Revisiting Fishbones in Delafield

Its been years since I ate at Fishbones in Delafield. I remember going to whatever bar was there before Fishbones when I was in college then heading out to the party island on Nagawicka to get shitfaced with friends. This time we were heading out for a much needed, kid-free date night. Oh how times […]

The Casual, Inexpensive, and Incredible Evanston, IL Trifecta of Edzo’s, Bop n’ Grill, and Weiner and Still Champion.

Everyone knows about Chicagoland’s high end food destinations; the inventive food of Alinea, the refined elegance of Charlie Trotter’s,  the upscale Mexican at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, and the playful cuisine at Graham Elliot. Chicago is also fmous for casual, inexpensive eats such as the Chicago Style Dog, Italian Beef, and the Deep Dish Pizza. On a […]

Underrated Dining: S. 13th Street between Morgan & Dakota

Everyone knows the hotspots for food in the area: 5th and National’s Mexican restaurant cluster, Milwaukee Street’s hip and trendy eateries, and the great restaurants in Bay View, Third Ward, Downtown Tosa, and Walkers Point. Even Waukesha has established a small, but vibrant dining scene downtown. But what about the underrated places? This series will […]

Eating Well in Wisconsin Dells

The Wisconsin Dells may be the Water Park Capital of the world but its never been known as a food mecca.  For the most part visitors to the Dells are perfectly content eating uninspired, bland, and unhealthy fare in mass quantities at gimmicky restaurants or chains.  However if you do a little homework there are some gems […]

Bartolotta’s Northpoint Custard Stand

I had a chance to finally check out Bartolotta’s Northpoint Custard stand at Bradford Beach.  Bartolotta’s have done an admirable job making the run-down snack booth into a true food destination.  There is plenty of outdoor seating and even on the hot summer night I visited, I was able to park in the Bradford Beach parking lot […]


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 […]