Edible Antics culinary tour of Wisconsin continues in Chippewa and Clark Counties.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Chippewa County by David Benbennick
About 62,000 people live in Chippewa County’s 1,010 square miles of territory. The County seat is Chippewa Falls and the county includes the cities of Bloomer, Cornell and Cadott. .Chippewa Falls is home to the Leinie’s Lodge by the Jacob Leinenkugle Brewing company makers of “Leinie’s” family of beers. The county is bisected by the beautiful Chippewa River. It home to the Old Abe State Trail, Lake Wissota State Park, Burnet Island State Park and a portion of the Holcombe Flowage.
Wisconsinmade.com artisan partner in Chippewa County is Roth Sugar Bush a producer of maple syrup.
Edible Antics Chippewa County recommendations include:
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Clark County by David Benbennick
Clark County covers 1,215 square miles with Neillsville as the County seat. Population is about 35,000. Other cities in the county are Thorp, Greenwood, Abbotsford and Colby.
Wisconsinmade.com artisan partner in Clark County is Marieke Gouda cheese from Holland Family Cheese in Thorp, makers of award winning Gouda cheeses.
Edible Antics Clark county recommendations include:
The Edible Antics culinary tour explores the best spots in Burnett and Calumet Counties in Wisconsin.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Burnett County by David Benbennick
Are we “Up Nort” yet? About 15,000 people live in Burnett County. It occupies 880 square miles. Meenon is the county seat and it includes the villages of Grantsburg, Siren and Webster. The county includes a number of Wisconsin State Wildlife areas, many lakes, the Saint Croix Indian Reservation and its western border is the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. Outdoor recreation and tourism are features of Burnett county.
Edible antics Burnett County recommendations:
- The Burnett Dairy Cooperative store and bistro for cheese. The Coop store stocks over 100 varieties of cheese and wines and makes handmade sandwiches to order. Their cheese brands include Wood River Creamery, Burnett Dairy and Cady cheese. The store is a fun stop when you are in the area.
- Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway This is a national treasure. The river has carved deep channels and offers beautiful canoeing, hiking and fishing.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Calumet County by David Benbennick
Is home to about 49,000 people and it occupies 320 Square miles. The county seat is Chilton and it includes the cities of Brillion, New Holstein and parts of Appleton and Menasha. High Cliff State Park is in Calumet County along with the Brillion Wildlife Area and the Killsnake Wildlife Area . There are over 30 supper clubs in the county that calls itself the Supper Club Capital of the Midwest.
Edible antics Calumet county recommendations:
These stops in Burnett and Calumet Counties offer you some of the best edibles that are all Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin. Check back next week as our culinary tour continues in Chippewa and Clark Counties.
Road Trip! Road Trip!
Our Wisconsin culinary tour visits our friends in Brown and Buffalo Counties.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Brown County by David Benbennick
Brown County is home to about 248,000 folks and occupies 529 square miles. The county seat is Green Bay. Brown County hosts the cities of Green Bay and De Pere and the surrounding suburbs but it known as “Title Town” – the home of our championship football team the Green Bay Packers. This metro based community has much to offer the visitor including over 400 dining opportunities, microbreweries, a distillery, recreation and cultural activities with abundant lodging.
Brown County is home to a number of Wisconsinmade.com artisan partners. They include:
Edible Antics Brown County recommendations include:
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Buffalo County by David Benbennick
Buffalo County is on the far western edge of Wisconsin and offers scenic and pastoral vistas. It is home to about 13,000 Wisconsinites and is 684 square miles in size. The county seat is the city of Alma. One side of the county is along the scenic Mississippi River and includes the cities of Fountain City and Mondovi. While Buffalo County is a more sparsely populated county this rural area supports good dining, interesting lodging and a section of the Great River Road along the Mississippi River.
Edible Antics Buffalo County recommendations include:
Enjoy the hospitality and fine edibles from these spots and know that it is all Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin.
Check back next week for recommendations in Burnett and Calumet counties.
We continue our culinary focused tour of Wisconsin counties with Barron and Bayfield counties. Both of these counties contain excellent examples of the food heritage of Wisconsin.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Barron County by David Benbennick
Barron County is home to about 46,000 people and occupies 862 square miles. The city of Barron is the county seat. Other cities in Barron County include Chetek, Cumberland and Rice Lake. Recreational opportunities abound all year round in this classic “Up North” county.
Edible antics Barron County recommendations:
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Bayfield County by David Benbennick
In far northern Wisconsin Bayfield County is home to about 15,000 year round residents and occupies 1,476 square miles making it Wisconsin’s second largest county. The county seat is in Washburn. Other cities include Drummond, Cable and Iron River. This county along the south shore of Lake Superior is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Wisconsin. It includes Madeline Island and is home to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It is home to a number of apple orchards and hosts a very popular Apple Festival the first weekend in October. Restaurants and lodging facilities are numerous and offer a broad range of choices.
Edible antics Bayfield County recommendations:
- The Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield offers both lodging and fine dining.
- Wild Rice is a very popular delightful fine dining just south of Bayfield
- Maggie’s offers eclectic busy dining in Bayfield popular for the fresh whitefish.
- The Bayfield Inn has accommodations and dining with a view.
- Egg Toss Cafe in Bayfield is great for breakfast.
- The Village Inn in Cornucopia has great fried cheese curds.
- The Delta Diner offers a special diner treat in our north woods
- Many good bed and breakfast locations in the area.
We hope you enjoy these suggestions. Next week we visit Brown and Buffalo counties to find more goodies Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin.