Monday, July 9, 2018

Big Cedar Bar

A really fun place to be......

Penne with homemade sauce!

A good serving of pasta in a tangy homemade tomato sauce is very good eats, in my book! I used Penne which cooks up fast and added a simple sauce I made from a can of sauce to which I added dried oregano and red wine. The result was pure heaven.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tee Set and My Belle Ami!

Circa 1969, William Rainey Harper College, Schaumburg, Illinois, clicks at the cafeteria, new buildings, windows, pool tables on the second floor, late day classes, fake chocolate machines, fast times, good times and a life evolved...

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Onions reborn!

After buying an onion and using up most of it, I'd often end up with a small piece towards the root end of the bulb. This guy often ended up toward the back of the fridge in a container of some sort where it would languish for a long period of time.

On day, while I was cleaning out my fridge, sure enough there was an onion piece escounched in a container in the back. I noticed that a green shoot had emerged from the center and on impulse, planted it in a small pot of soil. I watered it, placed it on a kitchen window sill and then forgot about it.

A week later, I noticed that the son of a gun was growing like there was no tomorrow. I water it again and moved it outside to catch some direct sun. Then, after about three weeks, viola, I had a batch of mini onions to enjoy!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Wham, bam! Thank you ma'am, vegetable beef soup!

Getting the urge to make soup sweeps over me at random intervals and times. But making vegetable beef soup can be time consuming. So, here's a quick soup that comes together quicker than a cheap hooker's legs when she discovers I'm broke! What did he just say?

To set the stage, I often like to use a small crock pot that holds about 8 cups of soup (2 quarts). That's enough soup to last one person for about four meals or half that for two people. I then like to grab a few fresh veggies while also using three cans of assorted veggies. Note that left over amounts go into storage containers to be used as side for other meals. Note: the slow cook pictured at tight is a Crock-Pot brand 2 quart model that sell for about $15 and which has received rave reviews! And, while I have a couple of other larger deals I could use, I like this one the best!


200 g stew meat cut into small pieces (~1 cup)
16 oz can petite diced tomatoes (1 cup)
½ small Russet potato, peeled and cubed (½ cup)
2 stalks of celery, sliced (½ cup)
1 beef bouillon cube
½ cup red cabbage
¼ cup white onion, rough cut
¼ cup peas
¼ cup whole corn
¼ cup green beans
Dash of Cayenne pepper (optional)

Hey! Listen up! None of the amounts stated above are set in concrete. I generally just eyeball everything as it gets thrown into the pot. If I'm missing something, I smile and then move on. The beef gets a quick sear in a hot frying pan before it is unceremoniously dumped in with everything else! If there is some space left at the top, I add in some water. There! You're done! If you are practiced, like I am, this whole deal goes together in under ten minutes. Cover the slow cooker, set it on high and just walk away for four hours. Then, about 4 hours later, you've got yourself one awesome soup!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Grass Roots - Live for Today!

Living is tough. It's far too easy to focus on tomorrows possibilities, problems that might come to pass and other stuff that never will. My advice. Get your ass out of bed the next day, and make the most of your life! [A stereo mashed down to suit a man with only one ear.] On a regular basis, God shouts at me in my deaf ear.... What?

God: Son. Not all that you hoped for, will come to pass. Not all that you feared will happen. Keep me in your dreams and I will prepare a place for you.... 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Food container hot-cold smack down!

At some point while on a late night drunken bender, I had the brilliant idea of ordering a bunch of 3-compartment food trays with lids. I thought that it would be a great idea to make up a few meals beforehand to make things easier on myself...
Right off the bat, it became apparent that getting a 'workable combo' of foods together was going to be more of a challenge than I'd thought. At least, at times. For instance, there was the hot-cold food concept. If you tried to do a combo meal like that, it became a little problematic when it came time to eat! Here's an example:

As you can see in the picture above, I've got a spaghetti-chili main course matched to a small salad and mixed fruit pair of sides. How was the pasta going to get heated up while next to two cold foods? Aluminum came to the rescue! I merely lined the two cold food area in foil. The foil packets then could quickly be removed prior to nuking the pasta. This actually worked out quite well.

I ball-parked this 'tiny meal' at about 300 calories in a balanced mix of carbs, protein and fiber.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I think I have a few immigrant solutions!

In what has to be a stroke of sheer genius, I believe that I have come up with a few viable solutions to the border problems that face America in 2018!

Solution 1

We decide, as a nation, to annex Mexico to California then divide that state up into three new states make them the 51st to 53rd additions to the Union! Now I understand that the Current government, in Mexico, might be a little upset with this move. To which I would say, 'tough nogies'. Life sucks and get over it! Once we march in a hundred thousand soldiers, what are they going to do about it? Nada! All Mexicans would then suddenly become US citizens living in 'South California' and we could tax the bejesus out of them while also placing them under the tender administrations of the Far Left....

Solution 2

We finish the wall, but also build a great highway connecting Mexico directly to Canada! Needless to say, that highway would also have pretty high walls! And, it would be very expensive as we would be forced to wall off Canada also. But once that was accomplished, we could sit back and see how the Canadian government handles the problem. Maybe we could even lend them Chucky Schumer on a semi permanent basis to act as a sanctimonious critic.

Solution 3

We open the border wide open, contrive to have the Republicans lose the next few elections. Then, we conservatives could sit at home and watch TV to see just what the Democrats will do when they suddenly find themselves neck deep in uneducated, dirty and hungry multitudes. What a hoot that would be. Of course, we'd all have to get used to a shift to Third World status, but that's the breaks of the game!


We could build that dumb old wall on the south border and enforce the laws already on the books. Boring!

Clear evidence of border children's abuse!

Horrific! Do Republicans have NO SHAME?
Close up! Oh my!
Breaking news! Photographic evidence emerged, which reportedly showed members of the Republican Party abusing young children at the southern border where they are being held and reportedly tortured! The photographs shown here were provided by someone named 'Chuck', a high ranking member member of the very kind, benevolent and so very progressive Democratic Party. 'The party of the future! The ONLY party who approves of totally open borders!'

Monday, June 18, 2018

The real truth about that radar dish going down!

Springfield MO. – Rumors have been running amok ever since late June the 14th when the Doppler radar tower stopped functioning after a freak 'storm' crossed the area. Almost immediately some people began to report on what they felt was the cause of the stoppage. One prominent rumor had it that an alien spacecraft had landed nearby and that strange creatures were using the dish to send signals out into space to help organize a full invasion! Balderdash I said. As I had the real scoop. But, I hesitated to speak about it as it might foment general panic to erupt. But now, after some time had passed, I felt it was time to come clean with what I knew.

Witches were responsible. There! I said it. More to the point, it was a witches coven that had set up shop at the Springfield building on West Highway EE near the airport. Sadly, I feared that all the weather personal had since been boiled in a large pot and consumed. Now four semi-attractive evil demons from hell were ensconced inside that white ball on top of a sixty foot tower, doing only God knows what.

Being a man of strong and true fiber, I've decided to wait until midnight on June 24 when the moon is full and then penetrate deep inside the ball and even perhaps one of those witches... Wish me luck!

Note: For a real situation report - go here!

A sanctuary condo??

It finally came to me that fighting the Left was getting to be a real bore and that perhaps I could become an active participant in the whole immigration thingy. To that end, I decided to offer up my condominium as a SANCTUARY CONDO and advertised its availability in local papers south of the border. I placed only a few ads down there and was overwhelmed with the positive responses. 

That's when I started to do some math. First off, I realized that most, if not all my new potential nationals would not have US currency, but only pesos on them when they arrived. So, I came up with a conversion table to make their early stay in America as convenient as possible....

 It  quickly became apparent that I could attain approximately $20K per month if I could manage to stack 24 Mexicali into the limited space I had available. And, after the first month, I'd already have enough cash to buy another condo and so on.... Of course, I also realized that some people (mostly Republicans) would be a little upset and would be likely to cause problems. So, a full time dude from the ACLU would be needed to run interference and to gain national press attention. America! What a country!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Random Thoughts for June 2018!

Hail woes!
After leaving May behind, but not before it managed to trash my car with hail on the 31st, I ventured bravely onward into June. A month that reminded me of the variability of what mother Nature can dish out when she's a little pissed. Half way through the month and over half the time the temps climbed to 90 and beyond! As I sweltered in the early heat, an insurance man came over and announced that I had about five thousand dollars worth of damage to my car and that they would be sending me a check in the mail. Swell. Meanwhile the weather people were calling for; heat indices above 100, scattered violent hail storms and just a smattering of tornadoes here and there. Oh, and my condominium complex, which just replaced the shingles on ten buildings at an insured cost of 200 thousand in April, would need to be replaced again. Oh, and by the way, we'd likely have to foot that additional cost ourselves! Double swell!

Whenever I get depressed, which had been happening more often as of late, I turn to eating as a calmative. Recently, I made up a batch of DanO's Chili! A dish that goes together quickly with little in the way of fuss or muss. 'Give a man a bowl of chili, a can of beer and a game to watch and all is well with the world!' (Well, it'd also be OK to throw in a winning lotto ticket, a very lose woman and a crazed chimpanzee)!

I can't wait for 2020!
Even as I am rapidly advancing to the age where cliff diving seems like a good alternative, I have to admit to feeling a bit excited about the presidential election of 2020! One the one side, we will have that ornery and cantankerous man known as the Trump! On the other side... who the fuck knows??

 Most of the wannabe candidates are so far to the Left that even old George Soros might have some doubts. Let's see now; there's a few well know figures like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Those zany characters will be in the DNC hunt along with Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker as of this post. Of this group, Joe 'the groper' Biden seems to have the best chance to get it all together. He's sort of a mild version of Obama who, once elected, would work like mad to turn everything Trump has done completely around. That would include wide-open borders, kowtowing to foreign nationals, closing down coal mines and offshore drilling not to mention the reimposing of a billion or so regulations on corporations! That rushing sound, you'd hear, would be trillions of dollars moving back offshore...

Fake news, fake rags and those oh so shallow reporters!

Sure, the picture above is full of it! Nothing printed there is real. It's all fake. Yet, under the rules of journalism that are in place today, I print crap like that and get away with it!

For the record, CNN simply could not collapse...any more than it already has. The outlet has had zero credibility for some time now and most thinking adults know that to be true. Rachel is not interested in men, any men, according to my male intuition. And if either outlet ever spoke the real truth, their collective tongues would fall right out of their mouths.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Extra Computer Class Added at the Taneyhills Library due to High Demand!

Branson MO. - Due to the high response of the computer classes offered in June through the Taneyhills Community Library’s INFO to KNOW program, the  upcoming Facebook class will be offered two consecutive nights, June 25 & June 26 at 5:00 pm in the Stanley & Elaine Ball Tech Room.  Repeat classes on Basic computer and Word documents along with Basic Internet skills are going to be repeated at a later date.  Call the library to reserve a seat: 417-334-1418

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Kenny Chesny - You had me from hello!

Everything that was possible, at one point in time, fades over time.
And, those you most wanted to send a message,
never fully got the stream of your life.... Or, perhaps even ever really cared.

On this day, Mr. Charles Krauthammer, I've listened to you and your words of wisdom over many decades, and have been humbled and also inspired! Your passing will be brief, as you've already been granted the next level of existence, with honors. Please, I only ask that you give me a nod and wink at that which will come!

That said, and until the day of my passing, I'd like everyone to know that
every morning....

Egg on toast with home fries!

One of my very large pleasures in life has been the many egg on toast with a side of home fries styled meal-a-deals I've eaten over the years. And, sure, there are a lot of people who might view such a meal with a jaundiced eye. High cholesterol and two 'whites', namely the bread and the potatoes. Both dietary no-nos for individuals trying to stay slim and trim.

OK, so I make amends by not eating this stuff each and every morning. But, let me tell you that there are some redeeming qualities....

Note that the spreadsheet I threw together is 'mostly' correct. Where it falls down is in the reporting of the fried potatoes with perhaps too high levels of salt. My best guess concerning the fried potatoes is that it is close, while the salt level may be a tad high as I used salt substitute. Lastly, I like A1 Sauce on my potatoes. Try it and see what you think!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Moody Blues - Ride My Seesaw! What?

 I always thought that seesaws were pretty much pointless as a youth. Two points and fulcrum, seemingly to offer some naive pair of humans a cyclic and silly ride?? And, then I woke up, seeing formulas so pure! God! You're a prick, so sick yet ingeniously near....

Now understanding anew, these times are troubling and blue . Please send me guns, booze and smart lawyers too.... Uh no, fuck the lawyers, a very loose woman will do!

[Self-styled poets like moi suck, we all tend to think way too much! God bless the US!]

A day in May! And, a bridge update!

Long Horn Family Dining!

Forsyth MO. – It was late May and since my most recent efforts at dieting had gone to hell, I decided to go out and eat something that was really fattening good! I was craving a good old fashioned hamburger and fries sort of meal, but I also didn't want it from a take out window. The Long Horn then came to mind as they have one of the best hamburgers around!

As it was mid-week, there wasn't a ton of customers eating there when I arrived for lunch at about a quarter to Noon. Just one family with a screaming kid. Outside the day was warming up quickly and was expected to reach the low nineties by the afternoon. Thank goodness for air conditioning!

I ordered the Kountry Burger Deluxe which was your basic hamburger along with a side of crinkle cut fries. Throw in a cold diet Pepsi and you have a not very shabby lunch! (I've ordered this meal for years and can attest to it's ability to satisfy the main human senses as well as filling the stomach up in good fashion). And were it not for a family with that screaming kid just a few feet from my ears, it would have been a nice experience. I left the place deciding that perhaps abortion wasn't such a bad idea after all....

Peggy's Park Place Market!

After enjoying that loud lunch, I decided to take a run down to Peggy's Park Place located near the intersections of Hwy's 160 and 76 for some grub. I've found that, very often, their price points for staples like beer seemed to be a little lower than some venues closer to home. They also offer a good selection of wines, liquors, canned goods and snacks all at competitive prices! While at the store, I ran into the Mayor who wanted to know what exactly was wrong with me... I made my purchases and skedaddled...

Shadowrock Park!

Peggy's has been dealing with a number of challenges, for some time, related to the fact that MODOT was building a multi million dollar bridge nearby and construction of that nature is most always disruptive to small and large businesses alike. I took a moment to drive down to the neighboring Shadowrock Park to see how well the RV's and other campers were dealing with everything. Only about one half of the camping spaces were now available due to the heavy equipment being located at the far end of the park. The sister park located across Bull Shoals and know as River Run, was closed for the season due to both bridge construction and to the flooding from recent rains. And, on this day, there were only a few campers in evidence, anyway.

As an aside, I did have some concerns as to what was going to happen to the old bridge as I'd heard a couple of different stories concerning its fate. One person told me it would be torn down and the other that it was going to remain for food traffic use. I called MODOT at 417-895-7600 and as to speak to the Project head, Johnny Teegardin, but he was not in office. I settled for sending him an email that addressed these questions as well as asking for an update on the roundabout that was still planned to go in later in the year.

[Good day Mr. Teegardin. My name is Dan Owen. I'm a Taney County resident and I've spoken with you before concerning the Bull Shoals Bridge project and just wanted to say you've done a very good job thus far. My concerns this day lie in two areas; 1) what the ultimate fate will be of the older bridge and 2) whether you had a time line for the start and completion dates for both the bridge and for the roundabout.]

MODOT response:

Mr. Owen:

The old bridge will be demolished after traffic is switched onto the new bridge.

The roundabout was awarded to the low bidder Lehman Construction which is the same contractor who is building Bull Shoals bridge.   At this time, I am not sure when he will start on the roundabout.  He was able to start it in mid-march, but has chosen to not impact traffic in this area until he gets the Bull Shoals project near completion.   We will have a pre-construction conference to discuss this and should know in the near future.  They could start any time after that conference.

The completion date for both the roundabout and the bridge projects are November 1, 2018.

Resident Engineer

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Zungguzungguguzungguzeng?... What does that even mean? Oh yeah, Jamacian...

Long ago, I roomed with a dark man, soon to be Dr. McPherson at SIU and who went on to practice at Kingston. He taught me the straight stuff on the color of people and what to then look for underneath.... Ah yes. There is no color, only good, bad or sad individuals.....

Sunday, May 27, 2018

My memorial weekend BBQ chicken!

Whenever a holiday like Memorial Day comes around, I like to cook myself up a batch of BBQ slathered chicken drumsticks to eat and enjoy. Of course anyone can cook chicken, but it takes a very 'special' person who knows the art of grilling to come up with a batch like you see above!

Best ever Holiday weather with temps close to 90!
Now appearances notwithstanding, there's a lot that goes into both the sauce and the method of cooking. First off, while I do use a commercial BBQ sauce like Bulls-Eye, I've never been content with leaving well enough alone! No sir! I will normally add a touch of hot sauce as I like my chicken to bite me right back when I'm eating! That's why I add a squirt or two of Tabasco sauce to liven the party up a little! Just before grilling, I wash the chicken, pat everything dry and spray on a light coat of cooking oil. They are then placed in a small Weber styled grill and cooked for about 45 minutes to an hour over hot coals.

Needles to say, the food was great, especially when served with a side of potato salad. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day 2018!

For most Americans, the horrors of war are unfelt and distant. For the brave few who do fight them, they are very real and are often terrifying. As of 2018, over a million men and women have died fighting for the citizens of the United States. I just have to wonder, while so many will be 'celebrating' Memorial Day, just how many will truly feel gratitude to the few who paid the ultimate
price on the anvil of freedom.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Home fries as part of the DanO Dog and fries! Easy to make and a whole cheaper than store bought!

While the focus of this post is in making home fries, I also wanted to tie it all together with a DanO Dog!

Prep your fries: Take a medium Russet potato, roughly square off the sides with a knife. I had about 80 grams worth after the cutting.

Cut the potato lengthwise into french fry sized pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Place the potato fries on a microwave safe plate and nuke them for a 1min 45 sec.

Cool them off a bit, pat dry again and seal in Saran wrap or an air tight container.
Finally, place them in the freezer until ready to use. I generally make up four to five batches to use whenever the mood strikes me. When that time comes, they get a quick shot in the microwave just to get them to room temperature!

When ready to cook: Preheat ¼ cup of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Place these pieces into the hot oil and cook until brown (about 3 minutes). Remove and place the fries on a paper towel and light sprinkle with salt. Viola you be done!

Nutritional info:
Here's the whole DanO Meal deal. Other than the fantastic taste, what good can be said for this meal - Nothing! This is something you could feed unwanted in laws every single day, right up to the point in time that an ambulance took their bloated carcasses away.

Summary: Easy and cheap at only about twenty five cents! With a little practice, you might find that you even like these more than the commercial ones.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

French fries – are they really a very good deal?

DanO Dog and homemade fries!
Let's face something right off the bat. French fries are really not a very good food to eat from a health standpoint. But, just like potato chips, everyone including myself seems to be addicted to the potato. Addicted that is if said potato is boiled in oil, made into sticks or peeled thin and saturated with salt!

I wrote this shortly after stopping at a local McDonald's and buying an order of medium French fries for a cost of $2.09 that then came to $2.26 after taxes. Seriously? At 340 calories, 16 grams of fat and 44 grams of carbs, this is definitely not your standard serving of health food! (A rather expensive way to sledge hammer your heart too)!

So, rather than stop at a fast food emporium, I took a small potato, fried it in olive oil, added a DanO Dog and pigged out. Prep time was about seven minutes and the total cost was under half a buck! I also suspected that this method wasn't all that bad for me!

The two for one deal sucks! For some!

It's long been a practice of fast food companies like McDonald's to offer the 2 for one meal deals whereby you pay for one an get a second like item for free!

The problem I have with that is that it plays to a limited segment of the population. Specifically, to tow friends, a mom and her one kid or some such similar combination. It does nothing for the single diner other than act as an insult. I'd even go as far as to state that this is a form of prejudice in that it helps one segment of the general population while penalizing the another. 

Now, I'm not picking on just McDonald's as other venues has played the same card from time to time.... 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

What's missing at local eateries? A good cheap hot dog!

DanO's Dog
After trying out the hot dog offerings from the various and sundry eateries that offered them from time to time, I came to a couple of realizations; 1) I didn't particularly care for the so-called 'all beef' dogs and 2) those fancy rolls they used in place of a plain old hot dog bun were not for me. Give me a Ballpark bun and a really cheap pork and chicken stuffed dog every time!

So, I wondered when any of the local venues I eat at might wise up and offer a dawg and fries at a very affordable price?

Pictured above is a 'contrived photo' that shows a DanO Dog I had made (cost .33 cents) and a batch of fries ($2.26) from McDonald's. The condiments I used were a simple mix of mustard, relish, and chopped hot peppers and onion in about equal proportions. The end result was a dog with a slight kick!

Now, to the best of my memory, only a couple of locations have offered this sort of fair over the years; Sonic (which has since discontinued the Chicago dog) and the Frosted Mug. Both charge about five to six dollars for the combo. A price point I felt was a bit on the high side. By using the cheapo bun and dogs, I would think that could be chopped down to about $2.00 or so... Just a thought. In the meantime, I've contented myself with making my own meal for about half a buck!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Random Thoughts for May 2018!

Are area restaurants understaffed?

Forsyth MO – It may be hard to believe, but local restaurants sometimes get very busy. The problem is that at other times, they can be very slow. As a result, some venues may appear to be understaffed. A situation that can result in longer than usual wait times.

That was the situation, when I stopped for breakfast at an eatery, where I normally get lightening fast service. It took my order a lot longer than normal and to add insult to the situation, I had chosen a booth next to an open window. As I had no jacket, I was close to freezing the entire time, not to mention having to eat my food as fast as possible before it too was ice cold.

I took away two lessons from this experience; 1) pick only off hours to go eat and 2) make sure that the booth I picked did not have a freezing gale blowing through it.

Amnesty International, a total crud group!

Let's not mince words here, the group of nut jobs and insane lawyers that form immigrant caravans every year, just so that illegals can gain entry to the US, are terrorists in my book. Pure and simple. They are out to destroy national borders and to thereby wreck civilized societies. People who are not unlike ISIS, only they don't burn people. My thinking is to go ahead and to label them as terrorist outlaws and to place a nice bounty on their heads. You know dead or alive, and preferably the former.

Iran lies?

I wish you could see the complete shock on my face! It seems that Iran has been lying to the world for years concerning its nuclear ambitions. As a matter of fact, recent intel has uncovered the fact that if an Iranian official is flapping his gums, he is also likely lying his balls off. Turns out that now, even by following the letter of the agreement, these Islamic nut jobs can have not one, but an entire nuclear arsenal ready to launch in just a couple of years! Swell... Good job Obama you A-hole!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Jesus in Gethsemane Park!

As this crazy world swirls around us all. Sometimes, we may forget what is really important!
We are all made in His image, I believe. Our start is at birth, our transition is at death.
The span of each of our existences, very precious in this world
and yet..

Just the first minute of forever in His!

'Praise God and rejoice to know that He, His Son and the virgin Mary
are with each of you, for this and each second of your life:

Your trials of body, the good times, the fears, the pains
and when the darkness closes in at the end of day. And, when it all seems pointless.

Have great joy!

For, I am the Light, the Way and the Course

a side note from me, they don't thech typing in heaven
just better times...DanO is an idiot - God

Blue Origin Flight # 8

No audio yet. This compilation of stills commemorates Blue Origin's 8th Flight.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Some Italian cooks needed in Forsyth!

Forsyth MO. - OK, so my little town of Forsyth supports a pretty wide range of restaurants, (as of early 2018). We had us a couple of fast food joints, two bars and eateries that supported most kinds of cuisine including Asian, American and Mexican. But, I felt that we still lacked one gender of food that I had come to miss - Italian. A few of you might know the kind of place I'm talking about - venues that were most always dark with heavy red drapes and food to die for! 

Where I grew up in Chicago, there was a time when I hung out with a few firemen from an Italian suburb. Sundays were special in that we'd like to meet at a little Italian place for a two to three hour repast that included clams on the half shell, pasta in all its various forms and garlic bread washed down with lots of alcohol! Those were good times and I'd love to see a similar enterprise set up shop in my current town!

Oaxaca Mexican Restaurant!

Oaxaca is a city in central Mexico. It’s known for its colonial buildings, many of which are made from green volcanic stone. The central Zócalo square features the Palacio de Gobierno, with colorful murals depicting regional history. Alameda de León square faces the ornate facade of the Catedral de Oaxaca. The 16th-century Templo de Santo Domingo church has a rich baroque interior and an adjoining former convent.

Forsyth MO, - the first quest that came to my mind when I did a quick stop to check out the fairly new Mexican restaurant and bar located at 15553 Hwy 160 (near the intersections of Hwy 160 and Coy Blvd) was not about the food but the name OAXACA?? Ergo, see the opening statement.  Cool and so THEN I wondered about the food and just what sort of libations were to be had.  When I entered, I asked the clerk if I could have a take home menu. She promptly handed me one of the most elegant menus I'd ever laid my eyes on!

Note that the menu pages shown had items and prices that were accurate at the time I posted this blog. Like everything, they will likely change with time!

The other question I had concerned alcohol. What a surprise, they also had a side room that sported a minimal bar along with a few tables scattered about. How nice. I was told that they served both hard liquors as well as an assortment of beers. They even had a large flat screen over the bar area to enjoy!

My opinion after my initial take, was that this could well turn out to be a popular venue for locals and visitors alike!

Be sure to check out my coming review of the food when I go there for lunch! That's coming soon!