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incognito12 Oct 10, 2010 07:29 AM

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.

  1. d
    Diane in Bexley Oct 10, 2010 04:35 PM

    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, http://www.karlratzsch.com/dinner.htm You want to go with the schnitzel, goulash or sauerbraten and spaetzle dumplings.

    1. Living4fun Oct 11, 2010 11:44 AM

      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. joypirate Oct 11, 2010 04:52 PM

        beer/cheese at the cheese bar (good local microbrews too): http://www.wisconsincheesemart.com/the_cheese_bar.php

        local/seasonal fare done with culinary skill at Roots: http://www.rootsmilwaukee.com/

        1. m
          mike_d Oct 12, 2010 02:26 PM

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


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