Stories tagged: "restaurants"


"Cop on a Rooftop" 2022, courtesy Special Olympics Wisconsin
Grab a Donut, Make a Difference: ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ Returns Friday to Dunkin’ Stores Across Wisconsin

Leaning into the old stereotype, police officers and pastries will come together to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Don’t be alarmed when you see law enforcement at your local Dunkin’ this Friday!  More than 70 locations across Wisconsin are participating in the 10th annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser this Aug. 19. The fast...

Restaurant owner and chef Dave Heide
Wisconsin Restaurateurs’ Personal Appeals Fail to Sway Ron Johnson as Republicans Kill the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Tammy Baldwin voted to reauthorize the pandemic relief program for small businesses that would have also helped theaters, gyms, sports and other live event venues.

Alex Hanesakda channels his upbringing as a Laotian refugee into his work at SapSap, his Laotian fusion restaurant in Mount Pleasant. He aims to use his food to educate people on the history of Laos and its culture, and raise money to help remove undetonated explosives dropped in Laos in the 1960s and '70s. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Meet SapSap, a Racine-Area Laotian Restaurant With a Cause

The Asian fusion restaurant in Racine County serves up meals with the goal of educating people about Laos' history and culture.

Gregory León
This Wisconsin Restaurateur Was Prioritized for New COVID Relief. Now He’s at the Back of the Line.

With funds already exhausted, it’s unclear how Gregory León will get the help he needs for his restaurant to survive.

Jon Seybold and Ron Kind speak
Wisconsin Restaurant Owners Hungry for More Pandemic Aid

Demand for federal funding far outpaces dollars available for eateries because so much business was lost during the pandemic.

While Wisconsin may be late to the game in passing such a law, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said it will help the industry recover from the economic downturn. (Shutterstock)
Evers Signs Cocktails-to-Go Bill

The law allows bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks to-go.

Chef David Heide gives a lay of the land at the future home of Little John's Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can restaurant for people at all income levels where he’ll also train and help veterans and provide basic food preparation for nonprofits and meat processing for struggling farmers. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped These Hard-Hit Restaurants From Giving Back

“It just really helps us to feel like we’re still a part of the community, even when we’re closed down.”