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Taste of the Midwest

Join Dan Kaercher, recently retired Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Living Magazine, as he journeys through 12 states across the Midwest on a "culinary mission." This program highlights some of the heartland's unique places including restaurants, breweries and farms. While traveling 8,207 miles and gaining ten pounds, Dan discovers what delicious foods can be found in the heartland and the one-of-a-kind chefs, bakers, farmers and ranchers that make their versions of home cooking come to life in Taste of the Midwest.

There is a one-hour version of this program and a series of nine half-hour programs.

**Please note: Dan Kaercher personally visited all of the parks, preserves and recreation areas while videotaping these programs in 2005, but circumstances can change. We encourage you to call ahead if you are planning a visit of your own.

Taste Slide Show

Locations and Venues:

One-hour
Program
Nine Half-hour
Programs

Illinois
Red LightChicago
Frontera GrillChicago
Army & Lou’sChicago
Taste of ChicagoChicago

Iowa #101
Iowa State Fair—Des Moines
Snakenberg Farm—Sigourney
In’t Veld Meat Market—Pella
Lincoln Café—Mount Vernon
Iowa 80 Truck Stop—Walcott
Joensy’s—Solon
The National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library—Cedar Rapids
Sykora Bakery—Cedar Rapids
Garst Farm Resorts—Coon Rapids
World Food Prize—Des Moines

Wisconsin
Dane County Farmer’s MarketMadison
Wetherby Cranberry Company Warrens
Schwarz’s Supper ClubSaint Anna

Illinois #102
Taste of Chicago—Chicago
Warsaw Inn—McHenry
Army & Lou’s—Chicago
Ann Sather’s—Chicago
Ina’s—Chicago
North Pond—Chicago
Launching Pad—Wilmington
McDonald’s—Chicago

Michigan
Zingerman’s DeliAnn Arbor
Cherry RepublicGlen Arbor
TapawingoEllsworth

Wisconsin #103
L’Etoile—Madison
Hinchley Dairy Farm—Cambridge
Cedar Grove Cheese, Inc.—Plain
Joseph Huber Brewing Company, Inc.—Monroe
Miesfeld’s Market—Sheboygan
Mustard Museum—Mount Horeb
Norske Nook—Osseo
Rutabaga Farm—Cumberland
Schwarz’s Supper Club—Saint Anna
The Old Feed Mill—Mazomanie
Quivey’s Grove—Madison
Beerntsen’s Confectionary—Manitowoc

Ohio
Graeter’sCincinnati
Skyline ChiliCincinnati
Montgomery Inn at the BoathousCincinnati

Michigan #104
Chateau Grand Traverse—Traverse City
Café Bliss—Suttons Bay
Great Lakes Culinary Institute—Traverse City
Tapawingo—Ellsworth
Stafford’s Bay View Inn—Petoskey
American Spoon Foods—Petoskey
Jesperson’s—Petoskey
Norconk Asparagus—Empire
Casier Maple Syrup—Empire
New Hellas Café—Detroit
Zingerman’s Deli—Ann Arbor

Indiana
Amish Acres—Nappanee
Dutch Kitchen—near Nappanee
Checkerberry Inn—Goshen
The Blueberry Ranch—northeast of Mishawaka

Ohio & Indiana #105
Ohio
LaRosa’s Pizzeria—Cincinnati
Montgomery Inn—Cincinnati
Skyline Chili—Cincinnati
Graeter’s Ice Cream—Cincinnati
Tony Packos Café—Toledo
Freshwater Farms of Ohio—Urbana
Indiana
Blueberry Ranch—Mishawaka
Wakarusa Produce Auction—Wakarusa
Yoder Popcorn—Topeka
Café Patachou—Indianapolis

Iowa
Lincoln Café
Mount Vernon
Maytag Dairy
Newton
Jaarsma Bakery
Pella

Nebraska #106
Brother Sebastian’s—Omaha
Wheatfield’s—Omaha
Flatiron—Omaha
Johnny’s Café—Omaha
Omaha Steaks—Omaha
The French Café—Omaha
Kimmel Orchard—Nebraska City
Hastings Museum (Kool-Aid Exhibit)—Hastings
Eileen’s Cookies—Hastings
Olson’s Beef Ranch—Bartlett

Missouri
Silver Dollar CityBranson
Hammons Products (black walnuts)Stockton
Fiorella’s Jack Stack BarbecueKansas City

Kansas & Missouri #107
Kansas
Rosedale Barbeque—Kansas City
Chicken Mary’s—Pittsburgh
Chicken Annie’s—Pittsburgh
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon—Benton
Carriage Crossing Restaurant—Yoder
Gutierrez—Salina
Depot Market—Courtland
Morton Farm—Oxford
Missouri
Lamberts Café—Ozark
Silver Dollar City: Buckshot’s Skillet Cookery, Brown’s Candy Factory, The Homestead—Branson
Devil’s Pool Restaurant—Branson
The Keeter Center—College of the Ozarks
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue—Kansas City

Kansas
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon SupperBenton
Stafford County Flour MillsHudson
Gutierrez RestaurantSalina

South Dakota & North Dakota #108
South Dakota
Corn Palace—Mitchell
Frybread demo at Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation—Flandreau
Minervas—Sioux Falls
International Vinegar Museum—Roslyn
Possibility Farms—Carpenter
Prairie Sky Guest and Game Ranch—Veblen
North Dakota
Sugarbeet Farm—Mooreton
Joe Mathern Potato Farm—Lisbon
Bagg Farm—Mooreton
Hartley’s Cupcake Café—Fort Ransom
Bless My Bloomin Cookies—Enderlin
Widmans Chocolates—Grand Forks
Maple River Winery—Casselton

Nebraska
Museum of Natural and Cultural History (Kool-Aid Exhibit)Hastings
Omaha Steaks
Omaha
The French CaféOmaha

Minnesota #109
Sunrise Deli & Sunrise Bakery—Hibbing
Burntside Lodge—Ely
Northern Lights Roadhouse—Beaver Bay
Betty’s Pies—Two Harbors
Pickwick—Duluth
Spam Museum—Austin
Johnny’s Spamarama—Austin
Fon du Lac Indian Reservation—Cloquet
Tiegen’s Oslo Store—Oslo

South Dakota
Possibility FarmCarpenter
MinervasSioux Falls
Corn PalaceMitchel

 

North Dakota
Bagg Bonanza FarmMooreton
Maple River WineryCasselton
Sugarbeet farmMooreton

 
Minnesota
PickwickDuluth
Burntside LodgeEly
Fond du Lac Indian Reservation (wild rice)near Cloquet
 

 

Map of Locations Visited in the
One-hour Program

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Video Clips

Illinois
Army & Lou's, Chicago
Frontera Grille, Chicago
Red Light, Chicago
Taste of Chicago

Indiana
Amish Acres, Nappanee
The Checkerberry Inn, Goshen
Dutch Kitchen, Nappanee

Iowa
Jaarsma Bakery, Pella
Lincoln Cafe, Mount Vernon
Maytag Dairy Farm, Newton

Kansas
Gutierrez Restaurant & Bar, Salina
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, Benton
The Stafford Hills Flour Mills Company, Hudson

Michigan
Tapawingo, Ellsworth

Minnesota
Burntside Lodge, Ely
Fond Du Lac Reservation, Cloquet
Pickwick, Duluth

Missouri
Hammons Products Company, Stockton
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Kansas City
Silver Dollar City, Branson

North Dakota
Bagg Bonanza Farm, Mooreton
Maple River Winery, Casselton Mauch Farm, Mooreton

Nebraska
French Cafe, Omaha
Omaha Steaks, Omaha

Ohio
Graeter's, Cincinnati
Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse, Cincinnati
Skyline Chili, Cincinnati

South Dakota
Corn Palace, Mitchell
Minervas, Sioux Falls
Possibility Farms, Carpenter

Wisconsin
Dane County Farmers' Market, Madison
Schwarz's Supper Club, St. Anna
Wetherby Cranberry Company, Warrens

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