John Maczuzak has redecorated the upstairs interior with his old beer can collection from fourth through eighth grade. by Joe Schulz When ThunderBoss Bar & Grill announced it was closing back in November, few knew what — if anything — would take its place. Then in March, the eatery announced […]

Taking a bite out of Green Lake’s appetite

Co-Owner Zach Johnson pours a mixed drink inside Town Square Tap. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Eight years ago, Zach Frazier was brewing beer inside his home in Minnesota. Today, he co-owns a taproom in the heart of downtown Green Lake. The taproom is located inside of the old Town […]

Mixing it up

by Hannah Tetzlaff Before ThunderBoss Bar & Grill in Green Lake was a twinkle in an eye, owners Chris Barbin and Lori Csaszar knew they wanted to create ThunderFest. “I’ve been on this project [planning ThunderFest] since November before we opened up the doors of ThunderBoss,” ThunderBoss head chef Trent […]

New festival thunders into Green Lake

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