The History of Wisconsin Supper Clubs with Ron Faiola


There’s something about a supper club, from their ubiquitous relish platters to their hearty menus, old-fashioned cocktails, and gracious hospitality. They are an iconic part of Wisconsin food culture.

But where did the idea for a club dinner come from? Why has the concept resonated so much in Wisconsin? Which prominent artists have started performing at local dinner clubs? And what makes this kind of unique restoration stand the test of time?

This week, we answer all of these questions and more in our podcast with supper club expert Ron Faiola about his new book “The Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story: An Illustrated History with Relish”. Hear fun facts about these iconic Dairy State landmarks, the elements that made them popular, and the nostalgic vibes that keep them going.

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