Meghan and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch over Memorial Weekend at the Rockwood Restaurant and Lounge. (Located just across the street from Zup’s). The patio is a welcome venue and since it’s opening six years ago, the plantings have grown up around the patio and the fountain works well to create a fun environment.  It’s fun to keep any eye on the vehicles at the stoplight and I smiled to myself at all of the canoes strapped on top of Subaru’s and pick-up trucks with the pups riding in back – two black labs and that really cute white dog with the black patch of fur over one eye. We last saw him in the church parking lot after Easter mass a few years ago – glad to see he was still going strong!!

I had the walleye sliders with sweet potato fries.  Meghan had the Northland burger – topped with onion rings, bbq sauce, cheese and bacon.  Many walleye entrees available along with many burger and salad options.  Portions are large and service very friendly.  Also, a great selection of beer – unique and the usual all available.

Here’s a link to their website if you’re looking for a great alternative to the steakhouse. (You can’t beat the Ely Steakhouse, except perhaps on a sunny, 75 degree day)!

http://rockwoodely.com/

My mother, Audrey, and sister, Jennifer – celebrating Jenny’s 40th at Rockwood a few summers ago – check out the onion rings and seasoned sour cream!

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Meghan and I made a few additional stops in town last weekend….

Piragis has a great inventory of new blouses, dresses, sandals and accessories at all price points.  Of course there is much more there – everything you need for camping, paddling, kayaking, decorating your cabin, books for reading… oh and the outlet is open too where everything is always 40% off!

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http://www.piragis.com/

Mealey’s was well stocked with all of the usual gifts, cards, toys and home furnishings. Always a treat to meander and explore and find a treasure or too.

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The ice cream shop had a line out the door, but was worth the wait.

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So glad to see that Ely weathered the winter and is alive and well and booming again! Grateful to be able to spend the weekend with Meghan, too!

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