Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Feast Fit for an Almost-Sixty-Year Old-- Part 1

Yesterday, Liz and I drove to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to have the great fish fry at Popeye's (not the fried chicken chain) on the shore of Geneva Lake.

We drove US-12 through Richmond and entered Wisconsin at Genoa City where we took Walworth County Highway H to Lake Geneva. This is the original alignment of US-12 before the expressway was built.

This is a beautiful drive with considerably less traffic than the express way.

Coming into Lake Geneva, we took Wells Street, also the former 12 alignment. This goes by several old motels, including an old tourist court with individual cottages. These motels are vestiges of when the old US-12 was the gateway to Wisconsin and Lake Geneva.

Old US-12, then turned onto Wis. Hwy-50, Main Street, so took it to where we got off on the one way street where we parked (25 cents for 30 minutes) and went into Popeye's.


POPEYE'S

We are in a club where we get a 50% off coupon for our birthday month, so used that.

Popeye's has been open since the 1970s and the interior is all nautical with a ship-shaped bar. We were lucky enough to get a table along the windows which featured a great view of the lake as well as the Riviera Docks, built in 1932 and one impressive building.

Good Eatin' Coming Up. --RoadDog

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