Dining

Find out about the best local eateries and get secret recipes from you favorite restaurants in Northeast Wisconsin. Plus, you'll also discover new places and interesting stories! Here's the full archive...

Coffee Shops, Baristas, and the Downtown Appleton Art Scene

Starving artists and coffee shops go together like, well, biscotti and café au laits. While “coffee shop art” doesn’t always have the best connotations (did anyone else think of this sketch from Portlandia), I’ve been surprised and delighted at the range of skill displayed in downtown Appleton coffee shops over the years. ACOCA, Aspen Coffee […]

Why Are Cupcakes So Flippin’ Popular?

Okay, but seriously, what’s the deal with cupcakes? In the past few years, they’ve gone from just another bakery item to glamorous pieces of TV lauded and Pinterest-beloved art. The cupcake craze has found its way to Northeast Wisconsin with stores popping up like The Cupcake Couture in De Pere and Fat Girlz Bakin in Appleton. […]

10 Unique Burgers in Green Bay & The Fox Cities That You Need to Try

In many ways – the hamburger is like a canvas waiting to be painted. Sure, a good old-fashioned char-broiled burger or cheeseburger can be simply delicious on its own. But there are so many things you can do with that patty, the buns and everything that goes on top or in between. We found 10 […]

12 Big Events in Northeast Wisconsin to Help You Squeeze Every Drop of Fun out of Summer

The air was a bit cooler this weekend, reminding us that the summer won’t last forever. It’s almost August. Back to school stuff is all over the stores. Before you know it – leaves will start falling from the trees and Christmas decorations will be going up. But let’s try not to think about that […]

How Seymour, Wisconsin Can Live Up to the Title of ‘Home of the Hamburger’

Nothing says “American cuisine” like a big juicy hamburger. Sure…it may have been named after the Hamburg Steak of Hamburg, Germany. But there’s no doubt that real burgers are the definitive dinner of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. The city of Seymour, Wisconsin is one of several places in […]

Melting the Mystery of Blue Moon Ice Cream

It pops out from inside the glass case at your favorite Wisconsin ice cream parlor. That bright blue color practically screams at you compared to the Rocky Road, Mackinac Island Fudge and Cookie Dough. But it’s the flavor of Blue Moon ice cream that gets everyone talking – and wondering… A quick internet search turns […]

6 Delicious Root Beers That are Made in Wisconsin

Sweet, frothy and refreshing – there’s nothing quite like a frosty mug of root beer. It’s the grandaddy of all carbonated beverages and its sassafras flavor is uniquely American. The first guy to market root beer to the masses almost called it “root tea” instead. Thankfully, Charles Hires realized that his potential customers – Pennsylvania […]

Seven Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer in Northeast Wisconsin

June 21 marks the first official day of summer, and all of us over at WhooNEW are so excited, we’re jumping for joy.  Literally. Summer can traditionally take a long time to arrive in Wisconsin, and this year was no exception. After all the snow and rain (and more snow and rain), I’m starting to […]

Highlights from the First Downtown Appleton Farm Market 2013

Grab your satchel, comfortable walking shoes, and love for all things local. It’s time for the Downtown Appleton Farm Market! Though the market’s first day opened under high humidity and no sun, that didn’t stop people from flocking to the stalls. Armed with pen and paper (and not much cash, curses!) I hit the streets […]

6 Appleton Area Coffee Shops You Should Check Out Right Now

If you’re a true coffee lover, avoiding the chains and getting good local java can be an eternal struggle. And it’s about to get harder. As we said before, 11 new Dunkin’ Donuts stores will soon go up throughout Green Bay and Milwaukee. The first restaurant will open in 2014 and the rest will follow […]