Hello everyone! I'm back in the house after a couple minutes of power gardening in the summer-like 80 degree temps. Tomorrow, the thermometer is supposed to top 90 degrees. That should really get my garden growing.
A few weekends ago, I drove up to visit my dad in La Crosse, Wis. We took his girlfriend, Kim, out for a birthday lunch. My dad had the wonderful idea to stop at Houghton's Fine Dining in La Crosse. I'd never been there before, so I was looking forward to trying something new.
And look what greeted us at the door. Only in Wisconsin.
I loved this fun, relaxed restaurant. We stopped in the mid-afternoon before the weekend crowds started to arrive. The restaurant has a large bar area that's decorated with old musical instruments on the walls.
Of course, when you're in Wisconsin, you have to splurge on the cheese. My dad ordered up a plate of fried cheese curds. They were absolutely perfect! The breading wasn't too heavy, just nice and crunchy. Served up with marinara sauce, I couldn't stop dunking and eating.
The special of the day was the reuben sandwich. Sorry, no pictures, but it was a treat. I always love a good reuben. La Crosse has so many wonderful restaurants. I'm happy to discover a new one.