Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Coffee Barrel
Sooner or later you'll be reminded with a stomach wallop. Fortunately I live in a city where I can say to myself: "Pull over at the next sign of food" and such a sign will show itself relatively quickly.
In this case it was a sandwich board (mmm, sandwich) at the roadside, saying something like "coffee, sandwiches, smoothies." I pulled into the parking lot of the mini-mall at 2982 E. Colorado Blvd. It didn't look promising. At the Coffee Barrel, an unassuming shop, I was the only customer. I wondered if that was because of the surroundings or the food. It was probably because of the hour (2:30).
They made me a triple-decker BLT which was fresh and good, and before I was finished eating (every last morsel of) it, the place had begun to fill up. Either that sandwich board was working or I'm the last person in town to know about the Coffee Barrel.