My work travels bring me to Green Bay. The only two people I know who live near there warn me that its a real small town and there isnt much to do, but there are some gems to be found if you look hard enough. as i look out my airplane window of the puddle jumper, i find they are right... all i see are farms.
I decided to stay at Aloft Hotel, which is n offshoot of W hotels and im stoked that the place is pretty hip and fun. My first night i ate at the restaurant next door to the hotel, which was satisfactory, but not anything to brag about. But what i am finding is that drinks in green bay are VERY inexpensive! the rest of my night i spend being entertained by random weirdo business traveling men who have yet to learn how to behavein a bar atmoshpere.
Night two and im in the mood for some good food as ive been cooking convenience store food all day for work. I arrive at a place that a local chef reccomended to me only to find that it is closed for a private event for the night. i have a beer at Titletown, for $2.50 if you can believe that! After a quick internet research i cross the street to Chefusion. I am very reluctant to eat at places with the name "fusion" but am very suprised at the 1920's style of the dining room and attire of the servers. The Bartender informs me that majority of the lounge menu items are also availabe in $3 tasting sizes and states "i dont know who you are, but youre somebody... this drink is on me"! i am liking this solo dining experience so far. So check it out... i ate:
A Kobe Hot Dog, covered in Pot Roast, on top of truffle fries
Mac N Cheese covered in Fried Onions
all for 28 bucks! And the mac n cheese was the best i've had in a while!
Very stuffed and happy, i head back to watch business men make fools of themselves.
Hinterland Brewery has a dope menu and im excited it is not closed again for a private party. With great company i am set to stuff my face after another day being surrounded by fried chicken and calzones. The meal starts off with west coast oysters, fried boudin balls, and fried brussels sprouts. So excited by the food, i forget to take pictures of the beef carpaccio and Braised Pork, but i did not forget to take a shot of the Seared Foie Gras that is so good you gotta go change yo drawers! I'm informed that the two large men at the table next to us are two of the Green Bay Packers. I refrain from causing any trouble.
Thanks Green Bay! Had a blast, and maybe one day we can do it all over again!