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 […]

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 […]

Eat Wisconsin Summerfest Picks

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that Summerfest starts today. Since everyone else does it, here are my picks for music and food. MUSIC Rancid, 8:00pm, Thursday, June 25 Harley Stage– I cannot believe that Rancid is opening for Rise Against.  I mean Rancid hasn’t released a great album since 1997’s “Life Won’t Wait,” […]

Bacchus Named to AAA Four Diamond Restaurants List

Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant has been honored as one of only five Wisconsin establishments to receive the AAA Four Diamond restaurant designation for 2009. They join Milwaukee’s Sanford and Dream Dance along with Gilbert’s of Lake Geneva and The Immigrant Room in Kohler as Wisconsin’s ither Four Diamond restaurants. According to the AAA, a Four Diamond […]

Bartolotta’s “Pup & Sup” Dinner

Bartolotta Restaurants Invites Dogs (and Their People) for “Pup & Sup” Dinner Milwaukee – On Sunday, July 19th, Pier Wisconsin welcomes dog guardians and their best friends – as well as a human guest or two – for a very special wine tasting dinner.   Prior to dinner the Wisconsin Humane Society will provide games, […]

Brennan’s Markets are excellent, but….

Brennan’s Markets are a haven for fans of Wisconsin products, especially cheese. I shop at Brennan’s on a bi-weekly basis preferring their produce, especially fruit, to the flavorless, unripe crap found at most grocery stores. There isn’t a single store I have been in that lavishes the samples on their customers like Brennan’s either. You […]