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Ann Liebmann column: Palms lunch offers satisfying choices

Apr. 2, 2013
 
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A rib eye steak looks good enough to eat at The Palms Supper Club in Schofield. / Dan Young/Daily Herald Media
Executive chef Keith Crotteau prepares a rib eye steak at The Palms Supper Club in Schofield. Steaks are on both lunch and dinner menus. / Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

The Palms Supper Club

Food: 4 stars
Atmosphere: 2 ½ stars
Service: 4 stars
Open: Daily 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to close for dinner
Entrees: $6.99 to $19.99 lunch, $7.99 to $45.99 dinner
Location: 5912 Business Highway 51 S., Schofield
Contact: 715-359-2200, Palmssupperclub.com
Personal chef Ann Liebmann of Wausau operates Time Savor, an in-home meal preparation service.

A rib eye steak is prepared and plated at the Palms Supper Club in Schofield, Monday, March 18, 2013, by executive chef Keith Crotteau. / Dan Young/Daily Herald Media
A rib eye steak is prepared and plated at the Palms Supper Club in Schofield, Monday, March 18, 2013, by executive chef Keith Crotteau. / Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

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The Palms Supper Club has been a landmark in Schofield for more than 70 years. With its unique round bar and old-time supper club atmosphere, The Palms has been known for good food for a long time.

In the past year, the restaurant has started serving lunch. On this day my dining companion and I decided it was high time to give it a try.

There was a respectable crowd filling the dining area behind the bar, and we snagged the last available table.

The menu had a really nice selection of appetizers, of which some could easily be a light lunch. The Palms’ famous Texas Bay Jumbo Shrimp were offered, along with Cajun Black and Bleu chips, Jalapeno Fries, Bruschetta and Steak Kabobs among others.

Since anything Cajun and anything with bleu cheese sounds good to me, that particular combo was irresistible. A large plate of chips arrived in short order with a smattering of cheese on top and a side of dipping sauce. The chips were super crispy and completely yummy, with plenty enough for sharing.

The rest of the menu offered an array of wonderful-sounding choices. Four entrée salads including Cobb and Chicken Caesar join a selection of baskets including fried shrimp or BBQ ribs. You can order a full-blown steak or go for one of the huge sandwiches or a lighter wrap. Beef is king here but you can also get a Shrimp Po’ Boy, Fried Cod sandwich, Grilled Chicken or the traditional triple decker Club.

I chose the Wisconsin, which sounded like an upscale cheesesteak, and a cup of the house-made chicken soup. My dining companion opted for one of the daily features and ordered the Chicken Basil Pizza.

The soup came right out. It was a nice light broth surrounding substantial pieces of chicken, carrots and celery.

With a table already groaning with food, the main courses were served. My companion’s pizza looked to be hand-tossed and had a light covering of tomato sauce along with chunks of white meat chicken, fresh basil and cheese. It too was plenty big enough to share. The crust was crispy, and I really liked the combination of flavors. I believe I would order pizza for lunch there again in the future.

My enormous sandwich was stuffed with thin, tender slices of prime rib, sautéed peppers and onions and smothered with cheddar cheese. This is a messy, delicious and satisfying sandwich. There was little hope of being able to polish it off so some went home to my other dining companion, who also enjoyed it immensely.

I am happy to say that the Palms has made lunch there a pleasure to enjoy. The food was good, the service was great, and we both came away feeling like we had done ourselves a favor by spending an hour there.

Personal chef Ann Liebmann of Wausau operates Time Savor, an in-home meal preparation service.

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