Upon completing my peregrinations through the back streets of Green River I was getting rather hungry and trying to decide where I might find some food when I noticed an establishment on the corner of Railroad Ave and N 1st St East named Staci Ann’s Cafe. It is a rather unfortunate location as it is off the main drag and not likely to attract any drive by traffic, and I would not have even found it had I not been wandering as is my wont, but I decided to go in and give it a try.
There is a small bar and a quite sizable dining room, which, unfortunately, was rather empty on this Sunday evening. That is a real shame because I consider this place to be a real find. In addition to running a restaurant, Staci Ann, who I unfortunately didn’t get to meet, is also an accomplished baker, and the restaurant features an impressive assortment of breads, pies, and cakes, all baked on the premises, along with a very creative menu.
In my weeks on the road I have not been able to get enough fruits and produce into my system, so the Strawberry Chicken Salad caught my eye. I ordered that along with a cup of the Italian Wedding soup. Both were delicious, and the salad was really my kind of salad, loaded with grapes, mandarin orange slices, strawberry slices, and chopped walnuts along with the usual ingredients found in a chicken salad. It was topped with a home-made raspberry vinaigrette dressing that worked very well with the salad.
My waitress, the lovely Trish, was very personable and let me know that they have only been open for seven months now and would very much like to get some new customers. Given the size and layout of the room I think that they would do very well by adding some music to their menu as their seems to be a paucity of places where folks can go to hear live music in this neck of the woods. So if you are reading this, Staci Ann, please give that some consideration, and if any of you other readers find yourselves in Green River, please give Staci Ann’s a shot. It would be well worth your while.