Fine dining in the heart of the prairie

If you drive out of Grinnell heading east on Highway 6, 25 miles later you’ll come upon Ladora. It would be easy to pass through this town of 287 people without much of a pause—right past the tightly clustered rows of houses, the boarded up main street, the non-descript city hall and fire station, and the Ladora Stora gas station— if it weren’t for the majestic old Ladora Savings Bank Bistro right in the middle of it.

Gas station/munchie spot reopens

On Oct. 10, 2009, the Kum & Go, located on the corner of 5th and West, was demolished. Students, perhaps faculty, and community members alike were left with limited options from which to procure their light night slurpees or packs of chocolate doughnuts for the dark winter months, including the entirety of Hell Week and finals week.

Great Pie just a stone’s throw from Grinnell

The Coffee Cup’s local and national reputation is built on more than just pie though—as their menu says, they take “extreme pride” in all their “made-from-scratch cooking.” The café is ranked by the Des Moines Register as one of 100 places to eat before you die and named one of 500 best places to eat before its too late in the book Road Food.

Taco Crawl

Last Week Glen W. Bell, the founder of Taco Bell, passed away at the age of 86.Since the first Taco Bell in 1948, the American-Taco landscape has greatly changed. To honor Bell’s memory, Jai Garg ’11 set out to explore the taco depths of the Grinnell community.