This is your chance to send a personal scout to the best that Milwaukee roadfood has to offer. I’m heading there on Saturday for a long weekend capped by the Brewers home opener v. the LA Dodgers on Monday Apr 2. I’ve been to Milwaukee before, but never with enough time to soak in the grease of the city …
So I’m reaching out to you (the viewer) to point me in the right direction. I’ll most certainly be back to this place … but if you only had 3 days, where would you eat and why? I’ll start of by saying I’m not a corned-beef guy … so while I’ve read much about Jake’s Deli … I’ll only include that if you can make a strong argument for something other than corned beef!
Here’s what’s on my rough agenda so far and why. For those that I have listed, what do you think? Should I go? If I shouldn’t get what is listed, what should I get? For the places I don’t have a menu item listed (Maders, etc) … what should I get (i.e. I saw the menu for Ratzch’s … and drooled a little at the mention of Crackling Pork Shank)? What haven’t I listed that I should have? Go nuts, I’ll give the full report as usual when I return next Tuesday! Thanks
Real Chili – Just because I love Cincinnati Style chili, and the idea that the place is legacy at Marquette supercedes the fact that I want to eat Cincinnati chili in Milwaukee. Plus it’s open after the bar … so consider this self-indulgent.
Reynold’s Pasty Shop: What is not to like about rich, flaky crusts filled with beef, potatoes and gravy?
Usinger’s: For landjaeger sausages. For the plane-ride home …
Peter Sciortino’s Bakery: I’ve been watching a lot of Sopranos lately, so I’ll go in here quickly to grab some cannoli and sfogliatelle. Any other recommendations? This, again, isn’t a reason to go to Milwaukee … but the Sopranos crew is always eating Italian pastries … and I’m hungry.
SIDE NOTE: Does anyone have any leads to tickets for this game? I’m finding out they oversold in February … 🙁