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...

January Menu at Osorio's Latin Fusion

Fusing Food and Community

If you’re a regular on any Fox Valley restaurants or take out social media groups, you’ve likely heard of Osorio’s Latin Fusion. I finally got the chance to check them out recently, and I wasn’t disappointed! Kim and her staff made me feel very welcome and even gave us the best seats in the house.

If you enjoy a good cocktail with your dinner, Osorio’s has a large drink menu with plenty of options. I settled on the Lemon Basil Martini and it was delicious and refreshing! There were also some major style points for the presentation of the drink, garnished with a sprig of basil and lemon, and a singular large square ice cube. 

I choose avocado fries as an appetizer. They were breaded in a red pepper forward panko-style breading and served with a spicy ranch. I’m a bit of a ranch snob so appreciated how good the spicy ranch was and how it really tied the dish together. 

I was also served some chips and salsa. The chips were seasoned, which was a nice departure from the normal plain tortilla chips. The salsa was more tomato-based so it’s definitely appealing to people who aren’t big fans of spice.

Finally, the stars of the show: the entrees. I ordered the Chicken Mole and the Chilean Sea Bass. The mole on the chicken was very well executed. The flavor profile was very well filled out and there was neither too much chocolate or spice. It was a very good mix of both and it was very enjoyable. The chicken itself was also very well done, moist and juicy and stuffed with some delicious poblano rice. The Chilean Sea Bass was hands down my favorite part of the entire meal. The sauce was delicious and rich and complemented the sea bass so well. The fish was buttery and perfectly flaky. The sides also held their own, I was a big fan of the poblano rice. It had a nice flavor and a nice texture.

Overall, my first experience at Osario’s was a pleasant one! The staff was friendly and accommodating and made sure everything was flowing as it should. The drinks and entrees did not disappoint. If you get the chance, definitely check out Osorio’s Latin Fusion!

Monday
11:00 AM-8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Wedneday
11:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Sunday
Closed