Welcome to a land of tasty sweets, juicy meats and drinkable treats! Jefferson County that is! Here, the smalltown dining scene is no joke. And your buds can a “taste” to it. Today on Discover Wisconsin, Eric Paulsen takes us on a little culinary adventure through Jefferson County’s local dining joints.
We begin with a fresh brewed cup of Joe at Berres Brothers Coffee in Watertown. Buzzed from the beans, we grab a hearty breakfast at Waterloo’s Route 19 Cafe, where the skillets are sizzlin’!
From Route 19 to county highway 18, we pop into Heron’s Landing in Jefferson. Overlooking the Rock River, this is quite the scenic spot for a meal.
Don’t get too comfy though, the river scene continues at Stable Rock Winery and Distillery. Here we enjoy rich wines and chilled spirits alongside a meal with a German flare. Meat and cheese boards, seasonal pizzas and salads, delectable sandwiches and peach bourbon-sauced ham.
Now that we’ve got pork on our minds, we sniff our way over to the family-owned Jones Dairy Farm and Market, a manufacturer of premium sausage, ham and bacon. Don’t forget to try their ice cream! And since it’s the dairy state, we even take you out for seconds at Frostie Freeze in Fort Atkinson!
Nothing like a strong nightcap to warm our throats back up! Fortunately, Jefferson County is no drought when it comes to crisp ales, and cocktails. For a cozy living room vibe, we head to Hubbleton Brewery. Afterwards, we tap into our wild side and dance it up at Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills. Don’t forget the kids! They’ll have just as much fun running through the hops as you have sippin’ em.
Enjoy Jefferson County and see you next time on Discover Wisconsin!