Season 2

Nov. 22, 2022

One Hundred Fifty - Dinner Plus Drinks #150

We've hit 150 episodes and we have big news to share! Join us on our walk down memory lane of the last 3 years of podcasting, and learn what the big news is. The first two minutes of the podcast …

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Nov. 14, 2022

Freak In The (Excel) Sheets - Dinner Plus Drinks #149

Hey all - we're a day late, thanks for your patience. The extra day did give us time to decide on this important programming announcement: Next week's episode will be out around Tuesday, November 22nd. It's our 150th and we'l...

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Oct. 30, 2022

Banquet Food - Dinner Plus Drinks #147

We all know banquet food can be bad, but this week we had an interesting experience with banquet food that needs to be talked out. We'd love to hear your bad banquet food experiences, let us know! Here are a …

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Oct. 23, 2022

It's A Mouthful - Dinner Plus Drinks #146

We had an awesome week full of events and friends. While it was a little overwhelming, there were still plenty of positives, so we hope you enjoy our canter through the week that was! Check out these links from this …

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Oct. 16, 2022

Lead Stuffed Walleye - Dinner Plus Drinks #145

Guys - do you believe there is cheating in competitive fishing? Yep. There is. We tried a salted caramel pretzel beer, marveled at the lengths some people go to in order to win a fishing contest, and much more on …

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Oct. 2, 2022

Noon Sun in the South - Dinner Plus Drinks #143

In this week's episode, we test out 90's kid energy drinks and Bridget's survival skills, and you may be surprised by the results...or not! If you want to learn more about some of the things we talked about on this …

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Sept. 25, 2022

Surprise Quiz - Dinner Plus Drinks #142

Hey there y'all, it's fall, y'all! We have a bit of fall (or is it autumn?) themed fun after our product recommendations today, coupled with Bridget ACING a quiz about wine at the start of today's episode. We tried these …

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Sept. 18, 2022

Pre-Bridget - Dinner Plus Drinks #141

It's the day before Bridget's birthday as we release the episode, so we feel the need to acknowledge her - happy birthday Bridget! We hope you enjoy our talk this week and stay tuned for next week's episode. Cheers! Bridget …

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Sept. 11, 2022

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King - Dinner Plus Drinks #140

The passing of Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith is the main subject …

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Sept. 4, 2022

WaterPik - Dinner Plus Drinks #139

Friends, we'll be upfront with you. The highlight of this episode is dental discussion and Nick's new toy / essential health tool: A Waterpik water flosser . Yep, Nick has wanted one forever and he finally bought one. His tee...

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Aug. 28, 2022

RTDs - Dinner Plus Drinks #138

Hello friends! On this episode, we tried four different ready to drink (canned) cocktails. Some were good, some weren't as good. In the end, we enjoyed a delicious wheat beer from Maplewood. We hope you have a great week and …

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Aug. 21, 2022

Bridget Thrifts For You - Dinner Plus Drinks #137

Hey there thrifty friend! In honor of August 17th's National Thrift Store Day, we got in the spirit and had Bridget share tips on how to thrift it up. Here are a few links to what we talked about today: …

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Aug. 14, 2022

Razor Wars - Dinner Plus Drinks #136

On this week's episode, you're treated to an absurd commercial about razors. It's a commentary on society's weird place, but we thought it was interesting. We hope you do as well. Of course, there's much more as we returned t...

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Aug. 6, 2022

DAS FESTIN' LIVE, JA? - Dinner Plus Drinks #135

Hey hey hey, everybody! We are cooking brats and drinking das bier at DAS Fest, so we weren't able to do a normal episode, but we did a live walkaround of the festival to share with you. We're here Saturday …

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July 31, 2022

Kiss of Death - Dinner Plus Drinks #134

Well, as many of you pointed out, our interview with Alex Lasry may have been the Kiss of Death in his Senatorial race. Shoot. We enjoyed the interview anyway and are grateful for those of you who attended the event …

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July 24, 2022

Alex Lasry Interview

In this episode, we interview Alex Lasry, Democratic candidate for US Senate for the State of Wisconsin. You can learn more about the Lasry campaign at or if you would like to donate through the page set up for …

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July 21, 2022

Live Podcast Friday - Programming Announcement

Hey friends - dropping in with a programming announcement: This Friday we will be recording a live podcast at The Bottle Shop in Lake Geneva at 5:30 PM with Alex Lasry, Democratic Candidate for US Senate for Wisconsin. You're...

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July 17, 2022

Give Me The Cheese & Noodles - Dinner Plus Drinks #133

We recorded on July 14th, and Nick was excited to celebrate Bastille Day, while Bridget was excited to celebrate Mac and Cheese Day - just give her the cheese and noodles! Are you team champagne or team Kraft? Let us …

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July 10, 2022

Don't Want To Be Wrong Here - Dinner Plus Drinks #132

Hello everybody! This week's episode has lots of links to happy stories, great products and more. Check it out: Our very local Lake Ivanhoe (a lake and community around it) has been honored as Wisconsin's first Black-founded ...

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July 3, 2022

Colonial Adventures - Dinner Plus Drinks #131

Happy 4th of July everybody! This week, we had some fun with this Choose Your Own Adventure Book , as well as all of the normal life matters. If you want to check out the spit that Nick recommended, you …

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June 26, 2022

Choice - Dinner Plus Drinks #130

It officially happened and we talked about it. We also talked about Father's Day, guessing real estate prices, and lots more. It's not all doom and gloom, but we couldn't ignore the Supreme Court. We hope you have a good …

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June 19, 2022

Balsamic Coke - Dinner Plus Drinks #129

We had a ton of fun recording this episode talking about a variety of totally unrelated topics and a surprise trip that Bridget took! It was a fast hour for us, we hope you find listening as fun as we …

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June 12, 2022

Back On The Road to Rockford - Dinner Plus Drinks #128

Hey friends - we hit the road to go see our friends Jeff of Jeff Anderson Photography and Colin of Sinclair Collective in Rockford, Illinois. While there, we hung out at the incredible Anderson Japanese Gardens. They were gor...

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June 5, 2022

More Bitter Coffee - Dinner Plus Drinks #127

Hello again friends, did you miss us? Thanks for understanding our need to take a week off last week. It all got to be a bit too much, but we're back this week with an incredible episode featuring all sorts …

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May 29, 2022

It's Memorial Day Weekend - Dinner Plus Drinks Announcement

It's just Bridget popping on with a quick announcement this week. We'll be back to regularly scheduled programming next week!

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May 22, 2022

LEGO Bouquets - Dinner Plus Drinks #126

Greetings Dinner Plus Drinks fans! It's been an even crazier than normal week in our lives, so this episode was a lovely way to sit down and reconnect over all of the craziness that has happened. Here are a few …

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May 15, 2022

Have a Good Day Daddy - Dinner Plus Drinks #125

We're talking about shopping, gardening, sports, all the things this week! We hope you enjoyed listening. If you'd like to follow along with us, here are all the links: Visit our website Like us on Facebook Follow us on Inst...

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May 8, 2022

Postal Interviews - Dinner Plus Drinks #124

Nick has been busy interviewing people IRL, so we decided it'd be fun to test Bridget's interview skills for her childhood dream job. Thanks to Shannon for another assist on figuring out this segment. Listen and see how Bridg...

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May 1, 2022

Library + Bridget's Fantasies

Things that make Bridget happy and the Lake Geneva Public Library came together this week to make some interesting threads of conversation. We hope you enjoy listening to our journey through our weeks, plus all the fun and ga...

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April 24, 2022

All of the Eggs - Dinner Plus Drinks #122

When we recorded, it felt like we just got done finding all the Easter eggs we hid for both of our kids. We talked about all the wild and crazy things happening in the world as well as our own …

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April 17, 2022

Milwaukee Obscura - Dinner Plus Drinks #121

Happy Easter Dinner Plus Drinks listeners! We hope you're enjoying a fantastic Holiday (if you listen on release day, sorry it's a bit late, those eggs didn't hunt themselves) or had a great weekend. We had a lovely chat abou...

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April 10, 2022

Cheap Beer - Dinner Plus Drinks #120

We recorded this episode on National Beer Day (April 7th) and decided the best way to celebrate would be to try a bunch of cheap beers. Yep. We had a cheap beer taste off. Listen to see what we though …

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April 3, 2022

New Studio Conversationality - Dinner Plus Drinks #119

Nick did a little rearranging in the studio space and it's a bit more conversationally oriented. We hope you enjoy this week's chat about spring break, April Fool's and lots more, we certainly did! Here are links to all of …

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March 27, 2022

Unexpected D&D - Dinner Plus Drinks #118

We started this episode with French 75's, Bridget's favorite cocktail, and made a surprise detour in the middle. Join us for the fun as we visit Gary Con XIV in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! Here are links to what we talked …

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March 20, 2022

Inflatable Pub Savings Time - Dinner Plus Drinks #117

We've got a lot going on this week - wrapping up St. Paddy's season, talking the horror that is Daylight Savings Time, and lots, lots more. Here are links to some of the stories we talked about: Ralph Lauren is …

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March 13, 2022

St. Paddy's 2022 - Dinner Plus Drinks #116

Everyone is a little Irish, but Bridget is very Irish, Nick is pretty Irish, and our annual St. Patrick's Day guest Kevin Fleming is an Irish citizen! We recorded this episode live at Topsy Turvy Brewery in Lake Geneva. They …

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March 6, 2022

Vacation Surprise - Dinner Plus Drinks #115

Nick's back, but Bridget's leaving, so on this episode we talked all about travel, vacation, and the good and bad of leaving one's home. Is it even worth it? Great question. We'd love to hear your travel tales, so feel …

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Feb. 27, 2022

Nick in DC - Dinner Plus Drinks #114

Nick spent a few relaxing days in Washington, DC and in this episode we talk about the trip, the food, the highs, the lows, the impending threat of nuclear war, and lots more! We hope you enjoy the chat about …

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Feb. 20, 2022

Wisconsin Snacks Bracket - Dinner Plus Drinks #113

It's not quite March, but we completed a Wisconsin Snacks Bracket and had a blast doing it! Thanks to Milwaukee Record for putting together this bracket full of delicious and unique Wisconsin food items. If you'd like to play...

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Feb. 18, 2022

Amuse Bouche #25 - Super Bowl vs. The Olympics Commercials

I've been a long time fan of commercials. You read that right, I actually like them! With The Super Bowl and the Olympics colliding this year, that mens a ton of epic commercials and I'm sharing my thoughts about them …

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Feb. 13, 2022

Winter Olympics Trivia - Dinner Plus Drinks #111

We're back in studio with this week's episode featuring Winter Olympics trivia plus lots more! Have a great week everybody, thanks for joining us. If you'd like to follow along with us, here are all the links: Visit our websi...

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Feb. 6, 2022

Winterfest 2022 - Dinner Plus Drinks #110

Hey everybody! For this week's episode, we took a little tour of the US National Snow Sculpting Competition and the happenings at Lake Geneva Winterfest. We hope you enjoy our little tour and break from prepping for our super...

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Jan. 30, 2022

Simona Oops - Dinner Plus Drinks #110

Hey everybody, it's Nick here. Unfortunately due to an unfortunate situation, my beautiful baby girl Simona caused an unfortunate setting on our recording board to happen which unfortunately means this week's audio didn't rec...

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Jan. 23, 2022

Oreo Taste Off with Melissa Jordan - Dinner Plus Drinks #109

On this very special episode, we're joined by the one and only Melissa Jordan of B933 radio in Milwaukee! We didn't want to subject her to the horror of the Japanese Kit-Kat Taste Off, but we wanted to have a …

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Jan. 21, 2022

Amuse Bouche #24 - Stories from a Tribute Concert

This week, I had the hilarious experience of attending a tribute concert. Yes, a Jimmy Buffet tribute concert. It was a gift to my Dad for Christmas and it was highly entertaining. If you've never been to the Fireside The...

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Jan. 16, 2022

At-home COVID Tests - Dinner Plus Drinks #108

Hi friends - two programming announcements: We're no longer going to put the video of each episode on YouTube - based on algorithm changes, we don't have enough people watching to make it worth the time it takes to get …

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Jan. 14, 2022

Amuse Bouche #23 - Superintendent Search

We took a little holiday and New Year's break to re-group, but I'm back with my favorite type of episode - a good old fashioned rant. Ok, it's meant to inspire you and inform you to take a bit of …

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Jan. 9, 2022

New Year's Reso's - Dinner Plus Drinks #107

We're back! Did you miss us? Welcome to 2022 and our normally scheduled podcast. We started the year with something familiar - a moderately priced California Cab - and we hope you enjoy the return to routine as much as …

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Jan. 1, 2022

So Long 2021, Hello 2022! - Dinner Plus Drinks #106

As promised, here we are recapping 2021, making fun of New Year's resolutions, and looking forward to a bright, beautiful 2022! We hope you enjoy this special episode, we'll be back to our normal schedule next week, with a no...

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Dec. 30, 2021

Christmas Recap 2021 - Dinner Plus Drinks #105

Hi guys - as promised here's a recap of how our Christmases went this year. We had fun with this one, and we hope you enjoy listening along. How was your Christmas? We hope it was grand - send us …

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