“Cheeseheads: The Documentary” Movie Trailer


Introducing (well it’s been on Youtube for a week) the “Cheeseheads: The Documentary” Movie Trailer, affectionately titled “A Brief History Of Wisconsin”.  It’s a lot of fun, says many great things about Wisconsin, and poses the deeper question of what exactly a Cheesehead is.  Of course I leave you hanging, but that’s the whole point of … Continue reading

Now They Can Legally Drink Their Own Beer

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Turning 21 has its pleasures, including being able to legally drink beer (except in Wisconsin, which doesn’t quite have the same laws as elsewhere).  But the pun is fun in this case since the Dallas located brewery known as Valkyrie is celebrating its 21st year.  Confusing?  Maybe.  Fun?  Hell yeah.  Ann & Randy are awesome, … Continue reading

Ten Wonderful Wisconsin Oddities

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The title says it rather clearly, these are ten shots of some of the wonderful oddities I’ve encountered in my travels around Wisconsin making this documentary (that is now finished, working on release screenings and dates for this fall).  There’s a little note below each photo to let you know a bit about it. * … Continue reading

Northwoods Brewing Company (Eau Claire)

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Had a chance to visit the Northwoods Brewing Company in Eau Claire, which is inside the Northwoods Brew Pub (Near Oakwood Mall).  Great beer, great atmosphere, and if it had been summer, a grea view of the river.  Love the decor of this place, real Northwoods (of course), almost like something out of Twin Peaks … Continue reading

Badger Bars & Tavern Tales, Fun For Everyone

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I met Bill Moen, the author of these two humorous and fascinating Wisconsin Bar stories books, at the Valkyrie Brewery in Dallas (Dallas WISCONSIN, that is). For any lover of good humor, these books are great.  If you love humor, beer, and Wisconsin history in all of its often odd realms, then these are a … Continue reading

Wisconsin Cheese Cow Lexxy’s Day Trip To Ashland

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My travel sidekick Lexxy (the blow up cow to promote Wisconsin Cheese), always seemed to get the best view of everything.  Ok, just having a little fun with her.  Ashland was definitely my kind of town, and South Shore Brewing my kind of place to grab a great Wisconsin Beer.  Another neat thing are the … Continue reading

Benvenuto’s At The Holiday Inn Fon Du Lac

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Todd Winkler, CEO of the Wisco Hotel Group, discusses how they got involved with opening new Benvenuto’s Restaurants (a Wisconsin based chain of Italian restaurants) at their Madison Holiday Inn location, and now at the Fon Du Lac Holiday Inn location. (Note: Music (C) Kevin MacLeod – http://www.incompetech.com – a fellow Wisconsinite and hell of … Continue reading

20 Years Of Racing Sausages & They Show No Signs Of Aging…

I don’t have much to say on the topic other than AWESOME, and here’s a link to their FIRST RACE twenty years ago. 20 years of racing — sausages, that is. Photos (C) JS ONLINE via 20 Years Of Racing — Sausages, That Is….

City Brewery – The Private Label King Of La Crosse

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La Crosse is home to City Brewery, which is home to the worlds largest six pack (see photos), a line mentioned in an episode of “House” during it’s last season (any mention of Wisconsin on TV catches my attention).  Interesting thing about City Brewery is that they make a boat load of private label beers … Continue reading

Packers Beat Vikings & Beer With Friends, What More Do You Need…

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Since making it to Lambeau was not an optoin due to a heavy editing schedule for the documentary, the second best thing was to hit a sports bar with family, friends, and a few hundred other Packers fans (and some Vikings fans as well).  The beer was strong, the Packers even stronger, and victory was … Continue reading

If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed A Cheese Haus…

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If Frank Lloyd Wright had designed a Cheese Haus it would have been Foster Cheese Haus in Osseo (just south of Eau Claire off of I94).  They have some amazing cool Wisconsin Cheese as well, including bacon infused cheese curds like I’ve not seen anywhere else. Not only do they have great Wisconsin Cheese, but … Continue reading

Champions Sports Bar: Where Memorabilia & Beer Come Together

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Champions is a terrific sports bar to visit in Green Bay any time of the year, but it rocks on game day.  The collection of sports memorabilia throughout the place seems endless, and it ain’t just Packers memorabilia, but Badgers, an extensive Favre collection, and other Wisconsin sports team.  Even so, the Packers collection is … Continue reading

John Hawks Pub in Milwaukee

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Whenever I’ve got to Downtown Milwaukee to meet with my man Carlo at Marcus Theatres, we step downstairs to the John Hawks Brew Pub from some great English fair (or fish fry on the one Friday I was there).  Love this place.  Great food, great view of the river, espeecially if you sit out on … Continue reading

Bombers, Beers, Burgers & A Really Big Chair

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Just happened across these photos again of Bomber’s in Milwaukee last fall, most well know for their Bomber’s Burger that was featured on the Food Wars last summer.  I also wonder if the place might have been named after the Mitchell B-25 Bomber, since General Billy Mitchell was from Milwaukee and his presence is see … Continue reading

The Tipsy Cow In Madison’s Capital Square Is Divine

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All we can say is, order the cheeseburger lunch special made with, get this, meat, bun, a slab of butter, and Carr Valley 5 Year Cheddar.  That’s all!  If you want onions raw or grilled, they’ll add that too, and the side of pickles is…  Well just end up their and some point in your … Continue reading

Classic Meets Modern At The Milwaukee Public Market

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The Milwaukee Public Market is not what one might expect on first glance.  Somewhat hidden under an overpass and series of bridges in downtown Milwaukee, you have to know where you are going to find it.  Once inside, however, this seeming rustic place becomes a world of unique and interesting shops, stands, and a wine … Continue reading

Moose Jaw Pizza & Brewing In Wisconsin Dells

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While staying at The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells a while back we encountered a car driving around town that had a moose on top of it.  Not a real moose  mind you as you might have to be in the Northwoods of Wisconsin to see that, but a prop moose.  Wanting to know what … Continue reading


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