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Hometown BBQ

Posted on Jul. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

A Taste of the South in the Fox Cities Summer is grilling season, and for many, grilling means barbecue. (Technically the two aren’t synonymous, but we won’t tell if you won’t!) Here in Wisconsin it means outdoor cooking and comfort food with southern roots. Literally it means cooking food over indirect heat with live fire READ MORE

The Fun in Food Trucks

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Mobile options bring life to on-the-go eating Fun mobile food options aren’t just reserved for fairs and festivals anymore, although it’s a veritable part of summer experiences. Food truck rallies and individual pop-ups are happening all the time from April to October—the unofficial food truck “season.” Especially in the Fox Valley, thanks, in part, to READ MORE

Pet-Friendly Patios

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Andy Draheim

Man’s Best Friend Is Invited To These Local Hotspots   Bare Bones Brewery 4362 County Hwy S, Oshkosh Bare Bones is all about the dogs, down to its dog bone tap handles and a wall mural of dogs sitting at the bar. It’s a short distance from highways 41 or 45, but it feels like READ MORE

Food for Thought

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Area dining scene updates, broken down in one digestible review Please check in with individual restaurants for updated days and hours of operation. NEW ON THE SCENE Area509 1025 N Badger Ave, Appleton www.facebook.com/area509appleton Caribbean Taste food truck lovers are in luck: the mobile favorite now has a brick and mortar location in Appleton. Area509 READ MORE

A Taste of Ireland

Local Irish Fare to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day To the Irish, passing a pint of Guinness is equivalent to exchanging currency. Luckily, you won’t have to travel across the pond to Ireland to take in the riches. Instead, visit one of our many local pubs and eateries on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate like a READ MORE

Meet the Chefs

Posted on Feb. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Devour details about four local culinary artists Our area restaurant scene is full of multicultural cuisine, fusion dishes and stellar teams made up of eclectic, passionate people. Step behind the scenes and into the kitchens to get to know the humble and hardworking leaders responsible for some of the most sought after food in the READ MORE

“To die for” dishes

Posted on Jan. 2, 2022 by Grace Olson

The local meals community leaders will never forget For foodies, there’s nothing better than the moment you sink your teeth into a bite and instantly know it’s an experience you’ll never forget. And when it comes to the cravable, delectable good stuff, word-of-mouth recommendations reign supreme.  So, while hyperbolic, of course, community leaders chime in READ MORE

Small plates encourage big camaraderie

Posted on Dec. 1, 2021 by Grace Olson

Tapas style bites are on the rise While taste and presentation are essential for an overall great dining experience, there’s more than taste that brings food to life to catapult it into an unforgettable experience. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the tradition of Spanish tapas: festive appetizers enjoyed with drinks, and always focused READ MORE

Holiday cookie craze

Posted on Oct. 31, 2021 by Grace Olson

Seasonal treats make life that much sweeter Typically perceived as playful and charming, cookies have a way of brightening any scene they enter. And during the holidays, these unassuming treats reach a whole new level of popularity. Derived from the Dutch word koekje, which means “small or little cake,” the cookie’s history in America dates READ MORE

27th Annual Golden Fork Awards

Posted on Sep. 29, 2021 by Grace Olson

With a year of uncertainty surrounding the dining scene lingering, 2021 came in with a hint of caution and a lot of hope. Our area restaurants are rallying, but many are in need of support and patience to continue to provide us with the food and service we’ve come to appreciate in the Fox Cities. READ MORE