This morning we got up early, put on our rain jackets, and headed out in search of what I had been told was one of the best breakfasts in town ... and they weren't wrong.
We were early enough to get a table at Mickie's Dairy Bar without a wait. We ordered from the breakfast menu posted on the wall ... a Scrambler & Banana Cinnamon Nut Pancakes. I also ordered a piece of Apple Coffee Cake to go (for afternoon snack).
The servings were huge and the food was fantastic ... it should be a sign when the server asks if you want a single pancake (half-order) ... we put a good dent in the full order, but were far from finishing it.
Next, we headed to one of my favorite places ... Whole Foods ... to pick-up some local brews and yummy foods.
After that it was lunch at Sa-Bai Thong ... always delicious. We tried a new dish ... Seeda Longsong - Chicken Breast with Steamed Broccoli & Peanut Sauce, which had been recommended in a recent issue of Madison Magazine ... and it did not disappoint.
We shopped in lots of little stores along the street and found some fun purchases at Anthology (where I picked-up some fun rubber stamps & paper products), Driftless Studio, Little Luxuries, and A Room of One's Own ... an amazing Independent bookstore.
And no vacation would be complete without a new pair of shoes ... I found some great Keen SunRiver Snow Boots at Madison Sole ... perfect for hikes in the snowl.
After a little rest, we walked along Monroe Street ... shopping in Orange Tree Imports and enjoying a fantastic Wisconsin Fish Fry at Brochach ... baked cod and some of the best warm German Potato Salad I've ever eaten.