quirky little place -- small rooms filled with tables
Francie was able to snag a table by a window
We both ordered:
A cup of Russian mushroom and potato soup and a half of a tuna sandwich.
The tuna sandwich was the best tuna salad I've ever eaten.
Tuna, thin slices of apple and celery dressed with a creamy dill (fresh not weed) dressing
It was so good that I ordered a sandwich (deconstructed)
to take home for dinner!
But I wasn't too full for dessert
The one they recommend:
A coconut cream cupcake
It was delicious!
This is my new favorite lunch place in Springfield and I can't wait to go back!
Francie and I
Two old friends meeting again!