Food Finds - Prairie Grounds, Broken Bow
A farming family near Broken Bow recently decided to take the homecooked recipes from the prairie and bring them into the city.
The result has many stopping alongside Highway 2 for a sip of the good life.
With whipped cream so high it almost reaches the ceiling, it's no wonder both travelers and locals stop by Prairie Grounds Cafe and Gifts in Broken Bow, alongside historic Highway 2.
"They come through on their way by, fall in love with it, and then they make sure that they make us a stop n their drive back home," owner Barbara Myers said.
The Myers bought the former Twigs and Berries Cafe and turned it into Prairie Grounds about a year and a half ago. They've farmed for most of their lives, but now they cultivate good tastes in the kitchen.
Just take one look and one bite into the enormous cinnamon rolls. "I've raised my kids on this recipe," Myers said.
Prairie Grounds also has a wide array of Nebraska-made products and gifts. While shopping, also enjoy a favorite cup of joe, latte or a smoothie. They also feature Nebraska-roasted coffee.
"It's, in my opinion, some of the best coffee I've tasted from anywhere," Myers said. "And it's neat that we were able to keep it here in Nebraska."
Many diners enjoy the relaxed and casual atmosphere of eating in the backroom or enjoying a nice summer day on the patio. They get their fill of turkey, roast beef and ham paninis, but chicken salad remains number one with most guests.
"It has to be the chicken salad - either in a salad or on a sandwich - because it's so good, and she has walnuts and grapes and it balances each other," customer Fredi Eichelberger said. "And her desserts are out of this world."
Twenty-five different flavors of espressos and lattes give many coffee drinkers the caffeine they need for the day, traveling on Highway 2. A good helping of whipped cream also satisfies their sweet tooth along the way.
Prairie Grounds offers free Wi-Fi to all their diners. They're also working on adding more seating space in the adjacent building to host performances.
Learn more at: www.prairiegrounds.com
Story by: NTV