Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Marshmellow Cups are what to get!

The Lo-Mar is an institution in Eureka. Loy and Mary Browning opened this Valentine Diner back in the early 1960s and it's been making people happy ever since. Now, Robert Inge, a friend of Kami, the youngest of seven Browning kids, owns the place.

The current owner and constant presence behind the window is Robbie Inge.

I'm not sure how an old-fashioned hot dog tastes different than a new-fangled one but the sign makes me want to find out -- if I can pull myself away from ordering a hamburger where the crinkled and uneven sides, that prove it's made from fresh meat, hang way outside the bun... And then there is the fresh squeezed limemade... I should stop.

Today the glory goes to the Marshmellow Nut Cup.

Having ordered one of the classic selections at the Lo-Mar, this customer is mighty happy with the nut cup. A generous portion of warm, marshmellow topping cascades over a mound of soft serve chocolate ice cream, with salty nuts adding the perfect complement. If you prefer, you can order vanilla ice cream or a swirl combo.

We went to the Lo-Mar after the horse races and bumped into the Galen & Linda Craghead family, with sons Luke and Levi, and Linda's sister Sheila. After they all got a taste of WenDee's Marshmellow Nut Cup, they, too, went to the order window.

Next time you drive through Eureka, stop at the Lo-Mar. The only thing that might be better than all this is Robbie's fresh peach milk shake.

Lo-Mar's, it's a magnet! You'll find yourself there soon, especially if you want to "Get Kansas!"

KE #2 Marci Penner

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