Good ole Grinnell, Iowa.
I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon of my 22nd birthday with my pal Jen in the wonderful small Iowa town of Grinnell.
Jen and I met back in June when we took a road trip to Pennsylvania and spent the summer snoring in adjacent bunk beds at summer camp. But really our relationship goes beyond our sleeping arrangements.
To the Phoenix Cafe!
After doing some internet research we figured out that Grinnell was the best central lunch location.
And we were off!
The internet also told me that their eggplant sandwich was amazing. And naturally anything with eggplant and feta cheese speaks to me. The sandwich lived up to it’s reputation.
The potatoes were delicious, too. My only complaint? I only had four!
Jen went with the Chickpea Burger which was smeared with avocado spread, naturally.
With our full bellies we did what we do best: wander. Oh, and ate some more. Per the recommendation of our waitress we made a bee-line for Yumi’s Bakery. Jen was nice enough to treat me to lunch and dessert.
Monster Cookie Ice Cream? Yes, please!
Jen is currently driving from Iowa to Maine where she is started a new leg of her journey and I can not wait to see what it has in store for her. Maine has a special place in my heart and Portland is a mere 2 hours from my parents house. In other words, I guarantee we’ll see her again soon!