Edible Antics is traveling this week to Oshkosh and other Wisconsin communities in Waushara and Winnebago counties in Wisconsin. Not only are they linked alphabetically but they are right next to each other. We are finding the special Supper Clubs, bakeries, meat markets, breweries, bike trails, wineries, bed and breakfasts, parks, attractions and anything we think you might enjoy in each county we visit. We’ll post for you our Edible Antics recommended stops for each county.
Wautoma is the county seat of this 526 square mile county. 24,500 people live here. Other villages in the county include:
- Coloma – the Glover Bluff crater, a meteor crater, is about 4 miles south of the village.
- Lohrville – is on the Bannerman Trail, a 7 mile bike, hike, snowmobile trail converted from rail.
- Redgranite is named after the deposits of red granite in the area
- Wild Rose – is named after the wild rose bushes found in the area
Wautoma will host the Outlaw Grass Drags September 16 and 17, 2016. Snowmobiles are raced on grass. It’s a Wisconsin thing.
Edible Antics Waushara County Recommendations
- StoneRidge Meats in Wautoma – offers a wide variety of fresh meats and sausage products
- Cristiano’s Pizza features handmade brick oven pizza in Wautoma.
- Moose Inn supper Club in Wautoma is a traditional Wisconsin Super Club. Fish fry and prime rib, yes, but more too.
Oshkosh is the county seat of the 438 square mile county. 167,000 people live here. Other cities and villages in the county include:
- Neenah – hosts major steel and paper companies along with electronics manufacturing
- Omro –
- Fox Crossing
- Winneconne – the Wolf River runs through the city
- Parts of Menasha and Appleton
Oshkosh is Located on the shores of Lake Winnebago where the Fox River flows into the lake. For about ten days each summer Oshkosh hosts the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the airport becomes the busiest in the world. Hundreds of planes gather here for their annual meeting and to enjoy educational talks, see supplier’s exhibits, exchange insights and watch unusual planes in a daily air show. The EAA Museum is currently hosting an exhibit of “Nose Art” from the front of World War II military aircraft. The exhibit runs through the end of 2016.
Oshkosh is also the home of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh campus. It is one of the four year schools that are part of the UW system colleges.
Oshkosh is the site of the Paine Arts Center and Gardens. Winnebago County boasts 87 Historical sites including the Oshkosh Grand Opera House an 1883 performance facility restored in 2010 that now hosts community theater, symphony orchestra presentations, corporate meetings and weddings.
Wisconsinmade Artisan partners in Winnebago County
P&D Metal Works offers unique quality crafted metal products, which includes, fire rings, wall sconces, campfire grill, and fire poker.
Edible Antics Winnebago County Recommendations
- Union Star Cheese near Freemont makes traditional Wisconsin quality cheese and offers working tours of their plant.
- Brayton Bed and Breakfast in Oshkosh offers guests modern luxury with historic style.
- Lions Tail Brewing in Neenah uses locally sourced key ingredients from Wisconsin for craft beer.
- Pur Class Vodka is produced in Omro at the Hendricks Family Distillery.
- The Roxy Supper Club in Oshkosh features award winning food and service.
- Andy and Ed’s is an authentic 1950’s drive in with roller skating carhops and draft root beer.
- Mahoney’s Restaurant in Oshkosh offers seasonal dishes in a casual setting.
- Gardina’s Wine Bar and cafe is in a restored downtown building offers sandwiches, cheese plates, pizza and desserts.
- The Chalice is best known for their soups and sandwiches and friendly service.
- Fox River Brewing has a taproom in Oshkosh featuring their beers.
- Kountry Pride Meats in Omro features a traditional fresh meat market along with dairy and Wisconsin produced goods.
- Beck’s Meats in Oshkosh in Oshkosh has fresh meats, homemade sausages, cheese and frozen fish and meats.
- Cake Guru and Cafe in Oshkosh markets cakes, cheesecakes, cookies and French macarons
- Carmel Crisp and Cafe in Oshkosh is known for its caramel corn but also has old-fashioned candies and cookies.
Travel Wisconsin to enjoy these recommended stops. The owners and staff at these locations look forward to serving you.
Join us next week as we continue our tour in Wood county searching for people, places and edibles Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin