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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/03/15 01:51:45 (permalink)
ScreamingChickenI'm contemplating the possibility of an overnight stay even though it's only 2-1/2 hours from home, but I'm leaning more toward Saturday night in case we make a really full day of it.  I'd rather drive up in the morning; that 2-1/2 hours will seem a lot longer at the end of the day.
For most folks that's probably true.  But when you're used to working a 2p-10p shift, that morning drive is a killer.  Driving home at night is no problem.  We might even make a few more stops on the way home.  Any good 4am bars in Milwaukee?
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/03/15 15:34:31 (permalink)
Sorry Boudreaux but we no longer have late, late night bars. Friday and Saturday night closing is 2:30am; 2:00am the other nights. There are however many 24/7 restaurants, often filled with memorable customers.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/02 21:13:18 (permalink)
We might be up for a hotel night- you never know
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/06 14:45:09 (permalink)
Do we have a tentative itinerary yet?  Maybe not a schedule, but just a list of where we're going?  
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/06 15:03:36 (permalink)
Abe,
 
We will start at Gosse's when they open. From there we'll go to the Old Wisconsin sausage factory outlet. After that, probably Miesfeld's then Midway Eat. Then maybe a supper club, then Kopp's.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/12 17:16:02 (permalink)
I'm heading off to St. Louis this week. When I return I'll do whatever it takes firm our plans up. Jim, you have any supper clubs in mind? The bulk of Wisconsin's supper clubs pretty much start north and west of Sheboygan and I'd hate to add extra distance for our Chicago friends. I've never been to any of these but has anyone sampled the Walden-A Supper Club just out of West Bend? The Five Pillars near Random Lake? Majerle's Black River Grill in Sheboygan? Rupp's in Sheboygan? Close to home is Diamond Jim's Stoneridge Inn in Hales Corners. I can vouch for the quality but there is no included salad bar, which for some might be a deal breaker. Dobie's Steak House in X1's home town of St. Francis is a real throwback. You get a Lazy Susan that includes corn, slaw, liver pate, 3 bean salad and something else I'm forgetting. I've had nothing but good experiences here. It's very close to the airport and thus close to I-94 (and the Nite Owl, but that will probably be closed for the evening).
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/18 13:08:36 (permalink)
Schwai's has a store in Fredonia, in case anyone's interested in picking up some brats or other meats.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/20 18:36:14 (permalink)
Excellent idea. I propose
Schwai's 11:30 Fredonia http://schwaismeatandsausage.com/
Cedar Valley Cheese Noon Random Lake http://cedarvalleycheesestore.com/
Midway Eats 12:30 Random Lake https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midway-Restaurant/192066737502585
City Bakery  1:15 Sheboygan http://www.sheboygancitybakery.com/
Old Wisconsin 1:30 Sausage Outlet Sheboygan http://www.oldwisconsin.com/ 
Gosse's 2 pm Sheboygan http://www.gossesrestaurant.com/
Cruiser's  2:45 Sheboygan http://www.cruisersfrozencustard.com/  Skipable if we have dessert at Gosse's.
Ewing Brothers 3:30 Port Washington http://ewigsmokedfish.com/ Excellent, but really not comparable to the two we visited in Chicago. It would be a good time killer.
Dobie's 5 pm Milwaukee http://www.allmenus.com/wi/st-francis/184955-dobies-steak-house/menu/   It's a very small place. We would need a reservation and we would need to be on time. Like Burt's, they could not hold our tables nor afford us no showing. It's such a throwback dining choice what with the little lazy susan and all. Even though it's name includes steak, much of the menu is everything but steak. This place is minute's from the airport and I-94. It is also near Layton Avenue and if anyone wanted to, they could drive to 76th & Layton, the home of Kopp's Frozen Custard.


There is a small upcharge for their hash browns and I'd recommend one order per table.

 I confess I'm at a little loss as to killing time between lunch and dinner. We could walk on the new pier in Port (Washington, but no one really uses more than Port). It's only about 4 or 5 blocks from Ewing Brothers. Also, this just popped up. There is Bernie's Meat Market downtown Port; close to the pier, close to Ewing Brothers. Bernie's was purchased by Steve Bennet who apprenticed to Frank Jakubczak who Roadfooders know as the semi-retired owner of Milwaukee's favorite small butcher shop, European Fine Meats on Muskego Ave. His wife's uncle is in fact Frank. Now I've never gone here but I see he has many of the same offering as Frank such as fresh and smoked Slovenian and Hungarian sausage. http://www.berniesfinemeats.com/  
  
 
Port is 30 to 45 minutes from Milwaukee, another 15 minutes to Dobie's. So, if this is going to happen we'll need a head count.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/20 21:24:36 (permalink)
Looks like a lovely day!  Count the Roadhouses in for two for sure!
 
I'm in the process of booking a Sheboygan hotel for Friday night so we'll be on time (stop snickering) Saturday morning.
 
Don't want to speak for abe_froeman and Mr. Maki, but I'm quite certain they're planning to be there as well.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 09:25:58 (permalink)
I'm in for 1, 2, or 3 but our day will likely end after Sheboygan or Port Washington.
 
Frank Jakubczak was featured in an episode of Wisconsin Foodie a couple of years ago.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 12:21:16 (permalink)
Yes, we do plan on being there, and I think we're just going to drive up that morning.  

So, Buddy, we'll see you around Old Wisconsin or so? 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 13:17:12 (permalink)
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 13:24:09 (permalink)
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MFL, poking around Google Maps turned up Schwarz Fish Co. and Charcoal Inn (which everybody knows about anyway) as well.

 
I'm still in!
 
I think I'd like to check out that Schwarz Fish place.  I'll make that my last stop instead of joining the rest of you in Port Washington and Dobies' and I'll just call it a day.  I suspect my energy and wallet will be depleted at that point :)
 
Thanks MFL for putting this together, really looking forward to it.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 13:48:18 (permalink)
abe_froeman Yes, we do plan on being there, and I think we're just going to drive up that morning.  

So, Buddy, we'll see you around Old Wisconsin or so? 
I dunno, Mrs. Smarty-Pants.  It depends on how long it takes you to break through the Cheddar Curtain.  I will be at Schwai's, chomping on sausage made out of Bambi's Mom at 11:30am.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 14:12:31 (permalink)
BR - The secret is that we roll up the sidewalks in Curdistan at 11:00. This makes an a.m. arrival by you possible.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 15:32:17 (permalink)
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Gosse's 2 pm Sheboygan http://www.gossesrestaurant.com/
Cruiser's  2:45 Sheboygan http://www.cruisersfrozencustard.com/  Skipable if we have dessert at Gosse's.
How does Gosse's cook its burgers?  Per Cruiser's website, "Burgers are grilled over an open flame and served on a fresh, toasted hard roll." and if that's different I'd certainly be up for a burger mini-challenge.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 15:32:28 (permalink)
Two for us
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 20:28:58 (permalink)
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Gosse's 2 pm Sheboygan http://www.gossesrestaurant.com/
Cruiser's  2:45 Sheboygan http://www.cruisersfrozencustard.com/  Skipable if we have dessert at Gosse's.
How does Gosse's cook its burgers?  Per Cruiser's website, "Burgers are grilled over an open flame and served on a fresh, toasted hard roll." and if that's different I'd certainly be up for a burger mini-challenge.

I believe they too are cooked over charcoal. They use a City Bakery hard roll that is crispy. No one that I know that lives in the area has given Cruiser's a shout out. Maybe they never tried them. In Curdistan we are free to eat wherever we want.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 20:50:31 (permalink)
I didn't look at this before. LTH Forum weighs in on Sheboygan.
http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=397794
If we wanted to make 3 butcher shop stops, we could squeeze in Miesfeld's, my  favorite butcher shop. I'm thinking that most Roadfooders have been there. They've expanded greatly and are now just north of town and certainly doable. Like Glen's Meat Market in Watertown, they have a charity shed during the summer where Girl or Boy Scouts, volunteer firemen, etc. charcoal grill Miesfeld brats to raise money.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 21:30:05 (permalink)
I'd like to stop at Miesfeld's.
 
We'll have 4 on the tour, probably dropping to 2 for supper.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 21:37:45 (permalink)
That LTH Sheboygan thread includes a contribution from Da Beef, who posts here at Roadfood under the name King T.  His work is outstanding, and his taste and ability to find interesting, off-the-beaten-path stuff is unparalleled.  Not to take anything away from our own well traveled group leaders, but I'd go anywhere he recommends.
 
Are we definitely starting at Schwai's?  Because I've been bidding on hotel rooms in Sheboygan up until now.  If we're starting in Fredonia, I'll start looking in Port Washington.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/21 21:54:51 (permalink)
Count us in for two humans and one triple X canine on Saturday.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/22 00:56:19 (permalink)
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Count us in for two humans and one triple X canine on Saturday.

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Yay for the canine participant in the Contingent!  Those guys are the best XD 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/22 08:58:57 (permalink)
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Are we definitely starting at Schwai's?  Because I've been bidding on hotel rooms in Sheboygan up until now.  If we're starting in Fredonia, I'll start looking in Port Washington.

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Yes.  I think it makes the most sense for the greatest number of people.
Staying in Port would save you 20 miles and 20 minutes.
A couple sometimes goes to Jamaica with us. They recently opened a bar, Alley Katz,  in  downtown Port. http://www.visitportwashington.com/tourism/eat_shop_play/?category0=Eat+-+Casual+Dining&category1=Eat+-+Deli's%2C+Coffee+%26+Cafe's&category2=Eat+-+Ethnic&category4=Eat+-+Fine+Dining+&category8=Play+-+Night+life They have a little kitchen and his sandwiches come with 6 made from scratch sauces and he often has music on the weekends. I think a walk out on the pier should either start or end with a visit to Newport Shores which offers food (almost a supper club) and drink with a view. I like this place very much. My closest friend (who has tried to get me to Gosse's for years) lives in Port. If that's where you are staying, I can get you more things to do with all the particulars. I have a farewell party for two close former workers on Friday or we would have joined you in town.
 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/22 11:45:40 (permalink)
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Excellent idea. I propose
Schwai's 11:30 Fredonia http://schwaismeatandsausage.com/
As I'm generally an early riser this might me a chance for a pre-tour stop or 2, possibly in West Bend (George Webb!) or other points southwest.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/22 13:35:28 (permalink)
The Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan is a decent enough place to stay.  I don't know about price range.  I've only been there on the company dime....but it wasn't too bad.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/24 23:04:34 (permalink)
We have obligations in Mke in the morning and a concert in Mke in the evening, so we (2) should be able to have dinner at Dobie's. We'll have to be out by 6:30, though, so we'll order as soon as we get there.
 
There's a chance we can meet up in Sheboygan for a couple of hours in the early afternoon, but we'll have to wait until the day itself to know for sure.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/25 16:45:17 (permalink)
Good news Q. We look forward to seeing you. I had better luck when you lived on the other side of town.
 
 I'm finding it impossible to find May flavors at Kopps. 
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/28 16:05:31 (permalink)
Bumping the thread. Saturday is supposed to be mixed sun and cloud with a temp of 51 degrees (brr). I'd like to make a reservation at Dobie's for 5 pm. I have a head count of 16.
I'll call Wednesday. I'll also ask about any chance of separate checks. If you've changed your mind please let me know. If you've never joined us, jump on in, the water's fine.
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Re:Sheboygan aka Sheeptown in Spring 2014/04/28 18:40:45 (permalink)
Make sure that 16 doesn't include me...
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