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Great fare in a casual, yet reﬁned, setting
might consider a bit odd - chicken
"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
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 origiwww.ruralmissouri.coop.
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.
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.
"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
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; www.beckettsrestaurant.com.
like to order? Then try that," says
fried green beans.
Aaron. "You'll love it."
There's another appetizer some
by Heather Berry
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - January 2014
Rural Missouri - January 2014
Healing on horses
Out of the Way Eats
For the birds
Hearth and Home
The company behind the meter
Rural Missouri - January 2014