Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin’

Pie Shakes and Whitefish Fillets

August 20th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2009 Gourmet Magazine On the western edge of Lake Superior, superlative natural ingredients reign supreme. Prolific orchards contribute ripe fruit for mouthwatering pies, and the pristine waters of the lake yield firm-fleshed fish. We’ve been known to indulge in over-the-top pies, but when it comes to just-caught fish, … Continue reading Pie Shakes and Whitefish Fillets

20 Burgers to Eat Before it’s Too Late

August 20th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2009 Gourmet Magazine One essential characteristic of any worthy hamburger is democracy of spirit—it should be accessible to all and not cost an arm and a leg. That’s why our list of the nation’s best burgers doesn’t include the foie-gras-filled one at DB Bistro Moderne, in New York … Continue reading 20 Burgers to Eat Before it’s Too Late

Monster Hash

August 15th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2006 Gourmet Magazine We’ve never met a cooked potato we didn’t like. Baked with butter, salt-boiled, fire-roasted, puréed with cream, au gratin, dauphinois, frittered, and french fried—all are surefire transformations of the homely starch into supertuber. But shallow-fried on a grill or in a skillet is the pinnacle of … Continue reading Monster Hash

A Fine Kettle of Fish

August 15th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2006 Gourmet Magazine ALONG THE SLIM PENINSULA of northern Door County, Wisconsin, which juts out into Lake Michigan east of Menominee and north of Sturgeon Bay, the night sky erupts with flames all summer long. On the broad lawns of function halls, in churchyards, and at a handful … Continue reading A Fine Kettle of Fish

Drive Ins

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine For two-lane travelers, pulling into a parking lot perfumed by hamburgers and hot onion rings is as satisfying as any four-star dining experience. At a true classic drive-in, you never even need to undo your seatbelt. Ensconced behind the steering wheel, you order from a … Continue reading Drive Ins

Thank Cod It’s Friday

August 12th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2004 Gourmet Magazine Imagine a vast triangle with points in Buffalo, Cincinnati, and Grand Forks, North Dakota. This is the fish-fry zone. In city taverns, American Legion halls, and woodland supper clubs throughout the central Northland, Friday night is all about fish and beer. The exact fish that’s … Continue reading Thank Cod It’s Friday

Here’s the Scoop

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2002 Gourmet Magazine WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as useful as the ice cream cone. Eat it all and leave nothing behind but a napkin. No need to sit down, and only one hand is required. We’ve hardly … Continue reading Here’s the Scoop

Heartland Soda Fountain

August 1st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine If Dr. Seuss had been a restaurant reviewer, he would have liked soda fountains best, for they are where Pink Elephant punch and rootbeer Black Cows line up alongside marshmallow Rocky Roads; where emerald-bright Green Rivers flow and Banana Boats are launched. Though customarily located … Continue reading Heartland Soda Fountain

Curbside, America

July 29th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1997 Gourmet Magazine Before Ralph Nader, cars were fun. For generations of joyriders, a purring V-8 was a vehicle for play and pleasure. “Companion of carefree days” is how Chevy advertised itself in 1950, when few people behind the wheel worried about such mundane concerns as safety and … Continue reading Curbside, America

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