Starting from scratch
T’s on 10 combines local woman’s two loves: baking and bartending
By Kris Leonhardt
NASONVILLE — Along State Highway 10 west of Nasonville Dairy is a country bar sitting unassumingly in the quiet landscape.
While just a short drive from Marshfield, the lone, white building may not give you much reason to beckon you to its doors, but it’s what is waiting inside that may give you a reason to stop.
As a “one-woman show,” Tiffany Miller is mostly a multitasking staff of one: the cook, the cleaner, the stocker, the bartender, and much more.
Miller is the daughter of former Marshfield business owners and community standouts Bob and Sylvia Miller.
“My mom and dad owned Eagle Eye Beverage for 25 years or more,” said Tiffany. “Then my mom was the ‘dog lady’ in town. She used to be on WDLB every week. She would do a program with dogs, and people would call in and ask questions.”
While the beverage service is in her blood, Tiffany plans to offer much more to her clientele than just a drink and hospitality.
“I wanted to get into a small bakery,” said Tiffany. “I love to bake. That’s why I make my cheesecakes. I had a small bakery and coffee shop when I lived in Stillwater, Minnesota.
“I love to bartend though too, so this is kind of the best of both worlds. I love to be behind the bar, and I love to be with people, … and I can cook and bake.”
In addition to her specialty cheesecakes, Tiffany offers daily soup and food specials as well as a full bar menu highlighted by an old-fashioned grilled hamburger.
The building that houses T’s on 10 has a long history in the Nasonville community, dating back to its operation as the Nasonville Cheese & Butter Company. More recently, it was known as Fanta’s.
Since purchasing the building, Tiffany and her business and life partner Neil Fritz have done extensive remodeling to bring it back to a proper service environment.
“There was an old cooler (behind the bar), and we pulled it out. There was a hole in the floor down to the crawl space,” explained Miller. “We started ripping it out. We had to redo the floors and install new joists.
“Then Neil started pulling the wall apart there, and he ended up taking the whole wall out. … He had to put in all new studs and a new wall. We also had to put new electrical in because they had so many extension cords in this place.
“We put in a new kitchen. All that they had was an auto fryer in the bar, but I don’t think they ever used it, so I put in a full kitchen. … It’s like we started from scratch.”
Bob Miller will make a guest appearance at the business March 7-14, serving as bartender for the week.