Restaurant Spotlight

Restaurant Spotlight

Nothing beats the smell of fresh baked bread. And, it is always wonderful when you find a great place to eat lunch that actually uses “real food” to make your meal! This is exactly what you get when eating lunch at Great Harvest Bread Co. We went to eat lunch…
I’m hooked on sushi, but I confess it’s the meat-free kind. So while I was a bit nervous to try “real” sushi for this month’s restaurant spotlight, I had to give it a try. That’s because I visited Nakashima of Japan, which is known, with its sister restaurant Katsu-Ya, throughout…
Many restaurants claim to offer "authentic" fare, but Carini's La Conca D'Oro truly delivers on the promise. For the past 15 years the family-owned restaurant, located at 3468 N. Oakland Ave. on Milwaukee's east side, has been a favorite among locals and out-of-towners alike. This is due in part to…
If you want authentic Asian cuisine, but a visit to Asia isn't an option, make GingeRootz in Appleton your next destination. Sisters and co-owners Doris and Alice Ng never fail to amaze with one of the most delicious and heart healthy menus in the Fox Cities. Walk in the doors…
Biaggi's is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups and salads, pizzas, seafood, steaks and desserts, served in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere that prompts patrons to visit again and again. On a recent visit, we saw that all our favorites were listed on…
Many Fox Cities residents are familiar with the Stone Cellar Brew Pub because of the fresh and natural hand-crafted beers that award winning Master Brewer Steve Lonsway serves up to thirsty patrons. But Stone Cellar (located in the historic "Between the Locks" building, built in 1858, in Appleton) also offers…
There are few restaurants in the Fox Cities that offer many organic or vegetarian options on their menus. Johnathan’s Italian Bistro is the exception. This casual yet elegant eatery offers a variety of healthy entrees, from organic salmon, homemade vegetarian meat substitutes and grass-fed beef, to homemade pastas, among other…
I am always eager to visit restaurants, but I was particularly excited to visit Sai Ram Indian Cuisine (253 W. Northland Avenue, Appleton) because I had never tried Indian food. I’ve lived in the Fox Cities for a long time and I’ve heard a lot of positive things about this…
Harmony Café, a program of Goodwill Industries North Central Wisconsin, is a safe and peaceful place that celebrates the diversity of people, offering a place to exchange ideas and activities. It’s open to people of all ages and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Appleton, at 233 E. College…
Family owned and operated since 1967, Mark’s East Side Dining & Cocktails, 1405 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, has been serving delicious, award-winning food for generations. Owner Mark Dougherty and his staff pride themselves on using the highest quality products and freshest ingredients available. One of the first things you’ll notice…
If you’re looking for traditional Asian cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere, look no further than GingeRootz (gin•ger•roots). From the moment you step through the doors, you’re enveloped in the vibrant colors and décor along with the friendliness of the staff. Very well-known for their Chinese cuisine, they took it a…
When was the last time you felt satisfied with yourself for the healthy meal you savored while dining out? While most Americans feel as though they should feel "stuffed" after a satisfying meal (even needing to "unbutton"), the Japanese know otherwise. It’s no wonder they are considered the healthiest people…
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