2021 Community Spotlight

In 2021 we want to share great stories from our community. Click here to learn more about this project.

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...

Nosh Fox Valley’s Community Spotlight

Nosh Fox Valley has been blessed over the last few months that we have existed. Originally Nosh Fox Valley was started to give a little extra love and attention to restaurants that needed it as we braved through this pandemic. Our blog has been very privileged to build great relationships with many different establishments, all which we consider our friends.

We know we have made an impact for many of the businesses we have featured on this blog.  We have found however that many of our friends have made an even bigger impact on our community. The Staff of Nosh Fox Valley’s would like to say thank you to these establishments.

Each month Nosh Fox Valley’s Community Spotlight will feature the offerings of a local business and highlight the impact they have made on our community. With the current climate of the world, our staff felt that giving attention to heartwarming stories was something our community needed. There are many stories to share right here in the Fox Valley.  If you would like to nominate a business please visit the bottom of our page.

Special thank you to our blogger, Robin who inspired this project.

Thank you to the restaurants and food industry establishments that have gone above and beyond to bless our community. The Fox Valley would not be as strong as it is without leaders like yourselves.

Alicia Eckstien

Owner & Founder of Nosh Fox Valley

january

ZaRonis A Macaroni And Pizza Pub

When I brought up the first ideas of our community project to our blogger Robin. Her immediate reaction was that Zaronis needed to be included. Luckily Jenn who covers Oshkosh jumped at the oppurtunity to provide us with a review of a recent takeout order and interviewed Captain Zaroni himself on the impact he’s had on our community.

Thank you, Captian Zaroni and your team with blessing our community with delicous eats, and being a real life super hero to our community.

Community Spotlight: Zaroni’s in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Zaroni’s in Oshkosh

Zaronis is a pizza and macaroni and cheese pub located in Oshkosh. If you find yourself in Oshkosh, this is the place to eat! Jenn, one of our bloggers, got to talk with owner Jon Doemel (aka Captain Zaroni) to discuss his superhero-themed restaurant and how they save...

Zaroni’s Pizza to the Rescue

Zaroni’s Pizza to the Rescue

I owe it to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for teaching me how to spell one of my favorite foods: pizza. I previously worked for a local pizzeria in Michigan for four years, so I know what to look for when choosing pizza. After moving from Michigan to Illinois, and then...

febuary 

Basil Café

Basil Café has done a lot for our community. Community being the keyword as they support everyone’s voice, whether it be someone of a different ethnicity or someone from the LGBTQ community. They also have contributed and been recongized for their involvment in Planned Parenthood, and Harbor House. 

To say they know the meaning of community is an understatement.

Thank you Basil Cafe, and Larry for contributing to our community and making sure to all inclusive in everything you do! 

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...

Q&A With Basil Cafe’

Q&A With Basil Cafe’

If I had to pick one of my favorite places to go in the Valley based on taste alone, it would have to be Basil Café.  Their food is beyond cravable and always exciting. After an interview with their General Manager Larry Chomsisengphet, I have realized there are even...

march

Rodney’s Cafe

Like many of our readers, our blogger Jenn was directly affected by loss of job during the pandemic. One restaurant owner has made it a mission to help those that are struggling from job loss, Rodney from Rodney’s Cafe. Each week he prepares hundreds of meals, along with generous donations from our community, to feed those that have suffered a job loss due to COVID.

Thank you Rodney for helping to feed and keep our community going in such a challenging time. You truly emptimize the meaning of being “in this togehter”!

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,...

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