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By Lou Marzeles
Editor 

Mom & Pop's offers on-the-run food

 

Lou Marzeles

DINER IS SERVING: Continuing The Sentinel's coverage of new businesses in town, today we look at the Mom & Pop's Diner. Pictured left to right are Kasey, Teleah, Tyler, and Amber Langfield.

Mom and Pop have a diner here in Goldendale, and it's mobile. It's a new business place where you can eat and run-or run and eat.

Mom and Pop are Kasey and Amber Langfield, and their Mom & Pop's Diner on wheels lives over in the parking lot at the Goldendale Bible Baptist Church at 1015 S. Columbus Ave., where the bowling alley used to be, for those who've been around a while. Their kids, Tyler and Teleah, are also on hand to help rustle up the orders.

Kasey, a former heating and cooling technician and Amber, a former house cleaner started working on having this business almost a year ago. "That's when we started all the planning," Amber says. "It takes a while to get everything together." The business actually opened for business on May 6 this year.

Visitors to the parking lot can get concerned-gosh, there are two food trucks right next to each other. The Taqueria Veracruz truck was already there. Surely they must have been miffed when another food truck opened just feet away. Actually, no. They first thing they did was go to Benjamin and Keren Aguilar, owners of the Taqueria Veracruz Mexican food truck to see if they would mind having neighbors in the parking lot of Goldendale Bible Baptist Church, where both families attend.

The Aguilars said they would be happy to have them there and have been an invaluable source of help to the Langfields in starting their new business, since neither couple had done anything like this before. They believe the scripture Luke 1:37 that says "For with God nothing shall be impossible."

Permission was granted by Pastor TJ Wilder to park their truck by the church, and now here they are.

The diner serves traditional American diner fare. They bought their custom trailer from Quality Trailers in Portland and had the logo and graphic artwork done by Infinite Graphix in Hood River.

They like being a mobile business because they can serve their community and then travel for special events and serve other communities as well.

They plan on being at the Klickitat County Fair with a very different menu than their regular diner fare. They will, however, be keeping the ice cream and shakes on it, which Teleah is very good at helping out with.

"We would like feedback from our customers," Kasey says. "If there is an issue with something, please come to us."

You can reach the Mom & Pop Diner at (509) 261-2797 or visit their webpage at momandpopsdiner@icloud.com. Their hours are: Sunday, closed. Monday through Friday-except Wednesdays when they are closed-11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays they're open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The business is seasonal, open only during warm-weather months. "We're hoping for a mild winter!" Amber says.

-Reported by Peggy Woodard

 

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