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Sidetrack Saloon - Roberts, WI: During our last Iowa Foodie road trip to MN and WI, we decided to extend our trip for a few days to beat the heat that was scorching central Iowa. Yeah, that totally backfired on us as it was hot EVERYWHERE. But, it did give us the opportunity to endulge in one of our favorite activities - checking out more of the fine taverns across Wisconsin. We were headed toward River Falls, WI, and it was nearing Happy Hour time. About 10 miles out, we thought an adult beverage or two would hit the spot and it didn't take long to find just the place. This, is the Sidetrack Saloon. Tucked away on a quiet Main Street in Roberts, WI, the Sidetrack is the quintesstential Wisconsin tavern - reasonable prices, friendly people, and usually something fun to look at. In this case, it was the ginormous Hamm's beer collection. This was seriously the biggest collection of all things Hamm's I've ever seen. There was Hamm's beer bear stuff everywhere in the bar - it was damn cool. Loved these vintage beer signs. And, although not for Hamm's beer, this sign was one of my favorites. And get this - $2 Hamm's tall boys! Grant was a happy man. My rum and coke also made me pretty happy. They do serve sandwiches, burgers, and some additional menu items in the bar. One of the owners, Nathan (that's him below), was great. Quick to answer our tourist questions and get us another round, he asked where we were from and when we said "Iowa," we found out that the previous owners were from Iowa and had actually been married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua! We meet such nice people as we wander around. We ended up coming back the next day for Happy Hour, too, and met another former Iowan that had grown up in Perry. We just can't say enough about how friendly everyone at the Sidetrack was to these out-of-towners. We found out that the Sidetrack Saloon serves breakfast on the weekends. We were heading out of town the next day, so we decided to stop back for their breakfast on Saturday. And we're so glad we did, because this was the special! Tricia is also an owner of the ba

Submitted: 07/17/12, updated last 07/17/12, viewed 9
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