Wisconsin

Tips and Articles in Wisconsin

See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food. “If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer proclaimed in a recent phone interview about stadium food, “they better be damn...
I knew we were in the right place when my girlfriend started crying. We had just flown to an island 484 miles south of Puerto Rico and were pushing off a beach in a skiff that would take us to our hotel. A mistimed jump aboard had drenched Ilene's...
Photo: Carlos Emilio You have to wonder about a place that's called the Cape Cod of the Midwest, a nickname for Wisconsin's Door County. But as someone who spent the early years of her childhood on the East Coast, summering on the r...
Milwaukee Milwaukee tops the nation in bars per capita—no coincidence that Miller Brewing Co. calls it home. And thanks to the Harley-Davidson factory in nearby suburban Wauwatosa, Milwaukee has its fringe element. But there's much more to the por...
January is a smart time for a chef to take a few days off. Business goes slack. Farmers' markets in colder regions of the country are closed, or should be. In their kitchens, cooks sort through potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes, like poker pla...
SHIP OFF TO ALASKA Glide past glaciers and pan for gold on a shore excursion. Early- or late-season Alaskan cruise departures can save you hundreds of dollars over midsummer sailings. Royal Caribbean (800/327-6700; www.royalcaribbean.com) has a se...
Get the facts If you had offered me a ride in a time machine when I was nine years old, I would have known exactly where I wanted to go: Pioneer country, circa 1880, here I come. I was under the spell of Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiographical Li...
Where do you go when you're looking for a retreat that pampers you and the environment?Arbor House, a landmark 19th-century building across from Madison's Lake Wingra, is retrofitted with eco-friendly passive-solar heating and cooling. At the eigh...
"Riding a GPS-equipped bus in Barcelona," says Maxwell L. Anderson, director of New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, "I got a hilarious glimpse of the future. If a bus driver needs a satellite to tell him where he is, there really are no lim...
At a farmhouse in suburban Milwaukee, the table is always set for Noëlie (Coward), Larry (Olivier), Helen (Hayes), and Katharine (Hepburn). Every year from the 1920's through the 1970's, the Broadway acting team of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne su...
Whenever I tell people where I grew up, the conversation inevitably turns to beer or the Fonz. Wisconsin's largest city has long suffered an image problem (think foam "cheesehead" hats), but these days Milwaukee mixes its sense of humor with a lit...
When I was growing up there, Milwaukee advertised itself as "a great place on a Great Lake." It made sense to tout the lovely shores of Lake Michigan, especially because Milwaukee had little else—no icon on the scale of the Golden Gate Bridge—to g...
To those who know it, the northwestern corner of Wisconsin is the kind of uncorrupted slice of America that's fast becoming hard to find. Just a couple of hours' drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul, it's a place of silent pine forests and crystal-clea...
After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo. This venture coincides with the publication of Raw (Ten Speed Press), for which Trotter, a p...
With all due respect to my adopted state of California, where I’ve lived the past twenty-seven years, it’s my opinion that for every great course here, I can think of at least two in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, where I was born and raised. And ...