Friday, April 20, 2007

Blueberry Cafe

Dan Buie from Martindale, Texas. His great, great, grandfather perished as a result of wounds recieved during the Battle of Pleasant Hill in April 9, 1864. Chicken Fried Steak at Mansfield Louisiana's Blueberry Cafe P4150030

The plan was to watch the re-enactment of the Battle of Pleasant Hill but we got a late start and arrived just as everything ended last Sunday. Determined to salvage the day, we drove up Hwy 175 to Mansfield and along the way we discovered the Mansfield State Historic Site.

It was only $2 to get in and they don't take plastic or out of state checks. The site commemorates the Battle of Mansfield, which was the last decisive Confederate victory of the Civil War. The movie, exhibits, historical information and clean restrooms were well worth digging up the change.

The lagniappe was the tip we overheard about where to eat on a Sunday afternoon in Mansfield. The Blueberry Cafe turned out to be a truck stop and casino but the food was great. The head foodie in our group had chicken fried steak and declared "I'll drive down from Shreveport just to have this again."

The gentleman pictured is Dan Buie from Martindale, Texas. The picture was taken inside the museum at the Mansfield Historic State Site. Buie's great-great grandfather perished as a result of wounds recieved during the Battle of Pleasant Hill in 1864.


Debbie Buchanan Engle said...

The deep South is the only place in the world that regularly reinacts a war it lost. I find that strangely fascinating.

And The Blueberry Cafe' rocks...great french fries!

Kathryn Usher said...

I became fascinated after reading Confederates in the Attic and discovering some reenactors soak their buttons in pee-pee to make them look aged. Then there's the spooning.

... Blueberry also has awesome hand battered onion rings ... there's a picture of them on my account.