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Jan 27, 2012 07:10 PM

MKE - lunch/quick dinner around Children's hospital

I am not familiar with the area and will be needing "mental" breaks outside of the complex.
Thanks for responses, will probably be bringing in my own meals, just sorta freaking out right now.
Please do not post sympathy responses - not the reason for the post.

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  1. Downtown Wauwatosa is close. There are several spots for respite. Le Reve 7610 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa (414) 778-3333 is a great bakery/cafe. The Chancery, a local restaurant that has several locations throughout SE Wi. is also located there. Hectors is a pretty decent Mexican place....
    There is also Cafe Hollander in the village that I like
    Mo's Irish Pub is on the corner of Hwy 100 and Bluemound .It has a an Irish Pub atmosphere and decent food.

    1. Don't worry about having to bring in food. Children's takes good care of the parents of their patients, too. When my niece was hospitalized there for three weeks, my sister was able to get parent meals from the same room service program that brought my niece's trays. There also are on-site dining facilities that will give you a discount with your parent ID badge.

      1. Blues egg, 76th/bluemound has awesome breakfast and lunch. I would also agree that the tosa village has great options. Would also add Leff's Lucky town, as they have good bar food. You could
        Also take Swan blvd. to north ave. there's an Alterra. If you take North down to 72nd there is a great Hawaiin place called Ono Kine Grindz. Really great place serving very authentic Hawaiin food. Truly unique for WI. Get the Poke! Good Luck!!

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        1. re: KoolWhip

          Thanks for the tip about Ono Kine Gridz! I've driven by this place dozens of times & never knew it was there! I went & picked up lunch from there today [Moko Loko, although the menu calls it 'teriyaki burger over rice']. Really tasty, and it was a small mountain of food for $7.95! Next week I'll try the Kalua Pork.

          1. re: Fydeaux

            Glad you like it! I probably go there more than any other place around. They do actually have loco moco on Sundays for breakfast. My staple, though, is the poke, Hawaiin style sashimi. It's unbelievable. Even their chili plate, complete with hot dogs, is good!

        2. Eddie Martini is within walking distance and serves an outstanding lunch as well as strong drinks if you should find a need for that as well.

          Not sure what you are going through, but I wish you and yours the best. I apologize for showing sympathy.

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          1. re: Fowler

            Thanks - one of these days I would like to meet up with you...........

            1. re: exvaxman

              The feeling is mutual. When your loved one is out of Children's Hospital, let me know and I will buy you a celebratory drink. But I insist we not sit on the patio at BW3's. :-)

          2. I work at the Medical College of Wisconsin; all of the recommedations you have received are at worst pretty good ones. If you can wind your way through the old 'Tosa village to State St & head a little east, you will find Leff's Lucky Town for really good burgers & pretty good wings.

            If you head west a few minutes on Watertown Plank Rd, you will come to Elm Grove where you will find Silver Spur BBQ (pretty good Texas-style BBQ brisket), plus another diner-type of restaurant in the strip mall where Sendik's is located.

            South on HWY 100 toward West Allis is Oscar's, a place for burgers & custard. There is a Suburpia (subs) at Hwy 100 & Bluemound and a Milio's (also subs) east on Bluemound near the zoo.

            Near Mayfair there is a Japanese/Sushi place called Ginza, and a Maxfield's Pancakes, and a Flattop Grill, but I have not personally been to any of these. And there is Mayfair with a 5 Guys and a McCormick & Schnick's, plus many not even debatably Chow-worthy enterprises. Plus a BW3 across the street (^_^).

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            1. re: Fydeaux

              Good ideas, Fydeaux.

              I am not sure if they still have it, but McCormick & Schmick's at one time had a really great happy hour. $1-$3 appetizer specials that were quite good. The items on their regular menu were also good.

              I have driven past Milio's on Bluemound probably 100 times and have never stopped in. How do their subs compare to other sub shops in the area?

              1. re: Fowler

                Re Milio's: I am a life-long Suburpia guy, but I do like Milio's quite a bit, at least on a par with Cousin's (although they are not really at all similar), infinitely better than Jimmy John's, Quizno's, and especially the dreaded Subway. I havnt been to Doug's Cool Subs in many years (if they are even still there!), but those are the ones to which I would most compare Milio's. At least if my memory isnt failing me too badly.

                And as much as I love Suburpia, I would still LOVE to have a bahn mi shop in the area that served ones like they have at Pacific Produce on S 27th.