Union Hotel in De Pere, Wisconsin

(Him) Swank or Old, that is the question.  I’m going with Old that gives off an odor of Swank.  Little rooms in a brick building that thrived as a culture center in the early 1900s, 100 years later  we now venture here for the wife’s birthday dinner.  Continue reading


Vacation Haikus

We recently returned from our trip to Colorado where we enjoyed a ballgame in Denver, hiked the sand dunes, went whitewater rafting and enjoyed all kinds of odd little roadside attractions. We usually plan out our meals on vacation, but this time we were staying in the middle of nowhere and a lot of our excursions took us off the beaten path. We learned that for a state that’s all about conservation, they sure don’t care if they waste food–their portions are often ridiculous.    I could have fed all the homeless in Denver with my leftovers. Continue reading

Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton, Wisconsin

(Her) The Stone Cellar has many firsts to boast about.  They are the oldest brewpub in Wisconsin and have the oldest beer garden in Appleton.  The Stone Cellar is located “between the locks” ( a gorgeous historic area of Appleton)  in a building over 150 years old that was the first brewery in Outagamie County.  They even have a resident ghost, “Charlie” so that gives them some street cred with me. Continue reading

Mark’s East Side Dining & Cocktails in Appleton, WI

(Him)  Wow! Finally a swanky joint to write home about. We attempted to eat here a couple of weeks ago however, the wait  was almost 2 hours and I had no patience  so we jetted for um, greener pastures (read the Sky view Club review).  So we attempted it again, and I donned the brown hat once again as I attempted to find supper club nirvana.  Continue reading