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Jan 4, 2008 08:12 PM

Unusual Milwaukee Help Needed

Sorry to be so titilacious in the title, but my 91 ++ year old Father in Law has been sent here for rehab after a fall. He is at the Milwaukee Catholic Home 2462 N Prospect Ave & only likes basic food, but he has not been eating what they are serving him at Colombia Hospital or here. We're in California... Is there anywhere nearby that delivers basic American food, but good (he does have standards :) & healthy), good burgers, a small pizza/pasta, etc? Anything we could call into and have them take it to the hospital? Sorry, we're a bit remote & making plans to fly in, but in the meantime...

Or even a connection to a local delivery service & their menus would be great!

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  1. Hi Torta-- Very sorry to hear your father in law, but I may have part of a solution for you and will work on the other part. We had a similar problem with my grandfather some years back. He wouldnt eat the food at the nursing home he lived in (very close to the Catholic Home, incidentally.) It was a little more than 20 years ago, but we were able to work out food delivery with these people:

    They have a downtown location that is not too far from where your father in law is. I can no longer recall if they delivered or we had someone else pick up & deliver, but if you contact them directly, they may have some suggestions.

    I will check some other possiblilities and report.

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    1. re: Fydeaux

      Fydeaux, you're awesome! Will check Heinemanns out - I know he likes their baked goods!

      I'm also checking out restaurant delivery services - looks like there's a couple in the area...

      Thanks SO much!

      1. re: torta basilica

        Hi Torta--

        I'm afraid I struck out on part II. I contacted a couple of people I know at volunteer agencies to see if I could find someone who could pick up & deliver for free (or possibly in exchange for a small donation, but no one could commit to daily service. Resources are as stretched here as anywhere else, I'm afraid.

        I hope one of your other inquiries pans out better.

        1. re: Fydeaux

          Wow - talk about over and above the Chowhound Code of Service... Thanks so much - we can get food delivered & would hate to take it away from someone who can;t afford to get food delivered. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!!

    2. Hello. I recently read an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a few downtown food delivery services. It looks like this may be just what you're searching for.

      Here's a link to the article:

      and the link to the delivery service they profiled:

      some suggestions from their list of restaurants... Sobelman's for great burgers, and The Knick & Harry's Bar & Grill for really good sandwiches, salads, soups and pasta dishes. The Knick is just a few blocks from your father in law and has great food.

      Hope that helps and best to you and your family.

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      1. re: calippr

        And thank you too - the Meal Mobile does deliver to where he's at, so we're set - thanks to all - you're awesome!

      2. One more suggestion, Lisa's pizza. I know they deliver to Columbia, as I've used them in a similar situation. Hope things get better.

        When you get into Milwaukee, Benji's deli is right up Oakland ave. north of Capitol, for corned beef sandwichs. And, while I know you know the Midwest board pretty well, another good spot just up from Columbia, for something Italian is Carini's, also on Oakland. They have lunch too. Very good seafood.

        Close by if you need a break