Food Lovers Weekend

Whitewater is for food lovers. What’s a vacation without trying out as much local flavor as possible? If you’re an adventurous eater, pack your loosest pants and a hammock for the inevitable nap you’ll need to take after all the good eats and drinks. With this itinerary, we’re keeping things local, walkable, or just a short drive or Bird scooter ride away!

Where to Stay:

This Modern Cozy Home or this Farmhouse-Style Apartment for rent on Airbnb in Whitewater. Centrally located for quick jaunts to all the eats.

 

Day One

 

Morning

 

Breakfast: Grab a Morning Bun and your favorite latte from The Bakehouse.

 

Activity: Stroll along Cravath Lake.

Afternoon

 

Lunch: La Preferida or San Jose for the best Mexican food in Whitewater. When ordering at La Preferida, ask them to surprise you.

Activity: Peruse books and local art/products at The Book Teller. This beloved little corner bookstore lives in an historic bank. Check out the old teller windows and bank vault (now the Mystery/Sci-Fi section!).

 

Treat Yourself: To a late-afternoon snack at Coyote Grill. Dank fries. ‘Nuff said.

 

Activity: Peruse the art gallery at Studio 84 just across the street from Coyote Grill. This nonprofit art studio, gallery, and gift store specializes in the creative development of people with disabilities. Awesome art. Kind people. Creative space.

 

Evening

 

Dinner: Venture out to the hidden gem, Binggs Farmstead Restaurant, and get the coconut shrimp or garlic burger. You might get lucky and catch live music!

Dessert: Ice cream cookie sandwich from Rosa’s Pizza.

 

Nightcap: Craft brew from Second Salem Brewing Co. They pay homage to Whitewater's haunts and legends with an assortment of themed brews. Ask to hear the legends of Whitewater and the surrounding area!

 

Day Two

 

Morning

 

Breakfast: Farmer’s Skillet from Whitewater’s classic diner, Jessica’s Family Restaurant. Ham, sausage, bacon, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese topped with two eggs any style you want them. Comes with hashbrowns and toast. Vegetarian? They have a veggie option!

Activity: Walk the paved path alongside Whitewater Creek at the Rotary Skate Park. Peaceful. Pretty. Local.

 

Afternoon

 

Lunch: Pop over to 841 Brewhouse and indulge in an Apple Walnut Salad and 841 Tatchos. Enjoy with one of their in-house craft brews.

 

Activity: Check out the latest exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center.

 

Treat Yourself: To an afternoon pick-me-up from ReVamp Nutrition. Health shakes and teas for a feel good vibe.

Activity: Pop into the two galleries at UW-Whitewater: Crossman Gallery and Roberta’s Art Gallery. Then enjoy a stroll through campus. Visiting September-April? Catch a show at Young Auditorium!


Evening


Dinner & Dessert: Get a blast from the past at 50s-style diner, Brain Freeze. Indulge in one of their “Bad Asss” burgers or “Far Out” chicken dishes. Then satisfy your sweet tooth with a Brain Buster or Shake Rattle & Roll Malt.


Nightcap: End your weekend of eating all the good eats with a craft cocktail from farm-to-table restaurant The Black Sheep. From locally-made spirits to monthly/seasonal Old Fashioneds, you’ll find a little something to savor.

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