Hungry on Our Midwest Road Trip
We had seen signs for Toot-Toot, so the anticipation was growing. At last, we saw the rambling barn style building with the large roof sign. I had hoped for something older and more authentic looking. At least it was family owned, by the Jennings family.
Our Friend Above
Tables and Salad Bar
The "Old Hickory" style table and chair sets added a retro ranch feel to the place. The stained glass sign above the salad bar was a different kind of retro. Hmmm? I'm thinking of TGIF's (Friday's) Restaurant in 1983? At least the price was sort of retro at $6.99. Don's chicken salad sandwich was so so.
Signs at Check Out
This blurry pic of Don with the cashier has another touch of TGIF, with it's Tiffany style lamp. But mostly I was intrigued with all the signs. There seemed to be signs everywhere.
Signs and Stuff
I love stuff. I'm easily amused at restaurants cluttered with curious goodies. But I don't even want to know what those collector's jars were all about. Why would they display those heads. If I had been African American, that would have made me very uncomfortable.
I felt a little better when I had some cow time with the Toot-Toot Cow on the hill. This was not my favorite diner stop of the road trip, but I did like the cow. Maybe I should have given them more of a chance to win me over at Toot-Toots. I should have chatted and asked more questions. Next time.
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.