Cheers to Mibb’s and Viv’s and the fascinating history of Wisconsin taverns

Cheers to Mibb’s and Viv’s and the fascinating history of Wisconsin taverns

We went to Lannon last Friday night in search of a delicious fish fry and found an even tastier story. The current Mibb's and Viv's offers a nice, fresh, traditional Wisconsin fish fry, the kind at which you place your order first and then belly up to the bar to wait for your table. If [...]

Glamorous person of dirty water

Glamorous person of dirty water

Every year around this time, Lake Winnebago, presumably as annoyed with the lingering winter as the rest of us, heaves up its ice and hurls it toward shore. The resulting ice shoves, like almost everything associated with Wisconsin’s largest lake, can be both troubling and beautiful. While the name itself might be undignified, reportedly “person [...]

Isn’t it good, Northeastern (WI) wood?

Isn’t it good, Northeastern (WI) wood?

Saturday afternoon, three months after we carefully and unanimously selected her to bring her fresh, festive, pine-scented self into our cabin, we returned our sweet little Christmas tree to the woods from which we'd plucked her. Owing both to her own fortitude and to our cabin's low-set thermostat, she did not drop a single pine [...]

In like a lion

In like a lion

Dear March, I'm sure you're used to warmer receptions, but we're all a little stiff from our icy hunch through February and we're afraid to open our curtains in the morning because we don't know what meteorological horror awaits us on the other side of that pane. So, pardon us if we don't fling open [...]