Milwaukee (a curated guide)
Bacchus – a Bartolotta Restaurant located at Cudhey Towers. Modern American food. Has a reputation for being pricey, but has lots of affordable items on the small plates menu.
Crazy Water – intimate dining room, nice sized menu, “charming”
Hinterland – self-described as a gastropub, but really much more. Chef table dining is a great experience and the food is consistently good.
Mazo’s – Hamburger’s freshly ground on site. Simple and delicious.
Braise Restaurant – locally sourced; community supported restaurant
Rumpus Room – Bartolotta gastropub
Amaranth Bakery – a bakery and coffee shop focusing on local, fair-trade and organic ingredients, nice croissants and the Brittanys are fabs
Kopp’s Frozen Custard – very nice custard. Flavor forecast is helpful, as is having three locations. Oh, they have burgers too, if you would like something to go along with the custard.
Leon’s Frozen Custard – fantastic, smooth creamy frozen custard.
Sil’s Drive-Thru – a small drive through stand on the East Side with fresh mini donuts…nuff said. (now closed)
Cranky Al’s -a fine selection of doughnuts
Rocket Baby Bakery – bread. Kinda love their monkey bread. Some nice European loaves.
Empire Fish Company – a wholesale fish monger with a nice retail space.
European Homemade Sausage Shop – classic sausage shop.
Spice House – a huge selection of whole and ground spices. Also have a large selection of premixed spice blends. Great place to find more elusive spices. Black garlic is available too.
Wisconsin Cheese Mart – a nice selection of Wisconsin cheeses.
Pacific Produce – largest Asian market in the area.