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O U T O F T H E W A Y E A T S Beckett's Great fare in a casual, yet refined, setting might consider a bit odd - chicken gizzards. "I know it's weird to talk about liking chicken gizzards," says Aaron. n the bluffs of the Mis"But these aren't the rubber bands souri River in western most people remember trying to eat as Howard County sits the a kid. They're absolutely delicious." village of Glasgow. Only Aaron says the process to prepare 35 miles northwest of Columbia, the gizzards takes hours. They're simthis wee town is far enough away mered "low and slow," so by the time from the rush of a big city and they're floured, seasoned and flashlittle enough that it hasn't lost the fried, you'll crave more. small-town charm so He says you must try many travelers seek them with the honey these days. jalapeño sauce. For 20 years, Whet your appetite Glasgow has been To watch a video featuring home to one of the Beckett's in Glasgow, click with an appetizer, and you'll be set for somebest-kept secrets - this button inside our thing a bit heartier. an eatery named digital edition, online at The six types of handBeckett's. The pattied, half-pound nal owner, Lonnie burgers are a daily favorite. Made with Beckett, opened the place as a fresh ground beef, they are a daily sports bar with a limited menu. To favorite and come regular, cheese, be near the customers, he grilled double cheese, double bacon cheese his famous burgers out front in and guacamole with cheese. However, the bar area. the marinated chicken sandwich still Lonnie's daughter-in-law, Nikfights the burger for the top sandwich ki, was on staff then. In 2011, he spot. The breaded tenderloin or flounwas ready to hand the reins over der sandwich also are popular choices. to someone else. So Nikki and Owners Nikki and Aaron Gouge invite you to Beckett's in Glasgow for delicious Take the chill off by adding a cup her husband - Lonnie's stepson, smoked pork chops, grilled steak pitas and the popular, tender chicken gizzards. or bowl of homemade soup to your Aaron - bought the restaurant. Other entrée options include selection. Options include Baja corn While the eatery may have and the most popular, the BLT salad. the popular thick-cut barbecue chowder, French onion or roasted red undergone physical changes, one Now, you're ready for the main pork steak, grilled tenderloin or pepper, to name a few. thing didn't - the delicious food. event - a Beckett's entrée. the jumbo breaded shrimp. AnothWhile salads are more popular in "Lonnie was well known for Steak lovers have an 8- or 12-ounce er choice is the thick-cut boneless the spring and summer, Beckett's does grilling a great burger," says Aarhand-cut rib-eye from which to smoked pork chop served with a offer five hearty options, with crispy on. "His marinated chicken breast choose, as well as the 8-ounce filet horseradish and applesauce dip on or grilled chicken, a chef salad with was the best and something we mignon. The steak options are select, the side that makes this selection a ham and turkey, a basic house salad continue to prepare today." and they'll be superbly prepared. patron favorite. Aaron adds that while he helps But, as we always remind you, when needed, Nikki is the driving save room for dessert. force behind Beckett's. Beckett's "My mother makes our straw"She hand picks and trains the berry, triple chocolate and carrot people she hires to make sure they * Specialties: Smoked boneless pork cakes," says Nikki, adding strawemulate her high standards of cusGlasgow chops with horseradish applesauce; handberry is the most popular. tomer service," he says. cut steaks; thick, hand-pattied burgers and Pie lovers must try the Key Nikki buys fresh produce and homemade desserts. Lime pie that's Aaron's creation. meat locally each day. During the "He even ships the Key Lime juice spring and summer months, she's in from Key West," adds Nikki. Prices: Appetizers starting at $5.25; entrée blessed to have customers who On weekends, the couple recshare fresh produce. salads $8.50 and up; and sandwiches starting at $6.75. ommends making a reservation. There are many tasty appetizAccepts checks, cash, major credit cards. Fried chicken is a daytime special ers with which to begin your meal only on Fridays, while Friday and at Beckett's. Breaded dill pickles Details: Open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; FriSaturday evenings offer fried catserved with the house creamy day and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monfish and peel-and-eat shrimp. garlic dressing or fried green beans day. Seats 100. Full bar. No smoking. Private party space availOne thing for sure is that Beckare a unique and delicious start to able. Reservations recommended on Friday and Saturday. ett's menu is diverse enough to a meal. With a large group? Order please any palate. And if you're the sampler, with its collection of not sure what to order, Aaron mozzarella sticks, breaded mushAddress: 510 First St. in Glasgow. gives this advice. rooms, breaded cauliflower, fried "What is it you most often dill pickles, crispy onion rings and Contact: 660-338-9978; like to order? Then try that," says fried green beans. Aaron. "You'll love it." There's another appetizer some by Heather Berry O 14 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - January 2014

Rural Missouri - January 2014
Healing on horses
Gut instinct
Out of the Way Eats
For the birds
Missouri Snapshots
Hearth and Home
The company behind the meter
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - January 2014