I agree - Q, if you have any ideas - throw 'em in!
I just didn't want to complicate things with more ideas when we're looking at a food tour just two weeks away.
Though some places aren't open Sundays, it seems that the ideas so far reflect certain categories and highlight a significant part of Milwaukee's ethnic heritage:
burgers/malt (Sobelman's, Solly's)
corned beef (McBob's)
Jewish-style & hoppel poppel (Benji's)
neighborhood sandwich-and-pie place (Lulu)
Old World Third St. (Spice House, etc.)
Italian heritage (Glorioso's, Zaffiro's)
African-American (Speed Queen)
I'm sure I forgot a few things here.... A lot of possibilities here, but maybe for geographic and culinary diversity, a tour from this list could start at McBob's (west side), hit Solly's or Benji's (North Shore), then go to Glorioso's or Old World Third (Eastside/Downtown), and wind down at Ilija's (Cudahy). If there's time afterward, I wouldn't mind trying Lulu's pies (Bayview), though I know others will want to go to Kopp's (probably the 76th St. location).
Has anyone learned what the tv station's angle will be on this? Many viewers (in the Milwaukee area) will already be familiar with a couple of these places (especially Kopp's), so I don't know if more should be done to explore less familiar places this time around (such as Ilija's)? Or will a tv rep just meet us at one of the stops, talk for a few minutes, then leave?
Also, the ideas so far pretty much emphasize Milwaukee's central/eastern European heritage. Nothing wrong with that, but perhaps we could sneak in a visit to Lopez Bakery or a taco truck or some other non-European place that may be open on Sunday?
post edited by quijote - 2009/11/29 02:59:40