In the August heat and sunshine, nothing surpasses a day on the Mississippi. But after several active – or lazy – hours swimming and sunning on the river, your stomach screams, “need food, need food!”

Well, no worries. In a few minutes, you can dock at Frentress Lake and follow the limestone path up to Silver Spoon – a perfect break or end to your boating excursion. Of course, one does not need a boat to access Silver Spoon; simply follow the signs shortly past East Dubuque off Highway 20.

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Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.


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