Tuesday, July 30, 2013

City to Host Sun Prairie Realtors Summit July 31st (City of Sun Prairie)

The City of Sun Prairie is hosting a summit for Sun Prairie Area Realtors on Wednesday July 31st from 1-4:30 p.m.  The summit will be held at WPPI Energy at 1425 Corporate Center Drive in the Sun Prairie Business Park.

The keynote speaker will be Mr. Kevin King from the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin.  Other topics will focus on helping local Realtors best market Sun Prairie's assets including our school district, our library, and our public and private recreational and athletic facilities.  City staff will be available to answer questions regarding public safety, our public utilities, and current infrastructure projects, as well as providing a general development update for the City. Attendees will also learn more about the Locate in Wisconsin properties database from Mr. Luke Fuszard of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corportation (WEDC).

Refreshments and networking will be at Buck & Honey's immediately following the summit, and sponsored by Hometown News Group and the Star. 

Space is filling up fast.  If you are a Realtor, Broker or are otherwise involved in Real Estate in the Sun Prairie area, you can still RSVP at the following link.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Sun Prairie Sentry Store to Close (Sun Prairie Star)

Sun Prairie's Sentry Food store, a community fixture for more than 67 years, will close its doors at 1052 W. Main St. at the end of September or early October, with lay-offs of their 96 employees anticipated to begin as soon as Sept. 10.

Read the full article in the Sun Prairie Star at: http://www.hngnews.com/sun_prairie_star/news/local/article_331aa598-eb36-11e2-844a-001a4bcf6878.html

Over the years, the Sun Prairie Sentry Foods store received several "Best of Sun Prairie" awards for categories ranging from Best Customer Service to Best Produce Selection and Best Bakery. This photo from the Best of Sun Prairie in 2007 shows Penny and Terry Pederson in the produce section of the store located at 1052 W. Main. (File Photo: Sun Prairie Star)

Nate Pederson of Sentry Foods in Sun Prairie received the 2008 Community Business Leader Award for 2008 from Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ann Smith (right) during the chamber's annual Business Appreciation Luncheon.   (File Photo: Sun Prairie Star)

Blogger's Note: Thank you to Terry, Penny and Nate, and the entire Conrad family for all their years of doing business in Sun Prairie.  They will be greatly missed.

Farm-to-Table Pizza at Salvatore's (Madison Magazine)

Photo by Nicole Peaslee

They don’t call it a pizza at Salvatore’s Tomato Pies. "The tomato pie is a uniquely special pizza,” says Patrick DePula, who opened the Sun Prairie restaurant in 2011. The tomato pie, the signature at Sal’s, is built in reverse, with whole-milk mozzarella, a little provolone and topped with fresh tomato sauce and basil. The sauce on top does at times throw customers off, but DePula is loyal to the recipe—it’s nearly a hundred years old and draws inspiration from the first pizza places to pop up in the United States. The tomato pie represents what a pizza was before it was “commoditized by the chains,” DePula says. No added sugar in the sauce, no preservatives in the cheese and everything is scratch-made. The same goes for the more complex pies, like the Farmer John’s Smoked Gouda and the El Valiente varieties.

Read the full story in Madison Magazine: http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/August-2013/Farm-to-Table-Pizza-at-Salvatores/

Blogger's Note: A great local business that does local food as it should be done.  (There is a legend that tells of a pizza called the Stechschulte at Sal's too.)