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.
A frequent meeting place for physicians at nearby Froedtert Medical Center, Eddie??s is the place for that Prime Kobe tomahawk rib-eye you??ve always wanted to try. A solid choice for a filet, NY strip or (switching to the fresh catches) ahi tuna and sea scallops.
Café Bavaria isn’t doing the Teutonic food of old German grandmas. Bavaria is also the home of “Deceit Free Food.” A page of the menu is devoted to naming the sources of their meats and seafood, cheese and produce. The café is open for brunch, too. Also, it carries an extensive selection of tap beer.
A bustling bistro in a restored 100-year-old bank building. Breakfast is simple counter-service fare like quiche and croissant sandwiches. Solve your lunch dilemma with a croque-madame. Come dinner, hit up the bouillabaisse, grilled lamb or steak au poivre. Finish with pastries ?? lots of them (lemon tart, Paris-brest, chocolate raspberry dome, et al).
Belgian beers are No. 1-voted Café Hollander’s claim to fame, but the restaurant’s brew menu is 15 pages long, and is organized by beer style.
Other Locations: Café Hollander – Downer Ave
Visually, this place is relatively unchanged since opening in 1993. The old family photos and unpretentious, tight-fitting dining room make diners feel at home. It’s also helped that head chef Juan Urbieta has helmed this ship for so long. He keeps folks coming back for the fried calamari, brick-style chicken and hand-cut pappardelle with duck ragu.
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