Friday, May 24, 2013
The new restaurant in Port's downtown focuses on locally grown and organic products and a unique menu with specialty drinks and homemade dishes.
Making good on its promise to launch the restaurant in late spring, Twisted Willow owners and staff are now open and serving the public. The restaurant, 308 N. Franklin St., fills the former Wind Rose space and focuses on on organic and locally grown products. Learn more about the owner and the menu on Patch.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Twisted Willow will open late May to the public, with a focus on locally grown and organic products and a unique menu with specialty drinks and homemade dishes.
Potted plants sit on a tall shelf awaiting planting behind the bar at Twisted Willow, a new restaurant launching in the former Wind Rose space in downtown Port Washington that puts a focus on organic and locally grown products. Owner Dan Wiken will operate the restaurant, also as chef. His sister, Jill Bunting, is a partner in the business. "This opportunity came up, and I ended up moving out here," Wiken said, explaining that Bunting had debated opening a bed and breakfast at the farm where she lives in Grafton, but instead the Wind Rose space became available. Wiken worked as a chef for 38 years in Milwaukee; he has also been gardening for more than 30 years, experimenting with various heirloom vegetables and organic practices that will …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The new restaurant will takeover the former Wind Rose space.
The former Wind Rose location in Port Washington's downtown won't be sitting vacant for much longer. Twisted Willow, a restaurant that will be infusing a local focus with its menu, will open in mid-May, according to a JSOnline.com article. Foods will include grass-fed beef from Wisconsin, self-grown produce on a farm nearby and greens from Growing Power, to name a few. The restaurant is located at 308 N. Franklin St., and "Now Hiring" signs recently dotted the entrances. Patch will follow up with the owners to bring you the full story soon.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Have you been to this Saukville bar and grill? Review and rate them on Patch!
Here at Port Washington-Saukville Patch, we're proud to acknowledge our neighbors in the business community. And that's why we're giving a big shout-out to one businesses that claimed their listings on Patch. Among those in Between the Greens in Saukville. This bar and grill is located on the northside of Saukville. The atmosphere creates the feel of a dive bar, country bar and sports bar. The menu features comfort food and a selection of fried snacks. The business was formerly known as McCarthy's, but changed it's name in 2011. Between the Greens also won Readers Choice for Best Place to Celebrate St. Patty's Day. Are you ready to claim your listing? Claiming your listing on Patch shows readers you're watching the reviews that are posted…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Check out these local listings we found for homes on the market in Port Washington. Are you a local realtor? Just click "Upload" and post your listings on Patch!
Want to add to our list? Just click "Upload" to post a pic and please be sure to include the address, price and basic description in the caption. There are plenty of homes on the market in Port Washington. This week, House Hunt provides you with a closer look at some homes with formal dining rooms for sale in the area. Click the address for more information on that particular property.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Not every business is shutting down for the holiday. If you're looking for somewhere to dine out or need to pick up last-minute supplies in the area, check out these places.
While Thanksgiving may mean crashing on Grandma's couch after a plate full of turkey, stuffing and you name it — that's not how everyone spends the holiday. If you're looking for somewhere to dine out or need to pick up last-minute supplies in the area, have no fear: these local places are open for business during the holiday. Do you know of another local business that's open for the holiday, but not on this list? Add it in the comments.
Friday, November 2, 2012
There's nothing too out-of-ordinary about the Smith Bros. Original Fish Sandwich — now served at the coffee shop attached to Duluth Trading Company — but given it's name, that's probably what they were going for. Bonus? It's super local.
After much anticipation, I was finally able to indulge in the "Original" Smith Bros. Fish Sandwich — now being served at Smith Brothers Coffee House thanks to the takeover by Duluth Trading Company. For the past two years of sitting in that coffee shop, Patching away, I had heard a number of visitors stumble in and beg the question, "Where'd the fish go?" Alas, the coffee shop had focused on serving coffee and baked goods for years to that point, but people still wanted their seafood and were being sent elsewhere — until now. Duluth Trading Company has actually added a menu that includes several sandwich and salad options at the coffee shop. At the top of the list is where you'll see it — the menu exclaims: "The Original is Back!" So, I …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Supporting local is an increasingly important topic as more and more people begin to understand the value of a locally-owned business. Here's a few suggestions to add to your local list.
While the Internet has certainly played a large role in globalization, it can also help community members think local. For instance, if you're ever wondering what to buy for lunch — area restaurants often post photos on Facebook of what's cooking fresh on a given day, including Dockside Deli's Cream of Mushroom and Barley soup on Thursday. Here are some other local businesses to know about on Facebook. "Like" their pages, never miss a thing — and increase your local support. Find more restaurants in the Patch directory, and more area events in the Patch calendar. And, of course ... follow us on Facebook!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Check out these suggestions for local eats when it comes to starting your day off right — or at least deliciously.
Breakfast comes in a lot of shapes and sizes: there's the boring bowl of cereal, spiced up omelets full of meat and cheese, pancakes smothered in syrup — the list goes on. The possible varieties for the first meal of your day are showcased in this tour of breakfasts in the 50 states found on FoodNetwork.com, such as banana pancakes, strawberry hotcakes, the Portuguese Fisherman, friend green tomatoes and more. MrBreakfast.com offers more than 2,000 different breakfast recipes, and Tasteofhome.com has quite an extensive list as well — including gluten free doughnuts! Port Washington and Saukville residents are lucky to have all sorts of places to stock up on breakfast supplies, or head out for a tastily cooked meal. Looking for doughnughts…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
We asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite family-friendly activities and local businesses, and you came through to choose the best of the best in Port Washington and Saukville.
There is a lot to celebrate about our town, and we asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite family-friendly activities and local businesses. You nominated numerous local businesses, parks, shops and restaurants in Port Washington and Saukville. Then, you helped Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorites in each one of the categories below. Voting closed Friday night and we are naming the Readers' Choice winners for each of our 25 categories. If you disagree with the voters, post your thoughts in the comments section. Congrats to the winners! Follow Port Washington-Saukville Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.