Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-April - Page 24

w o h C g o H By John Thomas Cheryl and I hooked up with Chris and headed for Desoto for a quick ride. As planned, we rolled down Main Street right at lunch time and started looking for a place to eat. It didn’t take long and we spotted a little place with a few cars parked in front, two of which were police cars. Now it’s my opinion and you may agree or not, but I believe if there’s anyone that knows where to get a good lunch in town it’s a cop. So we stopped in at the Junction Café (106 S. Main St., DeSoto, MO). The “JC” has been open just over (2) years and it is your typical style Café serving up to die for breakfast selections all day then lunch and dinner choices. They were fairly full but had room for the three of us and seemed to turn the tables fairly quickly. We had Marla as our server. When she approached to take our orders she mentioned she also enjoys rid- ing with her husband and expressed her envy of us out riding that day. It’s always fun to meet a fellow rider especially when you are not expecting it. That said, even one of the cops at the table next to us said he was jealous of us out riding while he had to work. You just have to love that small town atmosphere. Chris started us off ordering chicken fried steak with gravy, hash browns with two eggs over easy. Cheryl had a bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg on it with fries and coleslaw for sides. Supposedly Cheryl also had some chili and apparently liked it a lot. I’m sorry, but it was gone before I could get a picture of it. I also had a bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions and coleslaw and onion rings as a side. This was some seriously good eating. Chris went completely silent when his food arrived. The burgers had wonderful charred edges. The fries and onion rings were both nice and crispy. It was funny C heryl and I both commented on how good the coleslaw was. I men- tioned this place to a co-worker, she and her husband went the very next weekend and now he’s already talk- ing about going back. That in itself is a pretty strong statement. Thunder Roads Magazine 22