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Second Quarter 2016:

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Brats and Beer: Teutonic Soul Food

Early immigrants from Europe brought a wealth of culinary skill and brewing expertise to America. These tried and true processes were passed down from one generation to the next and carried across the ocean in the hearts, minds and souls of hopeful immigrants. In Wisconsin, the influx of German folks had a tremendous effect on the food and drink favored here Ė especially brats and beer. That famed German engineering is celebrated each year as this dynamic duo is enjoyed at festivals, sports stadiums, pubs and special events across the state.

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The Pride of Generations in Wisconsin –
Championship Teams and Championship Cheeses

Cheese photoAsk native Wisconsinites what it is about their state that makes them proud, and many will likely respond, “The Green Bay Packers.” Others, especially those with discerning culinary tastes, will mention the fine cheeses produced here. The state is known both as “Packerland” and “Dairyland.” The two entities have something else in common besides the state they share – World Championships. The Packers have won more professional football world championships than any other team, and Wisconsin cheesemakers have won more awards than all other states combined at cheese championship competitions. Wisconsin’s cheesemakers have been refining their craft for more than 150 years. It truly is mind-blowing just how much big, bold flavor these artisans can coax from one basic ingredient – milk.

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Spring Forward with Fun & Games

Spring brings renewal and itís the perfect time to refresh your operation. For some, this means engineering a new menu to reflect the season. Bar and grill operators can refresh their menus, but they also have the flexibility to spring forward with new entertainment concepts that will draw their customers out of hibernation. After an arduous work day, people are hungry, weary and stressed.

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Mac n Cheese photoSpicy Mac 'n Cheese w/ Andouille Sausage

  • Portion Cost: $5.48

  • Suggested Menu Price: $15.95

  • Profit: $10.47

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Burger photoThree Little Piggies Burger

  • Food Cost: $4.50

  • Suggested Menu Price: $14.95

  • Profit: $10.45

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Wisconsin Restaurant Association

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