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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...

Cool Down with 2021 Staff Ice Cream Picks!

Cool Down with 2021 Staff Ice Cream Picks!

The weather this past week has been sweltering. Our staff hasn’t been immune, so we decided to share with you one of our favorite ways to cool off, of course ice cream! Whether it be your favorite Mexican sundae, adding a few of your favorite toppings to tried and...

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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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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...

Oshkosh Food Co-Op Officially Open for Business

Oshkosh Food Co-Op Officially Open for Business

Did you know Oshkosh is considered a desert? Well, not the desert you’re thinking of with sand and hot temperatures. It’s considered a food desert by the USDA, and the residents of Oshkosh wanted to change that. As of July 22nd, 2021, the Oshkosh Food Co-Op (OFC) is...

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Jenn Kalchik

My name is Jenn! I’m a digital marketer and lifestyle blogger that recently moved to the Fox Valley area. I can’t wait to learn more about Fox Valley by enjoying the local restaurants. In my spare time, I love to read, watch theatre, play volleyball and shop at thrift stores. I currently live in Oshkosh with my boyfriend and our two cats: Daisy & Duke.

Where are you from?

I was born in Northport, Michigan. I previously lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Crystal Lake, Illinois and just moved to Oshkosh a few months ago.

Why Food Blogging?

I grew up around food. My parents are 4th generation cherry and apple farmers in Michigan. I worked on their farm for two years during the summer, but realized pretty quickly that farm life was not for me. I’ve had several jobs related to food: line cook for a pizzeria, barista for a coffee cart at a hospital, hostess for a pub, and bar staff for the Woodstock Opera House [in Illinois]. Now, I work as a digital marketer for a training company for my 9-5 job and also run my own lifestyle blog

Where I grew up, almost all of the restaurants were locally owned; franchises did not want to open a location in our area because it’s mostly a seasonal economy. Because of this, I’m a big fan of supporting local restaurants. Since moving to Wisconsin a few months ago, my boyfriend and I have been trying to learn more about the area, and what better way than through the local restaurants! 

Food is something that can bring people together. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, but my goal for finding a good restaurant is that they have options for everyone. I’m also excited about how restaurants have adapted to social distancing by adding more options for takeout and delivery, when that might not have been possible a few years ago.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

Dockside Tavern, Zaroni’s, Ground Round, New Moon Cafe, Manila Resto, and Two Brothers Restaurant.

Blogger

Jenn Kalchik

My name is Jenn! I’m a digital marketer and lifestyle blogger that recently moved to the Fox Valley area. I can’t wait to learn more about Fox Valley by enjoying the local restaurants. In my spare time, I love to read, watch theatre, play volleyball and shop at thrift stores. I currently live in Oshkosh with my boyfriend and our two cats: Daisy & Duke.

Where are you from?

I was born in Northport, Michigan. I previously lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Crystal Lake, Illinois and just moved to Oshkosh a few months ago.

Why Food Blogging?

I grew up around food. My parents are 4th generation cherry and apple farmers in Michigan. I worked on their farm for two years during the summer, but realized pretty quickly that farm life was not for me. I’ve had several jobs related to food: line cook for a pizzeria, barista for a coffee cart at a hospital, hostess for a pub, and bar staff for the Woodstock Opera House [in Illinois]. Now, I work as a digital marketer for a training company for my 9-5 job and also run my own lifestyle blog

Where I grew up, almost all of the restaurants were locally owned; franchises did not want to open a location in our area because it’s mostly a seasonal economy. Because of this, I’m a big fan of supporting local restaurants. Since moving to Wisconsin a few months ago, my boyfriend and I have been trying to learn more about the area, and what better way than through the local restaurants! 

Food is something that can bring people together. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, but my goal for finding a good restaurant is that they have options for everyone. I’m also excited about how restaurants have adapted to social distancing by adding more options for takeout and delivery, when that might not have been possible a few years ago.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

Dockside Tavern, Zaroni’s, Ground Round, New Moon Cafe, Manila Resto, and Two Brothers Restaurant.

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Jenn is a resident of Oshkosh, and brings a fresh set of eyes to local favorites.

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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