A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area

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ScreamingChicken
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Sat, 10/17/09 6:23 PM
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Unfortunately the weather's probably going to keep us from attending.  Not because it's bad, but because it's good and we have some outside work to do.  Perhaps tomorrow night I'll be able to share a hilarious story about falling off the roof while cleaning the gutters...

Brad

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Sat, 10/17/09 7:02 PM
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Unfortunately the weather's probably going to keep us from attending.  Not because it's bad, but because it's good and we have some outside work to do.  Perhaps tomorrow night I'll be able to share a hilarious story about falling off the roof while cleaning the gutters...

Brad


Where are your priorities man?

If you finish up early, jump in. I'll be posting our movement on Twitter all day.
BTW, there should be a Brewery tour coming up in November. I'll make sure you get an E-vite.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Sat, 10/17/09 7:02 PM
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it looks like probably me and the kids...
could someone PM me a cell phone number in case we get a late start so we can figure out to where to catch up with you all?
My cell phone is just a phone, and doesn't twitter or facebook....
Thanks
irisarbor (E)

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Sat, 10/17/09 7:04 PM
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irisarbor


it looks like probably me and the kids...
could someone PM me a cell phone number in case we get a late start so we can figure out to where to catch up with you all?
My cell phone is just a phone, and doesn't twitter or facebook....
Thanks
irisarbor (E)


Done.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Sun, 10/18/09 9:50 AM
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Start your engines!

Don't forget your coolers, ice(packs), reusable shopping bags, and WWbbD? bracelets! bb (buffetbuster) is counting on you!

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Sun, 10/18/09 7:53 PM
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Rookie roadfooder mistake.

My first of the day was at Glorioso's where I had the Human Torch Sandwich. Very good, loved the heat and the combo of flavors but Huuuuuggggeee and very very greasy. I ate half of it. Even though I enjoyed the heat and combo of flavors, it really was too greasy. Probably won't buy it again because of that. Grease literally poured off the sandwich. I'd rather buy the ingredients from Glorioso's and make my own sandwich.

So now I'm stuffed to the gills and overly greased out.

Next stop at Parthenon, after everyone shopped there was a lot of sharing off the trunk I'll let someone else elaborate! But I was too stuffed and greased out to partake so I missed out on a bunch of tasting.

Regardless, I had such a wonderful time! Thanks X1 and ChuckL50 for the work on putting this together. It was great meeting so many really nice, down-to-earth people.

Just had a fabulous dinner leached off today's grocery haul. Smoked trout from Parthenon, french bread from Sciortino's (that I actually bought in Glorioso's), artichoke fritters from Glorioso's, and my own homemade dilly beans (spicy-vinegary green beans). WOW. Happy tummy.

Plus.... I now have my very own roadfood.com / wwbbd? wristband!

Thanks for a wonderful day!





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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 12:14 AM
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Here are my pictures!

It was a great day (perfect weather!) and a round of applause to X1 for organizing it!

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 6:56 AM
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Great pictures Abe. It was a perfect Milwaukee fall day. Remember the cliche of my dog ate my homework? Well our cat ate my WWBBD wristband. Must have tasted like tuna pie to her.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 7:07 AM
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ChuckL deserves as much or more of the credit. He did most of the work.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 8:54 AM
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X1 & ChuckL organized a great tour. The weather was perfect and every location was exceptional, offering new and different culinary delights. The owner of Glorioso's opened up the back room of his store for the contingent to enjoy their first meal. Thank you Mr. Glorioso! The heat that was generated from the giardinara on Bob's Italian beef, not only warmed the room, it reminded me of the time I unknowingly downed a huge piece of wasabi. Talk about hot! The muffalata was superb, dressed with an abundance of olive oil, similar to Cj's sandwich. Next time, I'll request light oil. To be continued....

CSD
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 10:22 AM
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Regarding that tamal shown in abe froeman's gallery, irisarbor perfectly and poetically described it as tasting like solid chicken soup.  She was spot on with that interpretation!  The tamal had all the flavor, richness, and health inducing qualities of baubie's (grandma's) homemade elixir.

Greetings from the road (breakfast in the lobby of a Fairfield Inn in Iowa City before heading on to St. Joseph, MO and Kansas City),

Buddy

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 1:25 PM
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Many thanks to X1 and ChuckL50 for putting together a dynamite Roadfood tour. I had a great time, and I eagerly await the next time that the Contingent "hits the road" ( and yes, that giardinara on my sandwich was HOT. )    
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 1:55 PM
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Oh yes, Chuck too!  Sorry, I had to go back to page 1 to remember who started it and X1's post was first!

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 2:02 PM
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5 Pages of buildup and no pics?

Oops.   Saw Lucy's Pictures in her photo bucket or Abe?
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 10/19/09 2:31 PM
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Sounds like a great time and I'm sorry I missed it, but that might turn out to be a silver lining for the rest of you.  I woke up this morning feeling like I'd been worked over with a Louisville Slugger; I don't know if I'm just sore from 2 days of manual labor or if I'm coming down with a bug but I would've hated to pass something on!

Brad

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 10/20/09 7:06 PM
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Thanks for the props. My thanks to X1 for getting this started and helping me with the cat herding.  Glad everyone found something to enjoy on this trip.  Great seeing everyone again.
I've posted photos here: MKEtour


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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 10/20/09 7:56 PM
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ChuckL50 & X1 - Thanks for organizing a great day.  We found some new favorites on Sunday.  I can tell from abe's gallery that we stopped at the wrong el Rey.  The big one we went to did not have the character of the other one.

MFL - Don't worry about the WWbbD? wristband.  I've got another for you.  Just bring a note from your vet.

Brad_O - Too bad that you missed out on the Black Taco.  nocarolina will vouch for how good it was.


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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 10/20/09 9:28 PM
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I will? Did I have one? If so, nobody bothered to tell me ( I'm so confused. )

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Wed, 10/21/09 9:45 AM
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Oh, I didn't see the black taco, and never heard of it. What is that?

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Wed, 10/21/09 8:17 PM
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CJ, you must have missed me hitting the Taco Bell drive-thru.

Sorry, I was just funnin' on Bob & Brad.

Jim

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Wed, 10/21/09 10:27 PM
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Sounds like you all had a fun Sunday. Wish I coulda been there, but at least I managed to have a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich on the road in Indiana that day....

I agree that the sandwiches at Glorioso's can be a tad oily, but they are good indeed. If worse comes to worse, empty out the contents of the sandwich onto a napkin, then soak, then transfer drained goods back into sandwich roll.

Did you all make it to the Public Market?  I may even go there for lunch tomorrow (half-price oysters on Thursdays).... 

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Wed, 10/21/09 10:33 PM
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Did you all make it to the Public Market?  I may even go there for lunch tomorrow (half-price oysters on Thursdays).... 


Yes, we made it ahead of schedule.  We learned never to get between X1 and her oysters.

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Thu, 10/22/09 9:43 AM
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It was a really fun day.
Thanks so much to Chuck and X1 for organizing!
I also have some pix to post, but work has just been getting in the way of my spare time....maybe this weekend.
The whole irisarbor clan really enjoyed themselves, especially the adventurous young man, who had his first oyster AND clam on the half shell...
And the stay at home stick in the muds enjoyed all the goodies that were packed home in the trunk.
Columbian pastries, Italian cookies, Mexican soda..
As i sit here, I am even gazing over at my mexican votive candle, guaranteed to shut the mouths of my enemies... (if only)
Great day, great weather,  great friends
 
So with A weekend day, I have found time to post up some pix:
and here is the link: you should be able to see them even if you are not a facebook person-
and that way I don't have to re-size them all.
 
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=329082&id=567000441&l=cbdec254e1
 
Enjoy!
 
 
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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Mon, 11/2/09 6:13 PM
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Yummo!


El Rey Market, the popular south side grocery and Mexican restaurant, recently received 10 critical health violations, making it Milwaukee’s most-cited spot in the past month.

A critical violation is one that is serious enough to increase a patron’s risk of getting sick from a food-borne illness.

On Oct. 12, an inspector found a host of problems at El Rey’s 916 S. Cesar Chavez Dr. location, including a meat slicer used to cut raw chicken and raw beef, which can cause cross-contamination, records show.

The inspection report details meat trays and dirty dishes being stored on the floor and fruit flies in the juice area, along with an ice machine, sugar cane machine and juice equipment that an inspector deemed unclean.

Records show there were no paper towels at the hand sinks in the meat department, the deli or the produce processing areas.

In addition, workers in the El Rey deli were not date-marking products. If food is held for more than 24 hours, it must be marked to indicate the day by which it’s supposed to be consumed or sold.


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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 11/3/09 3:36 AM
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Was that the one we went to with iris? Or the one the rest of the group went to?

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 11/3/09 10:01 AM
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JRPfeff


Yummo!


El Rey Market, the popular south side grocery and Mexican restaurant, recently received 10 critical health violations, making it Milwaukee’s most-cited spot in the past month.

A critical violation is one that is serious enough to increase a patron’s risk of getting sick from a food-borne illness.

On Oct. 12, an inspector found a host of problems at El Rey’s 916 S. Cesar Chavez Dr. location, including a meat slicer used to cut raw chicken and raw beef, which can cause cross-contamination, records show.

The inspection report details meat trays and dirty dishes being stored on the floor and fruit flies in the juice area, along with an ice machine, sugar cane machine and juice equipment that an inspector deemed unclean.

Records show there were no paper towels at the hand sinks in the meat department, the deli or the produce processing areas.

In addition, workers in the El Rey deli were not date-marking products. If food is held for more than 24 hours, it must be marked to indicate the day by which it’s supposed to be consumed or sold.



El Rey Mexican Products Inc. administrator Olivia Villarreal said all the violations were corrected and the company is now requiring department heads at the grocery to maintain employee checklists on health issues like proper hand washing procedures.
“This is very serious in our eyes,” Villarreal said. “We let our guard down. There is no excuse. Our department heads of the meat and deli departments should have known better. They know all the rules. We will hold them accountable from now on."

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 11/3/09 9:11 PM
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Mike,

I have no reason to believe those corrections were made by the day of our tour.  Fortunately, I don't think any of purchased any food that wasn't pre-packaged at the big El Rey store.

JIm

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Re:A Roadfood Tour of the Milwaukee area - Tue, 11/3/09 10:22 PM
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Mr. Maki and I had some of the carnitas- we were fine....as fine as could be expected after eating all that food that day, anyway.

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