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JRPfeff

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The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 8:38 AM (permalink)
I saw this news video linked at the Lakeshore Laments blog.
 
Since 1957 Schwarz’s Sup­per Club in St. Anna has been serv­ing up steaks and old fash­ioneds to din­ers from across the area.
 
Stephanie Schwarz told FOX 11 sup­per clubs offer an expe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent from other restaurants.
 
“Rather than just an in and out kind of thing, a lot of peo­ple make it their spe­cial night.  You become friends with who you’re sit­ting next too and a lot of peo­ple come back week after week and meet that same friend there,” Schwarz explained.
 
And includ­ing Schwarz’s there are about 30 sup­per clubs offer­ing dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences across Calumet County.
 
“We thought we’d cap­i­tal­ize on that and actu­ally get it reg­is­tered that we’re the sup­per club cap­i­tal of the Mid­west,” explained Julie Schmelzer, direc­tor of resource man­age­ment for Calumet County.
 
I think we may be able to challenge Calumet County's claim with some of our favorites.
 
 
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    ChiTownDiner

    Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 9:02 AM (permalink)
    I often regret not spending enough time in SUper Clubs....less and less in NE Illinois and I don't make it across the cheddar curtain often enough!
     
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      JRPfeff

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      Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 9:04 AM (permalink)
      I found a newspaper article and the list.

        Altona Supper Club
      2306 Calumet Drive, New Holstein - (920) 898-5255    Website | Map



        Cobblestone Creek
      740 W. Ryan Street, Brillion - (920) 756-3214    Website | Map



        Darboy Club
      N9695 County Road N, Appleton - (920) 734-7010    Website | Map



        Fishtale Inn
      W5636 County Road EE, Hilbert - (920) 439-1565    Map



        Gobbler's Knob Supper Club
      101 N. Military Road, Stockbridge - (920) 439-1265    Map



        Hansen's Kloten Oasis
      W4552 County Road F, Chilton - (920) 849-2493    Website | Map



        Hickory Hills Country Club
      W3095 Hickory Hills Road, Chilton - (920)849-2912    Website | Map



        High Cliff Restaurant
      W5095 Golf Course Road, Sherwood - (920) 989-1050    Website | Map



        Little Chicago
      N9650 Friendship Drive, Kaukauna - (920) 462-4393    Website | Map



        Roepke's Village Inn
      W2686 St. Charles Road, Chilton - (920) 849-4000    Website | Map



        Schmitz Brothers 2
      58 S. 8th Street, Hilbert - (920) 853-3015    Map



        Schwarz's Supper Club
      W1688 Sheboygan Road, New Holstein - (920) 894-3598    Website | Map



        Shenanigans
      N385 Military Road, Sherwood - (920) 989-1232    Website | Map



        The Granary
      N586 Military Road, Sherwood - (920) 989-1233    Website | Map



        The Red Ox Seafood and Steakhouse
      2318 S. Oneida Street, Appleton - (920) 830-4121    Website | Map



        Village Hearthstone
      326 W. Main Street, Hilbert - (920) 853-3013    Website | Map

      - See more at: http://www.travelcalumet..../#sthash.AvAC3bJ3.dpuf 
      <message edited by JRPfeff on Sat, 01/18/14 9:05 AM>
       
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        MilwFoodlovers

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        Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 11:07 AM (permalink)
        How many days do you think it would take BB to eat his way through that list?
         
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          BuddyRoadhouse

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          Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 1:40 PM (permalink)
          "Days"...with an "s"...as in plural???  Rather insulting I'd say.
           
          Buddy
           
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            ScreamingChicken

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            Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 2:50 PM (permalink)
            It depends on what's on the dessert menu, of course.  I don't recall seeing a lot of people eat pie in supper clubs.
             
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              ann peeples

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              Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 7:30 PM (permalink)
              Its funny, Schwarzs, back when I lived in Sheboygan, was simply called St.Annas...after the town its in. I ate there, and it was wonderful. I cut my teeth on supper clubs, and miss the majority in Milwaukee. The only true one in Milwaukee, in my opinion, is 5 O Clock steak house.....
               
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                MilwFoodlovers

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                Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sat, 01/18/14 11:15 PM (permalink)
                Oh ho, Annie's never been to Dobie's. Lazy  Susan with 3 bean salad, liver pate, etc. included.
                 
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                  EdSails

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                  Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 12:29 AM (permalink)
                  OK, so I've watched the video....and still unclear on what a supper club is.....help!
                   
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                    MilwFoodlovers

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                    Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 8:13 AM (permalink)
                    The Altona Supper Club was founded back in 1937 by Herman Muenster???
                    http://altonasupperclub.com/Our%20History.html
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 8:17 AM (permalink)
                      MFL-where is Dobies? I would be all over the chopped liver!
                       
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                        MilwFoodlovers

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                        Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 8:29 AM (permalink)
                        It's in St. Francis on KK, just before KK turns into Plankinton in Cudahy.
                        You will be, by far, the youngest person in there. They have a special type of hash brown for a buck upcharge. It might be the best upcharge you'll ever spend. Their fried shrimp are the length of your hand. Small and quaint but definitely a supper club.
                         
                        I've been having fun looking at the websites (those still valid, that is) and noticed that almost all serve broasted chicken. How cool is that.
                         
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                          JRPfeff

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                          Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 8:35 AM (permalink)
                          MFL -I believe that area is in the heart of Wisconsin's Broaster Belt.
                           
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                            ScreamingChicken

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                            Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 10:58 AM (permalink)
                            EdSails


                            OK, so I've watched the video....and still unclear on what a supper club is.....help!
                            Ed, here's an interview with Ron Faiola, who made a movie and wrote a book about Wisconsin supper clubs:
                             
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXEvWiqoaXQ
                             
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                              MilwFoodlovers

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                              Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 12:02 PM (permalink)
                              Maybe Wisconsin's Broaster Belt Poultry Trail could become a national destination. I'm going to write yet another letter to Scott Walker.
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                Re:The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest Sun, 01/19/14 9:04 PM (permalink)
                                I don't care if I am the youngest......I am happy to experience this.....you could meet us-then I woulnt be the youngest.....
                                 
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