October 2023

Louie's Links Newsletter


Welcome to the October edition of the Louie's Links email newsletter. We welcome you to forward this to your friends.

CLICK HERE to enter the drawing for a $25 Louie's Gift Card! Congratulations to Dan Block for winning the Labor Day newsletter drawing.

Thank you for making Louie's 13th Annual Wurstfest a great day of food and fun for the whole family!

Mark your calendars, the 2024 edition is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2024.

New specials will begin on October 17!

Does inflation have you down?

Check our website to see our latest in-store specials:


Tuesday, October 10 at 4 PM - Shell Lake Library

Tuesday, October 24 at 6 PM - Shell Lake Community Ed

Recipe: Sausage Potato Casserole

The perfect casserole for meat and potato lovers! Browned, savory sausage and tender vegetables with an extra savory flavor.


1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil

1 lb. Louie's Smoked Sausage of your choice

1 large carrot, chopped

3 bell peppers, chopped

2 tomatoes, quartered

1 onion, cut into big chunks

5 cloves garlic, sliced

1 tsp red chili flakes

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried rosemary

1 tsp dried basil

1/3 cup chopped parsley

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 large potatoes, sliced into rounds 1/2 inch or less wide

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1 cup panko breadcrumbs, optional

1/3 cup parmesan & mozzarella cheese blend


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the smoked sausage to the hot oil and brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer them to a plate and cut to your preferred size.
  • Place the browned sausage, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, and onion in the casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the remaining olive oil with the garlic, chili flakes, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and parsley.
  • Drizzle 1/4 of the seasoned olive oil over the sausage and veggies in the casserole dish.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the casserole dish.
  • Toss the potato slices with the remaining olive oil.
  • Arrange the potato slices on top of the sausage and veggies.
  • Season the potato layer with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs and cheese over the potatoes.
  • Bake until the potatoes are cooked, about 45-50 minutes. You may cover with foil if browning too quickly.
  • Serve.

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Thank you for supporting Louie's Brat Haus in 2023!!

The Brat Haus earned several thousands of dollars for local non-profit groups in 2023 - benefiting local youth and community activities. The Brat Haus is now closed for the year and ready to go into winter storage. We plan to open it again in April 2024.

Louie's on the Lake

Casual Dining

Visit our website for menus and information:


Regular Hours

Sunday: 7 AM to 2 PM

Monday: 7 AM to 2 PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday-Saturday: 7 AM to 8 PM

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Outdoor patio dining when weather permits!

Thank you for dining at Louie's on the Lake!

*Menu items feature award-winning meats from Louie's Finer Meats*

*Daily Specials*

Pizza - Paninis - Burgers - Salads - Daily Entrée Specials - More!

Beer - Wine - Soft Drinks - Breakfast

Join us for Thursday night steak nights

Friday night Fish Fry!

Every Thursday - 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine!

Take-out orders available - call 715-671-0186 to order

Louie's on the Lake

1780 Arcade Ave.

Cumberland, WI 54829


Pictured: Schnitzel with handmade spaetzle by Chef Logan

Celebrate the fall harvest in Bayfield, Wisconsin! Enjoy various apple orchard events and tours, and come downtown for live music, food and craft vendors, and the Spectrum Carnival. The Bayfield Apple Festival features great food - including Louie's Apple Brats! See you there.


Louie's Lodge Logo

Louie's Lodge is connected to Louie's Finer Meats and features a large variety of beer, wine, and spirits. Shop our spacious beer cave - check out our great prices and many craft beers.

With the longer evening hours at Louie's Lodge, you will find a selection of Louie's meat products. Always offering after-hours pickup of Louie's meat orders! Call us and we'll have your order ready for you.

Pictured: New fall drinks are hitting the shelves!

Have a great fall! Stop and see us as you travel through beautiful northwest Wisconsin. We have great fall color this year!


6th Annual Hammer Bar Booyah

Sat, Oct 7th 1-4 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Shop with a Cop and Cumberland Marching Band

We have delicious Booyah, a homemade soup/stew with beef, pork, chicken, sausage, and vegetables that cooks in a huge pot all night long.

We also have many ways to celebrate with raffles, auctions, and prizes!

Join the fun all for 2 great causes!

Good Luck Wisconsin youth deer hunters - October 7-8!

Louie's is your home for award winning wild game processing!

We accept boneless wild game for processing year round!

Louie's Finer Meats Main Store - 2025 Superior Ave.


Accepting whole bears and deer for processing at Louie's Wild Game Processing location.

900 Sylvan Street in Cumberland, WI

Landline: 715-671-0122 After-Hours: 715-419-4539

Also participating in the Wisconsin Deer Donation program - venison is distributed to food pantries in Barron County.


Please take care to handle wild game properly, especially when hunting in warm weather. Quality meat is needed to make quality sausage, ground meats, and fresh cuts.

  • Field dress the animal properly. Improper field dressing can cause rapid spoilage.
  • Cool down the animal as quickly as you can - the warmer it is, the faster spoilage will occur.
  • Trim all contamination from the meat - leaves, hair, bloodshot, etc.
  • Please use food-grade containers or packaging to store meat. Garbage bags contain scented chemicals and pesticides - and are not designed to store food!
  • We reserve the right to refuse any wild game that doesn't meet our high quality standards.

Stop at Louie's Lodge before you go bowhunting and get on the Archery Buck Board!

Scoring = # Points + Inside Spread

1st Place: Two 30-packs of Busch Light and a $25 Louie's Gift Card.

2nd Place: One 30-pack of Busch Light and a package of Louie's Snack Stix.

3rd Place: An 18-pack of Busch Light and a Louie's Lodge hat.

You're going to want to try the limited edition Louie's Beer Brats, made with Valkyrie Brewing Company Whistling Embers Smoked Oktoberfest beer!!

Celebrate autumn in beautiful Northwest Wisconsin by attending the 45th Annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival in beautiful Stone Lake, Wisconsin. On the first Saturday in October over 300 vendors, artisans, crafters, food and hospitality areas will be ready to take good care of you.

Spice of the Month Kits - Thomas St. Angelo Public Library of Cumberland


Want to learn about unique spices and discover new recipes? Spice of the month kits are filled with a measured amount of this month's spice, turmeric and two recipes.

Local businesses supporting this program are Island City Food Co-op & Bakery and Louie’s Finer Meats with spices and recipes. This project is funded by the Cumberland TSAP Library Foundation. 

Pack 24 Cumberland Cub Scouts are selling popcorn at Louie's - weekends through October 15!

Louie's Finer Meats
2025 Superior Ave
Cumberland, WI 54829

Louie's Lodge
2035 Superior Ave
Cumberland, WI 54829

Louie's Finer Meats Hours:

Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

Monday-Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 7 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Louie's Lodge Hours (Beer-Wine-Spirits)

Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Monday-Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 9 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 8 PM

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