An institution that’s served fish fries since the 1960s. Order the Serbian-style cod or all-you-can-eat fried haddock with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. Food served Fridays only.
A tiptop taco need not come from a Mexican restaurant. What sets the bar for a breakfast taco is flavor and heat, both of which Mad Rooster’s trio has: scrambled eggs mixed with chicken chorizo, onion, mild poblano pepper, tomato and avocado. Raise the heat level with a few dabs of salsa ranchera.
Wash down a plate of hearty pork shanks or wiener schnitzel with one of the bar’s at least eight German tap beers. This institution is also known for fish fry (walleye, bluegill, lake perch).
The craft brewery is as conscious of the food it serves as of the beer it makes. The chef’s mantra that drinkers want to eat well is in full force here. Vegan options available too.
How do we love chorizo? Let us count the ways. First and foremost, not too sweet, like we’re eating a spicebread. The crumbled, deep-red chorizo gets a quick griddlefry, activating the smoky flavor and giving it a nicely charred/mashed texture that makes a firm pocket inside the warm, griddle-fried corn tortillas at charming little El Tsunami Taqueria Y Mariscos.
It feels like a standard neighborhood watering hole, but the massive bank of 30 taps behind the bar sets it apart. The selection includes standards from New Glarus and Lakefront, as well as oddities like Old Heathen bourbon barrel aged stout.
Caterina’s Ristorante has been serving family-made Italian recipes since 1982. The dining experience begins with a complimentary antipasto appetizer and then it’s up to you to choose a delicious entree. Options range from pasta to seafood to veal and steak and lots in between.