Dine



McConnell Inn celebrates three decades of serving guests ABOVE, leaning against the sign post, Mary-Jo Johnson reminisces about the various guests the she has met over the years as an innkeeper. Left, the McConnell Inn is a five-room Victorian bed and breakfast that celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 29 with […]

30 years and counting …



THE GOOSE BLIND is owned by Mary Rowley, who is the current state Restaurateur of the Year.   Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton Let’s play a game. I’ll call it, “Can I make your mouth water?” Close your eyes, and imagine … … Fresh basil on a pizza. … […]

Chef Modrow, how does your garden grow?!





A TABLE IS prepared in the third floor ballroom of Town Square. In case of rain, the Farm to Table Dinner will move from the Town Square lawn to the ballroom. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Green Lake Town Square meal focuses on putting locally grown food on plates by Hannah Tetzlaff […]

From the farm to the table




Owners of FireHaus BBQ have mastered craft over time by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Igniting people’s taste-buds and lighting a fire in their hearts for barbecue, Dan Prill has come a long way since his failed first attempt at barbecuing 14 years ago. What started out as a hobby […]

Extinguishing Appetites



The entrance to the renown vault at The Treasury in Ripon reminds customers of its original purpose. Customers can eat in the vault, however, reservations are encouraged.  Connor Cummiskey photo Bank turned restaurant offers unique dining options by Connor Cummiskey Located in the shell of a former bank, one of […]

What’s in the vault? A delicious place to eat


ABOVE, BELLISSIMO EXECUTIVE Chef and Co-owner Faruk Dzelil, right, enjoys a glass of wine with his brother and fellow co-owner, Metin Dzelil, in the dining room. Right, Bellissimo offers a fully stocked bar for guests to enjoy.  Connor Cummiskey photo by Connor Cummiskey Relaxing at the bar or enjoy a […]

Bellissimo brings Italian-feel to Berlin



ROBIN YOUNT, CENTER, laughs with a group of friends during a recent visit to Sharkz Brewz ’n Bitez in Green Lake. submitted photo by Jonathan Bailey jonathanb@riponprinters.com Was President Obama in Green Lake? That’s what Sharkz Brewz ’n Bitez waitress Alyssa Nielson tried to figure out while waiting on a table […]

Sharkz Brew(er)s ‘n Bitz catches Milwaukee legend


Showing off Goose Blind’s popular shot-ski and colorful drinks, both of which are expected to be popular at the restaurant’s 30th anniversary party, are from left, employees Gabrielle Parlato and Courtney Sobonya, owner Mary Rowley and employee Sophia Heimerl.     Laura Lyke photo Goose Blind will celebrate 30 years […]

Duck, Duck, Goose



FROM LEFT, SUSAN and Jadon Reiterman, as well as Jenn Rintelmann have opened J’s BBQ, located at 1215B W. Fond du Lac St.  Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Diners walking into 1216B W. Fond du Lac St. today likely won’t recognize where they are. When it reopened last […]

Newest BBQ joint in the region is smoking in Ripon


Kristian Andersen, a local freelance artist at the town square, lays down the undercoating for the new design at  Sea Critters Cafe at Harbor Lights.   Connor Cummiskey photo Downtown GL restaurant’s name changes to ‘Sea Critters Cafe at Harbor Lights’ by Connor Cummiskey The newly named Sea Critters Cafe […]

Harbor Lights Takes on a Nautical Theme



Above, Frank Boeck, owner of Frank’s Hometown Meats, cuts some fresh porter house steaks for his display case. Bottom right, The marble pattern that is visible in both this ribeye and porter house steak is a sure sign of tenderness. Connor Cummiskey photo Frank’s Hometown Meats specializes in quality by […]

For all the marbles


CARRIE NOLAN, OWNER of Sassafras in Green Lake, shows off one of the sweet treats she offers.  Ian Stepleton photo Sassafrass offers comfy setting, sweet treats to customers — right in downtown GL by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com When a customer settles into a chair at Green Lake’s newest downtown coffee […]

Feel right at home at GL’s new coffee shop



RETIRED SURGEON DR. Barry Rogers stands atop the fire truck that he transformed into a mobile concession stand, which serves pizza, popcorn and root beer floats. Inset, Rogers heat shrink wraps a pizza to ensure freshness longer in his new kitchen.  Connor Cummiskey photo Rogers’ pizza-making efficiency improves with new […]

Extinguishing appetites


RUNNING Sharkz Brewz ’n Bitez in Green Lake are, from left, John Maczuzak, Crissy Glover and Lance Moffatt.  Ian Stepleton photo Note: This article first appeared in the May 21, 2014 edition of The Green Laker. by Ian Stepleton If there’s one thing John and wife Liz Maczuzak know how […]

Go grab a bite at Sharkz Brewz ‘n Bitez