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23rd Annual Golden Fork Awards

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By Laura Zornosa and Amelia Compton Wolff Welcome to the 23rd Annual Golden Fork Awards (otherwise known as The Oscars of Food in the Fox Cities). Upsets abound in this year’s reader poll that tips a hat to the best local restaurants, chefs and dishes – long-time winners were ousted and underdogs emerged victorious. Because READ MORE

Homegate Zone 

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Recipes for an at-home tailgate party Watching a Green Bay Packer game at Lambeau Field is an experience every Fox Citian should have at least once, but sometimes home is the only place you want to be. Skip the lines, stay warm and save some money by hosting your own tailgate party right at home. READ MORE

Spice Nirvana

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The FOX CITIES Magazine guide to curry In the United States and much of the West, “curry” is a catchall term for any spicy, saucy dish of South Asian origin. The reality, however, is much more complex. From India to Thailand, curries come in countless variations that are influenced by local ingredients and regional traditions. READ MORE

Taco Season

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Six feats of taco engineering, perfect for scarfing down this summer Photos by Courtney Martin  Tacos are the ultimate summer food. They exemplify freshness. They satisfy without weighing you down. Not to mention, these hand-held portals of deliciousness make simultaneous walking and eating a real possibility – a must during summer festivals when you can’t READ MORE

Food for Thought

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Twelve months of dining scene updates, broken down in one digestible review By Amelia Compton Wolff and Nicole Witmer Notable New Kids Wilder’s, Appleton After more than three years cooking at Scuba’s Pourhouse in Appleton, Terrance Wilder decided to open his own restaurant. Wilder’s, which is billed as a cutting-edge pub and bistro, opened in READ MORE

Stock Your Pantry

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By Rebecca Rehberger and Amelia Compton Wolff   When you think of Wisconsin food, perhaps your mind goes straight for beer, cheese and brats. (Or beer cheese, or cheese brats, or cheese and beer soup – you get the idea.) But there’s more to the Wisconsin food scene than that. There’s something here for every READ MORE

The Year of the Veggie

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Vegetables are having a moment and you’re actually going to like it.   In 2017, vegetables will transition from side dish support to the main meal event in both restaurants and home kitchens. Driving this trend are more meat-eaters experimenting with “flexitarian” (semi-vegetarian) diets and an overall growing interest in healthy eating. Janel Abel, owner READ MORE

Budget Bites

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A new year brings a slew of resolutions, and fiscal responsibility often tops the list. For those looking to bulk up their savings accounts without sacrificing a dining out addiction, we have the answer. We’ve compiled some of the best eats in the Fox Valley for under $10, so you can eat like a king READ MORE

The Best Local Brews

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Photography by Dave Compton Wolff Wisconsin has long been hailed as the Land of Beer, and the Fox Cities craft beer scene supports that reputation – just take a look at these locally brewed beauties if you need proof. Grab a designated driver (not it) and make a day of checking out the breweries in READ MORE