Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's a GRAND Affair

16th Annual Downtown Grand Affair! September 11th, 2016
Wisconsin Rapids celebrates the gorgeous autumn season with music, food, children’s activities and more! All types of vendors are accepted including: arts and crafts, antiques, food and farm market produce. Don’t want to miss the Packer game? Stop over by the food row and beer tent to watch it on the big screen.  

16th Annual Downtown Grand Affair 

Live Music
West Grand Avenue by Dade Grode
from 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Veterans’ Memorial Park by Bob & Bob 
sponsored by Heid Music from 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Thursday's Project from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Car Cruise-In      Sponsored by Creepers Car Club
Registration 8:00AM - 11:00AM on Grand Ave Bridge
Trophies and Cash Awards - 3:00PM

All past & present Emergency Services Personnel, Military, and 
Veterans. You are invited to join us for a moment of silence for the Acknowledgement of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. This will begin at 11:00AM starting off with a few favorite patriotic songs followed by a moment of silence at Veteran’s Memorial Park - Wisconsin Rapids.
A group photo of all Emergency Services Personnel, Military, and Veterans will be taken post ceremony

Bus Tours of Historical Wisconsin Rapids
~ 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 2:30PM ~
Reserve your seat at the Bus Tour tent during the event
Located at the corner of Johnson St & Third Ave
(Advanced Bus Tour reservations appreciated, please call the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce 715-423-1830)

Central Wisconsin Cultural Center 
Open 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Expressions of Nature Exhibit over 30 local artists with over 100 pieces

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Scenery, Beautiful... But The Food, Unforgettable

Food Recommendation Friday
Greenside Grill – Lake Arrowhead
(715) 325-2929
1195 Apache Lane
Nekoosa, WI

Who doesn’t love a relaxing dinner with a beautiful view? Lake Arrowhead is a diverse community boasting two of the Midwest’s best public, award-winning golf courses, a 300-acre lake, and amenities you and your family will adore. Spending a few hours on their gorgeous lake or golf course will work up quite the appetite. Lake Arrowhead’s Greenside Grill is the prefect place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. Accommodated by the charming view of the golf course, this restaurant is an exquisite place to eat. The breakfast menu is fit for any early riser. Their menu offers everything from Breakfast Burrito’s to Biscuits and Gravy. They even have the classics such as French Toast, Omelet’s and Pancakes.

The Greenside Grill has a diverse lunch and dinner menu. From homemade pizzas to BLT’s, this menu will satisfy all. Their salads are incredible. The classic Caesar Salad is simply delicious. Adding grilled salmon or chicken to your salad can really make a difference. Looking for something unique? The Cranberry Shrimp Salad is exactly what you’re looking for. This salad is topped with dried cranberries, shrimp, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and your choice of dressing. Why not enjoy a tasty sandwich? The Reuben is impressive but the Fried Cod Sandwich is out of this world. This sandwich is made with two pieces of fried or beer battered cod topped with cheddar cheese and lettuce put together on a Kaiser served with a side of tartar sauce. This sandwich is exceptional. The Greenside Grill also has incredible wraps. The Buffalo Chicken Wrap happens to be my favorite, but I would also suggest trying their Cajun Chicken Wrap. Like to think out of the box? The Chilled Shrimp Wrap is exactly what you’re looking for. This wrap is made with chilled shrimp, cocktail sauce and coleslaw in a garlic and herb tortilla wrap. For dinner, try one of their entrees. The Beef Pot Roast is an excellent entrée choice, but the Chicken Carbonara is even better. Smoked bacon and chicken tossed with fettuccine pasta in creamy carbonara sauce, this entrée is simply delicious. Dinner is available after 4pm and is served with soup or salad and dinner rolls. Who doesn’t love a mouth-watering dinner with a gorgeous view? Stop into the Greenside Grill for a diverse menu, an enjoyable meal and a dazzling view.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Food Recommendation Friday!

Patty’s Café
(715) 423-3232
231 W Riverview Expressway
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

It’s the simple things that make us smile, like being surprised with a free piece of cake at the end of an extraordinary meal. Patty’s Café is an extravagant restaurant with a menu centered around breakfast and lunch.

Start with the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Morning is like a sandwich you have to fill it with the best ingredients. Breakfast sandwiches are filled with healthy and tasty ingredients that will carry you through the day. The Monty Cristo breakfast sandwich is a breakfast sandwich that you’ll never forget. Made with a fried egg, ham, Swiss cheese and served on French Toast, this sandwich is the breakfast of all breakfast’s. Besides the tasty breakfast sandwiches, Patty’s Café offers delicious skillet’s. Give a satisfying breakfast with the Denver Skillet. Made with two eggs, ham, onion, green pepper, and cheese on a bed of hash browns, it’s the prefect breakfast combo. The Mexican Skillet is also just as appetizing. It’s made with seasoned beef, onion, tomato, green pepper, black olives, and cheese on a bed of hash browns.

What about lunch? Patty’s Café has a lunch menu filled with all your favorites. Who doesn’t love a burger topped with bacon! The bacon cheeseburger is always a tempting choice, but most customers love their Mushroom Swiss burger. The BLT is a classic, served as a wrap or a sandwich; the BLT is one satisfying lunch. What about that Philly Steak Sandwich? I’d say it’s simply amazing! The mouth-watering sandwich is made with sliced prime rib, fried onion, and green pepper, topped off with Swiss cheese. Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? On Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays, Patty’s Café will serve you a divine piece of dessert, for free! On my last stop to Patty’s Café, she surprised me with a wonderful piece of carrot cake and I enjoyed every bite. It’s the simple things that make us smile like a free piece of cake. Stop into Patty’s Café you will not be disappointed.

Open Hours
7AM – 3PM Monday through Thursday & Saturday - Sunday
7AM – 8 PM Friday (FISH FRY)
Ask about their carryout service