B & B Cafe, Castle Rock, Colorado
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As Karen and I cruised through downtown Castle Rock looking for a place to have lunch, the words "Home Made Pies" on the B&B Cafe sign caught my attention. I love homemade pie, so we parked our pickup truck and went in. We soon learned that this restaurant is a hometown original with a lot of history.
We were seated in the southern dining room (the non-smoking section). On the walls were numerous photographs and newspaper articles detailing the history of the Cafe and the town of Castle Rock. The Cafe opened in th 1920’s and the first owners had a beautiful onyx and marble bar shipped down from Leadville, CO. The folks in Leadville had purchased the bar from Italy in the 1880’s during the big silver rush. Since 1982 the Bradley family has owned the B&B.
Another article on the wall recalls the time, in 1946, that Ray Lewis, the Castle Rock Town Marshal, was killed in a shootout at the Cafe. We could still see one of the bullet holes in the tin ceiling above the fan in the front dining room.
The Cafe is open Mon-Sat from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu told us that the B&B Cafe has been written up in the food sections of the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, and The Washington Post. which was said to have recommended the country fried steak. So that’s what I ordered. What the menu failed to say is exactly WHAT had been "written up" about the country fried steak. To me it was quite mediocre at best, like something they had had in a bag in the freezer for a very long time before throwing it into the grease to fry.
Anyway, I ate the over-breaded country fried steak and looked forward to ordering the homemade pie for desert. Only problem is, we never saw our waitress again. I also wanted a refill on my iced tea, but that never came either. After several minutes of being unable to get our server’s attention, we got up to leave. As we exited the dining room she suddenly appeared and asked "How was everything?" "Fine" I fibbed. "Excellent!" she exclaimed. As we paid our bill I could see the "homemade pie" behind the counter in a cardboard box. It didn’t look home made to me at all.
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