Aug. 13, Supper Clubs In Wisconsin

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In most areas of the country, supper clubs are vanishing relics of a bygone era. But in Wisconsin, they’re an art form, a vital part of the dining scene and a place of connection between generations. Shereen Siewert welcomes Holly de Ruyter, Producer of PBS Wisconsin’s “Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club,” Amy Wimmer, a third-generation owner of Del-Bar in Wisconsin Dells and architectural historian Jim Draeger of the Wisconsin Historical Society for a look at the history and staying power of supper clubs throughout Wisconsin. We’ll discuss what makes supper clubs so unique and what separates them from everyday restaurants. We’ll also spend some time delving into the history behind what has become a true Wisconsin icon.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Holly De Ruyter Guest
  • Jim Draeger Guest
  • Amy Wimmer Guest

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