Some farmers growing shrimp in Midwestern ponds say they do it for love, not money. Despite recent advances in feed and efforts by several states to make shrimp-farming here a viable business, it's still fraught with too much economic risk to attract many growers.
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Wheat was the earliest and most important cash crop for white settlers in Wisconsin. It required a small initial capital investment and was fairly easy to grow, allowing farmers to harvest two crops a year. The high rate of financial return made wheat an especially attractive crop for homesteaders d...
The Apostle Islands of Lake Superior are accessed from Bayfield, WI and Madeline Island. The island's are a mecca for trout and salmon fishing. Dave's Fishing Charters provides an excellent way to enjoy this experience.
Border Oak added 12 new photos to the album: Autumn.

TND presents: Border Oak, a seated dinner series inspired by the cuisine of the American Midlands.

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What are the American Midlands?

The American Midlands are a group of several eco-regions encompassing the greater Midwest and central United States. This area of the country has its own unique ecology, micro climates, history, and gastronomy.

On the western boundary lies the oak savannas that stand sentinel between the great plains and the central hardwood forests. The rolling hills of the Ozarks and the mixed mesophytic forests of the Appalachian mountains make a natural pocket in the southern part of the region. The Mississippi River runs the length of the Midlands from the low-country forests in the south up to the Northwoods that surround the upper reaches of the Great Lakes.

The American Midlands are connected through a shared history of westward expansion, reliance on the bounty of the land and a reliance community values. As well as a connection to industry, ingenuity, and the world economy through the gateway metropolis of Chicago. We will draw on these elements when it comes to the inspiration behind the cuisine of Border Oak.

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Tuesday Night Dinner

We are super excited to announce the brilliantly talented Katie Wyer will be joining the TND / Border Oak to develop a bread/pastry program! Welcome!

Where are my pastry people at? We are on the hunt...

Border Oak added 9 new photos to the album: Border Oak KS Video Stills — with Jax Lan and Tuesday Night Dinner.

Check out photos from our cooking demo on WGN!

Tuesday Night Dinner added 6 new photos from August 12, 2013 to the album: WGN Afternoon News Segment — with Tom Skilling and 2 others at WGN-TV Studios.
August 12, 2013

WGN selected TND from the group of chefs/restaurants participating in Shine & Dine to be featured on an afternoon news segment.

Tuesday Night Dinner's Chef Jeremy Leven featured live on WGN's afternoon Lunchbreak!

Event: Shine & Dine, benefiting Step Up Thursday, August 15 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. River East Art Center 435 E. Illinois Street Chicago Tickets: Hen-of-the-Woods Vesuvio Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 bunches of
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