Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ludlow Café

I’ve been exploring Route 66 in the local area, and have wanted to stop into the Ludlow Café for some time. 

Today on the way back from MLB spring training, we dropped in for lunch.

Now, let me be blunt. Most of the attractions along the “Mother Road” are small Mom and Pop places. People with high expectations of some Disney fed fantasy of what Is out there, are setting themselves for disappointment. This is not your child’s “Radiator Springs.”

If you want to see, travel and feel the Mother Road, drop the thought of anything fancy early.
Route 66 is about the basics. It was the excitement of the open road, the wind in your hair, and trying to find a bathroom that was acceptable to the wife. 

A real trip on Route 66 is going to have some rough edges. That said, let get on with the Ludlow Café.
The café was exactly what I expected. It’s an old building, and I guessing most of the staff has been there for years, if not decades.

The service was good, not great, but acceptable. I thought the food was pretty good.

I had a bacon cheese burger. It was well cooked, the bacon crispy, with a great smoky flavor. The lettuce, tomato and onion were fresh, the bun passable. It was simple a burger, well executed, in a timely manner. 

Next time, I plan on trying the Bagdad Café, just down the street.

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