We're biking the trails soon and wonder if any reliable or memorable places come to mind. We did eat at the Trempealeau Hotel a few years back, but need some fun food toward the eastern part of the trails. A recent trip through some of the towns, warming up for the longer ride, found a depressing number of closed/for sale bars, restaurants and stores in small towns including Wonowec, La Valle and Norwalk. We just don't have the heart to dine and drink in a tavern with a huge 'for sale' sign in the front window. La Crosse and Sparta are bigger towns and should have something nice, no?