Okay, time to continue our tour of eating Main Street, one restaurant at a time. We started at the bottom of Main Street and we’ve been eating our way upward ever since that fateful moment in time and space. Our last stop was Ulrich’s Rebellion Room, which means our next stop is thirty-thirty coffee in the recently landmarked Kickapoo Building. Let’s have a Stolling Rones moment and get all exiled on Main Street for a while at at thirty-thirty coffee!
It’s a nice day, but oh so fucking bright. I think this is the summer I’m finally getting prescription sunglasses. Maybe after I get them I’ll start smoking pot again, so they’ll really be useful! And these are my glorious dreams for the future!
Here we are at the Kickapoo Building and when I saw this photo after I got back home I was really pissed off. I cut off the top of the building in the picture and it ruins it for me. So stupid! Motherfucker, it really pisses me off and I took a couple of safety photos and they’re all cut off too. Aahhh! The heartbreak and misery I suffer doing this blog sometimes. Okay, let’s just move along, but this will bug me till the next post goes up. Fuck!
Okay, I’ve calmed down a little, here’s the thirty-thirty side...
Let’s go in, but before we do, check out the unplanned obligatory mirror shot in the door! I love it when that happens and now I’m happy again. This has become quite the bipolar post today!
Here we are at this side of the room, hang on to your socks if you’re wearing any and you really should be because this blog should be read with socks firmly attached to your feets and here we go...
Baboom, magically we’re suddenly on the other side of the room in one Norman Fell swoop. That was exciting! Let’s take a look around.
One big attraction in here for me is that they have the bear on display that used to be at Jumer’s Castle Lodge. But just like the photo of the building, I cut off the bear’s head and this is bugging me like so much summer wheat. And I didn’t even take a safety photo, what the fuck was I thinking? I really hate moments like this, so let’s just take a slow walk of shame and move the fuck onwards. Ugh.
Here’s the plaque beneath the bear stating that Jim Jumer got this bear in 1970. The bear is 9 foot and 1 inch. Maybe we should fix him up with Vanna Whitewall!
There’s tables over here in the back room to enjoy your coffee and frantically tap your feet on the floor from the jittery caffeine intake.
This is my favorite corner in thirty-thirty coffee. I love the wooden church pews and the brick wall that faces them.
Okay, I’ve magically ping-ponged us back to the front of the room, I love doing this! There’s comfortable leather couches up here to relax and look out at the view of Main Street from the front window.
Beans and coffee machines alert! Here’s the room where they make their own coffee that you can buy to go if you want to brew it at home.
Here’s a shiny, whiny wooden communal table by a side window just behind the coffee bar.
They display artwork here on the walls by local artists and the art is shifted out on a regular basis, so it’s always fun to come and look at the works on display.
My favorite from this visit is this one, titled: “Red Riding Hood” by Blair Jeffery. I really like the illustration and it also reminds me of my favorite Sam the Sham song.
Okay, time to get something to eat in here. There’s not a big food selection in here as the emphasis is on coffee, tea and other cup-filled drinks, but I spy some food offerings over here in this wooden glass-topped cabinet.
It’s a group of pastries and muffins. Huzzah!
This is Dan, who’s one of the three owners of thirty-thirty. He told me that things are going great here and that they’re opening up another coffee shop in Junction City and they’re thinking it’ll be open at the end of June. Stay tuned for a post on that when it opens up! Dan took my order and now let’s watch that order get fulfilled in real time.
I know it’s a coffee shop, but I didn’t get coffee because I hate coffee worse than life itself. I’ve only had one sip of it in my life and it tasted like ten tons of acidic shit on a shingle and swore to twelve imaginary gods to never drink it again. So I ordered a hot chocolate and this is Trey making the drink.
They put a lot of attention and love to the drinks they make here and I appreciate that!
For the final touch to the drink, Trey put a white cream design on top, so cool!
I also got a cinnamon roll which Heather heated up and served along with a gorgeous smile!
I thought I’d sit over here at this table. I’ve eaten here before and familiarity breeds contempt. And who doesn’t love a side order of contempt with a cinnamon roll and a cup of hot chocolate on an all too sunny day? Nobody I know of!
Here’s a bird’s-eye view of our Main Street snack.
Wow, the cinnamon roll is great! The pastries here are supplied by Le Bakery at Metro Centre here in Peoria.
Ha! Check it out, the design that Trey put on top of the hot chocolate lasts all the way to the end. I love that!
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Related posts: Eating Main Street @ Ulrich's Rebellion Room, B Easy, Hoops, Judge’s Chamber, Table 19, Pepper’s Cafe, Haddad’s Downtown, Cookies By Design, Richards On Main and Nut House/Cracked Pepper.
Bonus Steve Tarter “Minding Business” Linkage!
Steve Tarter put up a post in his PJ Star, “Minding Business” blog about who should replace Channel 25 anchorman Tom McIntyre. Check out the nominees he suggests and check out candidate number three! It’s my Ron Burgundy moment! Thanks, Steve!