Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This is where it all started. When I opened the Cafe in Dubois, Wyoming, I was really able to get my sauces out to the public by featuring them with my house smoked meats. The feedback I received from my customers was invaluable. Now that I have closed the Cafe to focus on my sauces full time, I really miss the little place.
One of the highlights was when Jane and Michael Stern reviewed my restaurant and included it in the 2005 edition of RoadFood.
"'Very Wyoming' is how our California tipster described this log cabin adjoining a True Value hardware store parking lot overlooking Horse Creek. The note said that the chef made deluxe dinners every night for which reservations were advised. It sang of homemade soups and salad dressings, and a whole repertoire of house smoked meats.
While the menu is broad, it's ribs that make a deep impression on us. They are beautiful racks heavy with smoke-infused meat and spiced and sauced with brio. A smoked pork chop was equally delicious, and the steaks that others around us were eating looked great. Sandwiches are served on homemade bread, and there are a BLT and a catfish sandwich in particular that are numbers one and two on our list to eat next time we visit."