Michael Hoffman, you can always hit the renowned Blue and White on Hwy 61. The last time we were there we didn’t go in as there was an ambulance with flashing lights at the door, and lots of furious activity. Instead, we made a pit stop at the convenience store next door — and when I say pit stop, that’s just what it was. Beat-up, dirty, not appealing at all, and really greasy smell. You will carry its memory in your clothes for the rest of the day.
In 2006 we stayed at Fitzgerald’s. It was relatively new then, very c lean and attractive, and we were treated well and had a great experience (I had the biggest slot machine win of my life, a whole 125.00!).
Because of the good experience, that was our first choice while there in 2010. In four short years, man, did they go downhill! Everything was more beat up, from the outside, to the lobby, to the rooms, and their appointments. It was a shabby place, with sloppy housekeeping, dirty places, and definitely did not inspire confidence. We’re done with them!
But I will say, their breakfast buffet was impressive, generous and well done. One guy’s whole job seemed to be to fry potatoes. He had this giant grill, and was throwing spuds and onions raw on one side, then moving them over as they cooked. His tool looked like something like a camp shovel. It was a large operation — and I did love being able to eat bacon until I bust.
I only mention that as I know you and bacon have an intriguing relationship.