Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Yellow Church Cafe

Every Summer for more than 40 years, Dan's family has headed to Eastern Washington for some relaxing at Sun Lakes Resort, just outside Coulee City. Dan & I missed the fun last year, but this year we were able to swing the long weekend to enjoy a couple nights of this tradition.

On the way over, Dan found a cute little restaurant called The Yellow Church Cafe to try out. In Ellensburg - home of Central Washington University - the restaurant really is a yellow church, converted into a restaurant serving familiar American fare. Dan & I were seated in some converted pews by our friendly hostess, and quickly greeted by our equally friendly waitress.

After drink orders (Limonata for me and iced tea for Dan), we ordered some lunch. Dan went for the Holy Moly Chicken Sandwich ($11.50), which had some gorgeous bacon on top.

There was a lot of great sounding items on the menu, but I couldn't pass up the American Kobe beef burger ($12.50). I ordered it rare, but was disappointed to find it arrived cooked medium - at least - eradicating the great flavor of the meat and leaving it a little dry and mealy. Sacrilege, in my opinion.

Despite the overcooked burger, the service was great and the atmosphere was unique - worth a stop when traveling through town.

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