Last night we stayed at Hinton RV Park which is a great overnight stop in Sikeston, MO. It was only about 3 hours from Scott AFB and right along our route. Next, we'll spend a couple of days outside of Memphis and see some sights there before heading into Red Bay.
In our research to find a decent campground I came across a review of someone who mentioned Lambert's Cafe - home of the Throwed Rolls. Once I saw the reviews of the campground and mention of Lambert's - I knew this is where we wanted to overnight.
We first heard of Lambert's while in Pensacola a few years ago. We drove over to Foley AL with some friends and had lunch. It was a hoot! If you have never been to Lambert's at one of their three locations (Foley AL, Ozark MO near Springfield, the the original-first-one here in Sikeston MO.)
It was crowded one day at lunch time and a customer said, "just toss me a roll" and that's how the now famous "Throwed Rolls" began. They also have "pass arounds" which are on the house and include:
- hot rolls, (with apple butter and/or sorghum),
- macaroni and tomatoes,
- fried okra,
- black eyed peas,
- fried potatoes and onions
Different folks walk around and ask if you want one of the pass arounds and serve it up right there.
If you look real hard you can see the guy cocking his arm to toss Pam and me each a roll.
We opted for the catfish and shared one plate. There was plenty of food there for both of us. It came with an additional two sides. We had the baked beans and coleslaw.
We went to dinner early in case there might be a tour bus at Lambert's or a lot of people. There were neither but the result was we had plenty of time for an early evening drive around town. Low and behold we saw a small sign for the outlet stores.
Apparently there were a couple of dozen stores there at one time, but this shopping center had clearly seen a better day. But they had a few stores worth stopping in and looking around. One was Carter's Kids - that was trouble! We picked up a couple of shirts and pants for our fast growing little grandson Brooks. At 18 months he is wearing 2 size clothes.
That's about it -- one overnight stop along our way from St. Louis to Red Bay. We set up some shade, washed the Roadrunner, had dinner and fun at Lambert's and had time to meet some locals while picking up something we couldn't do without for our favorite grandson.
It was another great day as a full-timer.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!