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Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round, a sequel to author/photographer Ron Faiola's wildly popular first book on the topic (now in its sixth printing), gives readers a peek inside 50 additional clubs from across the Badger State.
Traveling from the Northwoods to Beloit, Faiola documents some of the most exceptional and long-lived restaurants that embrace the decades-old supper club tradition. These are largely family-owned establishments that believe in old-fashioned hospitality, slow-paced dining, and good scratch cooking. In this guide, readers will find interviews with supper club proprietors and customers as well as a bounty of photographs of classic dishes, club interiors, and other scenes from Faiola’s extensive travels.
Despite the chain restaurants that continue to dominate the culinary landscape, supper clubs across the Midwest are thriving today in many of the same ways as they have for the past 80 years. The term "supper club" has even been borrowed recently by the burgeoning underground restaurant scene, which champions an upscale-yet-communal dining experience similar to that offered by traditional supper clubs.
Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round is a new, intimate look at this unique American tradition, one that invites supper club enthusiasts and newcomers alike to enjoy a second helping of everything that made Wisconsin Supper Clubs such a hit.
Ron Faiola is an author and filmmaker who has produced and directed numerous critically acclaimed documentaries. He is the president and founder of Push Button Gadget Inc., which has been specializing in audio visual and business theater production for nearly 20 years. He is the author of Wisconsin Supper Clubs and Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round, both published by Agate Midway. He lives in Milwaukee.
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SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN Colony House, Trevor, WI Dobie’s Steak House, St. Francis, WI Donny’s Girl Supper Club, Watertown, WI Edgewater Supper Club, Jefferson, WI Fitzgerald’s Genoa Junction, Genoa City, WI Five O’Clock Steakhouse, Milwaukee, WI Stagecoach Inn, Fort Atkinson, WI The Village Supper Club, Pleasant Prairie, WI Walden Supper Club, West Bend, WI
SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN The 615 Club, Beloit, WI Arthur’s Supper Club, Spring Green, WI Casino Supper Club, Fall River, WI Club Oasis, Sparta, WI The Del Bar, Wisconsin Dells, WI Delaney’s, Madison, WI Elmo Club, Platteville, WI Green Acres, Sauk City, WI Helgesen’s Harpos, Janesville, WI Old Towne Inn, Westby, WI The Village Bar Supper Club, Kieler, WI
NORTHEAST WISCONSIN The Boarding House Supper Club, Suring, WI Club Chalet, Green Bay, WI Gib’s on the Lake, Kewaunee, WI Klemme’s Wagon Wheel, Howards Grove, WI Nightingale Supper Club, Sturgeon Bay, WI River’s Edge, Marinette, WI Woodland Creek Supper Club, Campbellsport, WI
NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN Al-Gen Dinner Club, Rhinelander, WI The Branding Iron Supper Club, Wisconsin Rapids, WI Carlson’s Rustic Ridge Supper Club & Lounge, Friendship, WI Dirty Oar Supper Club, Nekoosa, WI El Capitan Supper Club, Florence, WI Four Seasons Supper Club and Resort, Arbor Vitae, WI Lake Aire Supper Club, Clintonville, WI Michael’s Supper Club, Wausau, WI Pine Tree Supper Club, New London, WI Silver Birch Supper Club, Tomahawk, WI Smokey’s, Manitowish Waters, WI Two Lakes, Almond, WI
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN 5 O’Clock Club, Cumberland, WI Connell’s Supper Club, Chippewa Falls, WI Eddie’s World Famous Ribs, Superior, WI The Fireside, Hayward, WI Hillside Fish House, Marshland, WI Jake’s Supper Club, Menomonie, WI Kimball Inn, Hurley, WI Kutzee’s Supper Club, Stanley, WI Northwoods Supper Club, Fifield, WI Old Abe’s Supper Club, Jim Falls, WI The Spot Supper Club and Resort, Iron River, WI