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Saturday, August 7, 2010

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - An Eccentric Eatery

An Eccentric Eatery

We had a wonderful time on our Circle Tour of Lake Michigan this past week!  The boys and I took this trip with Grandma Nan and got to see so much.  It was really a lot of fun.

We left Indiana and went through Chicago on our way to Milwaukee.  We have been to Milwaukee only one other time and that was ironically coming back from our trip to California.  Obviously, we didn't get a chance to see anything, so we were excited to arrive a little early and drive around.

A beautiful church in downtown Milwaukee

City Hall

We were excited to go to an Eccentric Eatery while we were in town - The Safe House.  The boys read about the restaurant but were dying for me to tell them the password.  See, if you don't know the password, you have to perform a trick to get in!

It doesn't really look like a restaurant, does it?  It's a secret location for spies.

This little sign was all we had to go on.

I knew the password to get in and was going to give it to my mom but the attendant at the door said no password sharing.  Soooooo....  my mom and the boys had to perform a Russian Dance in order to get in!

We had appetizers and special spy drinks for dinner (didn't think to get a reservation).  Then we walked around and saw the cool layout and gadgets.

And on the other side of this sign....

...a great table for two little trouble makers.

It was a great start to our trip!

From the Book:
#95 - An Eccentric Eatery
When you've been out on the road traveling for awhile, you can get a bit bored and hungry.  You could stop at the same old drive-through, but why?  There are lots of restaurants that are destinations in and of themselves.  You can eat in a flying saucer, in a cave on Mars, or in a rain forest.  You can watch cliff divers or jousting tournaments as you nibble.  You can pull your dinner off a miniature train that brings it to your table or catch it as your server throws it at you.  Eccentric eateries have so much atmosphere that eating is almost an afterthought (but they have pretty good food, too).

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