We're home from vacation - - - but I'm just not finished with my vacation posts. Brunhilda and Borris monopolized my blogging time while we were in Wisconsin, I'm sure many of you enjoyed their posts more than mine anyway, but now that we're home I have a few things to say!!!
Several of our vacation "haunts" (places we visit and revisit each time we go to the northwoods) have stories which I'd like to share.
The first such place is "Famous Dave's BBQ Shack."
Perhaps you've heard of a "Famous Dave's" or maybe you've even eaten at one. Well, the ORIGINAL is located in Hayward, Wisconsin.
"Famous Dave's" is the brain child of Dave Anderson. Dave is a Native American who graduated in the bottom half of his high school class. He tried his hand at several businesses which failed before he became successful.
He has since served two presidents (Carter and G. W. Bush) and three governors in advisory positions. He earned a master's degree from Harvard without ever earning an undergraduate degree. He also attends the Wesleyan Church in Hayward, where my friend Mark is the pastor. Mark was going to introduce Dave to Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper, but we didn't see Dave at church that day.
This is the original "Famous Dave's."
While eating here I overheard a man telling his friends, "You've maybe eaten at another 'Famous Dave's,' but THIS is the REAL one.
I feel that way too - - - they may all be "real" but this one is original.
It's located on the shores of Big Round Lake.
Some people boat in, dock here, and walk up the steps to get a table.
The food is yummy. These are ribs for all you rib lovers out there. I don't "do" ribs, too much pickin' (and I'm not grinnin') around bone- - - but hubby is a rib connoisseur and he says these are GREAT.
This is my BBQ of choice - - - Georgia Pulled Pork.
Leigh remarked that the sides looked rather small - - - which I also THOUGHT the first time, but part of that is simply the shape of the little container - - - it holds more than it looks like it would. I'm a big eater and I always leave with a very full tummy.
To conlude this "Famous Dave's " tour - - - - I thought I'd share a little humor which I found posted on Dave's walls. Enjoy: