I recently returned from Panama City Beach, Florida, where I had visited a friend in February. The weather was unseasonable warm for the Panhandle, but was definitely appreciated. We experienced some beautiful sunsets from the balcony of the condo. Just listening to the waves lapping on the beach when I went to bed was enough to make me leave my slider open a crack .
No writing was accomplished on this trip, but I was a faithful food tourist. I’ll soon be updating this blog with pictures of some of my favorite taste sensations. It was wonderful to eat fresh seafood in the middle of winter. As always, though, as enjoyable as it is to go away, I was delighted to return to my little corner of Northeast Wisconsin. I agree with Dorothy-there’s no place like home.
Not long ago my friend and I visited White Dog Black Cat in Green Bay. This delightful restaurant in located on Broadway and sports funky painted walls and trendy art. We enjoy the atmosphere, but it’s the food that keeps us coming back.
The first picture shows the Drunken Pig, the sandwich that my friend ordered. It is a half pound burger topped with their famous pulled pork, beer cheese sauce, and fried onions. Homemade potato chips rounded out the meal.
On the bottom is the entrée I chose. It was a Friday, so their fish selections were on the menu. I went with the hand beer-battered deep fried walleye served with café potatoes, cole slaw, and rye bread.
We agreed that our meals were delicious and we’re anxious to return. If you haven’t had a bite to eat at White Dog Black Cat, please give it a try. The décor makes us smile and the food is wonderful.
True Nosh or Truly Nauseous? – You Decide!
Two good friends and I met in Green Bay recently to spend a few days together. We shopped, had drinks, and went out to eat all without thinking about the drive home. When we went to the stadium we were able to do it all in one spot – browse at the Pro Shop, and eat and drink at 1919 Kitchen and Tap, All of our meals ( wild mushroom flatbread, apple salad, and Friday perch dinner) were excellent and the laughter never stopped! We are never too old to enjoy good times with wonderful friends. When the three of us are together, it’s like we’ve never been apart. We carry on as much as we did when we met over thirty-five years ago.
I had a wonderful Friday at Lautenbach’s Winery near Fish Creek. My fellow presenters, Val Clarizio, PJ Fiala, Virginia McCullough, Steve Mitchell, Barb Raffin, and I paired one of Lautenbach’s wines with a section of one of our books. We read the excerpt while the audience sampled wine and snacks. I came home with a lighter load of books, but a heavier load of wine! Please check out these other fabulous authors’ books, too. We’re all having so much fun that we’re planning on more Romance and Wine Events. I’ll keep you posted.
Formerly a church, Rustique now houses a wonderful eating establishment. A friend had enjoyed a number of meals there and mentioned that they were scrumptious. The two of us soon motored to historic Suamico, a small village just north of Green Bay.
When we entered, Denise and I appreciated the original vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors of the chapel. It was beautiful. The place was hopping which is always a good sign of customer satisfaction. We found seats and ordered Bloody Marys as we took a look at the menu.
An array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and baskets were offered. They serve the traditional cod and perch fry every day which is music to the ears of many Wisconsinites.. The brick oven pizza looked outstanding and was their specialty, but their signature sandwich was a Cuban called “El Duque.” It boasted slow-roasted pulled pork, thick-sliced ham, pickle, red onion, Swiss cheese, mustard, and mayo. We lingered over our tasty drinks and finally made our decisions. Denise and I couldn’t resist the “El Duque.” We were not disappointed. We both upped the standard French fries with orders of Pesto fries. If you like pesto, these potatoes should be on your list. I’ll order them again. The sandwich was very hearty and filling, yet seemed to melt in my mouth. True Nosh!
My friend, Denise, and I had a wonderful lunch at Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern and Grille in DePere, Wisconsin. It started with these fantastic Bloody Marys and beer chasers. Yum. I then had a delicious Reuben and Denise ordered a Cuban sandwich. Each came with fries. We weren’t disappointed. Nicky, watch out. We’ll be coming back for a repeat performance! True Nosh.