We are always looking for great places to enjoy a good meal. One of our favorite places is the Fireside Grill at the Diamond Jo in Dubuque. The atmosphere is very romantic and the food is great. Carol enjoyed her birthday this Friday at the grill. She had prime rib. It was so tender it melted in your mouth. She especially liked the asparagus and the variety of breads. It is a little pricey, but well worth it for that special occasion.
Another great place is Breitbach’s Country Dining. This is a causal dining restaurant in the town of Balltown. It is the oldest restaurant in Iowa and has been open since 1852. The Breitbach family has run the place since 1855. They serve Midwestern dishes and German ethnic food. The pies are awesome and were shown on Food Network. Portions are ample and the atmosphere is friendly and casual. Balltown is not far from QWL. So if you are looking for an experience, we suggest stopping by Breitbach Country Dining. It is a favorite of our guests.
If you are looking for a good hamburger, we suggest Champs in Dubuque. The portions are good and the price is reasonable. My favorite is the fish sandwich.
The Mercy Festival of Trees is in full swing at the Hotel Julien. This is the 26th year that this beautiful community event has been held in Dubuque. From Friday, November 20th to Saturday, November 28th you can view the sparkling trees for no charge. There are many events held during this time to raise money to support the building of a new Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital. Besides the silent auction, they are holding a Festival of Trees Cookie Walk on the 21st. This is a real favorite around here. For $10 you get to fill a bucket of some of the most delicious cookies around. I like to freeze the cookies and then have them for Christmas treats for my family. On Tuesday, November 24th the Tri-State Surgery Center and US Bank are hosting a wine tasting, cake auction and jewelry show at the festival. You get to taste the wines and also purchase bottles of wine at the event. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There is a viewing of the cakes from 5:30-6:15. This is a very popular event.
So come on up to our neck of the woods and stay at QWL while you visit the Festival of Trees in downtown Dubuque. It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and help support the building of the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy!
Welcome to our new Quiet Walker Lodge Bed and Breakfast blog! Quiet Walker Lodge is located in Durango, Iowa – 8 miles from Dubuque. Our blog will feature historical articles, local attractions and events, great recipes and other interesting information about our area. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the posts.