2021 Community Spotlight

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Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Like many in the Oshkosh community, I was affected by the pandemic. It’s the reason why my finance and I moved to Oshkosh in the first place. I know that others affected by the pandemic have not been as lucky, and I’m proud to help out however I can. This month,...

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

 On a cold Saturday night in February, I ventured out to get some takeout from one of my favorite dine in restaurants in Appleton. Now, the aesthetics of a trip to Basil Café is definitely one of my favorite parts. It is like an international night out without even...

Restaurant Reviews

Extremely Good Flavors at The Shop Bar and Grille

Extremely Good Flavors at The Shop Bar and Grille

Half Restaurant, Fully Delicious“Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails (or Johnny Cash, if you prefer) runs through my head as I sit down to write this blog post. The line “I hurt myself today” sticks out in particular. Because, I did in fact, hurt myself when I realized how long...

WeatherVane, What’s Not to Like?

WeatherVane, What’s Not to Like?

WeatherVane, what’s not to like? The Fox Cities really has a variety of places you can get delicious brunch. Recently I went to Weathervane in downtown Menasha. Growing up in Menasha, I never really took the time to explore my city until a few years ago. I honestly...

Community

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Like many in the Oshkosh community, I was affected by the pandemic. It’s the reason why my finance and I moved to Oshkosh in the first place. I know that others affected by the pandemic have not been as lucky, and I’m proud to help out however I can. This month,...

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

 On a cold Saturday night in February, I ventured out to get some takeout from one of my favorite dine in restaurants in Appleton. Now, the aesthetics of a trip to Basil Café is definitely one of my favorite parts. It is like an international night out without even...

Shopping Local

Sweets Treats at Carmel Crisp

Sweets Treats at Carmel Crisp

If you’re looking for a place to order coffee, cookies, and other sweet treats, you need to visit Caramel Crisp Corner in downtown Oshkosh. I ordered from them during Downtown Oshkosh’s Lunch Bucks event March 29th-April 2nd.  About Caramel Crisp It’s hard to picture...

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

Since relocating to Oshkosh, my fiance and I have done a good job of finding our new go-to's for things like groceries, pizza, burgers, etc. However, we had yet to find a good bakery in town. That is until we stumbled upon Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh. I knew about...

Head downtown and surely you’ve heard of Ambassador. Located just off of College Avenue downtown Appleton on Appleton Ave, this unique cocktail bar is situated across from Houdini Plaza. I have definitely neglected going here, with it located next to Shear Chaos (yes I get my hair cut there and yes I am shamelessly giving them a shout out too, check them out!)

Under new ownership by the main Ambassador himself, Corbin, I felt it was proper time to stop in and see what he had to offer. It was years since I’ve last been here, so my memories of the place were muddled at best. I arrived early in the evening, so I had my choice of seats at the bar. I grabbed a spot and looked over the menu, contemplating what cocktail would be my first victim of the evening. 

Looking over the menu intently, I asked Corbin to surprise me and make something fun and unique. All too often I want my taste buds challenged and wanted to see what he had up his sleeve. Behold, “The Drug Runner”, his unique perspective on the classic Moscow Mule. Since stopping in to sample his wares, this cocktail has made its way onto the menu. This variation used tequila instead of vodka, but definitely set the bar high for the rest of the night. I almost didn’t want to imbibe this drink due to how magnificently beautiful it was. 

While I was sipping and enjoying my cocktail, I did bring along a colleague of mine to sample as well, giving us a wider range of cocktails to try and enjoy. Enjoying Gin forward drinks, the first option was the Pacific Waters. This cocktail, with its gorgeous hue of blue, was spectacular and refreshing at the same time. 

After savoring our first round of drinks, we worked on the next round of drinks. I wanted something bourbon forward and got a variation of the classic Bee’s Knees, but with Bourbon instead of Gin. My counterpart selected the Anti-Social Social Latte, being entranced by the Coffee Bitters and Cold Brew coffee concoction. As expected, the Bee’s Knees went down in a very silky smooth manner. The Anti-Social Social Latte balanced the coffee with some honey and nutmeg. This combination made for an excellent sipper, allowing you to take your time and enjoy the contrasting flavors. 

Having enjoyed my cocktails for the evening, I did have to call it quits. If you haven’t been down yet or its been a while, I highly recommend stopping down. If you’re courageous like me to challenge Corbin to whip something up on the fly or if you want to sample the drinks on his menu, you are in for a treat and a great time. 

Ambassador Hours

Monday                                               Closed

Tuesday                                               5PM – 2AM

Wednesday                                        5PM – 2AM

Thursday                                             5PM – 2AM

Friday                                                   5PM – 230AM

Saturday                                              11AM – 230AM

Sunday                                                 Closed

 

Phone – 920–850-5705

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