Road Trip! Road Trip!
Our Wisconsin culinary tour visits our friends in Brown and Buffalo Counties.
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:
- R&R Chocolate toppings manufacturer
- Me & Them pet treats manufacturer
- Cheese Cake Haven
- Mad Dog and Merrill grilling sauce maker
- Dufeck manufacturing, a wooden box maker.
Edible Antics Brown County recommendations include:
- A tour of Lambeau Field and the Packer Pro Shop
- Hinterland Brewery and Restaurant
- Titletown Brewing for food and brews
- Republic Chop House for fine dining
- Brett Favre’s Steakhouse for steaks
- Green Bay Distillery the regions spirits distiller
- Cheese Cake Heaven for cheese cakes and more
- Green Bay Botanical Gardens for delightful garden strolls
- BelGioioso Cheese features fine Italian cheeses
- Scray Cheese in De Pere offers a broad variety of cheese
- Maplewood Meat Market offers traditional meats and unique sausages
- Ski’s Meats is a meat market and deli with cheese and other quality products
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:
- Nelson Cheese store in Nelson for ice cream, a broad selection of cheese and wine.
- Danzinger Vineyard is currently closed for the season but reopens April 1st 2016
- The Monarch Public House in Fountain City for Irish food, pizza and burgers.
- The Hillside Fish House for fresh fish dinners
- Tansy’s on Main in Alma for local sourced home cooking
- Hawks View Cottages in Fountain City for steep hillside cottages above the river.
- Hotel De Ville in Alma for restored lodging in a classic building
- Buffalo County Resort for lodging in the hilly countryside.
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.