Midwest

Eat More Fish, Dance More Polka

People in Wisconsin love fish. Fishing from piers, by boat, on the ice. With lakes Michigan and Superior forming two of its borders, you can hardly fault the fisherman. Every Friday night the Lakefront Palm Garden, smack in the middle of the Milwaukee’s very own Lakefront Brewery, welcomes throngs of fish-hungry families for some of the best fish fry Wisconsin has to offer.

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Palermo’s Pizza: Saluti Dalla Famiglia

Located near Miller Park west of downtown, Palermo’s Pizza opened the doors to their new location in 2007. First-generation Italian American’s the Palermo family embodies an over forty year story of immigration, hard work, expansion, revolution, and now your grocery isle.


Miss Katie’s Diner

About Miss Katie’s Diner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, another food writer proclaimed, “Expect to find everything but the Fonz in this nostalgic greasy spoon.” I beg to differ. We found the Fonz, Marilyn, Elvis, and James Dean (to name a few)….


Ella’s Deli & Ice Cream Parlor in Madison, Wisconsin

The cliché “we’re regulars” is a bit of an understatement for our family. Whenever someone comes to visit from out-of-town, Ellas is a mandatory stop on our makeshift Madison tour. A friend of ours introduced my husband and I to Ella’s before kids and we were hooked even then (now it’s just easier to point obnoxiously at all of the things flying and moving around the room without seeming like you’ve lost your mind).


Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove, Minnesota

On the top of a hill, smack-dab in the middle of suburban sprawl sits the same restaurant on the same spot it claimed over fifty years ago. If you think, “this can’t possibly be right,” take faith and keep driving. You’ll see a sign for The Lookout Bar and Grill around the next bend.


Three Days of Space, Aviation, and Aeronautics in Ohio

It was 40 years ago that someone from earth first set foot on another planet. We spent only about 2 1/2 hours on that planet (please don’t ask me what planet it was!!), but but they changed history forever. Our children have grown up with space travel as part of their lives. And, they should look back at how it began.