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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

 

HGTV's National Open House Features Appleton on July 24!

HGTV's National Open House program will feature several homes from Appleton on a show to be broadcast July 24. According to email I received from Devora Rogers, an employee of Pie Town Television Productions that is producing the show for HGTV, the hour-long show featuring Appleton is slated for broadcast 10:30PM and
2:30AM (PST and EST). I assume it will be shown here at 9:30 PM CST, but check listings to be sure.

The National Open House segment on Appleton will feature several local homes and a local real estate agent, showing the world what you can buy in certain price ranges in Appleton. Should be a lot of fun!

Shortly, I'll be announcing my photogallery of Appleton homes. Stay tuned!
Comments:
Jeff,
This is Nancy from LA.
This show might not be such a great
idea as people from here will
invade your beautiful city!!
I keep Appleton it to myself. shhh!
Still wanting to move there!
thanks!
 
I figure HGTV will show exactly what
Crappleton IS. As a Appleton Lifer
(born @ ST. E's and will probably die there)
I hope that this place will be highlighted as
the boring white bread suburban strip mall
wasteland it has become. This city is exactly
what the LARGE CORPORATE TRANSPLANTS
want it to be, clean - franchised – protestant/Lutheran
and mind numbingly boring. Contrary to Jeff's opinions
you can't get a good Thai, Japanese, Mexican,
Cuban / Spanish or even BBQ or a burger for that matter.
The restaurants in Appleton are PURPOSLY GEARED
TO WHITE UPPER / MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES -
If this wasn't true Jeff would review the laab at Asian taste
(calumet st.) or admit that Koreana is watered down Korean.
Mexican! Ha! I can't even find a Mexican restaurant with
goat tacos or Huevos con Chorizo. Sometimes you can get a
good burger at cinders or Toms but mostly it is old nasty
freezer burned beef. TURE CULTURE is nearly impossible
to find in Appleton unless your idea of culture is
WHITE UPPER / MIDDLE CLASS – MUSIC, ART,
FOOD and DRINK!
(no matter what you may think LAWERENCE UNIVERSITY
is NOTHING MORE THAN UPPER CLASS WHITE STYLE)

Where can I get me a mokkoli - or some fine Korean blood sausage
or a pulled pork sandwich that ain't smoke in a bottle on fat chunks.

BOTTOM LINE - if you like the 80's-90's style strip mall style come
to Appleton.
OUR HOMOGINIZED FRANCHISED WEAK BORING TOWN
WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!
Jeff - HABENAROS are very obvious even if roasted, and Horchata is for
hangovers - you wouldn't know about that though - would you.
BORING BORING BORING
 
Whoa, anon, calm down! Look, if you want Korean blood sausage, then Appleton is not the place. Yes, ethnic food here and in much of American is often adapted for the American palate. If you want to find a bustling China Town or Korea Town or Greek Town, you'll need a metropolis like Chicago. But for a city the size of Appleton, you won't find many Greek places better than Apollon, and the sushi at Koreana can hold its own with many towns larger than ours.

Yes, we're mostly white - that shouldn't be some kind of secret for any Wisconsin town - but we do have sizable Hmong and Mexican communities and some interesting cultural activities and truly authentic ethnic foods as a result - sometimes too authentic for American regulations. For the most authentic stuff, you probably can't just waltz into a restaurant, but you can show up at a Hmong event, for example, and get a true taste of Laos.
 
This is Nancy from La again!
I just wanted to say my house
is on the market for 950,000
Yesterday and today I spent 2 hrs
painting out the tagging...On my
garage door and wall...
I have had 2 bullets go through
my house.. 3 walls....
Gangs are everywhere...
Anonymous...Do you want to buy it?
There are GREAT restaurants...
Hardly any white people...Up your alley...
SORRY JEFF....
 
I mean Los Angeles, Ca
sorry typo...
 
Jeff's right - Appleton is a great town for its size.
 
I have spent a lot of time traveling all over the US (including Hawaii) and Canada, working on the road. I have also lived in Jackson, MI for a couple of years. (Go live there and it will change your opinion)

For a town of only 70,000 there is more variety than many cities much larger and you can walk down any street, at any time of the night and be any color and feel safe. You can't say that about many other places in the US.

My job allows me to live anywhere I want as long as I am close to a major airport. I choose to live in Appleton because it is clean, safe and beautiful. When I get the urge for some ethnic cuisine or city atmosphere, I travel the few hours to Minneapolis, Chicago or Milwaukee.

Just because something is "big city" doesn't make it better, open-minded or more cultural. Detroit is a big city and the racial tension is so thick you can cut it. Stray a few blocks from downtown and you could end up dead.
 
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