Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/30 14:44:03 (permalink)
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Bob, a new thread has been created. 
John, really? Leave it to you to mention the Klement's Sausage Factory Tour? Do they sell t shirts that say I LOVE SAUSAGE or better yet, SAUSAGE FEST

Its often difficult to knowwhen people are joking on this forum. But even if there's no sausage factiory tour, include me in!

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/30 19:01:06 (permalink)
It's true, we are a bunch of merry pranksters.  It's a good thing we all like each other.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/30 21:35:51 (permalink)
I really do know where to get t shirts that say Sausage Fest, but it's seriously inappropriate, even for this crowd.
 
 
And if ***I*** think it's inappropriate, that should tell you something.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/31 10:24:59 (permalink)
Maybe you need a shirt that reads "Inappropriate...and proud of it".
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 11:14:11 (permalink)
Pie Dive & I are in for this one.  We may be able to eat again by late October.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 11:16:19 (permalink)
I suppose a distillery tour is a no-go, too.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 12:37:48 (permalink)
My vote goes for the following, where we haven't broke bread in a while as a group in the following order beginning at 11am:
1. Dr. Dawg for a burger, Green River, fresh cut fries, a dog, char cheddar Polish, or grillied salami
2. Jake's for corned beef/pastrami-new owner-food as good as ever-new menu items
3. Kopp's for custard-no reason to question this
4. Zafirro's for pizza-if it's crowded, we can take it to go for a picnic in a near by park or beach
5. Still hungry? Head back to Lulu's, Groppi's, Honey Pie, or where ever the group decides.
 
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 13:12:51 (permalink)
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1. Dr. Dawg for a burger, Green River, fresh cut fries, a dog, char cheddar Polish, or grillied salami
Sounds like Poochie's North.  Not complainin', mind you, just sayin'.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 13:25:52 (permalink)
CSD, that sounds like a good line-up for a future Mke tour, but at this point I would vote to stick with Aimee's & Ann's original concept/plan for the October outing: a focus on Bay View with a sidetrip to Dr. Dawg. Many of our Chicago friends have not been to that part of the city, and a few of us who live in Mke don't visit that part of town nearly enough. Given the popular demand for Dr. Dawg (and for good reason, I believe), it would be a good move to head over there after Groppi's and then come back to BV for Ginger. If some people want to do a distillery or brewery tour, maybe they can use that time slot to do so. In any case, there are many places to go to, and many possible tours to put together. We can't cram all of the good stuff to do into one single tour.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 14:39:04 (permalink)
Agreed. This is an Ann & Aimee planned outing, so I will defer to their choices and their schedule.
Also, I believe I stated that I will not ever be going to Lulu's again.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 14:43:31 (permalink)
quijote

I don't mind working Dr Dawg back into the picture. The drive to and fro may give us the opportunity for a quick, non-eating stop for the tour. (The Mke Riverwalk or one of the Saturday farmers markets?) 

Alternatively, we could go to Riviera Maya for lunch (after Honeypie and Groppi's), make a stop at Ginger for tapas, then drive to Dr Dawg for dinner (they close at 8 pm). Dr Dawg is not too far from the North Shore Kopp's.



 
I like it! Honey Pie for breakfast, Riviera Maya for lunch, and Dr Dawg for dinner. This would pace the day and your stomach. We could shop at Groppi's in between, do some tapas at Ginger before Dr Dawg, and enjoy some custard at Kopp's, if we're still alive.
post edited by chicagostyledog - 2012/09/03 14:48:11
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 14:57:19 (permalink)
X1

I'm pretty sure I'm in for this.
I also will not be doing a brewery tour, and I refuse to step foot in Lulu's (old grudge).
I would like to point out that Groppi's has been expanded, and has a small bar in the back (inside), along with an outdoor patio with several tables, if you get something from their deli or have a giant, delicious panini made-to-order for you. 
Across the way is Palomino (same owners as Honeypie and other places in MKE), and they have THE VELVET ELVIS sandwich - peanut butter, bananas, bacon on grilled white bread. JUST. SAYIN'.
I would also have liked a stop at Dr. Dawg, but...I guess another time.


We're going to Palomino's for dinner, tonight. Velvet Elvis, here I come!
post edited by chicagostyledog - 2012/09/03 16:32:40
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/03 15:41:49 (permalink)
irisarbor group , in for 2-3 most likely
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/04 09:37:57 (permalink)
I'll throw out several non-eating stops if there is a need for some more.
European Sausage
http://www.eurosausage.com/Pages/default.aspx
a nice take on this on Chicago's LTH Forum w/pics
http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=10321
 
Pacific Produce is an eye poppin Asian Mega Supermarket.
There is a banh mi shop and a Thai food court shop inside.
http://onmilwaukee.com/market/articles/pacificproduce.html
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/04 10:28:58 (permalink)
MilwFoodlovers

I'll throw out several non-eating stops if there is a need for some more.
European Sausage
http://www.eurosausage.com/Pages/default.aspx

How is a sausage store a "non-eating" stop?
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2012/09/04 10:30:13
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/04 13:55:31 (permalink)
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MilwFoodlovers

I'll throw out several non-eating stops if there is a need for some more.
European Sausage
http://www.eurosausage.com/Pages/default.aspx

How is a sausage store a "non-eating" stop?
My favorite, fresh Slovenian will have you scrambling for the Imodium if you eat it in your car.


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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/04 21:15:28 (permalink)
How 'bout you food pros getting us into Restaurant Depot?
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/04 22:09:11 (permalink)
I have no problem using my card for group purposes.  I'm not sure how the front desk will react to 15-20 people all showing up in party mode to do a little browsing.  The other problem is, you show your membership card twice: once on the way in, and again when you pay for your stuff at the register.  I'd have to show my card individually for everyone in the group who wants to buy something.  They might not appreciate that kind of stretching of the rules.
 
I'll try giving them a call and see if we can't set something up for the group.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/05 08:23:20 (permalink)
GFS is open to the public and would not mind new shoppers.
http://www.gfs.com/en/gfs-marketplace-stores/whats-on-sale.page?place=15205&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=iads&gclid=CPiL2tW2nrICFahAMgodLFAA2A
2064 S. Miller Parkway (just a few blocks south of Miller Park. The street was formerly called S. 43rd St.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/05 08:39:56 (permalink)
Eh, as someone who's been into both, GFS isn't as interesting as Restaurant Depot.  It's like a Costco with a food service focus.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/05 15:09:36 (permalink)
Don't get your hopes too high on Restaurant Depot.  A group our size coming in on a single card (or even two) could raise a red flag that would cause us to lose our membership.
 
I'll look into it, but I'm not looking to make trouble with the management there.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/05 21:36:56 (permalink)
Buddy,
 
My opinion is don't even go there.  Leave it be, don't even call.  There are a gazillion-big-wad-large-number of interesting things to do that don't involve any risk to your business.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/06 01:13:38 (permalink)
If we're looking for an interesting food shopping stop, the new Cermak's near Miller Park is a worthwhile place to visit.  X1, quijote, and the wifey and I stopped there on Fred's in Burlington Day and loaded up with many interesting items for very reasonable prices.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/06 19:28:15 (permalink)
This is a tour, in Milwaukee, that Aimee and I planned. It is in the Bay View area that is so awesome these days. If you all want to break off and do other things, cool. But the fun thing is, between planned stops, there are so many unmentioned places to see. This is not a Chicago tour, folks. Relax, enjoy, and see a rebirth of a place I lived in for a long time.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/06 19:30:54 (permalink)
Not to mention just by the lake!
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/07 02:45:17 (permalink)
Annie, nobody's trying to take over your tour, I promise.  But based on past experience, a non-eating stop (or two) thrown into the mix gives everyone a chance to regroup, digest, and get ready for the next leg of the trip.
 
When we first started doing these tours, we'd go straight through, chowing down at every stop without a break.  By the time we got to the last location, folks were in physical pain from eating so much.  The most successful tours have had a break in the action.  Sometimes it's a walk through Milwaukee's Frank Lloyd Wright homes, sometimes it's a stop at an interesting ethnic grocery store.  Last weekend's Chicago tour included a stop at a neighborhood arts fair.  By the time we got back to the food part of the tour, everyone was refreshed and ready to keep going.
 
It's your tour, and we'll follow you wherever you take us.  But sometimes a Roadfood tour is just as much about the road in between the food as it is about the food itself.
 
See you on October 20th!
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/07 10:53:34 (permalink)
All I was saying is Bay View has awesome non food places, as well.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/07 11:54:29 (permalink)
Excellent!  I hope we'll hit one or two on the 20th.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/25 02:46:14 (permalink)
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Maybe you need a shirt that reads "Inappropriate...and proud of it".
Ask me about the shirt I wear to PrideFest...LOLOL

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/09/25 03:33:58 (permalink)
It erased everything I'd just written. Grrrr.
 
Anyhoo. A few things:
 
1) We are adding Dr Dawg's back into the lineup. Too many pouty sad faces @ the Chicago gathering. Yes, I realize it's crazy to zip all the way to Glendale for one stop, but if you were looking for a sane food tour, Contingent tours may not be for you.
 
2) Distillery? You mean like this one? I'm not averse to this as it's a non-eating stop, which brings me to...
 
3) CSD, I love your enthusiasm. But unless you & the rest of the Contingent line up to get tested to donate a kidney to me, there's no way I can do Dr Dawg's & Jake's on the same day. I haven't talked about it much in person, much less broadcast it on the internet, but I really only eat meat when I get together with you guys. If someone else wants to plan a Milwaukee: Let's Look At All The Animals At The Zoo, Then Let's Go Eat Them Tour, that is fine, but it's not going to be me. I'd rather have different kinds of food rather than an entire day of heavy food planned. We learned our lesson with that one awhile back. Also I'm going to take this moment to brag a little & say we have a Zaffiro's around the corner from my work & I can have it any time I want, MUAHAHAHAHA. ok, moving on.
 
4) I hate to use the word gentrified, but there are a lot of cute little mom & pop shops in Bay View that are going to be awesome to explore. Annie, they must not know about South KK.
 
5) Ginger doesn't open until 5:30PM.
 
6) I'm not averse to flipping the script a little, but we have some pretty good choices nailed down already.
 
7) ChiTown Diner: I have also located a breakfast place in the area that opens @ 6:30AM, but you already knew that. (and have probably been there already. With BuffetBuster.)
 
New post coming because I don't want my computer to eat this one.



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