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Monroe, WI - Baumgartner's

teamkitty | Mar 26, 200710:12 PM

Took a trip to an old fave - Baumgartner's in downtown Monroe, WI. It is under new ownership - the Hubers having taken flight to Colorado nearly two years ago. The new staff is enthusiastic but knows nothing - and I do mean NOTHING - about cheese. No longer do they sell the aged swiss that Baumgartners was famous for. When I asked why they had discontinued this staple, the cheesenik said, "It took too long to make." This wasn't irony or snark - just the unvarnished, stupid truth. They had no idea where the cheese they did sell was produced. Not a pretty picture.

For general café eats, you are better off with the folksy "Corner Cafe" about 1 blk south of Baumgartners, staffed by former employees of Baumgartners back in the day. Breakfast all day and decent corned beef hash. The pancakes are said to be excellent.

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