Those that know Kevin and I, know that we go up to the cabin every other weekend. We have had the cabin for almost three years now. Normally, I cook whenever we are up there. However, there are several small "hole in the wall" bars that supposedly have good food. We have yet to try any of them.
This past weekend we were up with our great friends, Linda and Dave. If you have been keeping up with my blog, you will know them from our outing to the Comet Cafe back in January. Last Friday, we all took a half day and got up to the cabin by dinner time. Rather than cook, we decided we would go out for dinner.
Now, there are three places that we have wanted to try since we bought the place. We went to the closest of the three and, well, lets just say the clientele pretty much scared us. So, the second was going to be the choice of the evening. The Backroad Bar and Restaurant is located on the corner of Hwy 8 and Hwy 139 about 10 miles west of Armstrong Creek, Wisconsin. This restaurant/bar opened about a year and a half ago. We drive by it everytime we head to the casino. And, again, anyone who knows us, knows how often we gamble! Way too much but that is a different story entirely (Let's talk about the frybread!).
Linda, Dave and I all ordered the Friday Fish Fry. Three pieces of pollack that were batter dipped and deep-fried. This fish was one of the better that I have eaten. No grease and very juicy. This was all you can eat. WOO HOO! So, boy did we eat! They were also served with potato pancakes.
The potato pancakes were the BEST I have ever had. Sorry Mom! They were done with a blender or food processor and not grated, therefore, a more pancake like result. What was the most intriguing was the flavor profile. I am still trying to put my finger on the flavoring. I can tell some sugar, some chives, and some nutmeg but the rest was a secret of the chef. Dave and I asked for seconds and were happy to finish those off. We probably could have gone for thirds but that would have seemed a bit piggish.
A great meal was had by all AND I won $20.00 on a penny machine. We will definitely be going back again but it can only be on a Friday night for potato pancakes.