Every small town once had a hotel/restaurant like the Bagley Hotel. Opened in 1913 (happy 100th birthday!) as the Park Hotel, the restaurant is a friendly place with a bar that has changed little in the past 100 years; the patty melts are good enough to make you glad you stopped. If you decide to [...]
We continue our May trek along Wisconsin’s west coast with a stop high above La Crosse. Hixon Forest’s 800 acres are criss-crossed by 13 miles of trails for hikers and dirt bikers, winding their way up and across several bluffs with great views of the region. I was lucky enough once to come across a [...]
Pepin, Wisconsin may be known as the home of one particularly famous restaurant, but if you haven’t stopped in at the Third Street Deli to dine with Chef Judith, your visit is incomplete. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and preparation, you can dine on omelets with seasonal ingredients, corned beef hash, pizza cooked in [...]
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