The Sportsmen’s Bar (Ridgeland)

This one is a bit out of date as I misplaced the photos, but it’s also somewhat timeless being that it’s a Packer bar in Wisconsin.  The Sportsmen’s Bar in Ridgeland has awesome burgers and bar food, and an even better collection of Packers memorabilia, plus some classic Northwoods collectables.  And they should have some … Continue reading

Badger Bars & Tavern Tales, Fun For Everyone

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’s Very Own Freedom Tower, Well Sort Of

Freedom isn’t just a word, an ideology, or the name of a skyscraper in New York City, it’s also the name of a small town straight north of Appleton if you’re taking the back roads up to Green Bay.  It’s a fun little town to stop in on, and the local grocer (like every small … Continue reading

Benvenuto’s At The Holiday Inn Fon Du Lac

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

Bombers, Beers, Burgers & A Really Big Chair

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

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

The Bodega Brew Pub In La Crosse

While taking a day trip to La Crosse to check out what was there, we happened upon the Bodega Brew Pub in Historic Downtown.  It’s easy to fall in love with La Crosse the minute you drive through it for its rustic “Industrial Wisconsin” flavor, the edge of the water vibe, and a downtown area … Continue reading