Musical duet “The OK Factor” this Friday at the Big Easel

The OK factor

On Friday, February 23 we welcome for the first time the amazing classical crossover duo from Minneapolis, The OK Factor!

Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. The ease with which they write and perform their original music is organic, and their new-classical crossover style has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work. It continues to bring them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center, The Dakota Jazz Club, Minnesota Public Radio, and more.

Find out more about them at

Dinner served from 5:00-6:30, shows begin by 7:00

Call 715 889 1179


Weekend of February 9: Chef’s Table “The Big Easy at the Big Easel”

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The Big Easy at the Big Easel

Welcome to the BIG EASY(EASEL) this Saturday’s Chef’s Table! Starting with Maren’s Creamy Garlic Soup Shot, Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Blackened Fish, Colossal Shrimp atop Grits, Sunset Salad , Prime Rib with truffle aioli/Fondant Potato/ Cobbed Corn avec corn Maque Choux, Ed’s Stellar King Cake and for Dessert Brioche Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce. Add Cheri & Paul’s Musical Mastery… and Voila!!!

Sunday Brunch 10:30-1:00

Please call 715 889 1179 for more information and for reservations

Weekend of January 27th Chef’s Table: Burns Night

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 Saturday night at the Big Easel will transport you to Scotland with our Chef’s Table, The Famed Burns Night Trio of Haggis, Tatties and Neeps, plus Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Seared Scottish Scallops, Shetland Rack of Lamb, Smoked Salmon Croquettes, Highland Fillet of Beef, Raspberry Trifle

Music by Cheri and Paul. Humorous readings by Graeme Ried, Neal DuFour and others!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 Sunday Brunch 10:30-1:00

Please call 715 889 1179 for more information and for reservations


Weekend of January 19 at the Big Easel

THURSDAY January 19 3rd Thursday Theater: Dinner & a Show! $15
Members of Wabeno Area Players will be coaxing wonderment with their monologues at the Big Easel. Dinner staring at 5, show by 7. (715) 889-1179. Space is limited so call early.
The evening will feature comical selections that everyone will be sure to enjoy. One of the evenings featured selections is from our very own local writer, Mike Monte. Enjoy a relaxing evening of food, fun and entertainment. Wabeno Area Players will be donating all funds raised this evening to the Wabeno High School Music Department.

SATURDAY January 20 This Saturday night at the BIG EASEL we will be having an imaginary Guest Chef that we have conjured from the 90s TV show “Pie in the Sky” Chef Henry Crabbe will be delighting us with tastes such as Smoked Mackerel Fish Cakes, King Crab Chowder, Rainbow Trout, Chestnut and Bacon Terrine, Minted Green Peas, Steak Pie, Teased Cucumber Relish, Royal Chocolate Truffle Torte…715 889 1179 and of course there will be music…Skip Jones will be gracing the Big Easel!!

SUNDAY January 21 Sunday Brunch 10:30-1:00

Please call 715 889 1179 for more information and for reservations

January 13 & 14

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 Chef’s Table 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday’s Chef’s Table features well marbled New York Strip Steaks, with a very limited amount of American Kobe available (reserve your portion ASAP!) We have raided Menno, German, & Ukrainian larders! We are bringing home the Canadian Bacon & more; Poutine, Varenike, Mennonite Farmer’s sausage, Hearty heritage beans, Canadian Bacon, German Spinach Salad, Entrée of well-marbled Steak and Fixin’s, and Apfel Kuchen for dessert.

Music by Larry Seiler

Dinner reservations strongly suggested, 715 889 1179.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Weekend of December 29

Bid farewell to 2017 with a weekend full of fabulous fun at the Big Easel! 

FRIDAY December 29 Final Friday Dinner Concert starring John Stano, master of Americano & Blues for his first appearance at the Big Easel. Check out John’s work at

SATURDAY December 30 Our last chef’s table of 2017 is “Roman Holiday” with a nod to the Feast of Seven Fishes!  Music by classical guitar virtuoso Samuel Jennings.

SUNDAY December 31 Sunday Brunch on New Year’s Eve

Please call 715 889 1179 for more information and for reservations

Saturday, December 23


SATURDAY December 23rd the Big Easel will transport you on a Culinary journey around the world, “Pizza on Earth” after all it is the season!

Departing from Wabeno with the Bistro’s classic White Album, on to France for a Tarte Flambe, south to Italy for Sopressatta/Fennel pizza, on to the Middle East for some Lachmacun, next stop, the Indian Subcontinent for Saag-Paneer, hopping Down Under for some ‘Shrimp on the Barbie’ pizza, then to South America for some Chorizo/Avocado, then back to Wabeno for dessert!
Serenading you an this trip will be Cheri and Paul!!!

Please note that we will NOT be open for Sunday Brunch on Christmas Eve

Call 715.889.1179 for more information and for reservations