|The always busy Cowboy Cafe. Photo by Judy Wells.|
It’s located around the corner from the post office and offers quick and friendly service, reasonable prices and good food. I ordered two eggs with toast priced at $4.95 and they arrived in perfect sunny-side-up style. The coffee was pretty good but not great. I never realized how discerning I was about coffee until this trip. Seems many Dakotans prefer weak coffee.
|The walls are a history of North Dakota ranching and rodeoing. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|The North Dakota "six-pack" of champion cowboys. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Stick the steaks on pitchfork tines and time carefully once they hit the boiling oil. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Pull 'em out at just the right time. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Start with sides on the buffet. Photo by Debi Lander.|
On our first night in town we delayed dinner and chased the magic hour light before sunset and during moonrise in Teddy Roosevelt National Park. The scenery jumps with vivid gold, green and amber hues. Unfortunately no photo can capture the awesome view like the naked eye.
By the time we left we were more than hungry, however, we really weren’t really dressed appropriately for upscale dining. Nonetheless, we decided to peek into Theodore’s, the restaurant attached to the famed Rough Riders Hotel.
|Real salads, at last. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Debi's bison osso bucco. Photograph by Debi Lander.|
We loved and are still raving about this gourmet meal and had so much left over, we asked for boxes and ate the remainder for lunch the next day. Thus the savings on lunch and the splurge became less extravagant-about $60 dollars each with wine and tip included.