Change of plans. Since no Buddy knows the Roadhouse I’ve seen, we are going to go out on Saturday, Nov. 6 instead of Sunday the 7th.
That’s the night Daylight Savings Time ends so you’ll have an extra hour for eating and getting down at the disco. Conflicts with work/social schedules and transportation requirements rule me out, though.
I grew up West of the Subcontinental Divide.
The tour of Sprecher Brewing was worth the $5 admission price. We had a cute & spunky college girl leading us, and the Contingent had fun interacting with her.
But the reason for the tour was the beer and sodas. These are two of the 15 or so beers that were available to sample.
There were also about 10 gourmet sodas to sample. For not eating any food here, we all felt really full from all the beer and pop we sampled.
The Barrie Burger (the peanut butter one) is my favorite.
I also love their Barrie Dog, which is a really good beef hot dog, made the same way – cheese, bacon, peanut butter and fried onions.
Our timing for AJ Bomber’s could have been better. The post-parade crowd, the Badgers on TV, the pregame MU Warrior fans, and national TV fame made it next to impossible to get in. We lost CTD here while the rest of the crew was at Usinger’s. Our wait was over 45 minutes, but the host and waitress did their best to rush us though, knowing a tour of Sprecher was next.
We started with one of every appetizer – fried cheese curds, sweet potato chips, onion strings, fresh-cut fries, …
pretzels, Buffalo chicken egg rolls, free peanuts, …
and Buffalo wings.
We destroyed everything before the burgers arrived.
I think this is SD’s peanut butter bacon burger. It was quite good, despite any odd looks on my face.
Another AJ Bombers burger, I think is the one that won on Travel Channel.
We hated to eat and run, but we had to rush to our 3:00 tour at Sprecher Brewing.
Would it make a difference if AJ Bombers was 1st and Nite Owl was 2nd? Or would that create unnecessary driving/backtracking?
atop #1: Windy City on November 7.
Who is on board this bus?
Next stop, Old World 3rd Street in Milwaukee. The MPD heard we were coming and shut down the street.
Unfortunately, that ain’t quite the truth. Our arrival in downtown Milwaukee coincided with the city’s Veterans Day Parade. GPS units don’t factor in parades, so this is where the madness began.
Most of the group assembled at Usinger’s. I loaded up on “seconds” from the discount table – two big bags of meat for $30. The “seconds” are mis-cut or out of tolerance weight items, but the same great quality of the full priced stuff.
Then a run across the street to The Spice House.
After that brief break from eating, AJ Bombers was next.
Sprecher requires reservations for the brewery tour. Please let me know ASAP if you plan on attending the November 6 3:00 tour with us. Thanks.
What a wild and fun day yesterday. Thanks to our Contingent friends for joining us. We arrived late at the Nite Owl, but these old pros knew what to do. Food was on the tables as we showed up.
Random food shots from the Nite Owl. A burger – pickles on bottom, not green chiles.
Italian sausage patty sandwich.
Parisian Macaroons ala La Reve thanks to Martha.
I’ll meet you guys at Nite Owl at 11, but that is probably all. I have sooo much unpacking and organizing to do at home after my recent move.
Now Bob…take notes, this is what we’ll be expecting before your departure! [:o)]
Huh? You’re expecting something from me? Jeez, maybe I better just sneak out of town under cover of darkness when the time comes. [;)]
Hey Bob, We’ll just stick you with the trip report[}:)][:D]
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