Category Archives: Food & Drink

Tricia’s Table


Mom’s Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake For years mom made me a red velvet cake which I begged for each year on my birthday. She made it using the original recipe supposedly from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that included a butter cream frosting instead of the now-traditional cream cheese frosting. This is my attempt to duplicate her recipe…. Ingredients for cake: ½ ... Read More »

New Beer Resolutions


By Lee Reiherzer The beer scene in Oshkosh has never been better. In 2013, beer drinkers here saw a steady increase in draught lines dedicated to craft beer, wider selection on the retail side, and more beer events and festivals featuring quality beer than at any other time. Considering what a few of our local purveyors of beer have in ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: Manila Resto


Manila Resto 107 Algoma Blvd Filipino fine dining in a beautifully restored historic Oshkosh setting, featuring a menu infused with Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Mexican and American influences blended together to create one of Oshkosh’s most unique and diverse restaurants. Rich house-made sauces compliment tender meats and fresh sushi, all made to order and often accompanied by live performances from ... Read More »

Chef Sanford D’Amato’s Life On A Low Simmer


By Michael Casper Sanford “Sandy” D’Amato is a native of Milwaukee who grew up on the lower east side in the apartment above his father and grandfather’s grocery store “D’Amato’s,” the same spot that would one day (1989) become the location of his notable restaurant “Sanford.” His book, “Good Stock: Life on a Low Simmer” is both memoir and cookbook, ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher As winter months arrive, and their chill fiIt’s the beginning of a new year and if you are like most of us, we set out to change or do something by making a resolution. It may be to work harder at your job or to look and feel better. Often times the belief is to have the ... Read More »

Groupon Deals: Food Glorious Food!


While eating out is always a wonderful experience, it can unfortunately also turn out to be an expensive one. This is where daily deals providers such as Groupon can really help foodies out. Great value offers on restaurants, cooking courses, wine and more can regularly be found among the amazing Groupon deals, so that you can enjoy eating and drinking ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: Gardina’s Wins Gold


Today, Gardina’s stands as one of the most popular restaurants in Oshkosh, evident in part by their first place finish in the 2013 Culinary Critic Awards. A panel of peers in the industry votes on the award, including restaurant owners, head chefs, and front managers. The award is a testament to the broad appeal Gardina’s has achieved in the community, ... Read More »

Homemade wine secrets


By Mike Carraway If you enjoy making homemade wine, or are just thinking of giving it a try, this article will give you a few “inside tips” on how to make sure your first batch or your next batch of wine comes out perfect. This article won’t go in the the step by step details but there are many guides ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: Sakura Japanese Steakhouse


Sakura Japanese Steakhouse 330 N. Koeller St. Authentic Japanese cuisine including Edamame, Shumai, Cucumber Roll and Japanese Soups. Take out and catering are available, but it is recommended that you dine in for the experience of the teppanyaki table style seating and the most polite service in Oshkosh. What the critics said: "Great food and fun atmosphere", "An excellent ... Read More »

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