The Irish Shanti

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We were all eager for our lunchtime stop. We took a brief detour from US-52 so that we could reach Gunder, Iowa, home of the Irish Shanti (which is, itself, home of the Gunderburger). The Irish Shanti is a plain enough building, and there were plenty of locals.

The lone waitress didn’t get to us for a while, but she was friendly and apologetic for taking so long.

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The food was pretty good, not necessarily spectacular, but filling. Katherine had beer with lunch: the Shanti Special Brew was forgettable, but she rather enjoyed the Leinenkugel Creamy Dark. Everyone had dessert: the boys chose strawberry angel food cake (which was reminiscent of Grandma Emrick’s strawberry cake) and Katherine and Chris enjoyed rhubarb cobbler. The cobbler had a caky pastry layer, and definitely needed the offered ice cream. Without it, the cobbler was a bit tart.

Across the road from the Irish Shanti was an old DX filling station.

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