Another example is it feels like forever since you are hungry but the mac and cheese doesn't take long at all. It always fills me up. I'm not hungry when I fall asleep.

Despite all the layoffs and closures plaguing businesses recently, a local restaurant received a bit of good news last week.

Jim Shankle, General Manager of Wobbly Boots restaurant in Osage Beach, received a surprise after logging on to Facebook and finding Stephen Rusbarsky had sent in a picture of a writing assignment which his 9-year old daughter Laila Rusbarsky had completed in school.

Stephen says Laila's teacher had only one instruction for the short essay: write something persuasive. Laila chose to persuade her audience to eat at Wobbly Boots restaurant; never mind the fact that her immediate audience lives nearly 150 miles from the establishment in St. Louis, MO.

"I have shared the heartwarming paper your daughter wrote about our restaurant...with my staff as well as the owners and it really lifted the spirits of everyone in the time of uneasiness with this Coronavirus" said Shankle. "We are going to frame it and put it on display".

Stephen says his family makes plans to eat at Wobbly Boots twice a year, making the drive from St. Louis. Normally, this lands on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. He says the family has done it for seven year in a row without fail. He says Laila’s favorite item at the restaurant is their Mac and Cheese, which she noted in the letter. He says her sister and brother’s favorite item is the fried pickles.

The letter reads as follows:

“Have you ever wanted to go somewhere fancy? Well Wobbly Boots is the right place for you. Wobbly Boots is the best restaurant because they have the best mac and cheese. They have really cool places to sit, the workers are very kind.

Wobbly Boots is the best restaurant because they have the best mac and cheese. One example is the mac and cheese is never too cheesy. Another example is it feels like forever since you are hungry but the mac and cheese doesn’t take long at all. It always fills me up. I'm not hungry when I fall asleep.

I think Wobbly Boots is the best restaurant because there are really fun places to sit. An example is you can walk up stairs and there’s a fake porch at the back. Another example is there’s a big table you can sit at and there’s a big tv to watch. My last example is, you can sit outside. There's also a tv and a little brick wall with a fence on it and when you wait you can walk on the brick wall which I think is fun.

My last reason why Wobbly Boots is the best restaurant is because they are super nice. One example is you can tell them that you want to sit on the porch and they usually say yes unless it’s too crowded. Another example is it’s never a long wait. My last example is wherever you sit don’t expect to be cold it’s always warm there.

In conclusion I think Wobbly boots is the best restaurant because they have the best mac and cheese, there’s really cool places to sit and they are super nice. So do you want to go out tonight then go to Wobbly Boots. “