My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2017: THE MOST!

We now know how grueling is too grueling when touring breweries with my mother-in-law and her friends. At the end of our 2016 tour, we coasted into Hudson, clumped around a table at Pitchfork Brewing...

Rounding Second: The Year in Skinny (So Far)

With the year halfway over, I thought I’d write a quick recap of the year’s first six months and a look ahead at what’s to come. I’m doing this now because I just took...

Chapter 5: Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, Wisconsin

If you walk into Driftless Books and Music too quickly, you’ll miss the headstone leaning out against the front stairway. It commemorates La Crosse’s very own Freddie Slack. “The Original Hipster and King of...

Chapter 4: Pearl Street Books and Buzzard Billy’s in La Crosse

Last time I was out on St. Patrick's Day weekend, my man Hornish and I hit 7th Street in St. Paul after a Minnesota Rollergirls bout a few years back. We sidestepped drunk people....

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