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Retro Diner

After braving the cold to see the parade at Carthage, Mo’s “Maple Leaf” festival me and my hubby headed to the historic Carthage downtown to do a little antiquing and grab a quick-lunch.

The historic town square was the epicenter of the festival with vendors and the like. Despite the cold it was quite lively.

Before going out to explore the festivities, we decided to warm up with lunch and headed for the Carthage Deli and Ice cream, an adorably styled retro diner.

Carthage Deli & Ice Cream view from the inside
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream view from the inside
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream retro decor
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream retro decor
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream busy with customers
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream busy with customers
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream more fun decor
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream more fun decor

The place had a great decor filled with fun vintage signs, lending to that retro feel.

There was an extensive menu, we choose to warm up with a hot turkey melt, which was delicious, and really hit the spot. For dessert, which we actually at first, me and my hubby split a hot chocolate and a chocolate chip scone. The scone was tasty, even though it had an unexpected cinnamon taste.

Carthage Deli & Ice Cream hot chocolate and chocolate chip scone.
Carthage Deli & Ice Cream hot chocolate and chocolate chip scone.

Overall we had a really great time and enjoyed the diner. Defiantly gonna stop there next time we’re in the area. 

After lunch we made out like bandits finding great deals on vintage hats and my hubby scoring some really cool vintage car decor.

Lastly, what festival would be complete without funnel cake? We ended the day by getting a tasty powered sugar covered funnel cake at one of the vendors.

Tasty funnel cake
Tasty funnel cake

All in all we had a great time and I can’t wait till next years festival!

Me on the way to the parade
Me on the way to the parade, dressed up with my vintage hat and new purse

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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