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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...

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Alison Lessmann

Hi! I’m Alison. I work in an elementary school as a speech language pathologist. In my free time, I love discovering new restraunts and can be found dining out almost weekly. My husband and I are self-proclaimed coffee and whiskey snobs. We love sniffing and sipping and picking apart various beverages. Aside from food and drink, I enjoy watching movies, listening to live music, and hiking.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from IL, but don’t hold it against me. I was married and moved to Oshkosh in the latter half of 2020 and have been enjoying getting to know my new home.

Why Food Blogging?

I used to write all the time when I was younger. It was a fun hobby that slowly faded as life took over. When I heard about Nosh Fox Valley, I thought it would be a great way to bring together my love of food and my long lost love of writing.

I also value good story telling. A big part of my day job is helping little humans learn to communicate. I think it is important for everyone to be able to communicate effectively and tell their story. Being a part of Nosh Fox Valley is a way for me to help my town and its food industry tell theirs.

I love going out to a restraunt for a meal because it’s a whole event. I love how the dish, the service, and the ambiance all comes together to make a meal an experience. Whether I’m going to a corner neighborhood bar to watch a Packer game or getting dressed up for a fancy anniversary dinner, I can’t wait to tell the stories of these diverse local eateries.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

Ruby Owl Taproom, Plant Perk, Manila Resto, and Gardina’s 

Blogger

Alison Lessmann

Hi! I’m Alison. I work in an elementary school as a speech language pathologist. In my free time, I love discovering new restraunts and can be found dining out almost weekly. My husband and I are self-proclaimed coffee and whiskey snobs. We love sniffing and sipping and picking apart various beverages. Aside from food and drink, I enjoy watching movies, listening to live music, and hiking.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from IL, but don’t hold it against me. I was married and moved to Oshkosh in the latter half of 2020 and have been enjoying getting to know my new home.

Why Food Blogging?

I used to write all the time when I was younger. It was a fun hobby that slowly faded as life took over. When I heard about Nosh Fox Valley, I thought it would be a great way to bring together my love of food and my long lost love of writing.

I also value good story telling. A big part of my day job is helping little humans learn to communicate. I think it is important for everyone to be able to communicate effectively and tell their story. Being a part of Nosh Fox Valley is a way for me to help my town and its food industry tell theirs.

I love going out to a restraunt for a meal because it’s a whole event. I love how the dish, the service, and the ambiance all comes together to make a meal an experience. Whether I’m going to a corner neighborhood bar to watch a Packer game or getting dressed up for a fancy anniversary dinner, I can’t wait to tell the stories of these diverse local eateries.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

Ruby Owl Taproom, Plant Perk, Manila Resto, and Gardina’s 

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Alison with a passion for writing and a deep understanding of communication brings a a different way a sharing her story with our staff.