New book highlights 50 supper clubs in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Morning News

They’re a tradition in Wisconsin, and now a new book is highlighting some of the best.

In Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round, Ron Faiola profiles 50 family-owned dining establishments.

“There are a lot of them out there” Faiola tells Wisconsin’s Morning News. “There were only 50 in the first book and now there are 50 in the new book, and there’s still a good 150 to go.”

Though believed to be a thing of the past, Faiola says supper clubs are still thriving in the Badger State.

“I’ve been excited to see, there’s actually other places reopening supper clubs across the state. People are deciding that this is a good business to get back into. A lot of people are coming back to these restaurants of yesteryears to see these places.”

Faiola says when you think supper club, you have certain dining options in mind.

“Friday you’re having fish fry, Saturday prime rib, Sunday broasted chicken and ribs type of thing.”

And of course, you can’t forget the old fashioned.

“That’s gonna be on the state flag,” jokes Faiola.

For the full conversation with Faiola on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the Soundcloud player above.

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