is there a decent kitchen gadget place left in Milwaukee?
I know the commercial places, but Gourmet Cottage is apparently no longer in Brookfield, the Gourmet Outfitters is long since gone, the place up in Manatowic went under (upsets me - that was my excuse to also go to Pine River Cheese) anything else in driveable distance?
Williams-Sonoma is not really an option in my book. Anywhere else? Anything locally owned?
Since you're okay with driving a bit:
Le Cookery in Lake Geneva is a little on the small side but has a nice selection of tools and things (and then you can go to The Cheese Box!). http://www.lecookery.com/default.asp
The Cook Book Kitchen Store in Sister Bay (Door County) - I got the best flour sifter and a whole bunch of thin spatulas there.
If you wouldn't mind a few commercial places - not locally owned but fun to have them all together in one location:
Prime Outlet Mall in Pleasant Prairie has Le Gourmet Chef, Calphalon, Corningware/Corelle, Kitchen Collection, Knife Factory, and Le Creuset, (and Ghiradelli Chocolate where they hand you a free sample when you walk in the door. Yum!)
801 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
restaurant depot (you need membership
also, depending on what you're looking for, there's a bar supply store on Greenfield at about 68th(ish) that has some fun stuff