Welcome to the Friday HOT DISH!
This week is especially hot as we celebrate the start of a new food season. That’s right everyone…its tailgate time! Pack up the cooler and don’t forget the sauerkraut- here’s today’s HOT DISH!
1. During the lunch hour I received a text from the Handsome Husband saying he had “picked up a pack of Wisconsin Supper Club”. It was both cryptic and very intriguing. A little searching and I found this lovely flyover brew from Capital Brewery in Madison, Wisconsin. If the name means anything it will pair well with your Friday Fish Fry or those brats you’re grilling on Saturday.
2. Don’t know what a supper club is? I’m here to help. If you live in flyover country, you’ve probably been to one without even knowing it. Growing up, the flyover parent’s had a favorite one and yes, I remember live music and dancing there. And we’re talking foxtrotting…Real dancing.
Check out this cool article from Heavy Table about this Midwestern landmarks. Supper Clubs Revisited.
3. Forget Eat, Pray, Love. How about Peace, Love, Fondue? This Saturday is Fondue Fest in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In addition to eating your weight in melted cheese, you can spot the world’s largest fondue pot. Just remember, if you lose the bread off your fork, you have to kiss the person to your right. Check out http://www.fonduefest.com for details.
4. No offense to the rest of the world, but the World Cup’s got nothin’ on American Football season. And football without tailgating is like Thanksgiving with a tofurkey. There are a million tailgating websites out there including Tailgate.com, which is hosted by its own commissioner. But check out the tailgate recipe collection at FoodNetwork.
I would like to make tequila bars to go with the 1238930 hot dogs I will eat this season. YUM. And in case you’ve forgotten this recipe, here you go. You’re welcome.
Enjoy all the glorious American fun as you cheer on your team this weekend.
And don’t let me catch you putting ketchup on your brat. Heathen.
xoxo The Flyover Foodie