A Milwaukee tradition since 1923, Alioto’s serves all the classics to make it a great evening out. We recommend heading over on a Friday to sample one of their delicious fish fry options: broiled cod, perch fry and the walleye are just three options to get you started. Reservations are recommended.
So not the Pizza Man of yore (the original was destroyed by fire), and yet, so like it. The owners have capitalized on the best parts of the old joint – the thin-crust pizza, staples like wild boar ravioli, and extensive selection of by-the-glass wines. They’ve also proven that cream cheese is genius on a pizza.
Sunny dining room/open kitchen where the bill of fare comes in a bowl. The menu features grain-, vegetable- and smoothie-based bowls. Highlights: chocolate peanut-butter smoothie and Green Goddess barley bowl.
Wondering how a vessel full of healthy foods came to be called a “Buddha bowl,” I do what comes naturally in our tech-dominated age: turn to Google. It turns out something so zen-sounding doesn’t just refer to plant-based meals-in-a-bowl but also to superfoods (acai fruit), nuts and grains all nestled in one dish.