As I mentioned in my previous post, the husband and I went to a delicious deli while we were in Wisconsin called Brick Street Market.  We were looking for a good lunch spot that was somewhat healthy and original.  I found Brick Street Market on Yelp, and I was instantly sold.  It boasted about their artisan cheese (clearly I wasn’t cutting the cheese this weekend, hehe), delicious sandwiches and salads, friendly service, and wonderful environment.  Plus, it’s family owned and seemed to be quite a local gem.  Off we went!

The second we walked in, we were enamored with the ambience.  Everything from the setup of the tables, the delicious looking cheese in the window, the decor, and the warm smile behind the counter made us feel at home.  Immediately, we were introduced to Laura who heads up the shop.  She had the sweetest demeanor and showed us a menu.  They also had some specials for salad, soup, and sandwich.  Additionally, they had cheese flights (so evil, yet wonderful).  Seeing as we were there for lunch, and it was only the two of us, we sadly declined.

We got their pita chips and melted cheese to start and a Greek salad which was on special to share.  While the ingredients in the salad were pretty standard for a Greek salad, there was something special about this particular one.  I think the dressing had the perfect zing to differentiate it from others.  My husband got The Dane sandwich which was served on rye slices with WI Havarti with dill cheese, fresh sliced tomatoes, and red leaf lettuce. I got their chicken salad sandwich which was on special which came on ciabatta (one of my faves!).  Both sandwiches came with pita chips and the cutest, most perfectly cut cubes of watermelon!  Needless to say, the sandwiches were amazing.  It was clear that everything was made patiently, carefully, and with love.

Pita chips and cheese

Partially eaten Greek salad

Chicken salad sandwich (look at the perfectly cubed watermelon!)

The Dane sandwich

They also sold some other delicious local goodies which included unique salsas, various sauces, jams, crackers, wines, salad dressing, and books.  We actually bought gifts from here for all our family!   I loved the setup, and they had a really cool bank vault which housed some of their wines and other gifts!

Local goodies

Neato bank vault!

Overall it was a great experience, and we ended up returning the next day!  We brought some friends and got their cheese flight.  Of course, we were all so eager to eat it that I didn’t get any pictures, but I assure you that it was divine 🙂

Overall, we had an amazing experience here, and I can’t wait to see another concert at Alpine Valley just so we can come again!  While this was a transgression from Whole30, it was completely worth it.

What types of restaurants/foods/events make it worth it for your to veer off from your diets?

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