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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

The “New” Contemporary Cocktail Hour

Posted on Jul. 30, 2021 by Grace Olson

Local bars look to history to elevate drinking culture Where classic serves a purpose of preserving tradition and history, contemporary brings a blast of fresh air and something not typically seen before. There’s certainly room for both, especially on the bar scene. In fact, it’s impossible not to build upon the former to create the READ MORE

Fair Food Frenzy

Local restaurants offer sweet & savory options with a side of nostalgia As the days grow longer and Wisconsinites head outdoors to soak in summer, the warmer weather also ushers in the start of fair season. This time-honored tradition brings communities together for several days of agricultural education, carnival fun and loads of culinary delights. READ MORE

Recipes from the Heart

Favorite recipes & fondest memories from local restaurateurs Mother’s Day is a time for gathering and honoring those mother figures in our lives who mean so much to us. In reverence to this holiday, local chefs and restaurateurs in the Fox Valley have kindly shared their fondest memories — and best recipes — from the READ MORE