Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend !

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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/04 17:34:02 (permalink)
...little blonde cutie!  I can almost see the Travelin Man heading for the airport!
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/04 20:07:00 (permalink)
All the food looks amazing. Unfortunately I think the "meager" portions would leave Chi Town Diner "wanting"
 
I'm glad Ann is back.

I hope to be in Milwaukee sometime next summer as part of a detour of my "get in the car and drive while my kitchen is being renovated" trip.
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/04 21:05:29 (permalink)
great report Al as usual.
those manhole covers look great.
what kind of pierogis were those?
nice to see Ann & Bob.
 
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/04 21:26:48 (permalink)
Bob
  The pierogis had a fine-grind meat filling. Does that answer your question? I don't know what varieties are normally available.  Maybe Annie will post a better description.
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/04 21:53:12 (permalink)
When I buy them in the Polish Deli in Santa Monica I buy them filled with potato, mushroom or meat.
 
Sometimes they have a mixture of potato and cheese.
 
My Dad was from Poland.
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 07:12:14 (permalink)
Actually, there were 3 types of pierogis on Bob and Janets plate-ground meat, potato, and sauerkraut. I am not sure of Janets opinion, but Bob especially liked the meat filled one. I tried them all, and was equally impressed. And yes, our server was a blonde cutie-even Bob mentioned that after dinner!!!
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 09:51:18 (permalink)
Yeah, that potato panackae is exactly what I want for breakfast this morning.
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 11:37:37 (permalink)
Thanks for helping me out on the Pierogi Question, Annie ! Your care package in in the mail.
 
I was  surprised (a little) at the relationship between The Polish food we saw and we ate this visit...and the Czech food I have enjoyed over the years. ....and even the Serbian food of the earlier visits to Three Brothers. Obviously the geographic and cultural links between all those countries in Europe make the common-ground link, but their seemed to be more than that when you really compare dish for dish.  I guess this would be the theme for another discussion somewhere, but it has generated some thought to this old guy.  We could do a whole study of "Dumplings" without duplicating many recipes !! 
 
 
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 12:36:34 (permalink)
I have both Czech and Polish relatives and the food does cross the borders which way back then were always changing.
 
Some of my Polish ancesters called themselves Austrian, but I know the truth!
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 14:27:21 (permalink)
Marlene,
  My Mom was born in Prague in 1912. She ALWAYS referred to the family origin as Czech, or sometimes Bohemian. However the reality of the situation was that she left (as an infant) before WWI when that whole area was part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (The Hapsburgs were in power). Her immigration papers at Governor's Island, and the steamship manifest I got in my Ancestry search, says Austria for country of origin!!
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 14:52:30 (permalink)
Exactly!
 
My grandfather was born in Przemyśl, Poland.  When searching Ancestry.com I found that he put Austria on all important documents.  Przemyśl is pronounced Shemish!
 
My cousin that was born in Czech....ia says his place of birth was Kamenice River, Slovakia
 
Interesting, isn't it?
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 15:05:02 (permalink)
Listening to some of my cousins who live in the Cz Republic talk about the Bohemians vs the Moravians vs the Czechs vs the Slovaks, is sort of like reading the regional preferences and biases we find here on this site ! (only the distances are smaller !)
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 16:18:33 (permalink)
In Milwaukee, the best place for Serbian is Ilija's Place, with Fritz's Pub coming in second.
For Polish, none better than Polonez.
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 17:29:58 (permalink)
mayor al

What a relief !  We do look forward to our Return to the Ohio Amish country next Spring...perhaps a stop at the Sunbury Grill will be in order? 

 
Bad news. I should have know when Pilot bought Flying J that the Flying J's restaurant would be in trouble. Well, no more huge country fried steaks. No more buffet for those who do buffets. No more truck-stop food that is good and plentiful. I stopped at the Sunbury Grill this morning with the intention of grabbing some breakfast while on my way to hunt pheasants and it was jam packed. So I decided to hit the FLying J instead. When I pulled in and parked I wasn't paying attention  and discovered as I walked inside that The Cookery had been replaced by a Denny's. So much for good food. Anyway, you are warned.

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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 18:19:32 (permalink)
Thank You Michael. When we stayed at the Holiday Inn across the Interstate from that Flying J we made a point of enjoying the CFS and eggs breakfast a couple of times.  We'll know better than to look this time.
Petro's Iron Skillet still does that basic truck-stop menu..we watch for them when we're on the road  too.
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 19:28:37 (permalink)
Polonez is next on the agenda, as Crocus and Polonez were both recommended to us by Milwfoodlover. Thanks for your input,X1!
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Re:Wisconsin Trick AND Treat Weekend ! 2010/11/05 23:58:20 (permalink)
Good to hear from Anne again. Always exciting to read and see pictures of eastern European food. No Czech, Slovakian, or Polish restaurants though we do have an excellent Bosnian place. thanks for sharing this with us, Mr Mayor.
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