Venture Wisconsin

Venture Wisconsin Venture Wisconsin is a media source. We entertain on and off the screen we create and showcase great events and local things to do in Northeast Wisconsin.

We entertain on and off the phone screen by creating and showcasing things to do in Northeast Wisconsin.

We entertain on and off the phone screen by creating and showcasing things to do in Northeast Wisconsin.

Mission: We get people out of their house using their free time, and being a part of their local area and community.

Operating as usual

👉🃏Introducing: The 2021 WI Brew Deck🃏👈A deck of playing cards with deals to 26 of your favorite local Northeast Wisconsi...
11/26/2020

👉🃏Introducing: The 2021 WI Brew Deck🃏👈

A deck of playing cards with deals to 26 of your favorite local Northeast Wisconsin breweries. ♣️♦️

Over $250 worth of value. Deals include buy one get one pints and discounts on take home beer or merchandise. ♥️♠️

A creative gift for both craft beer newbies and fanatics.

On the horizon is an uncertain winter and a hopeful 2021. This past August we asked ourselves, "How can we creatively work with local businesses through this?"

The Answer: What if we create a collaborative, collectible product that makes a great Christmas gift and makes it easy for people to support multiple local businesses?

The WI Brew Deck was born!🍻

The decks are on sale here👇
https://venture-wisconsin.myshopify.com/products/2021-wi-brew-deck

👉Black Friday through Cyber Monday Promotion Details👈
Price: $25

Plus the first 200 people to purchase will get:
1. A collectable "Bre-WI-ng" Koozie
2. Entered to win one of two cribbage boards OR one of five limited release black "Bre-WI-ng" t shirt (Only 50 printed) 👕

👉Other Details👈
Regular Retail price: $27

Available at all participating breweries AFTER Cyber Monday.

Participating Breweries🤯
Appleton Beer Factory
Badger State Brewing Company
Bare Bones Brewery
Barrel 41 Brewing Co.
Bridge Up Brewing Company
Copper State Brewing Co.
Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall
Fifth Ward Brewing Company
Fox River Brewing Company - Oshkosh
HH Hinder Brewing Company
Knuth Brewing Company
Lion's Tail Brewing Co.
McFleshman's Brewing Co.
Noble Roots Brewing Company
Old Bavarian Brewing Company - OBBC
Omega Brewing Experience
PetSkull Brewing
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Sabbatical Brewing Co.
Shipwrecked Brew Pub
Stillmank Beer Company
Stone Arch Brewpub
Stubborn Brothers Brewery
Tapuat Kombucha
Titletown Brewing Co.
Zambaldi Beer

What is your "go to" craft brew?

We hope you'll support our local adventure business and our amazing local breweries 😁

If you like supporting local you'll want to tune in tomorrow for our first ever product launch!😯2020 has been a crazy ye...
11/26/2020

If you like supporting local you'll want to tune in tomorrow for our first ever product launch!😯

2020 has been a crazy year for everyone and we wanted to put our focus into new beginnings 😁

We've been working for over four months on creating a collaborative and collectable product to make it easy to support local businesses!🍻

See you all tomorrow 👀

Monday Munchies… Pizza edition. That’s right, this week we are in the heart of Menasha and we visited Parker John's BBQ ...
11/23/2020

Monday Munchies… Pizza edition. That’s right, this week we are in the heart of Menasha and we visited Parker John's BBQ & Pizza - Menasha. They told us all about their history - all the way back to Aaron and Jen opening 13 years ago.

Parker Johns uses a lot of southern influence on their food that the owners drew from working down in Kansas years ago, but of course with some of their own Wisconsin twists. With a mix of the home-style BBQ, the rustic, laid back atmosphere, and the local ingredients - Parker Johns truly feels like home.

Pictured below is their BBQ chicken pizza - made with hickory smoked BBQ chicken, PJ’s signature sauce, and diced red onions, all on a beautiful and fluffy crust. Pair that up with one of their delicious cocktails and you’re in for the meal of a lifetime! 🍻😋

What’s your favorite item from Parker Johns?! 🍕

11/19/2020
New York Deli | Carry Out & Carry On

Appleton and Greenville!

We checked out New York Deli near the Fox River Mall. So good!

Entrees
Bronx Bomber Sub
Italian Special Sub
Turkey Apple Wrap

Others
Potato Salad
Cheesecake
Carrot Cake

Have you been to New York Deli? What's the best to try?

Happy Monday, everyone - it’s Munchie Time! This week bring you to Neenah to enjoy some delicious Mexican cuisine at Sol...
11/16/2020

Happy Monday, everyone - it’s Munchie Time! This week bring you to Neenah to enjoy some delicious Mexican cuisine at Solea Mexican Grill.🔥

Solea is a family owned business. They are known as a place where everyone is treated as a guest - not just a customer. The owner is originally from the Veracruz region of Mexico, so a lot of the dishes you know and love from Solea originate from that area. It’s a family style restaurant where you can sit back, relax, enjoy some good drinks and quality, homemade Mexican food.

This dish is their Caribbean Coconut Shrimp Tacos. With a crunchy coconut shell that adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the dish, served in their own homemade coleslaw, topped with fresh mango salsa relish. Wow, if that doesn’t get you excited for your next meal... 😋

Have you had a chance to try Solea?

11/11/2020
Mr. Brews Taphouse Appleton | Carry Out & Carry On

🚨🍔Delicious Burger Pictured. View discretion advised.🍔🚨

We got carry out at Mr Brews Taphouse - Appleton. They’re known for their burgers and tap beer selection, so naturally we had to get a growler.🍻

Starter: Pub Grub (Loaded Tater Tots)
Entree: Kentucky Bourbon Classic Burger
Growler: Laid Back (Central Waters, New England Style IPA)

Have you tried Mr. Brews? Any tips or favorites?

Monday Munchies is back! This week we’re taking you to explore White Dog Cafe! Formerly known as WhiteDog BlackCat Cafe ...
11/09/2020

Monday Munchies is back! This week we’re taking you to explore White Dog Cafe! Formerly known as WhiteDog BlackCat Cafe - White Dog is an eclectic eatery with fun and indulgent food. They feature one of the most well known brunches in Green Bay. They also have a large lunch and dinner menu, White Dog truly has something for everyone. They’ve developed into an eatery, evolving from their pub-style menu beginnings. Including a rotating Tapas menu for their customers to sample. They feature a full bar, and some delicious Bloody Mary’s on Sundays - White Dog is the perfect place to relax and grab a drink with friends. 🍻

Pictured is their Tuna Poke Bowl. It features the perfect amount of protein and flavor It presents itself so well it's almost a shame to eat it! However, with the flavor combination that comes from their cubed ahi tuna, edamame, brown rice, bell peppers, carrots, avocado, cucumber and their Korean sauce… I think we just might have to!

Who’s taken a trip to visit White Dog Cafe recently?! What did you order?! We’re always looking for new suggestions 😋

11/08/2020

No lines at the NEW Brew Drive Thru! Inside the local brew collaboration.

11/06/2020
NEW Brew Drive Through 11-8-2020

Have you heard about the NEW Brew Drive Thru coming up this Sunday? It's from noon to 4pm at Stone Arch Brewpub. It's an awesome opportunity to buy all your favorite Fox Valley Beers in one place and support local breweries.

We recorded this video at the first drive through during quarantine. We thought it was worth "reposting"

Please consider checking this out or tagging some local craft brew lovers!

11/05/2020
Inside Big Pot & Grill | Camille's Choice

Here's the inside look at dining at Big Pot & Grill in Appleton. Northeast Wisconsin's ONLY Viet-Cajun restaurant.

The dining experience is very.... hands on! Check it out.

Have you been to Big Pot yet? What did you think?

Did you know you can visit four wineries in the Oshkosh area in under 90 minutes?🤯Here's the scoop on a way to plan a wi...
11/04/2020
The Go-To Wine Trip Around the Oshkosh Area | Venture Wisconsin

Did you know you can visit four wineries in the Oshkosh area in under 90 minutes?🤯

Here's the scoop on a way to plan a wine down weekend or day trip.😁

Stops
1. Vines & Rushes Winery
2. Lunch Creek Vineyard & Winery
3. Pine River Winery LLC
4. Rushford Meadery & Winery LLC

We recommend stopping Downtown Oshkosh before or after the winery tour! What do you think? Who would you bring? 🥂

There's actually four wineries that you can visit in the Oshkosh area! You can hit them all in one day, under 90 minutes of driving.

A true paradise for a good old fashioned burger lover. 🍔This week's Monday Munchies series, we have Home Burger Bar in A...
11/02/2020

A true paradise for a good old fashioned burger lover. 🍔

This week's Monday Munchies series, we have Home Burger Bar in Appleton! Their burger creations are out of this world - Both unique & tasty, You won’t easily find a burger creation like theirs anywhere else. While you’re enjoying both your meal and a cocktail, you’ll relax in an environment that truly feels like home with a friendly staff to help you out.

Pictured here is their Crab-Goon burger. It's not only extremely delicious but also features their “HOME”made crab rangoon dip on top with scallions, wanton strips, and sweet ‘n’ spicy sauce. Now THAT’S a burger!🔥

Throw in a decadent boozy shake, and you’re all set! Be sure to let everyone know below what your favorite HOME burger is!😋

In case you find yourself wondering how affectionately writers at the New York Times see Northeast Wisconsin..."a region...
10/30/2020
In Critical Wisconsin, the Fox Valley May Decide the State’s Winner

In case you find yourself wondering how affectionately writers at the New York Times see Northeast Wisconsin...

"a region of old mill towns and farms burning with coronavirus infections and personality-driven politics." ❤️

Many of Wisconsin’s swing voters live in and south of Green Bay, a region of old mill towns and farms burning with coronavirus infections and personality-driven politics.

😋New Photo Series!😋We’re going to be showcasing some of the amazing local restaurants that we have been documenting for ...
10/26/2020

😋New Photo Series!😋
We’re going to be showcasing some of the amazing local restaurants that we have been documenting for a separate upcoming project we’re working on for you all (more details in the coming weeks).

That being said, we present to you: Monday Munchies! Every Monday we’ll be telling you a little bit about an item on a popular local restaurant’s menu as well as their atmosphere and more.

Week One - Manila Resto in Oshkosh.

Manila is a one-of-a-kind in Oshkosh with their menu being based around Filipino food with a modern twist (& other Asian inspirations!). From sushi to crispy pata (NOT pasta, pata is pork), Manila has a menu that will both treat your taste buds and help you enjoy an entirely new experience in the world of Asian cuisine. Manila is a place for gathering with friends and family to enjoy some delicious food and the company of the ones you love - Filipino style!

Have you guys ever stopped over and tried their Jeepney roll?! Made with smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, sesame seeds, and lettuce - served with diced fresh salmon and tuna over a bed of spicy mayo, wasabi, mayo and sriracha! Is anyone else drooling just thinking about it?!

10/23/2020
Inside Fress, a new restaurant in Downtown Appleton

This new restaurant will exceed your expectations. Fress Restaurant and Bar has been around about 18 months now in Downtown Appleton.

The key word here is experience. Everything is carefully crafted to allow you to explore, no matter what your comfort level or experience with different cuisines, Fress will have something that impresses you, but pushes you to adventure.

Have you been to Fress yet? What did you think?

10/22/2020

Terror on the Fox missed a huge opportunity to host a drive-in debate watch party tonight. What could be scarier? 🎃

10/19/2020
Jacob's Meat Market Carry Out | Carry Out & Carry On

Man this is weird!

We stopped by Jacobs Meat Market the other day because we're shifting our focus to carry out as the winter approaches. We didn't think we'd get back here, but we're okay with it.

Jacob's has a different take-home-lunch option each day. 1 entree, 2 sides and optional soup.

We had

Side 1: Jalepeno Poppers
Side 2: Mexican Street Corn
Soup: Seafood Noodle Soup
Entree: Fish Tacos

Have you had carry out at Jacobs before? What's the best meal you've had there?

10/14/2020
Camille's Choice | Appleton Beer Factory

Camille visited Appleton Beer Factory with a friend, and they got flights and some great food.

Apps
- Jalapeno Brats & Bites Platter
- Parmesan Garlic Jumbo Wings

Entree
- Salmon Salad
- Fish Tacos

Dessert (....Kind of)
- Garbage Grilled Cheese

Note: Keep updated with ABF's page to see when they are open. They just reduced their business to carry out only for the time being, but they will be back!

Here's their experience! Have you had good Appleton Beer Factory's grub recently?

10/12/2020
Josh Dukelow - But Why Not?

Mad at politics? Let's see our friend Josh Dukelow can shed some light on what's going on.

Josh hosts Fresh Take a radio show with WHBY.

What do you think? Can we meet in the middle? Will having a real conversation at a local level give us our region an advantage? Can we lead the way?

10/12/2020

New "Beer Store" at Stone Arch. We're looking at how businesses are staying creative during these trying times. 🍻

10/10/2020
New Hyper-Local Cafe in Appleton | Moon Water Cafe

Moon Water Cafe is a comfortable, quaint cafe space in Appleton, and they provide awesome food and drink by combining amazing local products around Appleton.

ACOCA Coffee, Appleton Beer Factory, McFleshman's Brewing Co., Jacobs Meat Market, and Frio Mexican Treats just to name a few!

If it's not made in-house, it's probably sourced local at Moon Water. Have you been here yet? Who would you explore Moon Water Cafe with?

10/06/2020

Which community in the Fox Cities do you think will step up and make a beer garden happen? Talk about an opportunity! 🌊

10/04/2020
The Black Otter | A WI Supper Club Staple

Not sure how much we even need to say about Bob and Geri's Black Otter Supper Club... They are extremely well known for their huge portions and dedication to being a quality supper club. Here's an inside look into the Black Otter!

Who do you share memories with at The Black Otter?

09/29/2020

New axe bare in town! Let's see what it's about.

Longhouse Axe Bar is opening in the coming weeks in Sheboygan! This is not your typical axe bar. It's been an artistic endeavor from the onset.

Who would you toss hatchets with?

09/25/2020

I just felt this was necessary.

Message from Evan: Thank you friends!

If you ever need tips or recommendations, PLEASE, don't hesitate to reach out. ❤

Looking for a fun idea for an action packed day trip around the Fox Valley? Here's a start! 🍂It looks something like thi...
09/24/2020
An Ideal Fox Valley Fall Day Trip | Venture Wisconsin

Looking for a fun idea for an action packed day trip around the Fox Valley? Here's a start! 🍂

It looks something like this:
1. Coffee
2. Apple Picking and Optional Zipline (nbd...)
3. Scenic Local Lunch. Optional More Coffee.
4. Wine, Music, and Beer until the sun goes down.🥂

Let us know what you think of these lists, we may do more to spur the imagination. Who would you take? 🙋‍♀️

https://www.venturewisconsin.com/blog/an-ideal-fox-valley-fall-day-trip/

Is it just me or is our desire to do so many things on Saturdays and Sundays so overwhelming that oftentimes we only end up doing one or two things each weekend day? There are so many options of “things to do” in the Fox Cities (especially during the good ol’ non – pandemic days) …

09/21/2020
Cathy Cofell-Mutschler - Ep. 53

Today we discuss "the word."
Repeated too much is absurd.
Joined by Cathy, we won't be rapping,
but a local poet is her.

Discussing art and poetry with author, mentor, award winning poet Cathy Cofell-Mutschler.

09/21/2020

Check out the brand new gastropub, The Depot Gastropub in Downtown Green Bay took over Titletown Brewing Co.'s old restaurant. 🍻

The building is a retired train depot.🚂

09/18/2020

6 Best Kayak Spots in Oshkosh🚣‍♀️

Did you know kayaks have been on back order they've been so popular since the pandemic has limited travel? 😮

So many people have been leaning into all the awesome things to do in their back yard. For Northeast Wisconsin, this means kayaing, boating, etc. Here are some of the best places in Oshkosh to take the kayaks out.🌊

Who's your go to kayak/adventure partner?

09/15/2020
Inside Mark's East Side | Appleton

Mention Marks East Side to someone in the Fox Valley, and you're bound to stir up some memories. We stopped in to show you what Mark's is all about.

What's your favorite part about Mark's?

09/14/2020
Carl Strong Ep. 54 | But Why Not?

This Milwaukee Comedian has performed with Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Robin Williams, and Richard Pryor. Carl Strong now lives in Oshkosh and we'll see what he's up to.

After checking out a full meal at Main Street Bourbon Room in Green Bay for a full Green Bay Restaurant Week meal, Melan...
09/14/2020
Exploring Green Bay Restaurant Week 2020 | Venture Wisconsin

After checking out a full meal at Main Street Bourbon Room in Green Bay for a full Green Bay Restaurant Week meal, Melanie felt, it had to be written about. 😋

Great experience. GB Restaurant Week is only around until Thursday. Don't miss out.

Restaurant Weeks might look a little different this year, as your server will likely be masked and your favorite restaurant may not be as packed as normal in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Regardless, this trade off is in my opinion, better than not having Restaurant Week at all!...

09/11/2020
Sampling Green Bay Restaurant Week

Did you know it's already Green Bay Restaurant Week? It started yesterday. There are so many great participating restaurants in Green Bay to explore, so we headed down and sampled three courses at three different spots to give you a taste of what to expect.

Course 1: Hinterland Brewery
Course 2: Wally's Spot Supper Club
Course 3: St. Brendan's Inn

Where do you recommend people explore during GB Restaurant Week?!

09/10/2020
Epic New Brewery in Shawano | Stubborn Brothers Brewery

There's a new brewery making waves in Northeast Wisconsin.🌊

Stubborn Brothers Brewery is brand new in the heart of Shawano. ❤️ They took over a historic Vaudeville theater downtown that was at risk of being torn down, and after a build out that took over three years, they're now open and doing it big! 🍻

They have a huge variety of beers including oak aged, #BarrelAged, and sours. Plus they have a kitchen and a very large space. Have you been to #StubbornBrothers yet? Who would you bring with you?

Address

N141 Fenceline Drive
Appleton, WI
54915

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Venture Wisconsin posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Venture Wisconsin:

Videos

Category

How to do more in Northeast Wisconsin

Do not even lie! You have at some point found yourself saying, “There’s nothing to do here...” We think you just haven’t looked in the right place yet. Our goal is to bring people videos and content that entertains and gets you from the living room, to the streets! Our goal is to be a part of millions of memories and experiences shared by our neighbors and visitors to this great region.

We provide tons of ways to find things to do, and we create a few events of our own! You can follow us on social media, join our email family, or check out our website for fun things to do in Northeast Wisconsin!

Northeast Wisconsin has tons of amazing small businesses and local restaurants, unique events, and amazing outdoor parks, trails, and waterways to enjoy. Twitter: https://twitter.com/VWFoxCities Instagram: instagram.com/venturenewisconsin

Nearby media companies


Other Media in Appleton

Show All

Comments

Make sure to follow Kayak Wisconsin ! https://www.facebook.com/kayakwisco/posts/121650559743845
Starring award winning Elvis Artist Dakota Pongratz as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash artist Ken Yahnke Tickets $20 get them by calling 715 615 2110
Huge End of Season Women's and Children's BOGOF!! Yes, BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!! Inventory will not last! Adeline's Closet Boutique Friday 12:30-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm 142 S Main Street Amherst WI 54406 https://shopadelinesclosetboutique.com/collections/sale
Have a great day in Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.
Truly enjoy your enthusiastic and positive videos of our local gems. Keep them coming!
Visit Manitowoc, WI the first weekend in October!
I found it.
This dog has been missing since 1-16-2019! She is likely to be living with a different person/family. Her owners are heart-broken. Please be on the lookout and report any sightings to the number on the flyer. There is a reward for his safe return. I’m a volunteer with a non-profit group, The Retrievers, who assists in locating missing dogs. Please post and share with your friends! Thank you!
Any chance you'll put Camille's videos on YouTube so they can be shared with non-Facebook users?
Tonight, The Cougars light up ELECTRIC CITY LANES in Kaukauna! 8:30-12:30 136 West Wisconsin Ave https://www.facebook.com/Electric-City-Lanes-3674059336630…/ It's our first time at the newly renovated ELECTRIC CITY LANES and we can't wait! The reviews are GREAT! Besides outstanding food and service, tonight they have the Brewers AND The Cougars!!! It'll be a Blast! So Come out, Sing, Dance, Cheer, Roll a Lane, and get Cougared tonight at ELECTRIC CITY LANES!! Merrrooowwww!!!!!!!
Tonight, The Cougars light up ELECTRIC CITY LANES in Kaukauna! 8:30-12:30 136 West Wisconsin Ave https://www.facebook.com/Electric-City-Lanes-367405933663070/ It's our first time at the newly renovated ELECTRIC CITY LANES and we can't wait! The reviews are GREAT! Besides outstanding food and service, tonight they have the Brewers AND The Cougars!!! It'll be a Blast! So Come out, Sing, Dance, Cheer, Roll a Lane, and get Cougared tonight at ELECTRIC CITY LANES!! Merrrooowwww!!!!!!!