By Tom Jordan
About ten years ago I first climbed the front steps of Kimz Galley, that little blue wooden house on Louisiana Street in Sturgeon Bay. It had a sign that said “Farm to Table.” I was told by a friend that everything was homemade. I noticed that the photographs of Len Quartetti, a friend and neighbor, graced the walls. The inside is small, with maybe six tables and a few on the porch. In a word the place is …cozy. My wife and I sat in the nook surrounded by windows. I ordered an omelet and my wife had the quiche. They were both incredible. And I had to look twice at the bill. It was about half what I would have paid in Milwaukee…and the food was great.
Kim Wishart is the owner and head chef. They are only open for breakfast and lunch. I’ve been there so often that now they don’t even give me a menu. If I sit down for lunch and a new server walks to my table Kim will yell from the kitchen, “He’s going to have the cherry chicken salad, fruit, cup of soup and no bread.” I do have the toast with breakfast. It’s homemade. In fact, everything is homemade.
If you come with a large party without a reservation you might be turned away. It’s not that they don’t want your business but the kitchen is small and they know, if you’ve never been here before, you may have to wait longer because everything is made from scratch, get disgruntled, not leave a tip and then go home and complain on Yelp. (That actually happens.)