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Milwaukee this weekend

MN Hick Chowhound Jul 6, 2009 08:47 AM

My wife and I will be visiting downtown Milwaukee for the first time this coming Fri - Sun (for the Circus Parade). We will be staying at the Pfister Hotel and would appreciate any "not to be missed" breakfast, lunch and dinner recommendations. We are open to pretty much anything but would prefer casual places. Thanks!

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  1. Living4fun RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jul 6, 2009 12:17 PM

    You will be right in the heart of the Bastille Days festival held in Milwaukee right around Cathedral Park. It starts on Thursday night through Sunday. There will be many , many restaurants set up and there is also a schedule of bands. It would be a good opportunity to taste a variety of things.


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      MN Hick Chowhound RE: Living4fun Jul 6, 2009 12:44 PM

      Thanks ! We will definitely check it out.

    2. MilwaukeeLunch RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jul 7, 2009 09:25 PM

      Glad you'll be coming to our fantastic city. Here are a couple of my favorites:


      LuAnn (Milwaukee Lunch)

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        MN Hick Chowhound RE: MilwaukeeLunch Jul 8, 2009 11:20 AM

        Thanks for the tips!

      2. MN Hick Chowhound RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jul 13, 2009 10:34 AM

        Thanks for the tips. We enjoyed the Bastille Days very much, especially the wine and the Cannoli's from Peter Sciortino's Bakery. We also had lunch at Trocadero which was nice, especially to sit outside. The breakfast burrito from Margarita Paradise in the City Market was also excellent. Dinner at the Mason Street Grille at the Pfister Hotel was disappointing. The food was just fair and the service was extremely slow and disjointed.

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          biga290 RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jul 13, 2009 01:13 PM

          For really casual I always enjoy Culver's when I find myself in the upper midwest. a butter burger deluxe and fried cheese curds washed down by a vanilla shake made with their custard is heaven. as i recall there is one not far from the pfister.

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