The Search for Fresh Pasta and Bread (Milwaukee)
I’m on the hunt for an Italian grocery with fresh-made, eggy pasta—tagliatelli, taglialini, gnocci, etc—and a bakery with great bread. I’d love to find a french bakery with croissants, peasant loaves, olive batard, raisin-walnut bread, and baguettes. Still stuck on the european diet, I’m afraid. If anyone knows of a place around Milwaukee (or anywhere in Wisconsin for that matter) it would be much appreciated.
Although I'm not so sure about pasta recommendations, Milwaukee is definitely not at a loss for good bakeries.
-Wild Flour Bakery is my personal favorite. They have stores in Bay View and Grand Ave. Mall and a few other places. They also have a stand at the Cathedral Square Farmer's Market. They specialize in artisan bread and have a really nice variety. I absolutely adore their multigrain sourdough.
-Peter Sciortino's is the city's go-to Italian bakery. I don't go there nearly as often as I should but the rolls (and cookies!) that I have tried from there have been excellent.
-Breadsmith is another good standby. Their selection is insanely diverse.
Any good German bakeries like Milwaukee boasted in the last century. When I returned for a school reunion, went looking in vain for a Heinemann's. Alas gone, they seemed to have vanished from the scene, like the Uptown theater (where I got my first kiss) and chewed and chewed Snirkles candy bars (even sweeter).
Hot ham and german rolls on Sunday mornings... anywhere?