August afternoon, I escaped Duluth and traveled east to
Javatrout. It's an
Internet cafe, a trout farm, a smoked fish peddler, a bed
and breakfast, and a wineryall rolled into one. This
schizophrenic getaway is about 45 minutes from Duluth, in
a tiny Wisconsin town called Iron River.
is owned by a Wisconsin couple named Ron and Cindy, who
also own the Iron River Trout Haus and a trout fishing farm.
They sell their tasty smoked rainbow trout (pronounced "troooot"
locally) at the cafe, along with drinks that have unusual
names like the "Full Loggers Cord" and "Traveler."
an afternoon at Javatrout with my friend Tod "Geek
God" Idhe, who was fixing the store's computer network.
In the span of 3 hours I took down an entire trout, a box
of tablewater crackers, coffee, and some fresh peach sorbet.
strangest thing I ate at Javatrout was a prepackaged piece
of Trout Jerky. Can't say it was the best snack I've had.
Maybe next time I'll ask for some whitefish, or a nice piece