We celebrated our wedding anniversary this past Sunday and tradition called for dinner out. Since we were at the cabin, I thought it might be time to try a new Supper Club.
For the uninitiated, the "Supper Club" is an upper-Midwest tradition centered on Wisconsin. If you are a serious student of American culture, you will want to add this to your fact-file. Here is an article in the New York Times, a book and even a movie on the subject.
There are certain standard menu items on a supper-club menu. Steak, of course, but always AYCE Walleye on Fridays and prime rib on Saturday. We were looking for something a little more special and found it here.
The Chippewa Inn can be found fifteen miles east of Hayward. The location is easy to remember, it's at the corner of A and B, and offers a Bavarian page besides the usual fare.
Am I sure this is a supper club? O yes, you can tell by the fish and other animals hanging in the bar watching you sip your cocktail. (I couldn't get the bearskin into the same frame - sorry!)
Keeping with the Bavarian tradition, you will find a couple of dollhouses and a case of Hummel figurines in the back room.
How was the food? Very good. Here is the Bavarian Pork Shank (Eisbein, if you are German) and the prime rib.