**Pulled off my Recipe Blog**
Tuesday August 28th would have been my grandpa’s 84th birthday. Would have been is in the past tense. My grandpa passed away in 2010. It’s hard to believe that it has been two years.
My Grandpa J and I had a special connection. I went to his house every day after school from 2nd grade through 8th grade. I also spent a lot of summers at his house too during the day while my parents were at work.
Now my grandpa liked food, you might almost say loved but I can’t speak for him, and he always said you couldn’t get good for unless you drove 45 miles or more. I think part of that had to do with the fact that by the time you drove that distance you were so hungry it always made it taste better, but I’m not sure.
Back in 2009 I started the tradition of going out to dinner on my Grandma S. birthday. She had passed away 2 years prior. So when my Grandpa J passed away, my dad thought it was a good tradition to start. It started with taking my Grandma J to dinner on what would have been their anniversary so she wasn’t home alone. Now it has carried to dinners.
Tuesday night my parents, grandma, hubby and I loaded up in dad’s truck and drove to Nevada, MO to eat dinner at a restaurant called Iguana Azul. Two reasons we chose this restaurant.
The first reason, Stating the obvious, it was more than 45 miles from home.
Second reason, dad, hubby, Tbug and I ate here back in March and we’ve been talking about it ever since. So it seemed like a perfect fit.
Iguana Azul is located on the south Side of the Nevada Square across from the court house. I believe they also have an entrance from they Hwy 54 side of that building with a parking lot behind the building/accessible from Hwy 54.