Thanks to the River Falls Chamber of Commerce â€œLoopiesâ€ exist again!
I recently found myself giving a River Falls history tutorial to my college aged employees on what it meant to â€œcruze-the-Loopâ€ and what a â€œLoopieâ€ was.Â Current Main Street parking for Dish and the Spoon CafÃ© was once prime real-estate for the Loopies on Friday and Saturday nights.Â High school students and early twenties Townies would drive around the loop of divided Main Street over and over again looking to see and be seen.Â A select group had dibs to park down the center of the Northern most block of divided Main Street.Â This group communed at the North end every weekend to park, converse, and show off their latest modifications to their large and loud trucks and cars.Â To make it more comfortable for the eveningâ€™s antics some even permanently installed recliners and love seats into the beds of their trucks for lush digs to watch others cruze-the-Loop.
Weekend nights on Main Street are not the same without the Loopies or the Corner Youth Center (Iâ€™ll have to explain what that was in another segment!)
It may not be Friday or Saturday nights and there may be a more family-friendly (and pedestrian) tone to the activities, but River Falls is resurrecting the act of cruzing-the-loop and we may even see a new generation of Loopies!Â The River Falls Car and Cycle Summer Cruze on Main events started this past Sunday and will also be July 10, August 14 and September 11 from 11am-4pm.Â One side of Main Street is blocked off to traffic, old cars, cycles and choppers are parked up and down the street, and pedestrian traffic can walk around and view the cars.Â There will also be music, great food and beverages and prizes!
Dish and the Spoon CafÃ© serves BREAKFAST Saturday and Sundays from 8am-2pm, so come on down to the Cruze-In and stop into the CafÃ© for breakfast.Â This segment features our Zesty Buttermilk Pancakes served with fresh berries, whipped cream and pure maple syrup.Â We have had many return guests just for the pancakes!Â Our video also shows some of the cars that came this past Sunday.
TO VIEW THE PANCAKE RECIPE AND VIDEO PLEASE VISIT www.valleygirldish.com
For more information on the Cruze-In Sundays visit www.rfchamber.com or call 715.425.2533
For more information on the offerings at Dish and the Spoon CafÃ© visit www.dishandthespooncafe.com