Madison!

I was recently in Madison for a few days and had a chance to check out some new places as well as some old favorites…. The Coopers Tavern located at 20 W. Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square is a new restaurant and bar owned by the Food Fight restaurant group.  The wine and beer lists […]

Lots of cool stuff happening at Bolzano Artisan Meats

Last month I interviewed Scott Buer of Bolzano Artisan Meats. For those who are interested (and how could you not be interested in such a cool company) here is some news, updates, and events from Scott: Bolzano Artisan Meats at Lombardi Food & Wine Experience Food and Wine Tasting Gala Friday, Nov. 13 6:30pm-9:30pm at […]

Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town Special Event Next Wednesday in Madison

In honor of the new book by author Douglas Gayeton called “Slow: A Life in a Tuscan Town” a celebration of local and delicious food is taking place on Wednesday, November 18. Called “A Slow Taste of Tuscany” thirty-three restaurants across North America have been chosen to participate.  One of these restaurants is Madison’s own […]

Introducing Bolzano Artisan Meats

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a press release announcing the opening of Milwaukee company that plans on doing artisanal charcuterie such as dry-cured meats like prosciutto, pancetta, and guanciale. Immediately I was intrigued so I contacted Scott Buer, the owner of Bolzano Artisan Meats and asked if if he would do an interview. I figured […]

Wild Tomato Pizza, Fish Creek Wisconsin

Visitors to Door County who have been enjoying Digger’s pizza in Fish Creek for almost 30 years were probably shocked this year when the Digger’s sign came down and the Wild Tomato sign went up. People don’t like it when their vacation dining destinations are gone. I still reminisce about childhood dinners eating Fried Walleye […]

One Local Summer Week 8: Smoked Lamb Brats

There is nothing more Wisconsin than bratwurst (ok well maybe cheese) so for this week’s One Local Summer challenge I decided I would make bratwurst.  I am a huge fan of the Big Three Wisconsin brartwurst makers (Johnsonville, Usinger’s, and Klement’s) but I picked up some incredible smoked lamb brats from Greek Acres Farms at the Waukesha Farmers’ Market […]