Saturday afternoon in Southeast Missouri was beautiful. The sun shone, the temperatures were lovely, and more importantly, my day off allowed me to spend some much needed time with the one and only MommaGFunk (i.e. small town girl’s mom).
One of the perks of being a Funk is that the Funk family is made up of smart, kind, interesting people. PappaGFunk is an engineer, MommaGFunk is a published paper crafter, and BrotherGFunk is not only a successful engineer, he has an outstanding sense of humor.
One of the perks of the move from Brooklyn to Missouri is spending more time with the above-mentioned family. Saturday afternoon brought the opportunity for MommaGFunk and I to travel to Ste. Genevieve Missouri for the DejaVu Spirit Reunion; a combination cemetery tour and historical reenactment.
Before checking out the Spirit Reunion, we stopped into Big Field Cafe, a sunlit corner cafe in the heart of downtown. We were so surprised to find that Big Field Cafe serves Cajun food including gumbo, po-boys and shrimp salad. Having lived in Louisiana for a few of my younger years, I appreciate a good chicken sausage gumbo.
Both my mom and I were impressed with the service and the food. The folks working in the Cafe were smiling, laughing, friendly, and working hard. The food seemed to be prepared fresh – even the cheese was hand grated onto our salads – and both her chicken salad sandwich and my gumbo were good enough to crave already less than a week later.
Ste. Genevieve is a neat town with plenty of neat cultural events. This weekend is the Rural Heritage Fest, so if you’ve not yet explored this historical Missouri town, I encourage you to visit.
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