Amy with her kids and Tim's kids
70 years ago the Tendermaid restaurant opened in Austin. It is a little shop with 18 stools - no tables (except one picnic table outside) and no booths. The menu is simple: hamburger; cheeseburger; chips; malts and shakes. But lest you think this sounds pretty "ordinary," the Tendermaid was chronicled in the Minnesota Monthly earlier this year as being one of the best places in our state to buy a hamburger. On Monday at noon, members of our family "took over" the little restaurant, filling 17 of the 18 seats. For some, it was their first Tendermaid ever! I especially enjoyed watching the little ones gobble them up, eating almost every crumb! They liked the malts, too.