Food & Dining

Food for Thought

Posted on Apr. 1, 2024 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 MAD Elephant, Appleton It’s the collaboration we didn’t know we needed. Described as “Thai fusion,” Mad Elephant in Appleton opened in September of 2023, and is the best READ MORE

Cooked to Perfection

Flavorful Steaks in the Fox Cities  On a Friday or Saturday night in Northeastern Wisconsin, a quintessential meal out on the town likely includes a great steak, sizzling and cooked to perfection when it arrives at the table. Add in good conversation, wine, cocktails or mocktails, and a heaping cup of great company, and it’s READ MORE

Meet the Chefs

Posted on Jan. 31, 2024 by Grace Olson

Devour Details About Five 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

Unique Wedding Fare

Posted on Jan. 31, 2024 by Grace Olson

Fox Cities Food Buffets Offer Fun Options Weddings have always held a certain reverence and hierarchy in the world of special events. The significance of the day paired with excitement reserved for new beginnings and, let’s face it, the party! The celebration often isn’t complete without a reception, and the reception focuses on food. After READ MORE

Feast Around the Fox Cities

Posted on Dec. 29, 2023 by Grace Olson

Happening January 2-31 If your resolution for the new year is to expand your horizons and try new things, you’re in luck—especially if you’re  a foodie. For the month of January, the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCCVB) brings a new concept to the local food scene: Feast Around the Fox Cities. The approach READ MORE

Soup of the Season!

Posted on Dec. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Hearty, Homemade Choices in the Fox Cities If there’s a particular meal winter is known for, it’s got to be soup. Warm, hearty and said to be good for the soul, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a steaming bowl of the ultimate comfort food. In the Fox Cities, the following four eateries pride READ MORE

Recipes from Home

Posted on Nov. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Chefs’ Favorite Holiday Dishes While there are innumerable reasons to think fondly of the holidays, it’s fair to say the edible side of the season plays a big part. Savory and scrumptious with an undeniable pull of the nostalgic, three area chefs share the special food items from home they look forward to during the READ MORE

29th Annual Golden Fork Awards

Posted on Oct. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

For 40 years, Fox Cities Magazine has been bringing dining stories to our readers: about fanciful dishes, mouthwatering flavors, restaurant updates and everything in-between. Perhaps the most popular food installment, the Golden Fork Awards, reaches its 29th year in this issue. We’re always proud to celebrate our local restaurants, but there’s something particularly special about READ MORE

On Tap!

Posted on Aug. 30, 2023 by Grace Olson

Seasonal Brews to Usher in Autumn As Wisconsinites, we’re lucky to experience all four seasons. “Lucky,” that is, if you enjoy the shift in temperature and outdoor activities. Weather brings a change in scenery and flavors, with autumn often focusing on warm, winter spices and pumpkin. This goes for food and cocktails, but don’t forget READ MORE

Veggie Delight(s)

Posted on Jul. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Cauliflower, Carrots and More Take Center Stage Remember when you dined at a restaurant and got your nutrients from the salad starter? Or a vegetable’s purpose was to simply fill the plate alongside meat? It’s simply no longer the case. Restaurants are making vegetables the star in their own right. From cauliflower and carrots to READ MORE