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A quick look at a few of the events going on in the area this week.
Restaurant review: Inconspicuous Greenfire is worth the ride to Rockford
Greenfire Restaurant Bar & Bakery in Rockford, Illinois, is anything but a chain restaurant. It's the ambitious breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar creation of Chef Philippe Forcioli, who opened the business in 2012 after building a reputation with Cafe Patou, says Gazette restaurant reviewer Joan Neeno.
This is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment. Call the Gazette at 608-755-8258, or fax your listing to 608-755-8349 by 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is no charge. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you head out to see a band. (Note: Deadline for inclusion in the Nov. 25 edition of kicks requires information be submitted by 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23.)
Be it theater, music, dance or whatever else, Christmastime comes with its own genre of holiday festivities. Just like most other areas, Rock and Walworth counties and beyond will be swept up in the Yuletide.
Milwaukee, Stoughton to host state's own BoDeans this weekend
Wisconsin's own BoDeans will perform a pair of 8 p.m. shows Thursday-Friday, Nov. 19-20 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, and then a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday, Nov. 21, at Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St., Stoughton.
Restaurant review: Cantina continues Pasqual's fine food tradition
While Pasqual's food is generally very good, its margaritas—which are served in pint glasses—are another claim to local fame, restaurant reviewer Bill Livick writes.
20Q: Catching up with UW-Rock County associated music professor Jeff Suarez
Jeff Suarez, an associate professor of music at UW-Rock County in Janesville, talks about the challenges of teaching music, singing karaoke in the Land of the Rising Sun and whether he'd rather be rich or healthy in this installment of kicks' 20Q.
This is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment. Call the Gazette at 608-755-8258, or fax your listing to 608-755-8349 by 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is no charge. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you head out to see a band.
Keep it sweet: Rotary Botanical Gardens "Taste of Chocolate" dinner is Nov. 21
Milk? Dark? White? Chocolate- covered mint or fruit? Chocolate-filled caramels with a dash of sea salt sprinkled on top?If you enjoy and indulge in some or all of these, you won't want to miss the opportunity to tempt your taste buds with plenty of decadence when Rotary Botanical Gardens hosts its annual Taste of Chocolate dinner starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.
Quick kicks for Nov. 12-18, 2015
A fast look at some of the events going on in our area this week.
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