One of my favorite things is getting emails from FoxValleyFoodie.com readers. Typically the email revolves around a question, a request, or a suggestion and requires some sort of action on my part. Today however I received an email titled "Eating Appleton" that had no such requirement. I still don't know why it was sent to me, but it was really well written and an enjoyable read. So much so that I figured Fox Valley Foodie readers may enjoy it as a mysterious guest blog post. Any guesses on the establishment being referenced at the end?
Here is the email in its entirety.
I'll always remember my parents coming "out east" to visit us. She would order a "brandy" and was served a beautiful snifter of XXXX Cognac! Twenty Dollars"!? Yes, Mom, the bottle costs $95.00, even in Appleton.
Coming "home" to Appleton has been a culinary trial to say the least. Imagine longing for a non-fattening salad! Doesn't exist! "What kinda cheese you want on that salad" is the common question.
The "garbage" at the bar-tenders stations was disgusting! And hearing the bartendresses ask; "What kinda garbage you wan on at" makes it worse! Try ordering an "Old Fashion" (as in bourbon or rye/bitters/soda) in Appleton! I dare you! You'd end up like a squirrel trying to cross College Avenue at 2AM on a Sunday morning!
There is great and honest food being prepared and served in Appleton Wisconsin. In one place only. And I won't tell, because it's already too crowded ... with people spending two hours on their Brandy Ol' Fashions and twelve to Eighteen minutes on their dining experience.