A sharp focus on meats, including the great Milwaukee Rib. Grits and mac and cheese are among the sides.
The aroma emitted by Edna cannot be denied. “She” perfumes Iron Grate BBQ Co., overriding the smell of roasted coffee beans. Edna’s 10-foot-long, 500-gallon, mostly recycled self is the force behind half of this unusual business model. Iron Grate shares 8,000 square feet of real estate with roaster-café Hawthorne Coffee.
Like sitting in an upscale fish house in New England ?? that??s the intention. Windows on three sides present an impeccable view of Lake Michigan on a clear day. Serves a stellar buffet-style, all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch. The oyster bar and caviar service are highlights.
You??d expect a restaurant inside the Quadracci Pavilion to be bright, modern and anti-cafeteria. The menu??s verbiage touches on art (the Kandinski cookie, Bauhaus brat burger). Enjoy a chopped salad or trout with fingerling potatoes as you gaze out at the wide-blue yonder.
Square lines, leather booths and an elegant bar define this Cudahy Tower space, a sure bet for foie gras, Strauss veal and the porterhouse for two. Desserts are definitely worth a look.
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Pub and guesthouse offering expecteds like house-roasted corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, Guinness pot roast and shepherd??s pie. A vegetarian menu offers meatless versions of some of those Irish classics. Drink Guinness and you??ll fit in well here.
Milwaukee old-style pizza, cracker-thin. Light and crispy. Sausage and cheese is a standby, but experiment and find your favorite. The lowbrow dining room is often packed elbow to elbow with ‘za eaters, leaning on the red-and-white checked tablecloth. The tasty house red wine is served in jam jars, of course.
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Chef Justin Carlisle housed this impressive little creation in an unlikely space. Simple ingredients from Wisco farms are transformed. The restaurant’s website lists a sample menu, an accurate representation of what was available for the first two months of Ardent’s life. Read more…
The emphasis on eating without utensils draws greater attention to the textures and flavors of the meat and vegetarian stews served directly on a thin, spongy pancake. Pop for the chicken doro wat ?? a spicy chicken stew (drumstick included) with hard-boiled egg. Group of four or more diners? Even better. Bond over beef tibs.
Apollo Cafe offers all the great Greek delicacies. From a Friday Fish Fry to chicken souvlaki to broasted chicken and all the goodies in between, Apollo won’t disappoint your Greek food cravings.
Walker’s Point and Bay View may be known for small plates, but the East Side offers its rendition, in this casual, low-lit venue just off of Brady Street. Share some deviled eggs, a charcuterie plate, mussels and others from chef Rebecca Berkshire’s menu. Read more…
The owners trekked the handsome old bar inside this cozy spot all the way from Boston. Known for Meatloaf Monday and for a relentlessly satisfying menu by executive chef Thi Cao, whose creations include a losbter roll to grilled hanger steak.
Besides a primo menu of aged beef, the restaurant showpiece of the new 833 East building offers an outdoor patio – essential for gazing at movers-and-shakers.
The lunch counter winds around this art deco dining room like a Formica serpent. Perfect morning fuel reads like this: hot coffee and blueberry pancakes.
This is so much more than a restaurant named after space debris. Diner-y eats like meatloaf with beer gravy and the compact turkey dinner are instant pick-me-ups.
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