Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Cedarburg restaurant for fancy dinners & yummy lunches

The weather has been absolutely glorious for November, so last weekend we took the opportunity to scratch a day trip to Cedarburg off the autumn-in-Wisconsin bucket list. Our day started, with a stop at Farmstead for lunch. In checking out the website and photos online, I was instantly drawn in by the stonewalled, rustic farmhouse vibe and great online reviews. I knew we had to give this place a try. 

What I didn't expect, however, was that Farmstead is located outside of the cute downtown area of Cedarburg — near a McDonald's and Piggly Wiggly. But I'm happy to say that once you get inside, you'd never suspect the odd location. A quick read of the Farmstead website tells you that the building is 150 years-old, so clearly the fast food and box grocery store cropped up while the historic fieldstone house was just minding its own business. 

Anyway, the country-cozy Farmstead with its windows framed in twinkle lights is mostly known for grilling some awesome steaks. But steak wasn't on the menu for our Cedarburg day trip. Adam and I shared a dill havarti grilled cheese and an "ultimate BLT" — both solid, but not mind-blowing. The soup of the day, however, was a heavenly brie and mushroom bisque. I also snagged a bite of Erin's Cedarburg Melt: a 1/3-pound burger topped with bacon, sautéed onions, and American cheese on grilled marble rye. That melt will keep me up at night, it was so juicy and flavorful. Must. Go. Back. 

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