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Libations at The Lanes

Libations at The Lanes

The Howard is a historic and elegant event space located in the heart of Oshkosh. The building, built in 1927, hosts private and community events. On Thursday and Friday evenings, the basement of the venue opens up to the public for bowling, craft beverages, and...

Stick with Sticky Fingers

Stick with Sticky Fingers

As a baker myself, I make a point to try all the local bakeries. I heard from several people that a new bakery was opening in Kaukauna, and as soon as they posted their menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Right in the heart of downtown Kaukauna, Sticky Fingers opened in...

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Do Not Attempt to Dodge this Caribbean Taste

Do Not Attempt to Dodge this Caribbean Taste

Tuesday. What is there to do on a Tuesday? Hardly anything, ever, really. Tuesday falls too early in the week and yet is so far removed from the weekend. Sometimes it is just another Monday masquerading as a Tuesday. 313 Dodge might just be what you are looking for....

Wisconsin Staples at Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern

Wisconsin Staples at Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern

As I’m getting used to living in Wisconsin, I’m discovering some of the Wisconsin staples when it comes to food and spirits. I knew about Spotted Cow and cheese curds before I moved to Wisconsin, but that was about it. Fortunately, Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern...

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Bushels of Fun at Bauer’s Apple Shed

Bushels of Fun at Bauer’s Apple Shed

As soon as the leaves begin to change, even ever so slightly, so does my weekly menu. When the shades of green turn to red and orange, my refrigerator, once full of peaches, quickly becomes home to all things apple. Taking a trip to a local apple orchard is my...

Faris Popcorn is Poppin’

Faris Popcorn is Poppin’

When I previously lived in Illinois, I became familiar with the popcorn chain “Garrett Popcorn.” One of my favorites mixes was their Garrett Mix, their world famous cheddar and caramel corn mix. When I moved to Wisconsin, I wasn’t sure if I would find a popcorn...

A Welcome Addition to Appleton

Sometimes you need a little humor when it comes to gift giving, and we found the perfect gifts for the wine lover or beer drinker in your life. Several years ago I started patronizing Poppy Avenue Boutique and have become friends with the mother daughter duo of Audra and Christian. Recently they relocated their store to Appleton’s RiverHeath and have made a great impact, already receiving Appleton Downtown’s Rising New Star Business of the year award.

Foodie Friends

Both Audra and Christian have been supportive on our blog and are foodies themselves. If you get a chance to grab your girlfriends and book one of their Wine and Masking nights not only will you end up with glowing skin, but enjoy the best organic wines that are of course favorites of Audra and Christian themselves.

Wine Lovers – Wrap Your Gifts with Humor

If you love wine, maybe a little treat yo’ self moment? Or have socially distanced events to attend this holiday, grab one of the wine bags offered at Poppy Avenue Boutique. I personally like “Pairs Well with Relatives.” because at least I feel a little pressure surrounded by my relatives and wine might take the edge off. If you haven’t yet make sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide.

Need a Gift for the Filthy Animal in Your Life?

This year they have some hilarious beer glasses that will compliment many of the our favorite local breweries like Fox River Brewing Co of Oshkosh that just celebrated 25 years of business, McFleshman’s which will forever be my Mile of Music spot, and Barrel 41 Brewing Co with their awesome holiday flavors like Peppermint Stout (it’s amazing and you need to try it!) 

Don’t forget to grab the coffee mug especially if you need to nurse a hangover, ya filthy animal! 

Support Local – Small Buisness Love

While you are there make sure to grab one of the awesome shirts Poppy Avenue has to compliment your new wine bag or glass. And if anything grab a support local t-shirt because if you are reading this blog post we know you are on board with giving local small businesses a little extra love this year.

Poppy Avenue is located at 161 S Riverheath Way #2600, Appleton, WI 54915

Their Hours are are Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am-6pm

But you can shop anytime online. They also offer pickup and ship orders.