You Want Nutrition, Eat Carrots!

Kyra and Claire in the Big ChairHere we were, just two unsuspecting East Coast types, stopping off in Madison, Wisconsin, for a short two-hour visit with Claire’s college friend Kyra and her father Dennis, followed by lunch along State Street. Why we even went for a hike on the beautiful trail around Lake Mendota off the Union Terrace.

We were feeling very righteous.

Then, we met Ian’s By the Slice Pizza. And Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. And tonight in Spring Green, we met Phil and his wonderful selection of local beers at Arcadia Books cafe.

Oh. My. Goodness.

These folks put cheese on ANYTHING. Claire, of course, had to try the Mac and Cheese pizza.  As she noted, it was ONLY one slice…but it was a slice of pizza WITH pasta on top.

Ian's pizza

Then we ran into the Serious $&@! – you don’t believe me, just check out the sign below.

Serious ice cream

We can’t say we weren’t warned.


And here at Arcadia Books – a wonderful book store/cafe in Spring Green – I’m working on a Moon Man Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, Wisconsin, while Claire is sipping on a Lake Louie I.P.A.  Phil is the man to make the recommendations, which are perfect after a long and satisfying tour of Taliesin. That will be a separate post, but we’re living large here in Wisconsin (in more ways than one).

From the road in the heartland.

More to come…


7 Responses

  1. Thanks for stopping into Ian’s, sounds like you had a great tour guide! We’re glad you enjoyed the pizza. You’re right, in Wisconsin we’ll put cheese on anything.

    Feel free to stay in touch with us on Twitter (@IansMadison) we’d love to hear more about your travels!

    Take care,

    • Thanks for writing, Adam. We loved the pizza at Ian’s. It was great and your staff was terrific. We will definitely come back on a return trip. DJB

  2. Sounds like a typical day on a classic road trip in my beloved Midwest! Enjoying this SO, vicariously. 🙂

    • Janet, you are so kind to write. Your support for the blog means a great deal to me, coming from such a terrific writer. Glad you are enjoying the posts. Claire and I have declared that we’re going to start eating healthier food – tomorrow! Take care, DJB

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