I'd eaten as a boy, well into my manhood, at Red Kirby's, as it was known to me. I can still see Red cooking hamburgers, wearing a short white cook's hat, like a baker's hat. He always seemed a bit surly to me but his hamburgers were exquisite. Every time I would get home to see family in later years, I would stop and eat, and this now being at a time when his daughter owned the restaurant after his passing. She was surlier than her dad, in my opinion, but, the hamburgers were always fantastic, the onions the crowning glory, even as when her father owned it. So, when recently returning to Sikeston, taking that trip down memory lane, it wasn't a dream come true anymore eating there, but, almost a nightmare by comparison. The quality has fallen off like a rock. The onions? Where were they? They were so few and cut so thinly as one would think someone cutting expenses, trying to be miserly would attempt. My aunt who was with me had the same experience. We were simply amazed. We'll not ever go back. But, the two other places I ate while back in Sikeston were as good as ever: Houchen's Donuts and Lambert's Home of Throwed Rolls! At least 2 of the 3 memorable places from my youth are still at 5 star quality.
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