Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Midweek check-in

Woo hoo! It's Wednesday! Only two days until the weekend.

This week I was running some errands during lunch, and decided to stop at Le Café in Peoria's Metro Centre for some lunch.
It was very quiet in the café during the noon hour, only a table of two was dining, and actually, no one else seemed to notice I had come in.
After selecting my tray, spoon and napkin, deciding whether I wanted to go with the lentil soup or the cream of roasted vegetables and making my way to the counter to order, no one had come out to the cash register.
I could see the back of an employee in a nearby doorway, so after waiting at the counter about a minute, I rang the bell, which sounded very loud to me.
The employee I had seen came over right away, and I ordered a bowl of the lentil soup and a small drink, ringing in at about $6.75.
The soup was served accompanied by a roll and three packets of saltine crackers. I was surprised to find the soup to have a tomato base, and it also had some chunks of carrots in it. It was good and hearty and piping hot, and I dipped pieces of my roll in it.
Feeling like I had been pretty good, I went over to the bakery and ordered a peanut butter cookie for 75 cents. The cookie was soft and chewy and had a distinct molasses flavor to it.
The lady next to me was picking up a king cake for Fat Tuesday. It was then that I noticed that there were a few more of the traditional Mardi Gras cakes in the case.
I have blogged about Le Café and the bakery before.

I have noticed that Euro Jack's in Peoria seems to have stopped serving breakfast during the week.

And, lest I forget these closings once 2009 rolls around, I figured I should starting making notes of 2008 local biz closures:
InPlay
Mulligan's
Furrow Vineyard & Winery
Copperworks closure is a rumor I've heard, but haven't had a chance to confirm yet.

6 comments:

Froachan said...

Did the Inplay location in Omaha close too?

Jeep2000 said...

As of the end of January, they were still open. I haven't heard that they are closing that location.

Chef Kevin said...

Copperworks has closed.

Jeep2000 said...

Thanks, Chef. I'm sorry to see them go. I was tossing Copperworks around for a Valentine's dinner, along with a couple of other options.

Matt said...

I stopped going to InPlay when they closed the restaurant and opened the nightclub. I'm too old for that crap. The place wasn't as fun to me as Dave & Busters, but it was pretty fun for Peoria.

Jeep2000 said...

I liked the whole restaurant best when it was a Ruby Tuesday.
And I think I've ALWAYS been too old for nightclubs!