Corn Boxes, Pig Races, and a Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur: The Wonders of an Over-the-Top Fall Pumpkin Festival

Fall generally bums me out, but there are a few things that help me get over the end of summer. One of those things is a good ol’ pumpkin farm. This year, I got a head start on the post-summer blues...

Road trip: Chicago to the Dells

by twodales2 17 days ago

Any new suggestions for places to stop for meals from Chicago to the Wisconsin Dells? We will be going via Rockford and Madison. Anything from Cheap 'n Cheerful to Fancy pants will do. Thanks

Road Trip 2021

by turbowine 2 months ago

Thought I’d give a trip report since the Chowhound forum for restaurants seem to be kind of dead these days. (So did Yelp and Tripadvisor kill it?) It was a five-week trip, so I won’t discuss ev...

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