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Drink a Legend: Arty’s Legendary Cocktails


By Will Stahl Quick, what’s the signature drink of the Wisconsin bar scene? Well, of course, beer, but past that? If you didn’t say “Old-fashioned,” you don’t live here. Does it even have a close competitor? No, that’s what Ryan Mijal and his uncle Timothy Pappin realized one day in 2010 after a night when they’d had a “few” Old-fashioneds. ... Read More »

Spice Up Your Palette with Mr. Taco’s Mexican Cuisine


By Alysa Levi-DAncona If Mr. Taco is not already on your radar, it’s time to “taco ‘bout it.” Though at first it might seem like just a small nook off of College Avenue, the aroma of savory and seasoned meat alerts your taste buds as soon as you walk by. You might recognize them from Menasha, where they started back ... Read More »

Musical Riches at Greene’s Pour House

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By Andrea S. Johnson Those looking for a respite from the fickle Wisconsin spring need look further than Neenah, where Greene’s Pour House will, on May 30, transform into an oasis of good food, good drink and, most importantly, music imported directly from balmy Nashville, Tennessee. Country/rock group the Greg Burroughs Band will be warming up the stage with everything ... Read More »

Parnells Place


By Justin Mitchell and Jennifer Newlin Parnells Place 2932 Fond Du Lac Rd, Oshkosh (920) 235-9770 Rumors of chicken unparalleled in flavor and tenderness led us just past the southern borders of Oshkosh to Parnell’s Place.   Heading south on Fond du Lac Road a little less than a mile past Ardy & Eds, we pull up to an establishment ... Read More »

The Winds of Change at O’so


BY LEE REIHERZER Have a discussion with Marc Butera about his brewery and you’ll notice there’s a word that visits the conversation again and again: Fun. Butera is obviously having it. Talk to him about the taproom that he operates in conjunction with O’so Brewing in Plover and you’ll find out what Butera’s idea of fun is all about. “We ... Read More »

The Planet Perk Difference


BY JUSTIN MITCHELL A place where Oshkosh Half Marathon trainers assemble in the early morning before runs; a comfortable spot for veterans new and old to feel a part of the community; the meeting location for dozens of groups; and the source of donated refreshments and much-needed funding support for nearly 100 regional causes. This list represents just a small part ... Read More »

Luau, Pork Shoulder and Zinfandel Blends

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By Davies Wakefield I attended my first luau when I was 9 years old. Our next-door neighbors, who were native Hawaiians, were celebrating the matriarch’s 80th birthday.  Tutu, as she was known, was born when Hawaii was a kingdom ruled by the Kamehameha family.  I think she had a touch of Alzheimer’s at the time but made the families daily ... Read More »

Mark’s East Side


By Alysa Levi-DAncona If you're feeling down on your luck this St. Patrick's Day, Mark's East Side Dining & Cuisine is just the place to lift your spirits! Since 1967, when Bill and Jan Dougherty owned the establishment, Mark's East Side has been a staple of Appleton's St. Paddy's celebrations. Participants in the St. Patrick's Day parade would make their ... Read More »

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