Originally posted by annpeeples
A restaurant that was popular in the 70s here in Milwaukee,JoJos,had the best onion rings I have ever had...beer battered and thick slices of onion..
Jakes on 61st and North Avenue in Milwaukee in the 60's, 70's and 80's(not the Jakes Deli at 1634 W. North Ave. in Milwaukee that is often, justifiably, cited on on roadfood.com as a premier purveyor of corned beef and pastrami sandwiches)served the finest thin cut onion rings that I have ever eaten in my life.
A typical dinner at Jakes, back then, consisted of a choice of a 6 or 8 Oz. tenderloin (pan sauted), a green salad, choice of potato (fries or baked), loaf of warm bread on a cutting board with a cup of whipped butter, a carousel of condiments for the salad or bread (bacon bits, chopped onion,sour cream)and a huge mound of sliver thin breaded onion rings.
Oh my, as I recall it went like this: A VO Manhattan then a cold crisp green salad with sour cream dressing, warm bread topped with whipped AA sweet cream butter, a sauted 8 oz. beef tenderloin,hot and pink in the center, smothered in crispy thin deep fried onion rings. A good draught beer with the meal and maybe a coffee and a Grand Marnier after.
All that for two was about $20/$25 around 1980.
Sorry, I digressed. The mention of onion rings brings back vivid memories of Jake's in Milwaukee on 61st and north (actually Tosa).