Breakfast in Springfield, Missouri
Don and I joined my dad for breakfast at "Aunt Martha's" when we were passing through town last fall.
I never had an Aunt Martha, but I did visit lots of aunts and other relatives in Springfield over the years. The Pancake House sign makes it a worthy stop for anyone!
Aunt Martha's seems like a place that has been around forever.
That's a scary thought, since I was born in '57. I'm two years older than this family business!
What did we order?
Obviously we ordered pancakes. I think my dad was laughing because he knew there was no way on earth we would finish all that food.
I ordered pumpkin pancakes to go along with the fall harvest decor that seemed to be popping up all over the restaurant. Don went all out with eggs, hash browns, crispy bacon and pancakes!
Cozy Booth and Ruffled Curtains
The place was packed on Saturday morning.
I had to jump up and snap this photo when the booth actually cleared for a moment. The curtains and wall displays with china plates and high school pennants seemed very 1959.
There's something about drinking coffee at a counter that seems so right. There were newspapers to share and more festive fall decor.
I had to sort of slip behind the counter to get to the hall to find the bathroom...
I felt like I was practically in the kitchen when I hunted down the restroom.
If I'd snapped this blurry photo a second earlier I would have had the cook's smiling face. "Hello!" he said as he waved some utensil. I must not be the first nosy diner to peek in on the kitchen.
Smell of Syrup and Sound of Chatter
There was something pretty darn cozy about eating breakfast with my dad in this sweet smelling, popular place!
We hardly made a dent in our pancakes, but I managed to digest some fabulous old family stories that I had long forgotten!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.