Elegant chandeliers and wall sconces cast buttery light on homemade soups, garden-fresh salads, and seasonal risottos. Red and blue high-backed chairs and crisp white tablecloths congregate in the dining room, paying homage to the stars and stripes draped down the back wall. The restaurant is America––both in name, and in concept.
Here, Chef Eddie highlights heartland staples of steak, white fish, and ribs accentuated with produce procured from local suppliers such as Fraser farms, with its bounty of organically raised fruits, veggies, and vine-ripened measuring cups. His farm-fresh delicacies unite with suggested wine pairings from the drink menu, which also spotlights specialty cocktails blended with fresh herbs, fruit, and even ice cream. What's more, diners can sip these potables on a spacious outdoor patio peppered with blue umbrellas.
King Pin Management LLC nurtures and guides three restaurants and a dozen bowling centers all across Wisconsin, including King Pin Bowl. Their staff consultants and accountants track all these operations, tallying every penny while auditing employee performance. In addition, training instructors travel around to give employees refresher courses on proper workplace conduct, while menu developers help make restaurant offerings more taste bud-friendly. Not even pinsetters and floors escape the staff's attention?technicians comb every bowling lane and machine to root out faulty wiring and make sure new pin system computers know how to form a perfect triangle.
Water comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes at Rock River Hills Golf Club. That's because the course stretches out along the Rock River, a feature that also attracts an abundance of wildlife to the club's grounds. Aside from scenic rounds, the facility can punctuate visits with gear from a full-service pro shop, instruction from a PGA associate instructor, and eats from a dining room overlooking the river and a local wildlife refuge.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 70 course * Total of 6,243 yards * Course rating of 70.5 from the back tees * Course slope of 127 from the back tees * Three tees per hole
The Waldvogel family has been planting pumpkins each fall for the past 25 years. At their pumpkin farm, after you've taken the complimentary hayride out to the pumpkin patch and picked a pumpkin there's still plenty to do around the farm. Youngsters can sample the 20 attractions, including a 25-acre corn maze, a train ride, pumpkin Olympics, live entertainment, and a miniature golf course. Older visitors can browse the market's squash and jams, the bakery's apple pies, and the apple kitchen's fixings for creating your own caramel apple.
Being a health-conscious foodie can be a challenge, because it’s not always easy to determine the history of how and where food is produced. The owners of Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery have created such a narrative for their clients, growing fruit deeply rooted in their commitments to community and homegrown produce.
Sixteen years ago, they planted their first apple orchard, calling on friends and neighbors aged 8 to 80 for help. Since then, the farm has expanded and now grows 14 varieties of apples, peaches, pears, and grapes, which they serve fresh, baked into pies and turnovers, and pressed into their award-winning wine. Of these libations, apple wine is the owners' specialty, and it ranges from the very dry—best paired with meat—to the cinnamon sweet—best paired with Halloween costumes.
In addition to fresh fruit, baked goods, and adult beverages, the farm boasts entertainment for kids and adults alike, including a playscape and a zorb ball, which is a 12-foot high hamster-ball-like contraption that guests climb inside to travel across an open 5-acre field.
Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates made a deep impression on modern medicine?he inspired the oath that all physicians swear to before offering their talents to the world. Naturopathic doctor Renee Waters believes that "do no harm" is one of the most important precepts that Hippocrates ever penned. Since 1984, she has helped patients improve their health without introducing them to potentially harmful artificial drugs or invasive procedures, such as surgery or food-pyramid tattoos. Instead, she employs natural techniques, including reflexology and herbal medicine, to improve the function of major organs and leaves patients feeling cleansed and energized with detoxifying treatments. One of her most popular treatments is the Ultimate Healing Massage, which incorporates a scalp massage, lymph drainage, and acupressure work. Her naturopathic scope also includes iridology sessions, where she analyzes markings on patients' irises to evaluate physical and psychological health.