Northfield Cafe and Jesse James Bar in Kathmandu

Britt Ackerman alerted me to this item/photo posted to the Carleton College Facebook page: Northfield Cafe and Jesse James Bar in Kathmandu

Northfield Cafe and Jesse James Bar in Kathmandu “Carleton’s influence extends to Nepal. Here’s the Northfield Cafe and Jesse James Bar in Kathmandu founded by Mike Frame, ’62, one of the first Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal. And the best fajitas in Nepal!”

There is also Hotel Northfield nearby. The Huff-Po ran an article last summer titled Return to Shangri-La which included this:

The Northfield Café is a sprawling restaurant, one of the most popular places in Tamel. It serves a large menu of dishes from most cultures except Nepal, but whether it is Southern chicken, salami pizza, tacos, or chocolate cake, the commonality is mediocrity…

The Northfield Café is one of several restaurants and hotels established by Mike Frame, a farm boy from Northfield, Minnesota. Mike was a volunteer in Nepal One. He signed up for a second tour and established a tiny experimental farm in Marek-Kathare, the remote village where I was also stationed. Mike was a peculiar man and he did not want to go home. So he became the father of tourist Thamel. Mike died a few years ago. Thamel is his legacy.

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