Wine Much? 10 Tips For Restaurants/Bars on How to Sell Wine

I LOVE wine!   Not all wines, I love dry red wines with bold, fruity, spicy undertones.   I LOVE a GOOD wine!  However, I am not going to lie, I am not a fine connoisseur of wines. I am a normal, average, everyday wine lover.   My pet peeve is to go to a bar or restaurant and they don’t have wine, or they have the cheapest wine they can buy in single serving sizes. Furthermore, the worst experience a wine lover can have is to go to a...

Starting the New Year With Traditional Black-eyed Peas/Bean

How do you start your New Year? My mom always made Black-eyed Peas/Beans on New Year's Day. She said it would bring us luck in the New Year! Keeping traditions alive are necessary! Love this simple, healthy meal to start the year. Can only hope the luck comes with it! Mom's Black-eyed Pea Soup 3 Smoked Hammocks 1 med Onion - chopped 3 carrots - chopped 3 stalks celery - diced 6 cloves Garlic - diced 24 oz dried Black-eyed Peas/Beans Rosemary...

Fox River Brewing Co – A Jewel in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Fox River Brewing Co (Fox River Brewing Co Website) is located on the shores of the Fox River in the quaint town of Oshkosh, WI. The view is amazing. My only regret was not being here in the summer to sit on their patio overlooking the Fox River. Everything from the service to the food was superb! The weekend was graduation time for the University of Oshkosh and we were going to lunch after my son graduated. We made reservations in...

Choppers Bar and Grill – Antioch

Looking for a place to watch a Black Hawks, Bears, Bulls, Cubs, or White Sox game?  Look no further, Choppers Bar and Grill in Antioch is the place you want to be.  We have driven past this little gem many times in our journeys to The Chain of Lakes. On Sunday we were on our way home from the Fox Lake area and we were looking for a place to stop to get a quick breakfast and Bloody Mary.  We thought of a few places we often frequent, but when...