New Years Day, we had a group of friends with us for the holiday. Brunch options were limited on the holiday, and the group of football fans descending upon the city for the Packers game the next day already began to arrive. We walked up and down the streets of downtown trying to find a table that we could get into in less than an hour. The Creamery, on that day, was not that place. The line was out the door. The wait was longer than an hour for four people.
We sat beside a couple and their young daughter who overheard my husband and I struggling to decide what we’d eat as our actual meals, and the husband suggested the Skillet Baby Red Scramble. He claimed to order it every single visit, and the empty cast iron in front of him on the table served as evidence enough to prove it. He recommended it with ham and bacon, peppers and onions to fill the choices of the meal. I changed out the ham for sausage, but otherwise followed his suggestion. A hard fried egg to cut up on top was my own twist on the meal.
The menu has a wide variety of options for all types of diners, including vegetarian and vegan options. While those options are limited, they exist beyond a plate of iceberg lettuce. That isn’t often the case in midwestern restaurants. We love our bacon and our sausage, and the localization of those meats at this restaurant makes it an even greater choice for people like me looking to eat more local food in the new year.
You can visit their website to get a look at the menu ahead of your visit. It helps if you’re indecisive like my husband and I. Hell, I sat there waiting for my husband to come home from work that morning with the menu on my laptop, and I still couldn’t decide once I got into the door. Their facebook page is also a great source of information. I encourage you to give them a like if you intend to make a visit. Specials and changes to hours are announced there. Restaurant closures can happen at a moment's notice. Know before you go by hitting that like button.