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Tasting the World

Posted on May. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Experience Multicultural Cuisine in the Fox Cities According to the World Food Travel Association, food tourism is “the act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place.” Of course, it’s not just the flavors and unique pairings that create the memorable time, it’s the whole package: ambiance, company READ MORE

Food for Thought

Posted on Mar. 31, 2023 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 FOME Food & Company, Appleton Nea Hahn, owner of FOME Food & Company (and also Whisk & Arrow Sugar Studio) in Appleton, has a particular philosophy when it READ MORE

Cozy Cafe Craze

Posted on Mar. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Settle in for Sips, Bites and Community Cafes, those casually cozy eateries that typically offer breakfast and lunch—not to mention coffee and tea—pop up often as centers of socialization and a place to relax or get work done. There are several great options in the Fox Cities, four of which are offering innovative items, elevated READ MORE

Meet the Chefs

Posted on Feb. 1, 2023 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

Restaurant Week Returns

Posted on Dec. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Celebrate Fox Cities Food January 27-February 5 From fine dining to light casual fare, restaurants in the Fox Cities run the gamut. This month, beginning January 27 and running through February 5, veteran foodies and those new on the scene get the opportunity to experience all they offer in the form of Restaurant Week Fox READ MORE

‘Tis the Season!

Posted on Nov. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Drink Up with Holiday-Themed Cocktails Erick’s Gingerbread + Peppermint Dream
 Calavera’s Fine Fusions Owners Edgar and Bekki Garcia named the festive Erick’s Gingerbread cocktail after one of their sons, one of many on the menu named in honor of a family member. Creamy and smooth with just a touch of cookie to top it off, READ MORE

Holiday Nostalgia

Posted on Oct. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

Our Team’s Favorite Food Traditions 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. Sweet, savory and in-between, our Fox Cities Magazine team shares the special food items we look forward to during the holidays: Pecan Pie
 The holidays READ MORE

28th Annual Golden Fork Awards

Posted on Sep. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Veterans versus Rookies For almost 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 28th year in this issue. We’re always proud to celebrate our local restaurants, but there’s READ MORE

The Art in Flavor

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Adding Unique Flair to Food “Caramelized onion and… peach? Really?” It’s just one example of the many questions Tyler Woodkey, Executive Chef at Houdini’s Escape Gastropub in Appleton, gets when he introduces potential dishes and unique flavor pairings to his team. “Some flavor profiles just play off of each other,” he says. “It’s one of READ MORE

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