OK – before I get into my delicious recap of eating my way through Milwaukee, home of beer, bratwurst and cheese, I have a quick announcement to anyone who’s listening.
I have to reschedule the BODYPUMP demo class that I originally scheduled for this coming Sunday. Sorry!!
<cue sheepish shoulder shrug>
It was decided (and I agree) that it makes more sense to do it in conjunction with the newest BODYPUMP release (75!) which comes out in about a month, mid-October. So please keep your ears open if you’d like to join in!
OK. On to the food! Boyfriend and I flew out to Milwaukee this weekend for a wedding of one of his college buddies. Over the years, the bride and I have become good friends and the groom and boyfriend have remained tight, despite the geographical difference. I was very excited to be there for their special day! But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the delicious eats that Wisconsin has to offer.
Lunch Friday: Vegan Gyro made with seitan. This. Was. Delicious. I devoured it. I don’t think the cucumber dressing was vegan though. :/
Boyfriend got the meatloaf sandwich. Hooooly bacon.
Where were we? Well, since he and I are both Food Network addicts (hey, I learn a lot by watching Food Network!), we were at The Comet Cafe, which was once featured on Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives. I heart Guy Fieri. He cracks me up. And Adam Richman. But he’s not on Food Network, he’s on Travel Channel. But I digress.
The other memorable item here was the Bloody Mary. With a bacon garnish. And a Miller High Life chaser. Oh my.
The food here did not disappoint! It was well worth the short drive from the hotel. If you’re ever in Milwaukee, I highly recommend!
We spent the rest of the day Friday tooling around town… Checking out the Pabst Mansion
Wandering around Marquette University…. (p.s. who let those Kindergarteners into college?? Or maybe I’m just old )
…and checking out the Milwaukee Public Museum which had lots of exhibits that looked like this:
But one of my favorite things about exploring new cities is enjoying the things that they’re known for, and the best way to get to know a city is to sample their local eats. For instance, if you ever go to Baltimore, you have to get blue crabs. If you go to Chicago, you have to get a slice of deep dish pizza. If you go to Portland, Maine, you better get a lobstah.
So, in Milwaukee, what did we get? Cheese Curds!
For anyone who’s not from the midwest (like moi), cheese curds are small, mozzarella stick like nuggets made of cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. And they generally come with Ranch dressing instead of marinara. They’re delicious!
What food is your town best known for? I’d love to hear all about it!
Anyway, more Milwaukee antics to follow tomorrow, but this weary traveler is getting tired! Plus the Ravens have the lead so I’m going to tune in a little more closely to MNF and send them good vibes through the TV.