Saturday, April 12, 2014

Midwest Culinary Classics-- Part 3: Watts Tea Shop and Breitbach's Country Dining

WATTS TEA SHOP-- Milwaukee-- Since 1870 has sold crystal, china and other fine items in an old-time tearoom. Expect delicate finger sandwiches and sweets like a light, custard-filled Sunshine Cake. Located at 761 N. Jefferson Street. //// BREITBACH'S COUNTRY DINING, Balltown, Iowa-- Billed as Iowa's oldest place to eat and drink. It is now owned by the family's sixth generation, having opened during the Civil War in 1862. // Fire destroyed it twice (2007 and 2008) and the tiny community (pop. 68) twice urged its rebuilding. // The popular buffet has a house-made corn relish, pickled beets, fried catfish and other items. Located at 563 Balltown Road. //// --RoadDog

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