A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/11 15:16:39 (permalink)
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As already mentioned - Speed Queen is not open on Sundays.


We should do this today then. Who's in.


You impulsive dawg, you!  Sounds like meat overload.  Have fun!

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/11 15:35:33 (permalink)
Impulsive, perhaps, but no follow-through. At least not with me.
He may have gone alone.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/11 23:33:30 (permalink)
I've set up a Google map here: MKE tour .
I think I've included all the locations mentioned so far. It's public and anyone can add to it.
We still need an Asian grocery.
According to their web site, Palermo's doesn't offer weekend tours.
The Frank Lloyd Wright system built homes in Milwaukee are just a few blocks from Makato's if anyone wants to take a short cultural detour.

And just a side note to BuddyRoadhouse....there is a Kopp's within staggering, uh stumbling, I mean walking distance of Sprecher Brewery. 
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 00:31:27 (permalink)
You had me at "Frank Lloyd Wright system built homes", Chuck!
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 03:15:21 (permalink)
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And just a side note to BuddyRoadhouse....there is a Kopp's within staggering, uh stumbling, I mean walking distance of Sprecher Brewery. 


While I do enjoy the occasional adult beverage, my preference leans toward the harder stuff rather than beer or wine.  As such I will be more likely to partake of Sprecher's excellent Root Beer than their signature malt and hops based items.  With that in mind, my strong arm and shoulder will be available for support for anyone who needs some extra balance upon completing the Sprecher's tour.

Also, another example of "like father, like daughter", I too would be very interested in seeing the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright homes.  Good detective work Chuck!

Buddy

P.S. From the early returns on this thread, it seems like that second Sunday, October 11th might be the date when we will get the biggest group.  Any seconds for the motion?

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 08:47:59 (permalink)
The later in October the better for me.

Regarding Penzey's vs. The Spice House, I think TSH is more unique.  They have a retail outlet in the Mke Public Market.  It's not as extensive as their Old World Third Street store (not even close), but 2 birds - 1 stop. 

The Penzey's World HQ is on Capitol Drive at Hwy 45.  A bit out of the way, but they offer tours (haven't checked Sundays).  Penzey's is not offering tours at this thyme. There is also a Penzey's retail store across from Kopp's on Port Washington Rd.

I like the Wright home tour idea.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 10:11:31 (permalink)
My vote is for October 11th. And Frank Lloyd Wright homes and Sprecher's root beer sounds like a fine afternoon to me. 
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 13:00:04 (permalink)
Sprecher is good, FLW is great!

When I green lighted making plans after my reclusive last 5-6 months, things got filled pretty quickly.  I am out all Sat - Sun of September as well as Oct 9-13 (another Sat - Sun)...sorry!  Good as of now for the remaining Sat-Sun in October.  Feel free to schedule any date as my schedule will make it hard to work for everyone.

X-1 - Nice job on this so far!
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 13:10:17 (permalink)
Oct 11th is out for me.


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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 14:01:29 (permalink)
Sunday, Oct 18?
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 14:15:57 (permalink)
The 18th is okay.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 14:24:36 (permalink)
gyp: Wow. Let me know when you want to do this, I want to be your photog. I don't think it can be done in an hour unless you're getting carryout @ all 3 places & then going to a park & going for it.

X1: Why did I think Sprecher's was in the valley?

ChuckL: you had me @ Frank Lloyd Wright as well.

Any Sunday in October works for me right now.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 16:16:21 (permalink)
I'm out of town Oct. 15-18 (I mistakenly gave other dates above), but if that's the best weekend for y'all, so be it!
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 16:21:01 (permalink)
18th works for me, too.
Sorry, Q. You just gotta quit traveling so damn much.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 16:36:28 (permalink)
The 18th is fine with me.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 16:43:16 (permalink)
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I'm out of town Oct. 15-18 (I mistakenly gave other dates above), but if that's the best weekend for y'all, so be it!


I don't think you're allowed to attend without a WWbbD? wrist band, anyway.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 21:02:18 (permalink)
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18th works for me, too.
Sorry, Q. You just gotta quit traveling so damn much.

 
I know, and I'm actually traveling less than I used to.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/12 21:06:08 (permalink)
JRPfeff

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I'm out of town Oct. 15-18 (I mistakenly gave other dates above), but if that's the best weekend for y'all, so be it!


I don't think you're allowed to attend without a WWbbD? wrist band, anyway.

 
  I'm still hoping the Buffet Gods will be kind to me and grant me one of those wristbands. Though I'll be in Indiana on October 18th, I have a feeling I could benefit from channeling buffetbuster there--especially if I'm at the Cloverleaf in Bloomington!

 
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/13 11:26:30 (permalink)
October 18th is good for me!
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/13 12:51:46 (permalink)
I'm afraid the 18th will not work for us either. We will be eating Roadfood the 3 days previous in New Orleans and will be unpacking, doing wash, mail, getting ready for work the next day, etc. on the 18th. Sounds like a great tour planned so far.

I introduced my son to Lucky's Mini-Mart yesterday and the sign outside said that roast suckling pig and spit roasted young lamb was available weekends for $6 and $7.50/lb. respectfullly. We picked up a loaf of their fine housemade bread, Beth made some kaymak and we had some ajvar for a gourmet roadfood treat for dinner. Here's a link for your tour.

Frank Lloyd Wright Milwaukee homes

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/13 20:19:45 (permalink)
Here you guys are! I know X1, Chuck and Mr & Mrs MilwFoodLover from a local board and we've met several times. I've been an occasional lurker here for years but never bothered to actually register until today, and oh MAN I would have loved that brat testing extravaganza. Even though I did not see that thread in time, count me in on this one! What a cool idea to mix up the day by spending it with restaurant, tours and local/ethnic groceries. I love bee-bopping around like that. The only dates out for me are Oct 2-4th.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/13 20:26:41 (permalink)
cjucoder, Welcome to Roadfood.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/13 22:27:36 (permalink)
Yay! Hello, Coder!

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/13 23:00:35 (permalink)
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cjucoder, Welcome to Roadfood.


Thanks MFL! Hope you have an amazing time in New Orleans.

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Yay! Hello, Coder

Hello my buddy! Thanks for putting this day trip together, what a nice way to spend the day! :}
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/14 11:16:44 (permalink)
October the 18th should be okay for us!
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/14 21:33:19 (permalink)
The only weekend that's out for us is Oct 3-4
otherwise it sounds grand, but I don't have one of those fancy wristbands either, so I'll just have to wing it...
I do have some Girl Scout Prairie Power wristbands I could trade.... 
 
..I don't know if a final decision was made on Sprecher's but I'd have two thumbs up for it...
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/14 22:58:41 (permalink)
I missed out on a wristband? Phooey!! Is it too late to get one?
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/15 17:55:30 (permalink)
Been working to finalize a list, with ChuckL's help.

We narrowed it down to 7, then realized that's about 7 hours, including drive time between places. That's way too long of a day, especially for the folks traveling in.

So we're deleting more. Ruthlessly slashing. Well, not really - there is much angst.
We did cut Benji's. Figured we can eat at Glorioso's and Sciortino's if we need to. Might cut something else to add Jo's Diner, which appears in one of the Roadfood books, or possibly Mr. Perkins, if we all really want breakfast. We've been to Benji's - I'd prefer, like Buddy, to go somewhere different.

I really think Metro Market, since there is so much to see, do and eat, should be last, but Chuck disagrees....or at least the driving/timing doesn't work, especially if we do Sprecher.

We may cut Sprecher, folks, so be aware of that.

Since we're going to Metro Market, we're thinking of cutting Penzey's and Spice House, because Spice House is there, and we don't really need 2 spice places. It's not Dune.

We're probably cutting Patterson Orchards, and maybe either Lucky's or Parthenon.

We don't HAVE to go to Mekato's, but it's enjoyable, and it's near the F.L. Wright drive/tour/whatever, which everyone seems to want to do. It is near Ashley's BBQ, too, if we want to throw that in. They do a Soul Food Buffet on Sundays. For those keeping track of my new gig as Ethnic Restaurants Examiner, look for 2 upcoming articles - 1 on Speed Queen, the other on Ashley's.

I haven't heard anything back from all of you regarding the idea of parking in my lot in St. Francis to consolidate cars. Good idea, or are we all set on driving our own cars to each location?

FEEDBACK, people - I need it.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/15 18:42:03 (permalink)
If you haven't already done so: If you're thinking about Jo's, call them to see if they're still open and to see about Sunday hours. Also, seating there is severely limited--I remember something like three or four small tables, and several stools at the counter.
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area 2009/09/15 19:41:41 (permalink)
Figured we can eat at Glorioso's and Sciortino's if we need to.
 
Agreed.
 
 
Might cut something else to add Jo's Diner, which appears in one of the Roadfood books, or possibly Mr. Perkins, if we all really want breakfast.
 
I've been wanting to try Mr Perkins, but I think that's a lot to ask of the Chicago crew to drive 1+ hours on empty stomachs. I can very very very happily do breakfast @ Glorioso's & Sciortino's (everyday if I had to).
 

Since we're going to Metro Market, we're thinking of cutting Penzey's and Spice House, because Spice House is there, and we don't really need 2 spice places. It's not Dune.

Agreed.
 

We don't HAVE to go to Mekato's, but it's enjoyable, and it's near the F.L. Wright drive/tour/whatever, which everyone seems to want to do.
 
Well, I'd rather do Thai BBQ because I would always prefer salty to sweet, but Mekato's does have that coffee & we've done Thai BBQ, both together & me with my girlfriends.
 
I haven't heard anything back from all of you regarding the idea of parking in my lot in St. Francis to consolidate cars. Good idea, or are we all set on driving our own cars to each location?

Since I'm coming from the West side, I'll just meet you guys wherever. UNLESS someone wants to consolidate cars, I can fit 3-4 extra people in my vehicle if need be. Let me know & I can do that.
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