My wife and I traveled back from Kansas City to Phoenix earlier this week and made a stop in Joplin to find someplace to eat as well as see the areas first hand destroyed by the recent tornado. It was easy to see the area the tornado went through because there was not much foliage or trees where they were ripped from the ground. It left us with a deep mournful feeling and then we proceeded down Main St. to find lunch. Main St. was full of empty buildings and newly built chain restaurants. There were also some Mom and Pop establishments that offered more typical fare of road food full of fat and fries. We hoped for something better. To our amazement, we found a wonderful restaurant, American Fork located in an old grocery warehouse on Main Street, The menu had a nice lunch selection as well as a soup of the day. In a typical Midwestern friendly manner, we were greeted by a friendly host and then a wonderful waitress. She explained some of the menu items to us and took our order. My wife ordered the Wagyu .sliders with fries and reluctantly, I ordered the Reuben. Immediately, our server dropped off fresh bread sticks and a spicy cream cheese spread. We gobbled them up and wanted more but decided to wait for our orders. The sliders were juicy and had a unique but pleasant flavor. My Reuben was served on a fresh, rye bread with lean, tasty pastrami. Both were wonderful and very satisfying. We were very pleased with our choice and highly recommend a stop here when in the area.