Category Archives: Food & Drink

McGuinness Irish Pub


By Alysa Levi-DAncona As soon as you walk into McGuinness, you know you've left Appleton, if only just for an evening. Just off College Avenue, John McGuinness opened Appleton's only authentic Irish pub in 1998. “We focus on being different from all the other bars in town,” McGuinness said. “The atmosphere is pleasant, cordial, where you can have a conversation ... Read More »

Clancey’s Stone Lion: Where Irish Eyes are Always Smilin’


By Jim Moran A little less than 10 miles from Stevens Point lies downtown Custer, a place that would never be mistaken for a bustling urban center. However, there are advantages that a quaint location like this can offer, such as a charming and unique Irish pub and restaurant. Clancey’s Stone Lion has been a fixture on Custer Drive for ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher As the wind and cold still keeps us indoors these next few weeks, let’s not forget that Spring is around the corner.  It is a time of change, exploration and a reason to get outside and enjoy what Mother Nature has in store for us. It is easy with the cold to stay in the same patterns, ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher February is a month filled with thoughts by many of one thing…..LOVE. For others, it is a month filled with tradition, passion and dreams. The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, since 1385. 26 generations later, the winery is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his ... Read More »

Taste of Fond du Lac 2014


Taste of Fond du Lac is right around the corner on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 11a.m. – 5p.m. at the Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Expo Building. There will be numerous restaurants offering their delectable menu items, a silent auction, and onstage entertainment. Entrance tickets are available for only $1.50 at Festival Foods, Wagner Office Supply, and the Fond du ... Read More »

Champagne, Sparkling Wine and Gougere’s


By Davis Wakefield One of the things that I like about Wisconsin winters is that the Christmas and New Year’s season lasts well after the New Year has started. Maybe it is because it is too cold to take the outdoor decorations down, or it might be that there are so many other winter activities going on like ice fishing, ... Read More »

Lee Beverage: Bringing the Beer for 80 Years


By Lee Reiherzer At the entrance to the Lee Beverage Company of Wisconsin is a large, timeworn weather vane depicting King Gambrinus, the patron saint of beer. It’s an appropriate greeter for a company whose business is distributing beer, but it also signifies something deeper. The piece is representative of the company’s long history and involvement with beer in Oshkosh. ... Read More »

Cinder’s: Just What the Doctor Ordered


By Michael Hoefferle Steve Sosnoski, owner of Cinder’s on Main St. with his wife Sherry, is an affable man who could tell endless stories deriving from their 33 years of being in business (the original restaurant was located on Oshkosh Avenue). One of these stories, which illustrate how Cinder’s has grown to be a fixture in the Oshkosh community, involves ... Read More »

What does food consumption have to do with my sleep?


By Glenda Sparling Fast food! Too much food! The type of food! Food sensitivities! Eating too late! They all have one thing in common – eating the wrong food (and beverage), too much food or too late at night can wreak havoc with your sleep. Did you have any idea that just changing your diet could really improve your sleep? ... Read More »

Simpson’s Introduces New Chef


By James Moran Simpson’s Restaurant has been a Waupaca favorite since 1932. Family owned for three generations, this supper club located in Waupaca’s historic downtown features a traditional menu of lunch and dinner specialties rumored to be the best in Wisconsin. In addition to great food Simpson’s is recognized for offering 15 beers on tap, a great wine selection, the ... Read More »

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