Cheeseheads in Exile: The NYC Packers Bar : The Bryant Park Project Video: Green Bay Packers fans find a slice of home in the big city.
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Cheeseheads in Exile: The NYC Packers Bar

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the smallest city in America with a pro sports team. Throughout the state, the Green Bay Packers reign supreme. But hundreds of miles away, in New York City, a Packer fan can feel pretty lonely. Fortunately for New York's small band of cheesehead expats there's the Kettle of Fish, a Greenwich Village bar purchased in 1998 by a transplanted Wisconsinite and transformed into the Big Apple's number one spot for Packer Backers. But game days at the Kettle of Fish aren't just about football, beer, and Wisconsin cheddar cheese. They're also about finding a small piece of home in the big city.

And by the way...Bonnie Wasserman, the woman featured towards the end of the video, may seem a little tipsy, but she's no slouch.