Friday Night Fish Fry

Hello, How are you? Table for two? Or a spot at the bar? Perhaps a nice cozy booth? Perfect! This way, but please don’t delay, we have a lot to go over and some things I must say! I won’t talk too much, I’ll just relay the essentials, and I’m a professional server….you can check […]
03.06.2018 Read More

Football Season is Around the Corner!

It’s that time of year again. I know it’s just mid-summer right now but soon the late summer doldrums will appear, the leaves will be changing, the nights will get shorter and shorter, and then you know what that means. It’S FOOTBALL TIME! Ok, at least pre-season anyway! College players will get the official ball […]
07.19.2017 Read More

Cookies and Milk (or Perhaps Alcohol) for Santa

This Christmas Eve, American children will leave out cookies and milk for Santa Claus to enjoy after his trip down their chimney with his bag of gifts. Some will add a few carrots for his trusty reindeer, as they need sustenance as well. The origins of this particular custom and how it became a staple […]
12.09.2016 Read More

Happy Maewyn’s Day!

In a few days we will be eating corned beef and drinking some questionable green beer all in celebration of a 5th century priest who got rid of some snakes…or did he? The traditional stories put St. Patrick in a small Ireland town driving the snakes from a village to the elation of its people. […]
03.14.2016 Read More

What It Means to Be a Chef

Most people have no idea what is involved in being a chef. Only about 10% of the population has ever worked in a professional kitchen so they don’t understand it involves a lot more than just cooking. Let me fill everyone in on my experiences in the 14+ years I’ve been doing this. Some of […]
12.28.2015 Read More

Behind Enemy Lines

A Bears Fan in Packer Land   I’ll start from the beginning. 1985 is the year and Ronald Reagan is still talking about some crazy space weapons and gas is only $1.09/gal. In April of that year in a small town in Wisconsin a young woman is giving birth to her third (and most awesome) […]
10.12.2015 Read More

Food Competitions

It’s early evening on Sunday and the whole staff, including me, are collectively considering a career change. We are beyond tired. Soon we’ll find out if all the hard work and foul language was worth the effort. Let me explain. Preparing food for an unknown amount of people has a few challenges, especially if it […]
08.05.2015 Read More

Beer is Good, Great Beer is Better

Do you drink beer? Well I do, and I LOVE it. Not in an over-the-top life ruining kind of way, but in a I’m-not-drinking-any-crappy-beer kind of way. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all been there as younger versions of ourselves chugging some really, awful tasting beer that was on sale or cheaper than […]
06.11.2015 Read More

The Madness of March

The calendar has turned to March. This means many things. We turn our clocks ahead, the winter weather is all but over (fingers crossed) and the biggest sporting event in college sports takes place. Of course we’re talking about the Men’s college basketball championship. This tournament has been a national event since its inception in […]
03.17.2015 Read More

On A Wing & A Prayer

The big game is over. Time to snap out of that chicken wing induced food coma, or go a delicious wing restaurant in Wisconsin. Boneless. Breaded. Traditional. In today’s world of variety and immediate gratification the choices are endless. The options haven’t always been that selective. Or available for that matter. It’s hard to imagine […]
02.12.2015 Read More

Oh My Cod!

Oh My Cod! Wisconsin’s love affair with Fish Fries It’s Friday night in a small town in Wisconsin and the smell of fried fish is in the air. This is true for pretty much every town in the state. If you’ve grown up in this state this is normal. But what if you’re from some […]
02.05.2015 Read More

The Monster Mary Promise

   Waking up to a headache the size of Texas from a night with good friends and too many good drinks, I wondered why I do this to myself. I promised myself, never again! And then it hits me, Bloody Mary! The one drink that has saved so many mornings it has it’s own days of celebration all […]
01.22.2015 Read More

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