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Golden Basket [Turkey Wrap & Chicken Soup]

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Fall is in the air. It is by far my favorite season. What is not to love?! Football, fall colors, pumpkin flavored everything and the return of soups for lunch dinner and just about every meal in between. Lunch on Wednesday was in Green Bay at Golden Basket Restaurant, located on Military Road, just a few blocks north of Lambeau Field. 

Not Too Shabby of a Place

There is a Golden Basket Restaurant in Appleton as well, but the one in Green Bay is a little easier on the eyes, if you know what I mean. It is a very elaborate, newer building with a large parking lot (that happened to be close to full when we arrived at 9:30ish). It is located almost across the street from The Pancake Place, which Food In The Fox tried out last week, but didn’t blog about. It was great, by the way, and affordable. Moving on. The inside of Golden Basket was just as nice as the outside. It was very clean and the service was great. The menu was huge and so deciding on breakfast/lunch became somewhat of an ordeal.

Chicken Soup for The Soul

They had typical breakfast dishes, sandwiches, salads and desserts that sounded amazing. The soup of the day, chicken dumpling, caught my attention and I couldn’t get past it. So I decided on a turkey wrap with a bowl of chicken dumpling soup. The soup came out of the kitchen about 20 seconds after ordering it and it hit the spot on a cool fall day. Sometimes chicken dumpling soup can be deceiving in that there are only a few dumplings in the whole pot of soup.  My bowl of soup will filled with tasty dumplings that were not overly salty and the soup was not scorching hot. The wrap was fresh and filled with quite a bit of turkey, as the picture below highlights. It was overall  a very satisfying meal. The best part? It came in at $4.99.

Thank you Golden Basket. I will return.

-M

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Location:

Golden Basket Restaurant
1350 S. Military Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304


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Golden Basket Restaurant [Eggs & Gyro Meat]

Golden Basket Green Bay Breakfast

There are two Golden Basket restaurants in the greater Fox Valley area. One is here in Appleton on Richmond Street directly across from the Little Diner Xpress. The other is in Green Bay on Military Ave. When we were finished with breakfast this morning I asked whether the two locations were related. As it turns out, the Golden Basket in Appleton is the original and was founded by the owners of the Golden Basket in Green Bay. The Appleton location is leased to a chef that worked for the Golden Basket founders for many years. The Green Bay location is now operated by the son of those founders (his mom also helps out). Long story short, it can be very interesting to learn some of the history behind the eating establishments that we so often take for granted. 

Think of Gyro Meat as Really Thin Steaks

First off, the Green Bay Golden Basket is a rather grand affair from the outside. A large square stone tower greets customers as they pull into the driveway. The centrally placed tower is flanked by two smaller square towers that gives Golden Basket a unique appearance. It definitely doesn’t look like your average family diner. On the inside, the Golden basket is more typical and presents a nice, clean, and inviting family style experience. 

After taking in what the menu had to offer I finally settled on coffee and a simple two eggs with gyro meat combo. This combo was found under the “Steak & Eggs” section of the menu, so I suppose you can think of gyro meat slabs as really thin steaks. Bypassing the potatoes (hashed or American fries) shaved 25 cents off the $5.99 tab. It also came with a little container of tzatziki sauce, which I’m honestly starting to think about ordering on the side for just about everything. Toast was the typical offering so white, wheat, rye, raisin, and sourdough. The bread pictured was a dark and thick rye that ended up being a touch dry since I ordered sans butter. 

Service was very good and the staff friendly. The coffee was good and the waiter left a full carafe of it on the table for us, which is nice. The only thing that could have made this a better breakfast would have been gyro meat cut fresh from a spindle.

- T

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Golden Basket Green Bay Breakfast

Golden Basket Green Bay Breakfast 

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Golden Basket Restaurant
1350 S. Military Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304


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Angels Restaurant [Chicken Fajita Omelet]

Angels Chicken Fajita Omelet

After a somewhat restless Friday night I figured I would get up early on a rainy Saturday morning and head out for breakfast. After a bit of deliberation, I settled on Angels Restaurant. Angels is located on E. John Street, which was convenient since I followed up breakfast with a trip to the Appleton Farmer’s Market in search of ground cherries and peas (found both, by the way). 

Spanish vs. Chicken Fajita Omelet

Food in the Fox has visited Angels a time or two in the past and we’ve written about it here and here when we visited for THRIVE Lunch. Both of those reviews are egg-centric, and this one will be, too. In fact, I’m not sure if we have ever eaten at Angels and not ordered eggs. Maybe that should get added to the Food in the Fox’s to-do list. 

For Saturday morning it turned out to be a toss-up between the Spanish Omelet and the Chicken Fajita Omelet. Both are essentially the same thing but one includes chicken. Common between the two ware green peppers, onions, tomato, cheese, and a side of salsa and sour cream. Available sides include hash browns, American fries, and fruit. Toast options are the usual white, wheat, and rye.

Everything was pretty good with a  couple of tiny exceptions. There wasn’t much chicken in the omelet so it didn’t really add any flavor to the breakfast. If I were in the mood for the same thing again, I would go with the Spanish Omelet and save a few cents ($6.19 vs. $6.59, so literally just a few cents).  The fruit didn’t have much flavor but that’s kind of the nature of our commercial food industry. Pick a crusty little wild apple off a tree and compare it to an oversized commercially grown apple from the store and you’ll immediately taste the difference.  

The service was great as usual.

- T

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Angels Chicken Fajita Omelet

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Angels Restaurant
1401 E. John Street
Appleton, WI 54915


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