You Have To Try This New-School Supper Club In Small Town Wisconsin

Whitewater is small town in the southern part of the state that’s most well known for its University of Wisconsin campus. Equidistant from Milwaukee and Madison and less than 20 miles from Janesville, it’s a college town that local farm boy Tyler Salisbery felt was missing a great restaurant that serves the local community. So he created The Black Sheep. Using almost exclusively locally-sourced ingredients and featuring a seasonal menu that takes advantage of the freshest produce available as well as creating a drink menu using the very best ingredients from all over Wisconsin, The Black Sheep has placed itself as a sort of new-school supper club. There’s an Old Fashioned of the Month and you’ll find a ribeye and burger on the menu always as well as a monthly meatloaf special. The fish fry tends to stay around only during lent, but this place is taking all that we know about Wisconsin supper clubs and freshening it up a bit. It’s a fascinating play on a Wisconsin favorite that appeals to the younger demographic in town while serving up some of the most delicious, unique and fabulous local dishes you can imagine.

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The Black Sheep is located at 210 W Whitewater St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Read more about this amazing chef and his locally sustainable philosophies and see sample menus at their website here. For more mouth-watering pictures of the dishes and drinks you’ll find here, check out their Facebook page.

The only way to get fresher, more local food is to dine on a farm. You can do that at Northstar Farmstead in Hayward.