The first pancake mix in a box was made by Pearl Milling Company, but soon other
companies would follow such as Pillsbury and General Mills, which came out with the multipurpose Bisquick in 1931.
The terrace at University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Union is a spectacular
place to study with a pitcher of beer or read a copy of The Onion.
In Providence, Rhode Island of the eighties one could buy a Coffee Cabinet before
going to a hear music at Club Rocket, or take Amtrak south to see the same
band at d.c. space in our nation’s capital.
Porky’s drive in opened on St. Paul’s University Avenue in 1953 and closed in 2011. It’s space age building and neon pig’s head now reside at The Little Log House Pioneer Village in rural Hastings.
In the 1990s Barack and Michelle Obama could often be found dining at a Hyde Park favorite, the Medici on 57th, whose owner Hans Morsbach was also a carpenter, tree farmer and author of a book on sustainable forestry.