I confess that Sally wasn't nearly as enthusiastic about the place as I was, but she agreed to stop. Of course, she stayed in the car while I took photos of the building
and the menu.
It didn't take long to realize it was also a bar, with outside seating that was not being used. After all, it's still cold in Kansas, although most of the snow had disappeared: all that is, except in the residential areas.
When I got back to the car, Sally asked me what was on the menu. I confessed I had NO idea, i was just taking photos. She took a look at the menu and wasn't sure she wanted to go in, but I told her if nothing else, we could pig out on their salad bar.
Unfortunately, when we got inside, we learned they didn't have a salad bar, but they DID have a pizza buffet. The crust on about 1/3 of the pizzas was made from flour tortillas. We were the only people in the restaurant, since it was during that "dead" time between lunch and dinner. Sally told the owner (later learned it was Charlie, himself) it was our first visit. That's when he told us that our meal was on him! Can you believe it? I was stunned.
Sally offered to buy drinks. After all, I had told her I would pay for our meal, but even the drinks were included per Charlie.
He even brought the salad out from the fridge.
Of course, I couldn't let him off the hook. I had to get a photo of him, even though I had to be quick about it, since he admitted he was camera shy.
Sally was getting her salad when I found a place to throw my purse down.
It was fun getting some uninterrupted photos of the hockey game that was on TV, and a few shiots of some of the photos, too.
The other photographs were equally lovely, although I got my camera in the reflection of the glass.
Sunflowers seemed to be a theme in the restaurant, too. They were everywhere you looked: on the walls and on the tables. They were even on the end of the counter where you paid.
It took me awhile, but I finally got my meal about the time Sally was finishing her first plate. You can see we're both enjoying a soft drink, too. Yes, I played little miss piggy, because there is nothing better than pizza and nothing better than FREE. After all, I come by my moniker "Dr. E, Queen of Free" honestly.
I couldn't have been happier, and told Sally what a great dining experience this was, as opposed to the horrible way we had been treated at Ciao's a few week earlier. And although it wasn't a restaurant we would normally frequent, we had a wonderful experience and Sally even smiled several times. Unfortunately we both ate way more than we should have, and decided to visit Sam's someday this week.
If you like pizza that is not
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