Dine


Amanda Drager pours a martini at the start of her Center House shift.  She also bartends at Adam’s Rib in Green Lake. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, sometimes the factor giving them that extra boost of power comes from a comfortable pair […]

Behind the bar stands super woman


Guests mingle and dine during Langford’s famous fish fry. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones In between noshing on his favorite pop rock breath mints and asking the ever constant question of “links or woods?” to a steady stream of clients, Josh Carroll, PGA Head Golf Professional at Lawsonia, paused […]

Langford’s of Lawsonia: A living legacy



JEAN ADAMS, LEFT, and daughter Rachel Nitz stand in the dining room at Adam’s Rib in Green Lake. The business was opened 40 years ago as a bar, but now offers lunches and dinners as well. Ian Stepleton photos by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Jean Adams remembers one of her early […]

Adam’s Rib celebrates 40 years in Green Lake




STANDING IN THEIR new Horseradish restaurant are, from left, Matt Trotter, Bennett Drake, Atticus Hiestand, Lauren Pearsall and Alex Pearsall. The Princeton restaurant opened Memorial Day weekend. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones In between looking for a mop bucket and saying goodbye to the steady stream of satisfied customers, […]

Exchanging a food truck for four walls


LORI CSASZAR AND Chris Barbin, owners of Thunderboss, sit at one of the many seats with views of Green Lake. Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com It started as a team-building exercise. Lori Csaszar and Chris Barbin, husband-and-wife owners of the soon-to-open Thunderboss Bar & Grill in Green Lake, […]

Lakeside eatery aims to be restaurant for all



Dan Solberg REMOVES a pizza from a wood fire at Vines & Rushes Winery. The pizza stove, which bakes pizzas at 750 degrees, was imported to Vines & Rushes from a father-son business in Salerno, Italy. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones The year was 2007. Ryan Prellwitz, a Ripon […]

No sour grapes at Vines & Rushes




Kristina Karen welcomes the local community to her hidden gem of a bakery. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Kristina Karen thought she would be using her science skills to draw blood and take children’s temperatures. After all, she wanted to be a nurse. However, when she started cooking at […]

Baked: this delicious hidden gem is hot out of the ...


Green Lake Renewal CEO Fran Hill and Horseradish proprietor Matt Trotter stand in front of Trotter’s food truck in Princeton. Trotter will lead a once-a-week, four-session course on how to open, operate and build a successful food truck business in October at Green Lake’s Town Square, which Green Lake Renewal […]

Want to drive sales?



Chris Barbin and Lori Csaszar stand on the brand new pier built this summer for customers. Inset, Barbin and Csaszar, pose on the deck of their recent property purchase. This building will be torn down and renovated into a rustic bar and grill restaurant called ThunderBoss. Reagan Zimmerman photo Lori […]

ThunderBoss is roaring into GL in 2018


RICH Murray and Nicole Casey stand in front of The Kingston House. They bought the Kingston restaurant in 2016 and hope to return it to its glory. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Going out for a bite to eat and can’t make it home? You once could just stay […]

New owners hope to bring life back into Kingston ...



ABOVE, THERESA Merrill, owner of the Steel Magnolia food truck, leans out the order window. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman What sounds better than a Monte Cristo sandwich that is full of hot ham and cheese with powdered sugar and jelly? A Monte Cristo sandwich served between two slices […]

Hot southern meals on wheels


A SIGN OFF COUNTY Trunk Highway GG in Cambria signals to people that they have found the Salem Cheesehouse, which has won several awards for its blue cheese. The cheese also may be found at several large chain stores. Reagan Zimmerman photos by Reagan Zimmerman Lambeau Field knows a fact […]

Salemville adds a little blue cheese to green & gold



Carrie Nolen serves a cup of coffee with a smile. Below, customers may pair their coffee with a sweet treat, which includes muffins. by Reagan Zimmerman What is better than a daily cup of joe? A cup of joe with a little sass and a smile from local coffee shop, […]

Sassafras answers call for coffee




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?!