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French dip in milwaukee?

Glorioso's Italian Beef Sandwich- 1011 E Brady Street

Fattonis in Tosa on 72nd & North - Italian Beef

Both excellent!

May 10, 2013
gibson in Great Lakes

Penzey's Spices catalog--is it just me?

Daughter Patty operates the Spice House, Bill Jr. runs Penzey's and most recipe blends originate from Bill Sr. and his wife Ruth... very likely.

Jan 20, 2010
gibson in Food Media & News

Looking for Good Source of Prime Beef in the Milwaukee Area

Agreed, Grasch's on Lilly Road and North Ave (140th & North) in Brookfield. All prime beef, best butchers in town.

Jan 16, 2010
gibson in Great Lakes

Corn Casserole or Pudding. Not with Jiffy mix.....

Ina's Sagaponack Corn Pudding is amazing!

Dec 21, 2009
gibson in Home Cooking

Milwaukee dining?

Lake Park Bistro is an absolute must. A beautiful French restaurant located in Lake Park, with unrivaled views of Lake Michigan, great service, and the magnificent food. The three course plated Sunday brunch is amazing. One of the many fine Bartolotta group restaurants.

A hidden gem serving fantastic American fusion cuisine in a comfortable cozy atmosphere.. try Crazy Water Restaurant on 2nd street in Walker's Point just south of downtown. (located in the old Zur Krone bar, a place we locals surely remember!)

Umami Moto on Milwaukee St. Some of the best sushi in town

Coquette Cafe in the Third Ward. Authentic bistro fare in comfortable surroundings. One of Sanford D'Amato restaurants.

In the mood for steak. Jackson Grill just south of Miller Park serves one of the finest steaks around. (Kobe beef)

Nov 19, 2009
gibson in Great Lakes

Help! Does anyone know this website?

Sounds like

There's a section to narrow your search by taste & texture

Oct 28, 2009
gibson in Food Media & News

Good Eats In Milwaukee?

Fore pizza, Classic Slice on KK in Bay View. Their pizza closely resembles New York style and the slices are "bigger than your head" as they tout... actually closer to half of a large pizza (think of the slice Adam Richman holds up next to the baby). All slices are made fresh to order, not par cooked, with premium ingredients and wide range of toppings. Seriously great pizza.

Apr 23, 2009
gibson in Great Lakes

Higher end burgers in Milw.

Umami Moto on Milwaukee Street serves Kobe sliders with Taleggio cheese and Nueske’s bacon... killer.

Thanksgiving for two?

Every year we have our own Thanksgiving-for-two so that I get the chance to plan, shop, cook all day and make our favorites. I prepare roasted capon with sage stuffing as an alternative to turkey and pair with traditional sides. An 8-10 pound capon ensures plenty of leftovers to snack on later, for soups, sandwiches and a good Tetrazzini for Friday night.

Nov 12, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

Favorite Food/Recipe/Resource Website?

I find a solid source for recipes, etc.

Oct 30, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

Milwaukee in October

You mention you're a fun group, then you MUST head over to Lakefront Brewery and take the tour. The guides are informative, laid back and hilarious.... cool atmosphere and the beer is great! For $6 you get to sample 4 - 6oz pours of your choice throughout the duration of the tour, a really nice pint glass at the end, and a token for a free pint of Lakefront beer at your choice of several fun local bars. The Wicked Hop in the Third Ward is on the list of places to use your token so you could either grab lunch there or hit up some of the other places suggested in this thread.. all good ones I might add. Just one correction, it's the Coquette Cafe :)

What else besides meat is heavenly in the cast-iron skillet?

we use our 10" on the grill; salmon, tuna, blackened grouper.... no mess, no stick, no smoke to deal with, fantastic!

Sep 19, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

Need your help in Milwaukee

I would highly recommend dinner at Ristorante Bartolotta, an authentic cozy and inviting Italian restaurant located in the charming Village of Wauwatosa (just west of Milwaukee, north east of New Berlin) They focus on simple and traditional recipes from Italy's northern region using fresh, quality ingredients. It's the one place that out of town colleagues insist I take them specifically for their Grigliato Misto di Mare. Wine list is great and their tiramisuu is the best in town.

the Lobby of the Pfister Hotel downtown Milwaukee is a gorgeous place to have a few cocktails, enjoy the live piano music and people watch. Then head into the Mason Street Grill located inside the hotel for a fantastic meal in a very comfortable atmosphere.

Zaffiro's Pizza on the east side is a very casual bar/restaurant for delicious thin crust pizza.

Alterra Cafe At the Lake, 1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee. Excellent coffee shop with its own coffee roasting facility inside, across from the McKinley Marina on Lake Michigan... prime place for people-watching.

A few other recommendations...

Beans & Barley Market & Cafe -
County Clare An Irish Inn & Pub -
Lakefront Brewery Palm Garden -

Have a great weekend in Milwaukee, the weather looks perfect!

Classic Sliders Recipe

I use Alton Brown's recipe.. simple and delicious. The step of rolling out the burger meat is key. Be sure to make a big batch cuz these go fast!

Jul 31, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

Your favorite cocktail party snacks

A favorite crostini recipe: slice a French baguette, grill each side, smear with Gorgonzola and top with a sliced green apple... so delicious!

Jul 22, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI area

Great suggestions above. The Mason Street Grill is a wonderful restaurant right inside the Pfister Hotel. They're open for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30 - 2:00 p.m. and serve classic American Grill fare. There is a Lake Perch Sandwich on the menu which is definitely classic Wisconsin food. Enjoy your stay in Milwaukee!

If you can't fit in a trip to Kopp's, they do ship their custard on Tuesday's via 2 day-air. Ten pints of Kopp's costs $75 plus shipping. The frozen custard ships beautifully.

Looks like they're currently upgrading web servers but check back.

Grilled chicken wing recipe: Temp and Time?

I always follow Bittman's method of grilling wings. Flavor any way you like, then grill indirect for about 15 minutes, move to direct heat for 5. The indirect heat method helps render the fat which results in nicely browned and delicious wings

Here's the link to the NYT article. Have fun grilling your wings!

May 01, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

question about chinese spices

can someone recommend a brand of dark soy sauce?

Mar 11, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

Everyday Italian...Giada De Laurentiis

I've consistently had great results with Giada's recipes. Some favorites:

Pork Loin with Fig and Port Sauce
Italian Wedding Soup
Lasagna Rolls
Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Baked Mashed Potatoes
Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze
Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas
Chicken Tetrazzini
White Bean Dip with Pita Chips
Creamy Red Pepper Soup

Mar 06, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking

Your stir fry recipes

agreed.... I love this stuff. Great flavor, all natural ingredients & preservative free. I use the Soy Vay Veri Teriyaki as a marinade for flank steak and pork tenderloin, let sit overnight and then grill.... fantastic!

Mar 06, 2008
gibson in Home Cooking