Wausau, Wisconsin, November 13, 2010—CONCERN THAT WE MAY not have been eating lately is of course completely unfounded; we've simply been away from Internet connectability at critical moments. Yesterday, for example, we were in transit; meals consisted of a cappuccino and a croissant at about 9 am at Schiphol, a cold prefabricated BLT at about 5 pm at Heathrow, and a welcome plate of not particularly good pasta in an airplane headed for Chicago, followed eight hours later by a curious breakfast pizza, eased down with an airplane miniature of Tempranillo.
Today we got back to a more normal routine, normal for travelling at any rate: a meatball sandwich for lunch, with a glass of Italian Merlot.
Bellafini's, 7 14th Street, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; tel. (920) 929-8909
and dinner at a local steakhouse: Caesar salad and a six-ounce top sirloin steak, nicely cooked, with a baked potato alongside. Comfort food and protein, badly needed after that carbohydrate-heavy flight.
Malbec, "Sawbuck", nv
WISH Wisconsin Steak House, 5006 E. Jelinek, Weston, Wisconsin; tel. (715) 298-2903