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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...

Valentine’s Day! The day we celebrate all forms of love. A favorite holiday since childhood. I have fond memories of hand decorating cookies in my grandmother’s kitchen. This year I have included some of my favorite treats along with my favorites for date night. If you haven’t yet make sure you check out our giveaway with CityTins. We are giving away a year of date nights. You also can visit their website and use code: noshfox14 for 14% of your purchase of this year’s Fox Valley Edition of CityTins. Let’s explore the Fox Valley’s best offering for Valentine’s Day 2022!

Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

Il Bar Coffeehouse & Bistro

Is a new favorite. Il Bar offers a variety of coffee flights. For Valentine’s day they are offering a flight with Valentine’s Day themed coffee drinks as well as a Strawberry Cookie Chiller topped with treats including a cupcake! This would make an amazing treat with your favorite galtentine. 

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Vande Walle’s Candies

Located in Appleton, this thrity year old, family run business has been a favorite of my family’s for years. One of their best known candies, Angelfood has been a staple for the holidays for years. Not only does Vande Walle’s offer delicous chocolate, they have an amazing bakery. They are offering heart shaped cheesecakes & chocolate dipped strawberries. Both would make your significant other in my case, my mom’s day.

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Faris Popcorn

For the second year Faris Popcorn is offering their Lovestruck Heart “Cake”, a chocolate shell that you crack open filled with Faris Popcorn’s amazing popcorn. If you haven’t yet make sure you check out our past blogger Jenn’s post on Faris Popcorn.

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Gluten Free Date Night?

If you have been reading our blog or know me personally. I am a huge fan of Osorio’s Latin Fusion because of their willingness and ability to accommodate their visitors dietary needs. Even if you don’t have any special needs the food here is consistently amazing and prepared with love by an owner that truly cares about the quality of the dishes he and his staff prepare.

This year Osorio’s is offering a 3 Course Valentine Menu with a starter, entree and dessert. With several options and choice of protein or not. This would make an amazing choice for date night. Don’t forget to grab one of their seasonal cocktails or you can never go wrong with their in house margarita! 

If you haven’t check out our blog post about Osorio’s Latin Fusion here

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Valentine’s Date Cocktails & Snacks

During the lockdown last year, I found what is hands down one of my favorites. Not only are the cocktails amazing but the small plates and boards offered at 313 Dodge are unmatched in their quality. I enjoy the casual environment which is comforting and makes for a great date night. 313 Dodge is hidden gem tucked away in Kaukauna and worth a visit even if out of the way. With fire pits and live music, 313 Dodge should be on everyone’s date night list. 

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Romantic Dome Dining

We know our readers are looking to experience domes this winter and what better option then site water side at Fox River Brewing Company in Oshkosh. With several different food and drink packages available. I can’t imagine a more romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day sipping your favorite adult beverage.

If you aren’t able to secure a reservation, they do offer a special menu throughout the weekend and the view in the dining room is just as pleasant.

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A New Spin at an Old Favorite

Spats in Appleton has recently had a change in ownership and its menu has been updated with the influence of the new owners. We will be visiting them in the near future to speak with them. The new owner’s have strived to use local producers by featuring Della Terra Pasta in this year’s Valentine’s Day menu.

With several options for each course, you are sure to please your date while leaving very satisfied. I personally am intrigued by the seafood offerings throughout the meal. Finished off with chocolate? How could you go wrong.

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I really hope you enjoy my picks for this year and have an galentine’s day or amazing date night.