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Distillery and winery planned for historic train station in Wausau

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Plans are underway to transform Wausau’s historic Hiawatha Train Station into a unique new distillery and winery that will capitalize on the building’s nostalgia. Central Time Distillery and Winery, 720 Grant Street, is expected to offer “high-energy” tours, community events, tastings and snacks, along with classic drinks such as Manhattans,…

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Dickey’s BBQ in Wausau now closed

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a franchise restaurant on Wausau’s west side, has closed its doors after two years in business. Dickey’s, which operates more than 500 restaurants nationwide, opened its 2111 Stewart Avenue location in October 2015. The restaurant served Texas-style barbecue meals and offered catering for weddings and other special…

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No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy – but it may bring more trust to your Thanksgiving table

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By Kevin Bennett, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) ‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one for about every five of us. In fact, 29 percent of all turkeys gobbled down in the U.S. are consumed during the holidays. And…

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Food: Unique amber wine creates a buzz

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By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press BURDETT, N.Y. (AP) — The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine. The color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice…

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