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JG on 10/5/2021 12:11:56 AM:
Our group of four stopped here Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at 3 p.m. looking forward to a hot meal after not finding any place serving food since Hartsburg. (We did not cross the river into Jefferson City.) Despite seeing our hungry and tired-looking group, the waitress told us the kitchen was closed. She said we could wait until 5, when they’d begin selling roasted pork. Rather inhospitable. She did sell us chips. Uh, thanks?

 
Anonymous on 10/5/2021 9:14:37 AM:
Not sure where here is but nonetheless, what did you expect her to do? It seems looking at your post about the bar in Mokane that you and yours seem to expect special treatment more than anyone being inhospitable toward you. Do you expect to walk in a restaurants kitchen and fix your own steak to get it like you want too?

 
Biker Chick 515 on 10/5/2021 10:08:26 AM:
Consider yourself lucky that you got food in Hartsburg - when we were through there the newly opened "The Burg" was closed. We rode through Portland on Friday and the woman there was cooking, waiting tables and cleaning them all by herself. Had the BEST pork rinds and burgers. And they were just getting ready to put that pig in the ground on Friday afternoon. I would definitely recommend Holzhauser's - but calling ahead might be a good idea.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 10/5/2021 11:33:34 AM:
IF JG is talking about the bar in Portland then he/she/it, not sure these days, either failed to notice or is conveniently not mentioning the fact that the bar hosted a benefit raffle in ground pig roast for a local two year old with a LOT of medical issues that day. They were more than a little busy with all the work to take care of the hundreds of people that showed up. Setting that as a priority is not being inhospitable. To the contrary; giving up the first Saturday in October for the benefit of someone in need I think goes WAY beyond hospitality. Sorry JG and friends were so wrapped up in their own discomfort that they failed to enjoy the moment.

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 10/5/2021 11:54:15 AM:
This is why I tell people to plan everything ahead, and plan for contingencies, and then CALL the day before to see if the place will be open. And carry enough food to get you through a missed meal or two. Small businesses have a lot going on. It ain't all about me. Great to hear that they were helping out a local family that is having a very hard time. Sorry you had a bad time, JG. If you want to ride any of the other long rail/canal trails, my advice remains the same. All three we have ridden have required planning.