|Would You Like a Side of Minnows With That? |
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi
For waitresses Mandi Davis, Leah Brooks, and Dell Pfeffer, left to right, somethings always cooking at the Fort Randall Bait & Tackle caféeven without customers. Mandi works the breakfast shift starting at 6:30 a.m. Its not rowdy, she says. Retirees come in for coffee. Then you have the hunters and fishers. A couple tourists. And of course the local people. Asked about what there is to do in this town of 168 people, Mandi says, Theres not much here. Pause. Theres nothing here. That suits some of the regulars just fine.