The Best Beer Beef Stick Ever

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While I’m feverishly editing my way towards the end of the documentary, I keep going through archives to find needed pictures, and every day I keep finding fun ones that had slipped my mind previously.  Here’s a great place in Racine, kind of hidden if you’re not looking for it, called Brossman’s Meats and they … 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

Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience

Wisconsin Supper Clubs Book CROP

Here’s a cool book I cam across on Amazon (via someone else sending it to me)… “Wisconsin Supper Clubs is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional … Continue reading

Random Wisconsin Cheese Things…

Ellsworth Cheese Trailer

Rna across several photos of random Wisconsin Cheese Things that actually have on a smidgen to do with cheese and thought it would be fun to share.  Seems like we’ll put the word CHEESE on nearly anything to get people’s attention, and probably because it works.  After all, I took these photos didn’t I… * … Continue reading

We Love Wisconsin Cheese

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There are so many wonderful cheese products to choose from in Wisconsin, so to vote on which one you love most is like picking your favorite child, but we get that it’s all in fun, so go vote and have fun with yet another great Cheesehead tradition.  We love our frineds at Wisconsin Cheese and … Continue reading

Ella’s Deli & Ice Cream Parlor – Past, Present & Fantasy

Ella's Deli Brewers

I had the pleasure of dining with our dear friend Steve “The Owner” Tate at Ella’s Deli several months ago and it was quite the pleasing experience for a number of reasons, particular the great deli food and ice cream, but also the decor.  So many things from the past and present on display, yet … Continue reading

Genuine Wisconsin Cheese Curds Imported For Rose Bowl

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While imported may be the worst use of the word. since both Claifornia and Wisconin are part of the United States, it does imply that our Wisconsin cheese is so good that it feels as though it should be an import.  Good to see out buddies at Ellsworth getting some national media attention.  Here’s a … Continue reading

Wisconsin Cheese Curds In California

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Seems as though my old stomping grounds in Orange County (California) is rife with good taste.  I found these Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery cheese curds from Wisconsin in a Sprouts chain (sort of a Whole Foods, but nowhere near the price gouger) of gorcery and health food stores.  They also had Henning’s chipotle cheddar there (Henning’s … Continue reading

Recently Discovered 40-Year-Old Wisconsin Cheddar

40 Year Old WI Cheddar

  When Edward Zahn decided in May to close his cheese shop in Oconto, he made a discovery that is going to drive cheese lovers more bonkers than the 15-year-old cheddar released by Hook’s Cheese in Mineral Point in 2009. In the back of his walk-in cooler, Zahn, 73, found several wooden boxes of cheddar … 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

Monk’s Bar & Grill At The Wilderness & Downtown

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Wisconsin Dells has a ton of great eateries to choose from, but none with as good of a bacon cheeseburger as Monks.  I ate at both locations when shooting in the Dells.  Even had a few beers at the Wilderness Resort location while watching a wall of sports, since I was staying at the Wilderness … Continue reading

Benvenuto’s Italian Grill in MIDDLETON

Benvenuto's Italian Grill MIDDLETON

My good friends at the Wisco Hotel Group recently opened up a new Benvenuto’s Italian Grill in Middleton Wisconsin adjacent to the Wisco Hotel Group Holiday Inn & Suites (West Madison) and gave me the chance to test it out pre-opening night.  Great food, reasonably priced, and a Wisconsin original chain of restaurants too (started in … Continue reading

Where Antiques & Cheese Come Together

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Tim and Tom’s Cheese shop is located just outside of Kenosha, right off the freeway a few miles away from Mars Cheese Castle, but it’s a world of difference from the Castle filled with cheese because it also offers up an awesome variety of antiques and unique items for sale.  Lots of collectables, old liscense … Continue reading

Wisconsin Cheese Mart In Milwaukee

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Wisconsin Cheese Mart in Milwaukee (just down the street from Usingers) is the kind of cheese shop that John Cleese would be more than welcomed to visit since they have nearly every kind of cheese he could possibly list off.  Not only that, most of the cheeses here are many of the Wisconsin originals made … Continue reading

Usingers Sausages: Famous For A Reason

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While some of these photos are from last fall when we visited Usingers Famous Sausages, we also had the cahnce to try some more of it this weekend when first arriving in Milwaukee and it’s pretty clear that they know what they are doing.  My personal favorite was the smoked Canadian Bacon (had no idea … Continue reading

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