By Santi Ocariz
When asked by fellow skiers and silent sports athletes about my current place of employment, I mention The Rivers Eatery in Cable, WI as my main supporter in generating income. However, I am often surprised that these fellow Birkie, Firehouse 50, and Fat Tire Fest enthusiasts haven’t heard about the greatest pizza restaurant in the northwoods!! The Rivers Eatery is Located on Kavanaugh Road in downtown Cable. It is across the street (County Rd M) from Rondeau’s Shopping Center (attached to the Ideal Market). The pizzeria is owned and run by the Endersbe family (Mick, Beth, and daughters Carly and Libby). They serve a variety of flavorful pizzas to fit everyone’s taste, from unique pizzas like the tangy Namaji (tai) pizza to more common flavors like the Big Brook (pepperoni) pizza. However, common is still an understatement. The Endersbe family have worked hard to create healthy pizza recipes that are big on flavor and health (a perfect pre and post race meal. Bjorn Daehlie ate there the night before and rushed back right after the Birkie for more!). They use local organic ingredients and fire the pizzas in a stone oven to bring out a flavor far superior to even the best common pizza (I still get excited when I get to bring leftovers home!!). They also serve salads, frozen yogurt and sundaes, wine, common soda, local root beer, and wide variety of Wisconsin local micro-brews including several of Hayward’s own Angry Minnow beers. I could go on and on with the details about this wonderful eatery, but I will leave it at this so you can discover all the other great details for yourself by visiting their website http://theidealmarket.com and stopping in next time you are in the Hayward/Cable area skiing or biking!