Author Archives: Patrick Mares

Grand Cru Offers a Grand Taste


By Ben Rogers Spotted Cow. It’s what separates Wisconsinites from the rest of the country. A staple in any bar worth its liquor license, Spotted Cow is held in high esteem not only here, but also outside of the borders of the America’s Dairyland. While the beer is’s easy to get used to its great taste, Spotted Cow is ... Read More »

Tall Ships find Port in Green Bay


Nine ships are coming to the Port of Green Bay this August. Tall ships even. Schooners, Clippers, Galleons and more hearkening back to the golden age of sailing will be making a stop on their tour of the great lakes from August 5 to August 7. The nine ships are floating businesses under the banner of Tall Ships America. When ... Read More »

Kitsune Kon Spells Geek Oasis this July

Kitsune Kon Bluescreen

Kitsune Kon (pronounced kit-soon-nay con) is Green Bay's own video game, comic and geekery convention. For those wondering what that means Mike Nettekoven, the con's public face tells us that for geeks, “When you come to Kitsune Kon it's like returning home.” Whether you're into American science fiction and fantasy, Japanese animation, or one-off's like the BBC's Dr. Who; the ... Read More »

The Pancake Place – a West Green Bay Tradition


By Patrick Mares The first thing that you notice when you walk into The Pancake Place on a Saturday morning is how busy they are.  A filled parking lot gives way to a packed waiting area.  The restaurant is a consistent winner of the Best in the Bay awards.  Upon meeting owner Theresa Barlament, it became obvious the success of ... Read More »

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