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Slackers: This Green Bay Packers Bar Is a Wisconsinite's Home Away From Home

South Florida is known for a lot of things, but its population of Wisconsinites is not one of them; New Yorkers, definitely. Still, you'd never guess it based on the turnout at Slackers Bar on Sunday for the Packers game against the Redskins. A sea of forest-green Rodgers jerseys, this South Florida bar might not be Lambeau Field, but serving cheese curds, Wisconsin-brewed beer, and lavish bloody marys, it's undoubtedly the next best thing. (Especially when the wait list for season tickets is almost 1,000 years.)

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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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