Smoked Whitefish with Bean Puree

On a recent trip to Minneapolis, we had the opportunity to have lunch at Owamni, named James Beard Foundation - Best New Restaurant in America for 2022. If you've been following along at home you might remember our Land Acknowledgment post where we lauded Chef Sean Sherman as one of the most compelling voices in [...]


Restaurant – Vanguard Bar, Milwaukee

Here is how Vanguard Bar explains their mission: "Offering an elevated approach to Milwaukee’s Beer and Brat tradition, we specialize in House-made sausages, while the casual, pretension-free environment pays homage to Milwaukee’s classic corner bar atmosphere." And do they ever deliver! In an intimate space in Bayview, just south on downtown Milwaukee, they produce some [...]

Echoes of a Reuben – Corned Beef Poutine

The celebration of St. Patrick's Day is a fascinating study of immigration, ethnicity, and foods. On one hand, it is supposed to be a celebration of the Irish nation, specifically St. Patrick's death and the arrival of Christianity to the island. Even more interesting is how widely celebrated this tradition is in the United States [...]