Mad Greek Café
Stopping at the Mad Greek Café seems like a ritual for all my friends who drive between the two cities, so I decided to check it out for myself. I was immediately greeted by a blue and white exterior lined with Greek statues.
If the exterior isn’t enough, the restaurant looks like a tornado hit Greece and everything landed in Baker. It’s decorated with the same blue and white colors of the Greek flag along with photos, statues, and messages in both Greek and English. Gaudy but fun.
How’s the food? I’ve had better, to be honest, but the atmosphere is the real reason to stop. The best meal I’ve eaten is the souvlaki with fries. The Greek coffee is terrible, but the sweets are ok.
World’s Tallest Thermometer
What else is there in Baker? Look out for the World’s Tallest Thermometer. It was built in 1991 to commemorate the world record 134° F recorded at nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913. The thermometer stands 134 feet tall and is capable of displaying temperatures up to 134°. The ridiculous electric bill is paid for by sales from the Temp 134 Gift Shop at its base.