Archive | Food and Drink

Fall is here, it must be Oktoberfest time

The turning of the leaves not only signal the arrival of fall, but also the coming of the Oktoberfest celebrations. Oktoberfest, the traditional German fall festival often consists of German brass bands, seasonal beers, and traditional German food. I also consider Oktoberfest to be a family event and many of the bigger Oktoberfest celebrations cater […]

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Smoking ban at the two month mark

The statewide smoking ban is almost two months old. The big question is how are the bars and taverns in the state faring after the law took effect. Andrew Wagner of OnMilwaukee asked that question to area taverns and got the following response: Smokers have had little problem popping outside for a puff during the […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Wisconsin Cheese

Are you planning an automobile or bicycle road trip to visit the many dairies and cheese factories in the state? If so, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has a new map highlighting all the cheese factories and retail outlets. The Traveler’s Guide to Wisconsin Cheese also lists contact information, cheese tour, and retail store hours […]

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SAGBRAW update, Saturday July 31

  I rolled into Columbus High School Saturday afternoon for the start of the SAGBRAW ride. This year’s ride, in its 33rd year, starts at Columbus and loops over to Lake Michigan, over to Appleton and back down to Columbus. The towns we will be overnighting in are Colmbus, Waupun, Plymouth,  Mishicot, Appleton, and Green […]

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