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Buzz-worthy Culinary Events

7/16/2018 - Denise Bernacki

Special Events at The Buzz in Kenosha WI offer great food and beverage pairings
Special Events at The Buzz in Kenosha WI offer great food and beverage pairings
Special Events at The Buzz in Kenosha WI offer great food and beverage pairings
Special Events at The Buzz in Kenosha WI offer great food and beverage pairings
Special Events at The Buzz in Kenosha WI offer great food and beverage pairings
Special Events at The Buzz in Kenosha WI offer great food and beverage pairings

The Buzz Cafe is the place to “bee” in Downtown Kenosha! It’s a coffee shop that offers craft beer, unique wine selections, and great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My husband and I were lucky enough to visit The Buzz for the first time on an impromptu date night in June to experience the Culinary Self Care Dinner with Dr. Frank Ardito. We enjoyed four courses of amazing food inspired by recipes in Dr. Ardito’s book and prepared by their specular chef, Danielle Weybright. Each course was paired with a craft cocktail designed by mixologist, Kurt Schrader - FABULOUS!  We had never been to a dinner like this before so we didn’t know what to expect but everything was delicious, the company was enjoyable, and the atmosphere was so eclectic and fun! Our go-to for date nights usually include trying whatever craft beer a place has on tap and The Buzz is jam-packed with a huge variety of craft beers on tap and in cans and bottles, so this was a win for us. We both tried a couple new beers and bought some more to take home as a souvenir of sorts.  

With our bellies stuffed with healthy food and with a “Buzz” - from the energy (and a little from the cocktails!), Dr. Ardito discussed his wellness philosophy and even autographed copies of his book. The Buzz even provided an additional dessert recipe by Chef Weybright - what a talent!  

It was such a fun, unique and informative event that I had to find out what else was coming up so I don’t miss a beat. Riki Tagliapietra, the Director of Marketing & Operations, informed me that their Facebook page is always updated with what is up and coming so I buzzed on over to their events right away to see if we can fit in another date night. While The Buzz is a great place to “get your buzz on” anytime, without a doubt you need to experience their special events! They offer an immersive dining and drinking experience every time – from dinner talks like the one we attended to tap takeovers or even competition style events. 

Second Saturday Wine Tasting
As part of the Downtown Kenosha Second Saturday promotions, The Buzz hosts a wine tasting that serves as a fundraiser for a local charity. Each month the wines and the charity are different, and Chef Weybright prepares bites to accompany the wines. There are always 3 – 5 wines to samples and a plate with a few special bites, all for $20 with proceeds going to the charity selected that month. These are a great way to discover new wines and try some incredibly creative foods from The Buzz culinary team while helping a local organization, too!

Brewery of the Month Pairings
Each month, The Buzz features a “Brewery of the Month”. You’ll find this brewery featured more heavily on tappers or in the cooler case throughout the month. Additionally, a pairing dinner is always scheduled where select beers from the highlighted brewery are paired with creations from Chef Weybright. Sometimes the pairings are multiple courses, sometimes they are a specific type of snack (like cupcakes or tacos). It’s always different, always delicious, and always exciting!

July Featured Brewery
A few tickets are still available for the Thursday, July 19 five course Beer Pairing Dinner with Dogfish Head Brewery! An EXPERT representative from the brewery will be on-site tohang out with guests, answer questions about their products, and share a bit about their brewing process. Five creative courses by Chef Weybright will each pair with a specific beer from Dogfish Head. Watch for the August and September pairing to be announced, the featured breweries will be Revolution Brewing from Chicago, IL and Mobcraft Brewing from Milwaukee, WI, respectively.

Other special dinners and pairings are scheduled throughout the year, too. Watch The Buzz Facebook page for event postings and ticket information! You won’t want to miss these crazy-cool culinary outings. 

Community Blog Team 2018

Denise Bernacki

Community Blogger

Brand new Kenosha resident – just relocated here Fall 2017 from NW Indiana. Touring Kenosha for the first time along with my husband and 3-year-old son.

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