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Thursday, July 08, 2010


Recent Positive Consumer Experiences in Appleton: Cars, Food, and Homes

Quick update on my experiences as a consumer.

We needed to get a decent used car. We went to Bergstrom's Nissan/Hyundai area out on Victory Lane (terrific street name). We were wowed by the service and expertise (thank you Peter Holt and Jeff Buckner), by the prices, and by the company in general. I soon drove away with a wonderful car that cost less than I had expected. I have no hesitation in recommending Bergstrom, especially their Nissan and Hyundai team. Very pleased.

The next day we went back to pick up a floor mat and get some tips on the sound system (I love being able to plug my MP3 player into my car's stereo system now). Afterwards we drove by Jonathan's Italian Bistro and decided to give it a try for dessert only. It re-opened in May under new management and I've had people tell me it's great. Yes, wow, it really is. We tried two desserts and they were both home runs - artistic, beautiful, delicious. My wife had the Lemon Cialde, which was an amazing creation of lemon wafers and blackberries with chamomile-infused cream. The chamomile cream floored me. Brilliant. I had the strawberry and raspberry bread pudding, and it was also brilliant. The presentation for both was delightful. Real home runs. The rest of the menu looked great, too. Talked with the executive chef (Shawn Covill, I think was the name) and liked how he answered my questions - nice artistic flare to his work. Solid, well executed cooking. Mmmm.

I've also learned that one of my favorite home builders and realtors, Bradd Syring, is the go-to-guy for many people when they have repair needs. For electrical work, plumbing, flooring, painting, or whatever, Bradd knows some of the best people for the job and can send them out. You won't get the cheapest in the Valley, but you'll get the work done right. You can learn more about his home building business at Syring Homes. Tell him Jeff sent you! (I have no financial interest here, but know and greatly respect Bradd as one of the most honest and competent professionals I know.)

So there's my consumer update for the date. Happy shopping!

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Thanks for the tip for Bradd Syring. We recently moved to Neenah and are in need of recommendations for several home projects. Love your blog, especially the restaurant recommendations!
Nice! Thanks for sharing these! I'm actually looking for used cars here in Wisconsin. I'll be buying a used car after I get my last cash advance. Wisconsin sure has a lot of loan firms out there, and they're service is as awesome as your experience with the other establishments there! Yes, because the approval of these Wisconsin payday loans firms are high, so it's much less of a hassle!

Anyway, thanks again for sharing these! I will pay them a visit soon!
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