Parker John’s BBQ & Pizza: Kiel, Wisconsin

(Her) If you are looking for a really nice article on the genesis of Parker John’s and it’s owners other ventures, you can read one from Sheboygan Press. If you are looking for a chubby girl’s honest opinion with a little less hyperbole and a whole lot of sarcasm….you came to the right place! Continue reading

Charlie’s Drive In: Hortonville, Wisconsin

Image(Her) We have driven past Charlie’s Drive In a few times and it always seemed to be at the wrong times seasonally speaking.  So when we heard we were going to be in Hortonville for a show we thought about them right away.  We decided to sit outside and got immediate service from the Charlie’s man himself-Carl Mann who also happens to be Charlie’s son.  Carl was outgoing and friendly and brought us some reading material and some menus so that we could really appreciate the place’s history ourselves. Continue reading

Coaches Corner in Buchanan, Wisconsin

(Her)  My first impression of this place was “holy crap it’s cold in here!”  I mean so uncomfortably cold that I couldn’t uncross my arms.  It used to be a place called Charcoal grill and they don’t seem to have done anything different to make it Coaches Corner.  In fact, I’m pretty sure they even kept the original dirt.  Continue reading

Beef a Roo in South Beloit, Illinois

(Her) We haven’t really been anywhere of merit as of late.  Hot weather doesn’t really make me feel like eating, but we were recently in Beloit and this is one place we will frequent on our drive out of town.  The restaurant was started in Rockford, Illinois over 40 years ago and I really don’t know why they didn’t make it further out in the food-o-sphere than they did.  After all those years they only have 8 locations so if you’re near Beloit or Rockford you should at least try to check one out.  Greg’s probably a much better judge on their food since he’s grown up with it.  Me–I love their cheese fries and their roast beef.  When you think of their roast beef sandwiches think of Arbys only highly seasoned and au jus-y (you can pronounce that “aw-juicy”) .  So they are like Arby’s–only good. Continue reading

Dick’s Drive-In, Kaukauna, WI

(Her) This is not the first time we’ve been to Dick’s Drive-In, and that’s why it deserves a blog.  For most of you reading this, Dick’s is not readily accessible.  It’s not conveniently located off a major highway. It’s in Kaukauna off the beaten path for most of you and let’s face it– there are few reasons for you to go to Kaukauna.  That is what makes Dick’s feel more like a local establishment– sort of a hidden gem.  Continue reading

Foggy Memory: Rock-a-Billy’s Pizza Joint in Green Bay, Wisconsin

(Her) This one’s a foggy memory but I thought it was worthy of a post.  We had heard about Rock-a-Billy’s from my brother-in-law and were told that it was attached to a Chinese restaurant named The Lotus and owned/operated by  the dude who had owned The SurfinBird, a long standing well known skate shop. Continue reading