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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Reruns - It's Nice to be Both Famous AND Original

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It's Sunday again, and you know what THAT means!?! It's time for Sunday Favorites!!!

Sunday Favorites are RERUNS, not current posts - - - if you want to participate, just repost something you previously posted "back in the day."

Thanks so much to Chari over at Happy to Design for hosting this meme, "Sunday Favorites." You may click on the link to find the rules and see more favorite posts.

I have been reposting favorites in order from the beginning of my blogging experience back in June of 2006 and moving toward "now." I have reached our Wisconsin vacation posts from the summer of 2008. Since we have just recently moved to Wisconsin I have decided to repost some of those posts that honor and highlight my beloved Badger State.

This is the FIFTH of those reposts. This post features a favorite restaurant.

There will be MORE Wisconsin reruns to follow in the next few weeks.



Famous AND Original
(First posted on July 22, 2008)


Perhaps you've heard of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, they have them all over the US now, but the ORIGINAL is here in Hayward. It is one of our favorite haunts. From the first time I went there, I was struck by the hodge podge (eclecticity) that is it's decor - - - - see what I mean:



This rough-hewn bear greets you at the front door, Fisherhubby optional.


High in the rafters you will see - - -


A Northwoods mural.


At the river-rock fireplace, complete with the quintessential log mantle, you will find fine china plates and lamps.


Hanging around the entire perimeter of the main dining area are - - - tin coffee pots and tin cups.

Now, step with me please, into the ladies' room. (It's ok guys - - - you can come for this tour too - - - )



I have never seen sinks like this anywhere else in the world - - - notice the gold fixtures!


The mirrors are framed with bows - - -


And the green tile walls are trimmed with gold. Quite "posh," I'd say!

Now, back out in the main dining room - - -


Each dining table is adorned with a paper towel holder like this!!!!! And you know, if you've been to one, that their signature "dinner" is served on an aluminum garbage can lid.

I'm telling you - - - it's like going to the prom wearing your oldest sneakers under your gown!!!!

What a fun place.

Oh - - - and the food is GREAT too, but THAT'S another post!

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11 comments:

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

I so want to go to this restaurant, but I doubt I will ever get to Wisconson, not all the way from Sydney Australia, isn't this the best thing about blogging, we all get to see things through reall peoples eyes(not travel writers).
I am your newest follower:)

podso said...

I'm happy for you with your snow--and we didn't have enough to suit me this year, not that we ever do. Seems like winter is over here, 75 degrees today. What is killing me is that it may be time to start mowing the lawn again, --it's growing.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I love that sink! Everything else looks so wonderfully rustic.

Designs on 47th Street said...

This looks like a great place!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving such a kind comment.

Donna

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

What a fun post. Love that sink! Thanks for sharing all of these fun tid bits!

Erin said...

Now I am hungry for barbeque. What great decor!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Keetha...

I have never heard of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que! I don't think we have them here in Colorado, or at least I have never ran into one! Shoot! I would love it too! Loved all of your photos...it looks like an awesome place to eat! I love all the enamelware coffee pots and cups that they are collecting! Sooo cool! Ohhh...and I do declare...that has got to be the prettiest bathroom sink I have ever laid my eyes on! Aren't those pink tulips pretty? Ohhh yea...I would love to have a sink like that in my bath! Ohhh...and one more thing...the murals between the log beams are gorgeous! I love these kind of restaurants...where you could just spend hours looking around and enjoying the scenery! Thanks for sharing Dave's Bar-B-Que with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! Great post, my friend!

Have a wonderful week, Darlin'!
Chari @Happy To Design

Janet, said...

Wow, that looks like a great place to visit, whether you eat there or not.

Kristin - The Goat said...

Fisherhubby Optional?? Too cute.
Dinner is served on a garbage can lid? How cool

42N said...

We just ate at a Famous Dave's in Sioux City Iowa a few weeks ago. Wonderful BBQ. That place was packed like the previous time we were there.

jennifer said...

BBQ is wonderful. WON.DER.FUL. I would love to visit Dave's!