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La Crosse Recap


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La Crosse Recap

nj doughman | Jul 15, 2003 02:46 PM

We left the Twin Cities Saturday morning. It was one of the most beautiful motorcycle rides I think I have ever been on. The weather was absolutely perfect and the scenery along Highway 35 in Wisconsin along the river and through the bluffs is amazing.

Saturday afternoon’s first stop was the Bodega. My boyfriend, the beer enthusiast, was like a kid in a candy store. With around 350 bottled beers, this place proved to be our home base for the next couple of days. Later had a drink at Buzzard Billy’s Flying Carp Cafe. Glanced at the menu touting authentic Cajun cuisine and hesitatingly decided to eat there. We’ve been to New Orleans several times. It’s one of our favorite vacation places for eating. We had our doubts. Damn, if we weren’t pleasantly surprised. Chicken Atchafalaya and Rasta Pasta (no, not Cajun) were very, very good. Would definitely recommend this place.

Sunday morning we decided to take John’s advice and go to Mr. D’s. And boy were we glad we did. Great atmosphere. Great food. Great prices I had a breakfast Koner - a cone of homemade bread filled with scrambled eggs, ham, onions, peppers and cheese - fantastic. Boyfriend had the traditional Eggs Benedict. Said they were great and the muffin was homemade. John, I know you mentioned their plate-sized apple fritters. You didn’t say how big the plate was! Holy cow, what a fritter!

Sunday afternoon, we discovered the Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlor. Cool little place with a candy counter and a coffee shop connected to it. Shared a cone - Oreo cappuccino. Enough said.

Sunday evening we wound up at Fayze’s. I understand they are known for their bread and sell to other restaurants. Very comfortable place. Food was good. Bread was great. Would have actually liked to eaten at Buzzard Billy’s again, but it was closed.

Monday, reluctantly headed home. But another mini vacation on the cycle in 2 weeks. Haven’t yet decided where we are going . . .

Anyway, thanks again to John and Kraig for the information and great advice.


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