Photo of Cafe 1505 by Adam Ryan Morris
Break the Fast
“Frittata” is an Italian word. It means “super-yummy omelet-like creation.” Sort of. It makes a fairly regular appearance on breakfast and brunch menus, including at Mequon’s Café 1505 (1505 W. Mequon Rd., #2, 262-241-7076). Actually, this egg creation has a new presence on the cafe's menu in the form of a build-your-own frittata, with ingredients like feta and smoked Gouda, avocado and eggplant, and asparagus and roasted red pepper. Also new in the egg department: the andouille frittata and bacon/Gorgonzola scrambler. And the newbies keep on coming: raspberry mascarpone challah French toast, blueberry granola pancakes, a breakfast burger, sirloin tip hash, and a thing called “Loaded Am Fries.” These are diced, pan-fried potatoes topped with edibles like bacon, roasted tomatoes and cheddar, or chorizo, bell peppers, salsa verde and queso fresco. You can order the fries as a side or with a couple of eggs and fresh fruit or toast. Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat-Sun brunch 8 a.m.-3 p.m. To increase your level of hunger, click here.
Hey, it's that term again: "locally sourced." You see it a lot. And it is not going away. Details have just been released about a restaurant that will open in the Downtown Milwaukee Marriott, a $54 million, 200-room hotel under construction on the corner of North Milwaukee Street and East Wisconsin Avenue. The Marriott isn't scheduled to open until mid-2013, so you'll have to chew on this news for awhile. Milwaukee Cafe & Bar -- Meat. Cheese. Beer., as it's called, will feature Wisconsin cheeses, Usinger sausages, Great Lakes seafood and "heartland-raised" meats. As for the restaurant's design, it will use locally sourced building materials and "urban" decor, I'm told. More details as they come.
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