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 […]

Door County: Other food stops

Oilerie As usual, one of my favorite stops in Door County even though they opened one in Brookfield.  I picked up some Spicy Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Fig Balsamic.  I also grabbed some of that excellent Curt’s queso dip and chips and a pack of mixed lentils.   I’ll still lodge my only […]

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 […]

One Local Summer Week 4: Vegetable Spring Rolls

Vegetable Spring Rolls Growing Power Sunflower Sprouts Mixed Greens Sugar Snap Peas Thai Basil Cilantro Carrots, julienned Red Pepper, julienned Green onion (optional) Rice paper spring roll wraps (avail. at any Asian market and some grocery stores ) Dipping Sauces (All store bought) Sweet Thai Chile Sauce (also great when mixed with mayo & sriracha Thai […]

Farmers’ Market Season is Upon Us

Across the state Farmers’ Markets are opening up this month. Two weeks ago the incomparable Dane County Farmers’ Market opened  and this Saturday several more will open up for the season including the Waukesha Farmers’ Market, held downtown along the Riverfront. While I love visiting other markets in the area, especially the Dane County Market at […]