Saturday, November 6, 2010

Montana road trip. Day one: Chicago to South Dakota

Whew! It's been a long day! We left Chicago at 7:00am SHARP (okay, 7:15. I can't ever be on time. Ever.) on our way from Chicago to South Dakota where we have a Best Western Hotel room with our names on it. Thank goodness for pet-friendly hotels, by the way.

To say that was an interesting drive would be stretching it. Not much going on on the 90W, I gotta say. But...our route took us through one of my new favorite cities, Madison, Wisconsin. This time around I decided to hit up Mother Fool's Coffeehouse.

The girl working the counter was very sweet, even when I asked her about vegan options before noticing the sign right in front of me:

And the menu above me:
It's not often that one sees these words...I never take them for granted!

So after looking my options over for an uncomfortably long amount of time, I decided to go with soup. I had to choose between Red Lentil Dahl and Hungarian Vegetable Soup. I chose Hungarian Vegetable. I also decided to get their fouasse, made with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and rosemary. I have never heard of a fouasse before, I had to ask that poor girl two times what it was called, and then I even called her when we were back on the road to ask yet again what the name and spelling was. I should have written it down the first time, lesson learned. Does anyone else get down with the fouasse? This thing was freaking good! first fouasse! I'm a fouasser now, ya know.
I then decided that my fouasse needed to be friends with my Hungarian Vegetable soup.
They make a great team, I must say. 

There was quite a selection of cookies to choose from, but I finally decided on Blueberry Lemon.
 I'm sold on practically any pastry that involves the dynamic Blueberry-Lemon duo! And it didn't disappoint!
I really liked Mother Fool's atmosphere, I wish I could have spent more time there, but we had to get back on the road!
Final verdict: Everything I had was delicious and I would definitely go there again! And I highly suggest you stop by there too if you're in Madison. 

Mother Fool's Coffeehouse 
1101 Williamson St
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

As I write this, it is 10:15pm and I am writing in the dark in my hotel room with the lowest speed internet possible (dial-up, anyone?). It has taken me an embarrassingly long time to write this post so far, so I am going to sign off for tonight. Please stop by tomorrow for the rest of my "exciting" adventure!



  1. We did the road trip from Seattle to Madison and back this summer. I love Madison, and next time I'm there I'll for sure visit Mother Fools.

  2. I've never heard of fouasse. It looks pretty. Like a fancier pretzel.

  3. @Andrea, I love Madison, too! I'd love to live there.
    @Panda, it reminded me of a pretzel, too! Just a lot more flavor. Very good!

  4. I want that bread right now! those are 3 of my favorite flavors and I love the pretzel consistency!

    Leave it to Madison to have some great vegan options!

  5. @idreamofgreenie I was pleasantly surprised! And I think it would have been even better had I warmed it up!