Your dollar buys more in Wisconsin, but the gap is beginning to close as Milwaukee inches closer to Chicago from development along the I94 corridor between the two cities. "Operation Full House" begins March 4th, by the Illinois State Police who have beefed up their patrols with 25 extra cars cruising the 77 miles on I294/94 from Indiana to the Wisconsin state line from 7am-3pm. They claim to have a car within every 5 miles to enforce the speed limits, following too closely, and improper lane usage. Illinois State Police Air Patrols will also be assisting this operation.
The Pine Cone’s food is mediocre at best. Their bakery sells gigantic home made M&M cookies, Rice Krispies treats, and sticky pastries that are Roadfood worthy. Take lots of napkins. Watch for the Wisconsin State Partol on that particular stretch of I94 before and after the rest stations on both sides of the I.
The thing Wisconsin folks (including State Police) like most about Chicagoans is their $$$$.
Anyone here ever tried that Pine Cone place in Johnson Creek?
Try Donnys Supper Club, about halfway from Milwaukee to Madison. They have an excellant Sunday Sauerbraten Special. Good Fryday fish fry too, but watch out for the "stuffed prawns" or the "french onion soup". The prawns were a glob of deepfryed goo with a shrimp tail sticking out, and the onion soup was consume and a bowl of croutons to put in it. Come to think of it, why am I telling anyone to go there?
While we were discussing SE Wis., try Randy’s in Whitewater, Hwy 59. on the North side of town. Excellent steak and Fri. Fish.
Also the Club 26, on Hwy 26 (of course), halfway between Milton and Fort Atkinson. Good steaks and fresh fish.
Michael, You forget, we Wisconsinites EAT. Booze, dancing, fancy women, we have all that, PLUS we get to eat relatively good food. As posted earlier, not quite gourmet, but relatively good to excellent.
Ray Radigans was a popular supper club 25 years ago, but not any more, unless you’re over 80 years old and have no sense of taste. Not recommended. Cortese’s isn’t a supper club. I ate there once in the summer of 2003. Mangia’s on Sheridan Road is my favorite restaurant in Kenosha.
Yes, there are morons wherever you go. Sorry we hijacked your thread.
Not sure if you heard about this but someone in IL, a reporter I think is suing the highway patrol here, claiming if you have IL plates on your car, the fine will be higher & they will make more of an effort to pull you over.
CSD, do you think Cortese’s or Ray Radigan’s would qualify for a supper club?
I have to tell you folks, where I come from a supper club is a night club — booze, dancing, fancy women, that sort of thing. One wouldn’t take a chance and actually eat in a supper club.
Chicaogstyledog..you are a talented writer and I very much appreciate your postings…very funny. Great licence plate!
Cannot believe how great the fish is around here (fresh water). In LA, we certainly had some amazing SEAfood (the calamari, salmon, Albacore in CA in unbeatable)…but, OH….MY.. GOD…I have never tasted anything as sublime as midwest lake perch and walleye. Soooo clean…soooo fresh! Fried or sauteed in butter..cannot get enough…
We adore the perch at Phil Shmidts in Hammond, IN, as well as at Half Shell in Chicago…but guessing these are mere shadows of what must be available in WI.
Brad, I only use my knife to cut the filet at Wildfire and Gibsons. As for using ketchup on corned beef……no comment.[xx(][xx(][xx(]
Welcome to the midwest! You really haven’t started anything. The rivalry of the Bears vs Packers was here before you were born. Pop and soda are regional terms that have been around for years, like FIBS and Cheeseheads. It’s all in the spirit of clean fun.
BTW, This is the license plate on my hot dog van:
Dear Lord….this seems to be deteriorating into a bitter regional confict…all from my innocent supper club question…being a Los Angeles native, this seems to be even more contentious than the "Los Feliz (east side)" vs. "Santa Monica (west side)" rivalry. Or, here in Chicago, the "North Side" vs. "South Side" nonsense. Just as in those cases, is there really THAT much difference between Chicagoans and Wisconsinites (is that a word?)..or for that matter Los Angelenos and Kenosha natives? There are morons and great people wherever you go…it just too easy to attribute the positive or negative attributes of INDIVIDUALS based on where they are from.
Waste of time as far as I’m concerned….let’t just eat!
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