Let's check the mailbag to see where farmers should look for some good cooking.
Venture into southwest Nebraska and I'm told Amateur's Bar 'N' Grill in Cambridge is worth the stop. Topping the list is the pizza — thick and tasty, I'm told. It comes in three sizes, with 13 toppings and a dozen specialty pizzas, including Reuben, Philly Cheese and Chicken Bacon Ranch.
The menu is extensive, with salads, baskets and build your own subs and wraps. You can get filled up with more than 20 appetizers and a choice of dipping sauces, burgers, sandwiches and pasta dishes.
Drinks are served in Mason jars.
Amateur's is open every day, at 11 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 11:30 Sundays, and closes every day at 9 p.m. Service is prompt and prices are reasonable, I'm told.
Luigi's Nebraska City received a rave review from a childhood friend.
"This place is just the BEST!!!" she posted on Facebook. "Tilapia Napolitano ... tilapia, shrimp, broccoli, tomatoes in an amazing cream sauce with marinara. And piping hot from the oven homemade bread.
"Authentic Italian food. If you haven't been here yet, you are missing out!!!!"
Luigi's is in the old train depot on South Sixth Street in Nebraska City.
"The owner is Italian, complete with accent," she told me. "The food is authentic Italian, homemade and delicious. I've eaten there about four times and it's always been exceptionally good."
Luigi's opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closes at 9 p.m. except for Friday and Saturday, at 10 p.m. It is closed Mondays.
Where do you recommend for best food, decor, history, service or whatever else you look for when eating out? Send your top picks to firstname.lastname@example.org or Midwest Messenger c/o Who Feeds the Farmer, Box 239, Tekamah, NE 68061.