Saturday, June 30, 2018
The State is HATE
Koenig's Bar is most famous for its pizza, which La Verle made in her own kitchen at her house, connected to the bar.
So, why is she choosing to retire? An inspector with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection had told La Verle that she needed to upgrade all her equipment for preparing food, and no longer prepare that food in her home kitchen, along with other upgrades to facilities.
"They wanted me to put a little pizza oven on the back bar and sell frozen pizzas instead of homemade," she said. "Well, people don't want frozen pizzas, they want the homemade pizza."
She says it would have cost her about $30,000 to make all the changes, so at 81, she has decided to call it a day.