The Riverside Bookshops: A Scenic Road Trip to Refill Your Reading List

What if I told you I had drawn up a road trip that starts just a few feet from the St. Croix River with a coffee and a brand new book, then runs nearly...

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....

Ghost Pepper Curds and Igor’s Classic Grilled Cheese at Mousehouse Cheesehaus

My wife and I were heading back from a weekend in Milwaukee when we spotted this building on the side of Interstate 94, just outside Madison: MOUSEHOUSE. My wife lost it. I had already...

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