RHINELANDER - You've probably ordered pork chops or tenderloin in a restaurant before.
But if you haven't been to Mainstreet Ed's in Argonne, you probably haven't had pork chops or tenderloin done right.
Owner Ed Hill makes a burned maple syrup sauce for his whiskey river pork chops.
It's unique, and that's how Ed tries to keep it at his restaurant.
"I like creating food and I like to be a little different from the guy next door or down the road. We change our menu constantly," he said.
The tenderloin gets a bourbon bath, some time on the grill, and then a topping of portabello mushrooms and deep-fried green beans.
It also gets rave reviews.
"If people come in and they're not familiar with Ed's place, I tell them to try the bourbon tenderloin," said Ed Schultz, a regular at Ed's. "If they don't like it, I'll buy it. I've probably told 500 or 600 people that, and I've never had to buy it once."
WISCONSIN/THREE LAKES - Wisconsin continues to be the best state nationwide when it comes to producing cranberries. One Northwoods farm is preparing to make this year even better.
James Lake Farms in Three Lakes harvested close to 8,000 barrels last year. They hope to meet those expectations this year.
Right now they are in the growing season. The assistant manager believes Wisconsin is a natural environment for growing cranberries.
"It's fairly consistent as compared to somewhere out on the coast where most of the other cranberries are grown. I think a lot of those things combined help make it a good place to grow," said James Lake Farms Assistant Manager Benjamin Riker.
RHINELANDER AND MINOCQUA - Summer gets us outside playing games on the lake or in the yard, but with cooler temperatures this year, trips to the lake may not be as popular.
That impacts certain businesses in a good way. Imaginuity toys stores in Minocqua and Rhinelander have noticed a difference in the toys they've sold this summer.
"We're definitely getting a lot more traffic with the cooler temperatures. A lot more people in the door, which we're loving. We are seeing a lot more people buying more project based items. They're buying a lot of the active play but not so much the water active," said Jessica Hatch, Store Manager.
Burke releases rural jobs plan, focuses on schools, health & growth
ACROSS WISCONSIN - A new job plan from Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke focuses on her economic objectives with rural Wisconsin.
Many parts of Wisconsin's rural areas, like the Northwoods, lags behind the rest of the state economically; for example, five of the ten Wisconsin counties with the worst unemployment rate in the state are in the rural portions of the Northwoods, according to June unemployment numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Her focus is on growing the rural economy, boosting healthcare and improving schools.
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