Happy anniversary: Heartland Café/Benbow Room turns 2

When Heartland Café proprietor Jay Wergin sent this anniversary announcement, we asked him if he had any photos to go along with it – not just an exterior, but something with Heartland people. He says the resulting photo, atop this story, shows his staff from the Christmas Party – and he says everybody in it is still working there. So here’s what’s in store for the celebration, starting TOMORROW (Thursday 3/29):

Monday, April 2nd marks the Heartland Café and Benbow Room’s 2nd year anniversary.

We have a jam-packed 4-day weekend planned for this event with a touring band from Portland, Smiley, Get Dressed along with Seattle band The Underwater Tiger hitting the stage on Thursday night @ 9 pm. — On Friday @ 9 pm we have 3 bands playing, Can’t Complain, Swingset Showdown and Animals In Cars. — On Saturday, we have some local alternative/soul/cool jazz playing the Benbow Room, solo artist Scott Concinnity from Letters From Traffic and the Amelia Circle band. On Sunday we will be offering food specials in the main dining room.

On the actual day of our anniversary we will be offering “metal and fried chicken” (21 yrs and older only). There will be a live broadcast viewing of Chris Yardley’s Killzone featuring music from Attackhead and Subject7 via ReebLive! There will also be interviews with band members as well as an interview with Chris Yardley — The best part is, you get to taste our famous fried chicken for free! Yes, you heard it right — come and eat fried chicken from 6-8 pm. Our usual Monday special applies as well: $1 PBR Tall Boys and $2 chili dogs 3-9 pm (bar only).

— Yoo Betcha!

The Heartland/Benbow is in the Admiral District at 4210 SW Admiral Way.

9 Replies to "Happy anniversary: Heartland Café/Benbow Room turns 2"

  • justme March 28, 2012 (5:54 pm)

    All of you guys are awesome!

  • fromgreenbay March 28, 2012 (6:20 pm)

    When I moved here in 2004 from Green Bay with my cheddarhead wife (from Oshkosh) I never in my wildest imagination thought I’d see a cheddarhead restaurant open in my neighborhood. It just goes show show Packer fans are everywhere……

  • Aman March 28, 2012 (7:24 pm)

    With all due respect to the Pack, NOT one person in the photo is wearing a Packers jersey or cheese-head hat don’tcha know? In Green Bay, a Christmas Party the photo would be filled with people attired in GBP-wear. Including those who came topless in the – 32 F weather.

  • fromgreenbay March 28, 2012 (8:26 pm)

    Ya cant sea da packer “G” anymore cuz dey spill’d sow mutch beer on deer shirtz. Trust me on dat one.
    I’m fly’in back ta Green Bay to have happy hour at Coaches Corner……..

  • Jay Wergin March 29, 2012 (10:28 am)

    No Packer jerseys in this photo, but there is a sign in the back ground that reads “The beer that serves Wisconsin, Miller”

    To the Green Bay native that is heading to Coaches Corner – go for the crispy fried perch and wash it down with a Old Style. …yummy!

  • Admiral935 March 30, 2012 (9:11 pm)

    Congratulations and happy anniversary. I’ll head over tonite but the Fried Chicken is Monday? What time does THAT start? I’ll need some mashers to go with it.

  • Genevieve April 1, 2012 (1:37 pm)

    Does anyone have more info on that Amelia Circle band? I tried to find their stuff on youtube but couldn’t find anything.

  • Jay Wergin April 3, 2012 (10:36 am)

    Let me tell you… that was some good chicken! Thanks to all of you that came out & rocked out to some free fried chicken.


  • Billy Noland April 11, 2012 (12:10 am)

    Jay no way.
    Awesome hot you!!! I have always seen you as a positive person. I am happy for your success.

    But I will still crush you on, what was it NBA Jam?


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