Hot!Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013

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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/07/01 21:51:47 (permalink)
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Our final stop of the day was Saxe's Lone Star Inn, just west of Whitewater off of US-12.

 
Supper club protocol dictates a stop at the bar before dinner, especially if not all members of the party are present.  And for those of you unfamiliar with them, supper clubs aren't the most brightly-lit places.

 
Saxe's serves a nice brandy old-fashioned.  CNW got sidetracked so we had to have 2 while waiting.

 
It's not a big place but there was plenty of room for us.

 
I can't decide if this reminds me more of Norman Rockwell or George Orwell.

 
OK, enough of the people shots...let's eat!  Dinner started with several relish dishes; the scallions have already disappeared from this one.

 
Even though it was a warm June day MilwFoodLovers chose the chili.  I'll let him describe it but I remember him saying that it was very different but also good.

 
I went the traditional Saturday night soup: French onion topped with cheese and heated under the broiler.  This was very different than any other FOS I've had as the texture was very much like applesauce, which was a real surprise.  But the flavor was very good and I'd definitely order it again.

 
Bowls of slaw were also placed on the table, but I don't know if they were part of the walleye dinners that some ordered or if they're standard operating procedure for any dinner.

 
Entree time!  Some locals sitting at the bar had recommended the walleye; this is Buddy's plate.

 
But fish is Friday food and this was Saturday, and Saturday means prime rib and hash browns!

 
The beef was excellent; it had a nice crust that featured rosemary.

 
You knew this was coming.

 
Some bakery stops had been made earlier in the day and those purchases came out for dessert.



 
Saxe's turned out to be a great end to a great day.  None of the stops were disappointing (kudos to JRPfeff and family for the excellent choices), it seemed like everyone had a good time, and anybody who says he or she went home hungry is a liar.  Unfortunately some people weren't able to join us so hopefully we'll see them the next time...Fred's in August, maybe?
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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/07/01 22:39:34 (permalink)
ScreamingChicken I can't decide if this reminds me more of Norman Rockwell or George Orwell.

Salvador Dali, maybe?
ScreamingChicken....Unfortunately some people weren't able to join us so hopefully we'll see them the next time...Fred's in August, maybe?
I was just thinking about Fred's the other day.  How does Saturday, August 17th look for everyone?
 
Buddy
 
P.S. Great photos, BTW.  Thanks for a wonderful job of documenting the tour!
 
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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/07/02 07:41:24 (permalink)
The photo looks like something from The Godfather, Don Buddy Corleone.

Saxes was a great choice. Big thanks to Buddy for the suggestion.

Even the owner was amazed that we found it. They were very happy to have our business, even with 60 minutes notice. Great to eat there while places like Saxes still exist.
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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/07/02 19:00:01 (permalink)
By the way, at least one of these Prime Rib dinners had Ann Peeples name on it.  It was really, really good.
 

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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/07/03 07:01:11 (permalink)
I knew it!! Fabulous looking meat-done perfectly! Great trip to follow from afar, my friends!
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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/07/05 16:22:44 (permalink)
I was really sorry to miss this gathering- 
It just ended up being one of those days.
I love the inclusion of the half-slice of spiced apple ring on those prime rib dinners
so classic!
Great photos!
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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2013/08/14 01:44:43 (permalink)
Sorry I'm just now getting to this. I was a little, um...tied up...
 
Lots of great choices on this trip. Wish I hadn't been so full at the end of the day, but them's the breaks.
 
I can definitely see a Watertown Tour Part 2: Electric Boogaloo in our futures.
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Re:Contingent Rollcall - Jefferson County, WI, June 2013 2014/10/05 11:06:24 (permalink)
Wedl's may be better known but Jim's Burger Corner in Jefferson serves up a pretty good plate, too.  I suspect it's been "Burger Corner" for many years and Jim's just the current owner (since either '98 or '99 IIRC).
 
The original building was across the street from the current location and was destroyed in the 2008 flood, so Jim moved a touch north and built new.  It just happened to be Jefferson H.S. Homecoming when I was there last Saturday, hence the decorated windows, and when I left there were 4 or 5 high-schoolers sitting at the picnic tables.  B.C. must be popular with the young people.
 

 
 
It's not a very big place but the menu's surprisingly large.
 

 
 
Large menu or not, when "Burger Corner" is the name and it's my first visit the choice is pretty obvious.  I don't know the details about the ingredients but this was a nice solid burger (a double with cheese).  Hot off the flattop, juicy, generously topped with bacon, cheese and mustard...if Jefferson wasn't 30+ miles away I'd eat here more often.
 

 
 
The owner also offered me a sample of the homemade beans.  I didn't ask if they were used as a topping or solid as a separate side item, but I liked them.  They were in a tomato base and included ground beef so I suppose they could be described as chili, and they had a nice flavor.
 

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