Pullling into the Gold Slipper, which can best be described as a family-friendly old roadhouse, my ears did a doubletake. I actually heard mooing. Yes, there were cows across the street. I thought I had hit pay dirt.
The Gold Slipper has been around 50 years. Brian, the owner, told me that he and his wife have owned it for the past two years. Their soup and salad bar is all homemade. The day's soup specials were vegetable beef and Wisconsin cheese; of course I chose Wisconsin Cheese. The blue cheese salad dressing is also homemade, but the other dressings aren't. Unfortunately, I found this out only after I topped my salad with Thousand Islands dressing.
The Iowa Chop can be ordered grilled or broasted and comes with choice of sides -- I chose hash browns with cheese and onions, once again. Yielding to tradition, I ordered the chop, grilled. It certainly is a genuine Iowa Chop -- thick and flavorful. Unfortunately, it was somewhat dry and a little tough. Perhaps I was overly critical after my excellent experience at the Redwood the day before. Either way, I will return just for the soup and salad bar, and perhaps try a different entree next time.