by Kat Robinson
Ah, fall, time to put away the light salads and such of summer and tuck in for winter's chilly wrath. The leaves are turning, and with lower gas prices many are hitting the roads to view the laconic leaves and festive foliage. After a ride up Highway 65 or Highway 7, it's the perfect time to knosh on a sandwich and a hearty bowl of soup.
And that's some of what you'll find at Neighbor's Mill and Cafe in Harrison. The beautiful mill-styled building north of downtown and south of the Wal-Mart Supercenter is a great place to pull in and satisfy your craving for hot eats and hearty breads. Every day there's something new coming out of the ovens, and it's worthwhile to stop by for lunch, dinner, or just to pick up a loaf and a cuppa to take you home.
A great deal for the indecisive is the soup and sandwich special ($5.89 for half of one of the day's featured sandwiches and a bowl of soup). Pictured above are the Honey Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich on Bronze Wheat bread, with a cup of Asiago Cheese soup. Served up with chips and a wedge of dipping bread, too, it'll cut the edge off the cold and off your hunger, too.
Another good choice -- the Salad Sampler ($6.89), with your choice of the Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, your choice of one of the bakery's green salads and a muffin. More food than you'd get in a combo meal at a fast food restaurant at that price.
Neighbor's also offers Ozark Mountain Smokehouse products and a fine array of fresh baked breads, pastries, and such. Open for breakfast, too, with thick gooey cinnamon rolls and hot pork products.
Neighbor's Mill and Cafe is open Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It's closed on Sunday, so if you're making a Branson run, drop by on the way up. (870) 741-6455 or check out the menu and order yourself some bread shipped to the house at the restaurant's website.