Living The Foodie Dream

When you love food, it’s only natural to share that inclination with others — it’s what foodies do.  And that’s what my blogging friend, Missy, and her husband, John, have been doing since January 2nd — serving up platefuls of home cookin’ with generous sides of love.

It began as a dream to own a restaurant…

Known for her tasty quantity cooking at church dinners and the like, Missy mused, “Why not turn that into a living?”  Several months and lots of hard work later, the Main Street Cafe in Agra, Oklahoma opened under new management, and the rest is culinary history.

Situated 45 minutes north of I-40/Shawnee on Highway 18 (just up the road from Route 66), “Look for the oldest building in town,” says Missy.  A warm welcome awaits.  And some dang good chili.

Actually, the food was SO good, I forgot to take pictures of it!  (Well, most of it.)  Let’s just say that Missy’s burgers make Big Macs look like sliders.  And the fries… oh my.

In addition to standard lunchtime fare, Missy will be cooking up daily specials, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week.  (That’s a lot of cooking!)  With the only restaurant for miles around, this food-loving couple is destined for success.

To celebrate opening, customers were treated to complimentary homemade pie…

It was a tough call… lemon meringue, key lime, chocolate cream, coconut cream — or cobbler?  (I picked lemon meringue; The Man Of Few Words had apple cobbler.)  No doubt, word will get around — this is the food that feeds mainstream America.

I’m proud of Missy and John for following their hearts.

In 2012, their dream became a reality.

And their sign aptly says:

Or… as Missy says:

When you have a minute, please stop by Missy’s website and congratulate her on living the foodie dream.  Although she won’t have much time for blogging now, I’m sure she and John would appreciate the encouragement — it’s what foodies do.  (Thanks!)

Celebrating dreams come true,

~ Kim