there used to be this great cafe in downtown springfield, when i was growing up, the moon city cafe. my fam went all the time on saturdays. i loved it. a little dingy and funky with npr always playing. my favorite thing to get, a tuna melt with pasta salad. i had the sudden realization the other night when for dinner i was making but what? a tuna melt with pasta salad, i think since the age of 10 i may have been trying to recreate my favorite meal at moon city! this i will say was one of the best versions of the melt plus pasta salad combo in a long while. the secret to this time’s success? oh the wonderful sandwich maker! this is my ode to moon city cafe. i do miss you so!!