Favorites: Food

It’s that time of year. The time when some of us reflect on the last 12 months; enjoy the highlights; try to learn from the lowlights; fix the parts of our lives that aren’t working; and hopefully give thanks for all of our blessings.

Food is a big part of that. Spending time with a ProStrongman brought that up a few levels. Heh. Living in Texas, with amazing food, helped too.

Honorable Mention…Braums. Their burgers were very good, much like Culvers up here. But the ice cream?


I miss Texas food…kinda. We’re pretty spoiled up here in Cheeseville though.

I thought Alterra was the end all of good coffee beans here in Milwaukee. Then I found Svens…then I found ANoDYNE. Svens is still my go to. We also have Dunn Bros., Caribou, and if you’re really desperate (or in the car) there’s sure to be a Starbucks around the corner. In any case, if you can’t find a good cup of coffee in Milwaukee, you’re not trying.

And the food?

If it weren’t for McBob’s and Ono Kine Grindz, we’d starve. Or at least we’d cook more at home, but why when they cook so Ono for us?

Then there’s road food…

I know there’s more out there, but you get the picture. Heh.

You better cut the pizza into four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

Yogi Berra

About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to jep6095@gmail.com At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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