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chicagostyledog

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Fall Tour in Milwaukee, Saturday, October 20, 2012 Sun, 07/22/12 9:45 PM (permalink)
 
Sorry to Barge in Here, but this is only way to get the UPDATED Calendar in front of everyone for Stricken Detective. AT HER Request the date has been added to the title--  Have a great time my friends.

FALL TOUR IN MILWAUKEE, 

 SATURDAY,  OCTOBER, 20, 2012

 
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Every party has it's pooper, so let it be me. We haven't done a Cheesehead in Beer Town tour in a while. There are some great new places that only the chosen few have experienced. Dr.Dawg in Glendale serves up a fabulous Niman Ranch Cheeseburger similar to Pearl's Phat Burger in Mill Valley, CA. Voted one of the top burgers in Milwaukee Magazine, last month. Jake's has a new owner and newer sandwiches. The food is better than ever. How about the Industri Cafe'? Ate there two weeks ago. Best meal I've had in Milwaukee in years. Recommended by Scott Sebastian, owner of Sebastian's in Racine. Shall I continue? Mexican food, you say? Riveria Maya on KK in Milwaukee. Time to leave the comfort zone! Milwaukee's a great food destination with places most haven't experienced. Your time is now!
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    BuddyRoadhouse

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    Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Sun, 07/22/12 10:13 PM (permalink)
    No reason we can't do both--on different days of course.  Let's set a date for the Chicago tour, then you can work up something for Milwaukee.  Us Flatlanders have been waiting for another Beer Town tour for a while.
     
    Buddy
     
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      stricken_detective

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      Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Mon, 07/23/12 1:08 AM (permalink)
      @CSD: Ann Peeples is currently in the planning stages on a Milwaukee event.
       
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        chicagostyledog

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        Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Mon, 07/23/12 8:22 AM (permalink)
        Been out of the Roadfood/Contingent loop for a while, not kept tabs on events. Not trying to jump the shark, prefer to eat one.
         
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          Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Mon, 07/23/12 8:47 AM (permalink)
          We should definitely do a Milwaukee tour!  Can't wait for it to get organized!
           
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            Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Mon, 07/23/12 9:30 AM (permalink)
            A request:
            Please include ?Lakefront Brewery on the Milwaukee tour- 
            I hear from Mike and Beth that they do a GREAT tour...
             
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              Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Mon, 07/23/12 10:13 AM (permalink)
              Just don't stay for the fishfry.  Lakefront was the absolute worst of any of the area FF's Pie Diva & The Pips have tried in the last three years.
               
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                chicagostyledog

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                Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Mon, 07/23/12 2:19 PM (permalink)
                irisarbor


                A request:
                Please include ?Lakefront Brewery on the Milwaukee tour- 
                I hear from Mike and Beth that they do a GREAT tour...

                What a small world! Nina and I have our connection with the Klisch Bros, owners of Lakefront Brewery. They're from Chicago. Seven years ago, we had our cart at the brewery for St Patrick's Day. They contract their kitchen out for their Friday Fish Fry. We like their polka bank and beer.
                 
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                  Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Fri, 07/27/12 4:22 PM (permalink)

                  http://chicago.seriouseat...t-magnolia-bakery.html
                   
                  No, I do not know where they are located & I don't care much. I want that banana pudding.
                  <message edited by stricken_detective on Fri, 07/27/12 9:41 PM>
                   
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                    Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Fri, 07/27/12 7:34 PM (permalink)
                    I am happy to try and put a tour together, but would appreciate some help. Chicagostyle dog.....want to be co captians????
                     
                     
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                      Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Fri, 07/27/12 9:10 PM (permalink)
                      I will be your co-captain, Mrs Peeples!!! Starting a new thread, hope that is ok?
                       
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                        MilwFoodlovers

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                        Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Fri, 07/27/12 9:16 PM (permalink)
                        My two cents is that Jim, Bobbi and myself are on the same page. The Lakefront Brewery tour is almost a must do for a Milwaukee visit; the fish fry there as well as Serb Hall should be avoided at all costs. Lakefront Friday has a very fun polka band but that does not make up for the medicore fish fry. http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/details_details.html
                         
                         
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                          stricken_detective

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                          Fall Tour in Milwaukee Fri, 07/27/12 9:18 PM (permalink)
                          We haven't done one in a very long time!! At least, I don't remember our last one, which means it's been too long.
                           
                          ann_peeples will be our hostess with the mostest!  I have taken the liberty of reading through some old threads to get a feel for what people wanted to do, and have some suggestions.
                           
                          I will post my original idea first, let's get this thing figured out!

                           
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                            BuddyRoadhouse

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                            Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Fri, 07/27/12 9:28 PM (permalink)
                            In another thread Ann mentioned doing a tour with a focus on the east side of Milwaukee.  Is this still part of the plan?  How far into the Fall are you thinking?  I'll be tied up the first weekend in October, doing the American Royal BBQ Cook-Off in Kansas City.
                             
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                              stricken_detective

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                              Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Fri, 07/27/12 9:36 PM (permalink)
                              I have asked that the posts about doing a Milwaukee Tour be moved to this thread. In the meantime...
                               
                              I think we should do this on a Sunday. We could start with brunch at Honeypie Cafe.
                               
                              Then we could do a brewery tour.  
                               
                              Not sure what the difference is other than the 3 hours it takes?
                               
                              After that, we might be hungry, so we could go here & NOT put ketchup on our Dawg's.
                               
                              Then we might want dessert.
                               
                              I tried to post a Google link, but that just did not work out.
                               
                              All places to eat & times & etc open to negotiation.
                               
                              If we decide not to do this on a Sunday, we could go here.
                               
                              And if we are still hungry after all of the above, we could have dinner here.
                               
                              What say you, Contingent & future Contingent members?
                               
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                                JRPfeff

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                                Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Fri, 07/27/12 11:38 PM (permalink)
                                AAAAmmmmiiiii,
                                 
                                That sounds perfect.  Let's do it.
                                 
                                jrp
                                 
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                                  abe_froeman

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                                  Re:Dog Days of Summer Tour: The Contingent Fri, 07/27/12 11:41 PM (permalink)
                                  stricken_detective


                                  http://chicago.seriouseat...t-magnolia-bakery.html

                                  No, I do not know where they are located & I don't care much. I want that banana pudding.

                                   
                                  I want that banana pudding, too!  If we go from Moody's, it would be a straight shot down Lake Shore Drive, into downtown, then on to La Palapa on the west side.  Maybe some sight-seeing around the Loop while we're downtown, work off those Moody's burgers!
                                   
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                                    stricken_detective

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                                    Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 12:38 AM (permalink)
                                    BuddyRoadhouse


                                    In another thread Ann mentioned doing a tour with a focus on the east side of Milwaukee.  Is this still part of the plan?  How far into the Fall are you thinking?  I'll be tied up the first weekend in October, doing the American Royal BBQ Cook-Off in Kansas City.

                                    Not really, this is more of a near south side tour, with some of the places CSD mentioned, and some of the places I've missed on other tours & even one place I found by googling "Milwaukee Desserts" just to give some new places a chance (even though everyone knows the tour ends @ Kopps. ).
                                     
                                    Ann knows the East Side better than I do. If I did an East Side tour we'd do Oakland Gyros, Crazy Rick's Burritos, Pizza Ma--oops , Beans & Barley, Simma's, and then a movie @ The Oriental--they still serve popcorn with actual butter on it!!! And you know what else? They are not far from JAKE'S!!!   But I am pretty sure Crazy Rick has hung up his serape for good.

                                     
                                    Since Ann has been cooking professionally for most of her career, I would think her choices will be different from mine. I cook, too, but not professionally only because I'm a guido & that's what we do to the girls when they're 3: wash their hands, put 'em in an apron, tie their hair back, stand them on a chair or stepstool & have them cut ravioli or pasta, or flour the boards. 
                                     
                                    Deciding on a date is the fun part of any of these tours.  We're never going to be able to accommodate everyone, but we sure can try! I was thinking September, since it appears the day that works best for everyone for the Chicago tour is August 8 (of the people who voted). We have to take into consideration how long they do the boat tours, too, if that is what the group decides. 
                                     
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                                      Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 1:23 AM (permalink)
                                      Hmmmm, we could do a complete tour without leaving Layton Avenue.
                                       
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                                        Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 1:53 AM (permalink)
                                        We really could. Or Brady Street.
                                         
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                                          Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 2:10 AM (permalink)
                                          My vote goes to Jake's for a corned beef sandwich, Dr Dawg for a Niman Ranch char cheddar burger, char cheddar Polish, fresh cut fries, and a Green River or Sprecher's root beer on tap(free refills). Must go to Kopp's. Riveria Maya, Cafe Lulu, Transfer Pizza, and Honey Pie. Forgot about a Scala's Italian beef and char salami sandwich at Dr Dawg's. Did I mention I trained David Ross, the owner of Dr Dawg's at Hot Dog U.?
                                          <message edited by chicagostyledog on Sat, 07/28/12 2:12 AM>
                                           
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                                            ann peeples

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                                            Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 8:13 AM (permalink)
                                            I am completely open to any place, all suggestions have been awesome so far.......and Aimee, my methods of cooking are just like you describe-I just get paid for it!!LOL! Thanks for taking the bull by the horns my detective friend, life is a little hectic right now-appreciate you steering the boat!!

                                             
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                                              Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 11:43 AM (permalink)
                                              Imho having done all the brewery tours, Lakefront is the only one I'd recommend. That said, the Riverwalk boat tour is a fun water trip on an overgrown pontoon boat but there's no need to visit The Milwaukee Ale House (which has great beer) or Rockbottom (which has ok but not great beers). Both of those can be done by ourselves for free if you wish. Lakefront is akin to visiting a comedy club and is fun even for teetotalers if they appreciate drinking jokes.
                                               
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                                                Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 3:19 PM (permalink)
                                                MilwFoodlovers
                                                Imho having done all the brewery tours, Lakefront is the only one I'd recommend. That said, the Riverwalk boat tour is a fun water trip on an overgrown pontoon boat but there's no need to visit The Milwaukee Ale House (which has great beer) or Rockbottom (which has ok but not great beers). Both of those can be done by ourselves for free if you wish. Lakefront is akin to visiting a comedy club and is fun even for teetotalers if they appreciate drinking jokes.
                                                Ok, so is *that* what the difference is between the boat tour & the Lakefront tour--the boat tour we have no choice & *have* to see all 3 breweries? No contest then, boat tour isn't a choice anymore, people!

                                                Thanks for taking the bull by the horns my detective friend, life is a little hectic right now-appreciate you steering the boat!!
                                                You are quite welcome!! I know you'd do the same if the reverse situation were true. I am looking forward to "Milwaukee's Fashionable East Side Tour--Peeples Style!" in the future. :)
                                                <message edited by stricken_detective on Sat, 07/28/12 3:20 PM>
                                                 
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                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 3:49 PM (permalink)
                                                  It sure looks as though you folks are going to be having a blast. I wish I could get in on this. But fall means football and hunting, and between the two I can't do other things.
                                                   
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                                                    ann peeples

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                                                    Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 7:51 PM (permalink)
                                                    Would have loved you and Mrs. Hoffman to join us, but certainly understand your commitments!! i know on any given Sunday in fall, Mr. Peeples will NOT join us..but doesnt stop me....
                                                    I agree about the boat tour, not something I care to do, and its quite expensive....
                                                    The tour doesnt have to include the east side-I would just like to plan a route that is driver friendly......and not too far between destinations, if possible....
                                                    A walking tour would be fun, but am at a loss as to which area! Suggestions very welcome and encouraged....
                                                     
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                                                      MilwFoodlovers

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                                                      Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 9:13 PM (permalink)
                                                      Brady Street could take in Italian, Middle Eastern, real Mexican and Thai. Jus' Sayin'. Would the $ saved by not driving make up for the prices found on this diverse street?
                                                       
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                                                        ann peeples

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                                                        Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 9:13 PM (permalink)
                                                        I would love to Visit Jakes( are they open on Sunday, CSD?) Have been told by my friend who owns Robert Haack jeweler( in Glendale) that Dr. Dawg's is fantastic......Kopps not too far from there......Solly's is also on the way too and from-many other places in between-kind of a round about of five miles....
                                                         
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                                                          ann peeples

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                                                          Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 9:15 PM (permalink)
                                                          Okay, Mike-that was my first thougt.....honestly.......
                                                          So much diversity there in a really short walk....
                                                           
                                                           
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                                                            Re:Fall Tour in Milwaukee Sat, 07/28/12 11:46 PM (permalink)
                                                            I think Jake's is closed Sunday's and Sunday is not a good tour day for us.
                                                             
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