Posts Tagged ‘Monona’

Jodi’s Americana Grille

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Jodi's Americana GrilleJodi’s Americana Grille  just uploaded eight new great photos to their photo gallery.
Take a tour.

Jodi’s is also the proud recipient of the 2011 Clayton County Pork Producers restaurant award.  If you have never been to Jodi’s for lunch or dinner you are missing out on a delicious dining opportunity in such a warm atmosphere.  Our tip of the day check out their daily specials & menu and make a trip to Monona soon!

The Scoop’s new owner

Friday, August 12th, 2011
The Scoop on Main in Monona

Jodi Welsh & Katie Willis

Monona’s newest restaurant is new again – or at least under new ownership. The Scoop On Main opened last November, the second of two restaurants owned in Monona by Jodi and Wayne Welch.

After successfully getting her first restaurant, Jodi’s Americana Grille, off the ground, Jodi started thinking of her next venture. “I think people were surprised how we took an older building (Ewings Plumbing and Heating) and changed it into a restaurant,” says Jodi. “We’ve always loved building and renovating. We built our own house too.” When people started suggesting ice cream and other novelty food for Jodi to bring to the Grille, she began to think about opening a second restaurant.
A short time later, Katie Willis was watching the renovation going on at the old Sinclair station directly across the street from her home.

“I kept thinking, ‘ I wonder what that’s going to be?’ said Katie. When she found out that it was to be a pizza, ice cream, and sandwich shop, Katie admits she was shocked. “They stole my idea!” thought Katie, who says she had long ago made sketches and drawings of her own pizza place at that location.

Katie had been thinking of bringing her many years of restaurant experience to a business of her own. After graduating from MFL MarMac in 1995, Katie moved to Memphis, Tenn. She began working at Papa John’s Pizza before going to work for Girabaldi’s, an Italian restaurant. Over the next 7 years, Katie learned to make pizza dough, bread, sauces, and dressings. “I learned how to cut meat and cheese, hand toss pizzas, everything,” noted Katie. “That place probably taught me the most about making pizzas.” (more…)

The Scoop on Main is on

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Jodi Welch, owner of the extremely successful Jodi’s Americana Grille has opened a new fun spot in Monona. It is called “The SCOOP on Main” and is a one of the more unique locations to join The SCOOP on Main is now open and opens daily at 5:30am to serve a full breakfast. The SCOOP owners have aimed to please a variety of patrons by providing a “Convenience Counter.” Visitors can sit down for breakfast, lunch and dinner or carry out convenience items, from pizza by the slice, including breakfast pizzas to rolls and donuts, coffee and gourmet coffees, soup and sandwiches and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.

The new restaurant especially caters to students not only with a kid friendly menu but also by providing a several arcade games including a classic Ms Pacman game. Jodi also plans to have periodic teen dances in this part of the establishment.

Other menu items besides an extensive breakfast menu include All Beef Ball Park Franks, a signature sandwich that can be bought by the sandwich or by the pint with the buns on the side called the “Scoopy Joe”, sandwiches, a fantastic pizza menu and of course a wide selection of ice cream and ice cream treats featuring Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.   Guests are loving the The Scoops’ “Bulldog Blast.”

BACK HOME 4th of JULY BASH in Monona

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Monona, IA, June 17, 2009-

If you’re looking for something to do this 4th of July bring the gang and come to Monona for a Back Home bash! This will be a fun evening not to be missed so read closely and we’ll  give you the low down.

First for all you bean bag enthusiasts, there will be a bean bag contest starting at 2 p.m. in the Birdnow parking lot. Entry fee is $20 per 2-player team with cash prizes awarded to the top 4 teams. Pre-register at Monona chamber office or just show up at 1:30 the day of the event.

Whether your there for the bag tournament or just to relax, bring your lawn chair and enjoy music by local D.J. Juiceman Sounds followed by the Back Home Boys starting at 8:00.

The Back Home Boys are a High Energy Country Rock group have been performing in front of large crowds for 12 years.  The group has played for some of Wisconsin’s largest Country Music Festivals, and have had the opportunity to open for many National Acts including Rascal Flatts, Alabama, Brad Paisley, and Martina McBride just to name a few.

Fireworks start around 9:30 followed by more music from the Back Home Boys. Food and beverages will be served with admission prices of $5, and $3 for those 12 and under. Fireworks are provided by the Monona Fire Department and made possible by free will donations.

Make plans to spend your 4th of July in Monona!  See you there!

Just Got Back: Jodi’s, Luana, Gunder & JR’s

Friday, January 15th, 2010

My husband, Jim and I just got back from a quick tour of several establishments. We had lunch at Jodi’s Americana Grille in Monona. What a tasty, well prepared lunch. I had a deliciously unique Cheddar BBQ Chicken sandwich, served on ciabatta bread.


Two holiday events worth checking out today

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

We think the Monona Taste of Wine and Art Holiday Festival is going to be a blast. Read all about today’s happenings here.

Tonight’s Beggar’s Ball promises to be the most unique dress up event of the season.  Read more here.

A Taste of Art & Wine Holiday Festival

Monday, November 30th, 2009
- Press Release –

The Monona Chamber & Economic Development, Inc., is happy to announce the planning and organizing of another fresh new Chamber event. A Taste of Art & Wine Holiday Festival is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th in Downtown Monona. A Taste of Art and Wine Holiday Festival will feature Artist Vendors, a wine tasting and host of other activities including the Scouts annual Pancake Breakfast, a Winter Frolic 5k, Retailers Door Buster Sales, Children’s Story Hour, Bake Sale, Soup Luncheon/Supper, a Holiday Parade, Live Music and of course Santa! Many of these activities will take place at the Community Center and at participating Retail Locations. It is our intention to create a delightful environment throughout our community that encourages patrons to stroll our streets to see what this festive weekend in Monona has to offer!