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Oct 10, 2010 07:29 AM

milwaukee tips

hello folks,

i'll be in milwaukee for a couple of days next week. looking for some recommendations. i like drinking good beer. i like trying local specialties. i like an upscale place if it focuses on local, fresh foods. and i like trying any sort of ethnic foods. i love farmers markets and anything unusual.

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  1. If it is still warm outside, you must have some custard at either Kopp's or Gilley's. Custard ice cream is a staple in Milwaukee.

    The city is the home of incomparable German cuisine, you might try Karl Ratzch's, You want to go with the schnitzel, goulash or sauerbraten and spaetzle dumplings.

    1. Need to visit The Milwaukee Public Market. Has a good selection of vendors. St. Paul Fish Market oyster bar is great.
      The Hinterland Gastro Pub has a great menu focusing on local ingredients.
      Roots is a great place to view downtown.
      The Lakefront Brewery has a fun brewery tour.

      Milwaukee Public Market
      400 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

      1. beer/cheese at the cheese bar (good local microbrews too):

        local/seasonal fare done with culinary skill at Roots:

        1. If I've pasted this link in correctly, there's a wealth of info here, plus a digression chili styles.