Fork In The Road (Mukwonago WI)
First of all, the correct pronunciation is "muk-WAH-na-go", not "muk-woe-NAY-go".
A little over a week ago I was in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin and after taking care of business I headed home on National Avenue/County Road ES, which parallels I-43. I'd done a little bit of research ahead of time and decided to stop at Fork In The Road
, a restaurant that's been around since 2002 in a building that dates back to the late 1800s.
One of the dining room walls shows the history of the building through the names of its previous tenants.
Of course, there's a bar with dark wood and dim lighting.
Lunch started with cornbread and cinnamon butter, which reminded me in color a little of the tooth cleaner dentists use. Fortunately the taste was completely different.
I started with a plate of real cheese curds in a light, crispy, vodka tempura batter. Unlike some curds or cheese nuggets that don't have much taste these curds had an interesting, slightly grassy flavor.
The fried chicken was very good. It wasn't highly seasoned but it still had good flavor and wasn't bland, and the crust was crisp and crumbly.
I'm not a slaw eater so I ordered the plate without it, but there was no way I was going to skip the garlic mashed potatoes. They weren't excessively garlicky and were topped with a nice gravy and some sort of garnish, which I should've asked about but didn't.
Maybe Fork In The Road isn't truly Roadfood and the menu does feature some items that lean toward the upscale side, but I'd gladly order the fried chicken again. Or maybe the mac & cheese. Or the meatloaf...