White Dog Black Cat - Updated Hours
See their facebook page for their new hours, updated Saturday the 24th.
Al’s Hamburger Shop - New Menu
Al’s announced their new menu last weekend. Looking for something new? Now’s the time. Their burgers and fries hold up AMAZING during delivery.
Cranky Pat's Pizza - Buffet Still Running, limited hours
My fav place for thin crust in town is still running their buffet but with limited lunch hours. Carryout and frozen pizza options also available if this isn't for you.
La Nostra Strada Pizzeria - Opening soon?
No firm date, but a recent social media post hinted that it’s just around the corner… Plus, the bubbles on that fermented pizza dough? Holy shit. Sign me up.
Narin’s Thai Kitchen - One Year Anniversary!
Narin’s Thai Kitchen recently celebrated their one year birthday. Wish them happy birthday by ordering takeout or delivery. They offer delivery through just about every single major food delivery service in town.
Zambaldi Brewery - Community Supported Brewery Boxes
Zambaldi has started a cool new offering called a community supported brewery box where every month will include beer (sometimes an exclusive pre-release!), merch, and tasty treats made with their beer. Order by November 5th for the November box. It’s $40, and it looks neat! We preordered ours to do a review. Keep an eye out for that on the weekend of the 7th and 8th.
Titletown Brewing Co. - Adjusted hours, growler sales
Changes to their hours were announced back on Oct 11, including some sales on beer to take home. Our restaurants aren’t the only ones in need. Drink local too!
Hinterland Brewery - New Menu items
Dumplings, noodles, and a spicy chicken sandwich to rival the Popeyes on the other side of town.
Luna Cafe and Coffee Roastery - Animal Foundation and Pet Pantry of Wisconsin Fundraiser
On 11/3, 10% of all sales at the Luna Cafe Bellevue location will be donated to the Animal Foundation and Pet Pantry of Wisconsin. Another good reason to get your coffee locally.
JJ's Cafe - Free Delivery Thru Food Dudes
See their facebook for the free delivery code.
Voyageurs Sourdough - Contactless Pick Up Returns, Now Shipping Nationwide
Voyageur announced contactless pick up again on their instagram story. They do great bread, but also some yummy pastries and sandwiches. In addition, they are starting to ship nationwide and make home delveries in Appleton with the upgrade to their online ordering system.
Main Street Bourbon Room - Full Menu Returns 11/3
MSBR’s full menu returns 11/3 with some new updates. Check out their facebook page to get a good look.
Monzu Bakery - Shipping Hot Chocolate Bombs
Our favorite sweets place in town has started shipping their hot chocolate bombs, so if you’re an out of towner, you can jump on this one too.
Are you, like me, a PSL fanatic that looks forward to this time of year as if nothing else in the world matters come the end of August? Is it a Starbucks Siren Call that you have trouble resisting? I’ve been screaming for the last few weeks to eat and drink local, and I mean it. I’ve decided to patch together a list of some local places doing great things with coffee so that you can skip the lines at Dunkin and Starbucks to support your neighbors with me.
This list includes some, but surely not all, of our local coffee shops and roasters in the Green Bay area. These are among those that I drive by every day and frequent as often as I can.
Luna Coffee Roasters
Their base of operations is in De Pere, but that location is keeping its doors closed to protect their employees. They have a Bellevue cafe on Monroe road that is still open for carryout through their front window. You can get whatever specialty drink you want as well as lovingly handcrafted breakfasts. If you’re more of a brew at home person, their beans are available at the Bellevue location as well as through home delivery.
The folks at Luna are wonderful, and so is the coffee. If you’re an East Side resident like myself, this place is the easy choice. It’s literally a block from the nearest Starbucks, AND it’s better quality.
Daily Buzz Espresso Bar
Located on the corner of Washington and Walnut downtown in the Bellin building, Daily Buzz Espresso Bar is a highlight of my trips out to the Saturday Farmer’s market. Their Autumn specials blew my husband and I away on our last visit, including a Harvest Chai Tea with fuckin’ Maple in it that we both loved. Everything is prepared with love, and it’s an easy stop to make when you’re downtown.
It’s a scary world out there, folks. COVID-19 is shuttering small businesses and sickening thousands every day. It feels like there’s nothing we can do but hunker down again and hope for the best, but every time we do that, we’re putting a greater strain on local businesses that have been suffering the most through the course of this pandemic. So, what do we do?
Well, for starters, order delivery. Don’t get Mcdonalds or Hardees or Burger King…
September, 2020. The NFL is back, and we miss the Packers. We want to sit among the bleachers of Lambeau, we want to cheer. But September of 2020 has brought more than football back to Green Bay, Wisconsin. The fate of the city’s businesses without the tourism brought by a normal Packers season has been in debate for as long as the NFL had decided to play without fans, but we’re seeing COVID-19 give us the answer in real time.
A second, powerful wave of COVID-19 has sent school districts home, filled our hospitals, and now it’s causing business owners to shutter their doors for the safety of their employees. Among the first to shut their doors this week was the Redwood Inn, home of my favorite fish fry in the city. They announced their closure this morning, September 26th, on facebook. Aunt Ethel’s of De Pere has also announced a closure this weekend amidst the rising cases. The caution exhibited by these regional favorites during this trying time is good to see.
It does, however, remind us how fragile the ecosystem of our restaurants is right now. The lengthy forced closures at the beginning of the pandemic have shuttered some businesses permanently, and those weren’t struggling ones before the pandemic. Here is an incomplete list of businesses that have closed their doors for cautionary purposes during the strong resurgence of COVID-19 in Green Bay-- and how you can support them.
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