For the Love of Supper Clubs
Ron Faiola, creator of the coffee table book and movie, “Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience” – and soon-to-be-released sequel, “Wisconsin Supper Club: Another Round” – shares his enthusiasm for these special places during a Sampler Lecture Series Monday, April 4 at McHenry County Historical Society in Union.
Faiola gives us 11 reasons why supper clubs are easy to love:
- Prime rib or surf and turf specials every Saturday night.
- Pre-supper relish trays (preferably served on stainless steel).
- Christmas lights strung across log structures year-round.
- Manhattans and old-fashioned cocktails automatically served with brandy.
- Waitresses who call you “Hon.”
- Jell-O served as a salad option.
- Walleye is a regular menu item.
- No cappuccino, ever.
- All-you-can-eat fried fish on Fridays.
- Grasshopper and pink Cadillac cocktails that are large enough to share.
- Bonus: A musical trio in the bar that knows how to play “The Girl from Ipanema.”
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