The story of Diamond Mineral Springs and the Foot-Hi
In 1979, Brad Michael and Loren Siever decided to venture
into the woods of Grantfork, Illinois to purchase Diamond
Mineral Springs from Bob Landolt. After several years of
struggle, they asked for the help of Vanessa Michael (Brad's
wife) and her sister Laurie Plocher. The sisters remodeled
the decor along with the menu, adding the now-famous Foot-Hi
Pies in flavors of banana, chocolate, and coconut crème, as
well the lemon meringue.
By this time, Vanessa had whipped her baking skills into
fine form and began expanding the dessert menu far beyond
the pies themselves. It wasn't long before the cheesecakes
had become the draw for those who didn't even know they
Of course, an establishment over 120 years old has much
more history than the history we've provided here. Please
continue to browse our site to learn more about it's long
history as well the current menus, news, and more.
We look forward to seeing you soon!