Category Archives: Food & Drink

The Creamery


BY Patrick Mares I grew up on a road surrounded by farms in West De Pere where the street numbers don’t run in any particular order. That road had a small creek and an old shuttered creamery, and as a kid I always wondered if someone would do something with building: Tear it down, build it up, remodel it and ... Read More »

Change the Food System with Grow Local


BY Alex Fehrenbach The farmers who helped bring sustainable food production to the Fox Valley are growing, and they need your help! They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bolster their fundraising efforts, which will aid in bringing even more fresh, and nutritious produce directly to you, the consumer, from Milwaukee to Madison to Neenah and Door County. Contributors to ... Read More »

Cranky Pat’s goes LIVE…again!


BY Jonathan Schinke Cranky Pat’s in Neenah, Wisconsin has long been known for their fantastic food, casual atmosphere, and high quality live music. Over the past year or so, however, the amount of concerts at the Fox Valley eatery has waned drastically, causing some concern that their days as a live music venue were numbered. Enter local music fan and ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher Chefs today, whether those in a restaurant or you at home, are experimenting with unique food and wine combinations to keep their lives interesting. The ever changing world of wine, along with an ever widening diversity of available ingredients in cooking helps make this exploration worth a try. There are rules one can live by, but I ... Read More »

Lion’s Tail Brewing Company Debuts in Neenah


BY George Halas At first glance, the former Equitable Reserve Association Building at 116 South Commercial Street in Neenah seems like an unlikely place for a brew pub. “I was looking at some places in Appleton and I didn’t see anything that screamed ‘this is the place,” said Lion’s Tail Brewing Company owner/founder Alex Wenzel. “My friend, Chris Sanders, who ... Read More »

A Taste For It


BY Jamie Lee Rake There are fancier East Indian restaurants in Milwaukee. Hey, there are ritzier ones in the Fox River Valley. But any homier than, or singular as Bombay Sweets? Doubtful. Lest you insist on omnivorous dining, that the menu is strictly vegetarian proves to be incidental at best. At least it has for me. ‘Hearty and flavorful,’ as ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher “Come quickly, I think I am seeing stars.” This was a famous quote by a monk in Champagne who worked in the cellars making wine. What little did he know back then that this thing he called ‘stars,’ was actually bubbles in a glass that could change your world. Effervescent wines have been known since antiquity, when ... Read More »

Mudpuppy Porter


Central Waters Brewing Company, Amherst, Wisconsin BY Steve Lonsway As I passed through my favorite beer outlet in search of the next beer to write our article on, it was easy to get lost in the vast sea of labels.  Unique names, flashy colors, eye catching graphics, crazy bottles, it’s all there for the beer aficionado to enjoy.  But what ... Read More »

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