Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/18 12:55:46 (permalink)
Glad to see everyone, pretty much on the train, for Oct 21st or so......lets do it!!!
I think a Bayview tour would be awesome......lived there for years when all was cool.The area has had a great re-birth.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/19 02:43:40 (permalink)
Annie,
Just gonna stick my nose in here for a sec and then butt out.
 
While I prefer a Sunday tour, most of them take place on Saturdays because some of the places we want to visit are closed on Sundays.  It might be wise to leave the specific day open until you get a firm list of places you want to lead the tour.  The Doodle Poll shows both the 20th and 21st clear for most of us.  Once you're sure everything will be open and able to accommodate the group on a particular day, then set the day in stone.
 
You've got some good ideas of your own, plus good suggestions from stricken_detective and chicagostyledog.  Narrow down the list as soon as possible, make sure those places are open on the days you want to set the tour, then decide if Saturday or Sunday will work best. 
 
Just my thoughts.  If I'm in town, I'll do my best to be there any day you pick.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/19 09:09:35 (permalink)
The Packers play at noon on 10/21.  It is not a big rival (just the Rams), but that will still be a show stopper for some Contingent members.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/19 09:41:09 (permalink)
Saturday works, as well. i didnt realize the 21st was a Sunday when I posted.....I will be working on calling the Bayview places people suggested, and will try and nail this down in the next couple of weeks.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/25 20:19:42 (permalink)
Sorry for my absence, guys. Going through some work drama that ended this week *whew* Annie, I'm going to keep editing this post, along with my research. LOVE the idea of Groppi's.

I was thinking, if we start in Bay View, we can zip to Dr Dawg's, then make our way back to Bay View for dinner.  Each name of the restaurant can be clicked to see a menu.
 
Honeypie!!!
2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
Then a little shopping, and maybe some more brunch. lol
1441 E Russell Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
Then some GREEN RIVER um, LUNCH, in Glendale.
6969 N Port Washington Rd  Glendale, WI 53217
 
Then: Lakefront Brewery Tour
1872 N Commerce Street  Milwaukee, WI 53212
Saturday, October 20          
11:00am                    11:25am                11:50am                             
12:15pm                    12:40pm                12:40pm
1:05pm                        1:30pm                  1:55pm  
2:20pm                        2:45pm                  3:10pm 
Cost for the Brewery Tour is $7 and includes:  a Souvenir Pint Glass, & four 6oz pours of beer. Tours that start before 4pm also include a coupon for 1 free beer, before 6pm, at any of these locations:  Bar Louie, Brocach, Champion's Pub, G-Daddy's BBC, The Garage/Balzac, Hosed on Brady, Hybrid Lounge, Karma Bar & Grill, Milwaukee Brat House, Motor @ Harley Davidson, Nomad,  Stubby's, The Tracks, Wicked Hop, & Wolski's Tavern. 
Of these ^^ choices, I would choose
The Wicked Hop.
345 North Broadway  Milwaukee, WI 53202
 
Next:  a tapas bar: Ginger
235 S 2nd St  Milwaukee, WI 53204

On to our dinner stop: Riviera Maya
2258 S Kinnickinnic Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
And finally, dessert at a new place: Babe's Ice Cream
2264 S Kinnickinnic Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207

Here is a map of the festivities.

The only choice above I'm not wild about is the Brewery Tour. At least with the Sprecher's tour, they had soda. For someone who can't have alcohol, a brewery tour seems like a waste of time that could be better spent elsewhere. (The boat tour would've been fun because it's on a boat. But 3 hours on a boat to see 2 breweries no one wants to see just to wait for the one you guys wanted to see wasn't appealing either.) Not to mention I grew up here, "This is how we make beer" just isn't as fascinating since you can drive past Marquette & *not* smell the yeast in the air now. I realize I'm in the minority, though. The other thing is, if we do a Brady Street Tour next spring, it makes more sense to add the Brewery Tour in at that time, logistically.

So here is what I need from you, Contingent & future Contingent members:
Headcount
Brewery Tour: Spring Tour for sure??
post edited by stricken_detective - 2012/08/25 23:42:32
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/25 23:25:24 (permalink)
Aimee, This is shaping up really nicely. I would be more inclined to do a brewery tour in spring, but maybe if some people want to do the tour this time around, they can break off for a couple of hours while other folks do something else nearby. We can regroup after the tour and proceed to the next stop. My guess is that if we do the brewery tour, either Wicked Hop or Ginger will have to get cut due to time constraints. But if we don't do the tour, we should have ample time for them.
 
Also, we may consider saving Dr. Dawg for the spring tour, if we wind up not doing the brewery visits and if all of our other stops are in the Bayview area. But I don't mind going, either--I tried their Niman Ranch burger recently, and it was quite delectable.
 
BTW, for a future tour--maybe the spring tour?-- we may want to visit Growing Power:
http://www.growingpower.org/tours.htm
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/25 23:41:10 (permalink)
I'm glad you brought that up, John. As much as I want to do Dr Dawg's, (GREEN RIVER)  I think if we keep the tour in Bay View, it will cut down on gas money spent, and we aren't running around trying to get to all those places.
 
Not to mention, next Spring's tour is already half-planned. Annie can pick out the stops on Brady Street & we're done! You're welcome!!!
 
Amended Tour Map!
 
I think this way, if there is other cool stuff going on in Bay View, we will be able to squeeze it in. WE can also push back the start time because 9AM, even in my own city, is a little...how do you say...AMBITIOUS!!!...for me. " />
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 00:33:50 (permalink)
What kind of tour is half-planned for next spring? If it's in April or the last two-thirds of May, I should be able to make it ( early May is the annual spring trip to the Tarheel State. )       
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 00:35:29 (permalink)
Aimee, that sounds good. For a non-food stop we can all head to the Casino.... okay, maybe not. Perhaps a tour of St. Josaphat's Basilica or some other site around there? Maybe we can get a tour of Klement's Sausage plant!
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 00:59:54 (permalink)
Bob, a new thread has been created. 
John, really? Leave it to you to mention the Klement's Sausage Factory Tour? Do they sell t shirts that say I LOVE SAUSAGE or better yet, SAUSAGE FEST?
 
And like JRPfeff pointed out, we really could do an entire tour on Layton Avenue all by itself. There's also that big Mexican grocery store that sells the soda with real sugar & Cheetos con limon (don't you judge me, Paul Blart). I think putting less "official" stops out there leaves more time for travel, relaxing, enjoying each other's company, and fitting in new finds along the way. I know we're all excited because we haven't done this in so long, but we have to pace ourselves.
 
And everyone knows the Roadhouses are ending the tour @ Kopp's after the last stop, right?

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 01:47:48 (permalink)
I'm not sure Klement's even has a tour, but it would be kinda....interesting to see how their sausage is made. Maybe they have tee-shirts that resemble sausage casings, or that have those five Sausage Guys that run around during Brewers games.
 
Yeah, Layton would make a great tour. But heck, KK itself is a great tour.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 01:48:06 (permalink)
Depends on the Flavors Of The Day.
 
Okay, it probably doesn't.
 
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Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 2012/08/26 03:28:57 (permalink)
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   Title edited as requested...feel free to ask for Moderator help at 3:00am, any time you have an emergency like this one....I'll even give you Tony's private line phone number !!!  
 Hope everyone enjoys the day.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 2012/08/26 11:22:38 (permalink)
I like your choices, Aimee.I personally will skip the brewery tour , and think it would be wise to do in the spring tour. Lets keep it around the Bay View area-such a cool side of town to explore. And we have nailed it down to Sat. Oct 20th?
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 2012/08/26 11:55:35 (permalink)
We can all hang out at Gyp's fancy new apartment.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 2012/08/26 14:42:04 (permalink)
Ooh, "fancy", I like the sound of that.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 2012/08/26 16:50:37 (permalink)
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We can all hang out at Gyp's fancy new apartment.

The part of Fancy Man Gyp is being played today by George Jefferson.
 

 


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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 2012/08/26 20:01:25 (permalink)
Thank you, Mr Mayor!!
 
ann peeples

I like your choices, Aimee.I personally will skip the brewery tour , and think it would be wise to do in the spring tour. Lets keep it around the Bay View area-such a cool side of town to explore. And we have nailed it down to Sat. Oct 20th?
Yes, we have. So here are the deets:
 
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Honeypie!!!
2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
Then a little shopping, and maybe some more brunch. lol
1441 E Russell Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
Ginger doesn't open until 5??

A tapas bar: Ginger
235 S 2nd St  Milwaukee, WI 53204
On to our dinner stop: Riviera Maya
2258 S Kinnickinnic Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
And finally, dessert at a new place: Babe's Ice Cream
2264 S Kinnickinnic Ave  Milwaukee, WI 53207
 
And here is the map:
 
Any who are reading are welcome to come. Newbies will be subject to initiation. Also yes, there is a hole for lunch, I left one on purpose. This way, our tour looks like a donut, and if we find someplace cool for lunch, we can stop.
 
Ok.
 
Headcount, please?

post edited by stricken_detective - 2012/08/26 20:04:13
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 20:02:46 (permalink)
BuddyRoadhouse

Depends on the Flavors Of The Day.
Like my dad always says, "Well, there's ALWAYS chocolate and vanilla..."

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 20:46:21 (permalink)
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BuddyRoadhouse

Depends on the Flavors Of The Day.
Like my dad always says, "Well, there's ALWAYS chocolate and vanilla..."

And don't forget all the other flavors they have every day for milkshakes!  Mmm, pineapple milkshake!
 
Mr. Maki and I are in for 2!
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 20:53:56 (permalink)
I'm in. I'm a little worried about the gap during the afternoon. With two places for brunch, two places for dinner, and a dessert stop on the schedule, I'm concerned we won't get enough to eat. 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/26 21:55:51 (permalink)
MilwFoodlovers in for 1.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/27 01:39:40 (permalink)
Roadhouses; 2 (unless Mrs. Roadhouse is visiting her Mom in Kansas City that weekend, then just one).

Scratched Dr. Dawg, eh?  Hmmph.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/27 08:09:09 (permalink)
Me!  I'm in.  Woo Hoo
 
Since Ginger doesn't open until 5, another shopping spot we can stop at is A & J Polish Deli.  I couldn't find a web site for them, but they are at 1215 West Lincoln Avenue, only about 2 miles from Groppi.  I've never been there yet, but it is on my list of places to check out.  Just a thought if we are looking for something to fill time.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/27 08:56:05 (permalink)
Looking very forward to this tour......and seeing all you peeps again!
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/27 15:32:18 (permalink)
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I'm in. I'm a little worried about the gap during the afternoon. With two places for brunch, two places for dinner, and a dessert stop on the schedule, I'm concerned we won't get enough to eat. 

 
Always a concern of mine...thank you for bringing this to proper folks attention! 

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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/27 15:36:02 (permalink)
OK I regret to inform you that I will not be around for this. I'm going to be in St Louis for the Packers-Rams game. I will leave my apartment key to anyone that wants to leave me some delicious goodies from the tour.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/28 17:17:48 (permalink)
I'm pretty sure I'm in for this.
I also will not be doing a brewery tour, and I refuse to step foot in Lulu's (old grudge).
I would like to point out that Groppi's has been expanded, and has a small bar in the back (inside), along with an outdoor patio with several tables, if you get something from their deli or have a giant, delicious panini made-to-order for you. 
Across the way is Palomino (same owners as Honeypie and other places in MKE), and they have THE VELVET ELVIS sandwich - peanut butter, bananas, bacon on grilled white bread. JUST. SAYIN'.
I would also have liked a stop at Dr. Dawg, but...I guess another time.
 
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/28 21:18:50 (permalink)
We're saving the brewery tour for the spring.
What is Lulu's?
I *heart* Palomino.
If enough people feel that strongly about it (I too was disappointed to strike it) we can add Green River Palace, I MEAN Dr Dawg's back in. If gas money is an issue, I can fit 3 more in my car, 2 or 3 more in the trunk & at least 2 strapped to the roof.
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Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee 2012/08/28 22:26:35 (permalink)
I don't mind working Dr Dawg back into the picture. The drive to and fro may give us the opportunity for a quick, non-eating stop for the tour. (The Mke Riverwalk or one of the Saturday farmers markets?) 
 
Alternatively, we could go to Riviera Maya for lunch (after Honeypie and Groppi's), make a stop at Ginger for tapas, then drive to Dr Dawg for dinner (they close at 8 pm). Dr Dawg is not too far from the North Shore Kopp's.
 
 
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