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.
The low-key supper club, tucked into a residential South Side neighborhood, indulges Milwaukeeans?? love of large portions. Loosen your belt and dig into the saloon steak a la Portobello, spicy purgatory shrimp or sea scallops with saffron risotto. A martini is obligatory.
Vientiane holds up to its Southeast Asian name, showing skill with noodle soups and Thai specialties like pad see ew. And the sauce served with its spring rolls – light, piquant and speckled with crushed peanuts – is the best in town.
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.
Cozy storefront space where the sushi bar chefs perform magic with fish, vegetables and condiments. Exceptional sashimi and nori rolls. Offers some Thai selections as well.
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.
The bright restaurant interior matches the colorful Latin touches on the menu. Highlights include Argentinian beef, Mexican chicken mole poblano and Spanish paella. Read more…
Owned by a onetime employee of Sobelman??s Pub and Grill, the bar focuses on more or less one thing: burgers. Bring your voracious appetite for the Big O burger (with chorizo, bacon, two kinds of cheese, fried onions and guac) with a side of sweet potato fries. If you??re not burgering it, try the seven-layer cheese nachos.
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).
There’s an art, or perhaps etiquette, to eating tacos (nobody tells you that until the filling is falling out of your tortilla down onto your sandaled foot!). The well-seasoned, griddled chicken is so generously piled on by the cooking masters at Taco Loco (inside the El Rey markets) that you need to double-hand the taco, in a so steamy corn envelope, and lean over your plate, letting the juices dribble down your hands. But wonderful? Si!
Morning to night, Bay View’s Buena Vista churns out tasty Mexican dishes to lines of loyalists. Nearly every day – winter and summer – the Buena Vista truck parks at Chase and Oklahoma Avenues, where it dishes out tacos, burritos, tortas and quesadillas. It’s part of a family business that includes Ruben Sanchez, his father and siblings. Read more…
Puerto Rican specialties including roast pork with rice and pigeon peas, jibarito sandwich, mofongo (fried plantain ball) and tostones. Read more…
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A private entrance to this intimate Potawatomi Casino & Hotel restaurant lets you avoid the casino crowds. Dine on house-made charcuterie, several Black Angus steaks, as well as specialty cuts of kangaroo and Kobe beef. Venison and fresh fish round out the menu.