Thursday, August 25, 2011

Door County's Village Cafe, Lipsky's Bar & Grill and the Green Bay Packer's Lambeau Stadium

On the last evening of our time in Door County, we took a lake drive that Tour Guide John from the Door County Trolley Tour had recommended. After some of the beautiful lake drive, we transitioned to looking for a restaurant where we could get something simple for dinner. We drove leisurely in the direction of Egg Harbor.

The Village Cafe in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Our daring adventure had a happy ending.
Mark pulled into the lot of the Village CafĂ©, but there were only two cars in the lot including ours, so we were hesitant. Mark tried to search for reviews using his phone (he’s big on checking out reviews) but couldn’t get internet service out in the parking lot. Eventually we chose to brave it and enter the unknown. 

Interior of the Village Cafe   photo Village Cafe website
A Lipsky Review:

The Village Cafe earns an A+ for character. There's character everywhere you look. If you like eclectic and a bit eccentric combined with light shopping while you wait for your food, you’ll love this place. Mark ordered an omelet and I had soup and a sandwich. The food and service were wonderful. As we waited, more customers came in, and we began talking to one another. The restaurant atmosphere was so friendly it inspired us, I think.

The next morning we checked out of our room at the Bridgeport Resort, left Door County and headed for Green Bay, WI to visit Mark’s dad. On the way, we stopped in Dyckesville, WI. Lipsky isn’t that common of a name so we get a kick out of seeing our name on this little grouping of businesses. They were owned for years by a relative of Mark's dad, but I believe they were sold a few years ago. So far, the new owner has retained the Lipsky name.

Dyckesville, Wisconsin

This restaurant is right across the street from the Bar and the Motel

We stopped at Bob’s place (Mark's dads') in Green Bay to visit for a few hours.

This is how close Bob lives to the stadium. I took this from the road right in front of his home. Go Pack!!

Around noon, the three of us headed to Packer stadium to have lunch at Curly’s Pub. Curly's is inside the stadium, up on the second floor. The food and service were great and we did a bit of light shopping at the Packer’s Pro Shop afterward. The stadium and restaurant are open to the public on non-game days. It's definitely worth a trip, whether you're a Packer fan or not. For some extra money, you can take a stadium tour.

Mark's dad, Bob

Giant bronze statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi stand in front of the Lambeau Field Atrium.  My father-in-law is in the gray shirt at Lombardi's feet. Bob is a passionate Packer fan. To the right is a group taking the stadium tour.

Next post we'll have a birthday surprise.


The Prude said...

Goodbye Door County. It was great to visit with you!
Because of this great review we will have to check into the Village Cafe.
It combines shopping and eating, 2 of my favorite things.
Lipsky's Bar and Grill makes me smile.

Go Pack!

Lori Lipsky said...

Glad you enjoyed the visit to Door County, Prude. Thanks for following along.

Football season is upon us--Go Pack!!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

Looks to me as though Curly is guiding the tour, pointing the way!

Great photos, interesting review, and fun to see your name in lights. You're famous!

(I wanna go there)