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Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Great! I'll put Ale Asylum on my map. Thanks for the info about the public market. We will definitely stop by.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Thank you!!!

Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Re Milwaukee: Sounds like a great night out-- Burnhearts, Sugar Maple, Odd Duck, and I wouldn't put it past me to do two desserts. :) Once my husband sees Mader's has sauerbraten he will get a far off, dreamy look in his eye, so that will probably be our lunch choice that day. I like the look of the Uber Tap Room you mentioned for a cheesy snack for me! Distil looks great for a nightcap.

I pinned Next Door and Karben 4 in Madison. I'm going to have to have my husband rank the breweries he most wants to visit at there's no way we'll get to all of them.

I hope we have enough time and stomach space to hit even half of these great looking places!

Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Thanks! Our route is going to be from Chicago to Blanchardville, then little day trips from Blanchardville, Blanchardville to Milwaukee, and then finally Milwaukee back to Chicago. I'll look into some of the markets you mentioned.

I will definitely check out the public market... is it similar to the markets in Seattle, Philly...? If so my husband will probably not be crazy about it but I'll ply him with some beer so I can look around a bit. :)

I love Penzey's! I've been mail ordering stuff since the one store in my area closed a couple years ago. I'll have to stock up...

Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Ha!!! Yes!! House on the Rock is on our non-food agenda. Definitely looks unique!

Thanks for all your recommendations! Is the Cheesemaking Center a museum of sorts? The Old Fashioned looks like it would be fun for lunch in Madison. I definitely can't miss the frozen custard either!

We will sadly be missing the farmers' market in Madison. Are there any other markets or brick and mortar stores where we can peruse local products?

Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Thanks! I have a feeling we'll be focused more on beer in Wisconsin and cocktails in Chicago but it's good to have options in case I get tired of drinking beer!

Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Thanks! I'm definitely leaning towards Odd Duck because it seems a bit different from everything else we have picked out. I might not be able to get my husband to leave with their beer list!

Advice for 3 nights near New Glarus/1 night in Milwaukee?

Hi everyone!
My husband and I are excited for four nights in Wisconsin (followed by four in Chicago) coming up at the end of July! I was hoping I could get some feedback about our plans. We are from NY and are looking forward to relaxing in Wisconsin before pounding the pavement a bit more in Chicago. We will have a car.

Beer, cheese, ice cream, and any and all local specialties are our focus. My husband also loves German and Polish food. The more sausages the better! We will be staying in a rental home in Blanchardville for the first three nights with a full kitchen and grill so would definitely be open to farmers' markets to procure ingredients for easy dinners in. Here are our loose plans so far!

Sunday:
arrive and check in
Lunch nearby
Groceries/snacks at Brennan's
Dinner in

Monday:
Breakfast in
New Glarus- Brewery, Ruef's Meat Market
Monroe- Minhas Brewery, Baumgartners's Cheese, Alp and Dell

Tuesday:
Madison- Formagination, Babcock Dairy Store, Great Dane, Nice Creamery, Capitol Brewing, Mustard Museum
Nearby non-food related sights

Wednesday:
drive to Milwaukee, check into Hilton Garden
Beer- Lakefront Brewing, Rockbottom, Alehouse, Burnheart's
Lunch- Mader's German Food?
Evening- Hinterland (for drinks? Too pricey for dinner), Odd Duck or AP (dinner?), Purple Door (dessert)

I guess we are missing a lunch near Blanchardville on Sunday, a possible dinner near Monroe on Tuesday (unless we get meat at Ruef's, which looks like a strong possibility!), and lunch and/or dinner in or near Madison on Wednesday.

Any glaring omissions? Where can we get a great cocktail in Milwaukee? Best place for cheese? Any more bars with hard to find local beers?

Thanks!

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

So I've made a bunch of reservations (Aviary, Frontera Grill, North Pond brunch, GT Fish and Oyster, probably others I'm not thinking of) and I'm fine tuning our non-food itinerary.

Any opinions on the best cheese plates in town?

What about ice cream I can't miss?

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Oh man, will my husband thank you for this! He's going to love this menu! Thank yoU!

Quiet Romantic Italian Restaurant in Westchester

I was thinking campagna too. It's not exactly quiet but it is definitely more subdued than, say, the cookery or fortina.

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I went to a fall wedding a couple years ago at Feast at Round Hill and it was really beautiful. As far as wedding food goes, the food was quite good. I still remember a fall soup (maybe butternut squash?) that was delicious.

Congrats and good luck!

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NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Jam does sound great. The menu is indeed hard to resist. I'm going to try and plan out the rest of our itinerary and see how I can make everything fit.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Hi mrsdebdav... Thanks for the Westchester perspective on Chicago!

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Does Off Color have a tasting room? I bookmarked the other two places you mentioned.

We went to the Petaluma Lagunitas location a couple years ago and my husband is pushing to go to the newer one in Chicago. Have you been?

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Thank you! This looks like fun!

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Looks like we'll be hitting Monk's Pub if only for all the Two Brothers beer on the list!

I have Hopleaf starred but I don't think we'll make it that far north. We'll see though.

Honestly, knowing my husband and his beer obsession, he'll probably want to do both Revolution and Longman & Eagle in that area. Longman & Eagle currently has a beer that I'd go for too, the Off Color Eille, which is a "bee's knees inspired honey saison with gin spices and lemon juice"-- wow!

Thanks!

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

This sounds great! They take walk ins? What's the price point of the tapas? This could definitely work for us.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

nsxtasy- Thanks for the additional info and clarification on neighborhoods. I star everything I'm interested in on Google Maps and also write it down in categories in a notebook. (High tech and low tech combined.) I haven't even begun to wrap my head around public transportation in Chicago, but I'll probably leave that up to my husband to figure out. Is Uber commonly used in Chicago? Logan Square seems like a hike from our hotel. In fact, I'm wondering if we'll have to eliminate Jam if only because I'm not sure we'll be able to make it to Logan Square twice in addition to the other touristy, non-food items on our agenda.

We'll give Salero a shot for sure and depending on the vibe may stay or not.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Yes! We just ate our way through Austin in April. We had a fantastic time there! I probably took some cocktail advice from your posts, come to think of it! :) Our favorite meals there were Odd Duck and Swift's Attic and I enjoyed the cocktails at Peche, Bar Congress, and the Driskill, along with the novelty "ice ball" cocktails at Swift's Attic! But I digress... hoping for a similarly exciting experience in Chicago. I'll post on the Great Lakes board re Milwaukee.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Thanks smarttyparty for describing the difference!

Brunch for 20, lower Westchester HELP

Rye Bar and Grill is a good suggestion. The food isn't amazing BUT they are very used to dealing with large groups and the restaurant is very nice inside. It would probably satisfy a large range of folks.

I'm not sure how or if Half Moon would accommodate a group that size.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Thanks Gonzo! Based on what you and Kathryn wrote, it definitely seems like we'll have to focus on an evening eating in Logan Square. That negroni slushy at Parsons sounds so good! Of those places you listed in Logan Square, do most of them have a bar area that would be conducive to us grabbing a drink and a snack?

Re Salero, I was more interested in drinks and pintxos. I did notice the entrees were rather pricey and they didn't interest me as much as the pintxos.

I had Ceres' Table bookmarked so I'll ask my husband what he'd like to do after the game. I also had Sepia bookmarked but didn't really look closely at it because it seemed pricey so it's great to know they have a separate bar area. Now that I'm looking, the lunch menu there appeals to me too. So many choices!

My husband will go crazy for the salumi shop. I wonder if it travels well.

Thanks!!!

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Kathryn, thank you so much for the cocktail recommendations! I bookmarked all of those and will check them out. Seems like there are a ton of great cocktail places in Chicago.

Definitely seems like Logan Square is a place for nibbling our way through the neighborhood based on what you wrote.

I didn't realize there were two Publicans-- what's the difference?

Thanks also for the NYC and Milwaukee recs. I'll check those out too!

First Time in Chicago for Montrealers

manaloman, I'm enjoying your thread and the responses as we are coming at around the same time as you. You also reminded me that my husband wants to do the architecture boat cruise, which I'll have to fit in around all the reservations I already made... :)

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Thank you so much for your recommendations!

Regarding our first day: after looking at both Topolobampo and Frontera Grill's menus, the menu that interests me most is Frontera Grill's dinner menu. So I made a reservation there for a late dinner. I reserved Naha for lunch. I also made a reservation for our Friday night at GT Fish and Oyster.

The waiting aspect of Purple Pig is a turn off so we'll probably end up skipping it altogether.

Eggy's looks delicious and convenient for breakfast! My husband will appreciate the other coffee recommendations.

I'm excited about Salero and their pintxos! Txakoli is a Basque sparkling white wine. I googled more and they do seem to have it. All the more reason to go.

NYers excited for 4 nights in late July- feedback please!

Hi Chicago CHs,

I've been following this board for months in preparation for my first visit to Chicago with my husband. We'll be spending four nights in Wisconsin (three near New Glarus and one in Milwaukee) prior to our arrival in Chicago.

Our priorities are ice cream (surprise, surprise!), craft beer for my husband and cocktails for me (especially gin), local products (cheese, produce, meats, etc.), unique Chicago dining experiences, and a variety of restaurants that balance each other out. We are not going for the super fine dining experience. We'd like our dinners to max out at $150 for both of us including a few drinks. We love sharing, sitting at the bar, hitting up a few places in one night where feasible, creative menus, and laidback places with great service.

We have four lunches, four dinners, and three breakfasts. We're staying at Swissotel. Thoughts on the following? Please let me know if I've chosen places that are similar and any glaring omissions I may have.

Day 1- (Thursday)
Lunch not far afield from hotel- Naha (would not do this for dinner-- too pricey), Topolobampo or Frontera Grill, Purple Pig?
Dinner also nearish to hotel- GT Oyster, Purple Pig, Topolobampo or Frontera?
Cocktails- Berkshire Room, Three Dots and a Dash
Beer- anywhere in the same general neighborhood where my husband could taste some great local beers?

Day 2- (Friday)
Brunch- Jam
Drinks- Revolution Brewing
We'll be going to the Cubs game at 3:05. Is it worth it to go to Bad Wolf Coffee before then? Will there be any pastries left?
Dinner- Is there anywhere casual of note near Wrigley Field? Maybe some interesting ethnic food? Or should we head back towards the hotel?

Day 3- (Saturday)
Breakfast- open
Lunch- Pizza TBD
Dinner- Publican or Salero or snacks at both (does Salero have txakoli? We were in San Sebastian last summer and we'd love to have some)...
Drinks- The Aviary, Haymarket, Vera

Day 4- (Sunday)
Breakfast- open
Lunch- North Pond
Dinner- open... any other neighborhoods where we could hit a few places within walking distance for drinks and bites?

Thoughts on Osteria Langhe? We honeymooned in the Piedmont region so this appeals as well. Maybe it'd be good for our last dinner? Are there more drinking spots nearby? Scofflaw... Violet Hour?

Thanks for any feedback. We are really excited for our trip!

Queston about Pagoda on Central Park Ave [Scarsdale]

My mom got takeout on Sunday and was disappointed! Wonder what's going on.

please recommend [Will travel from Rockland and New Rochelle]

I had my eye on that carrot gnocchi as an appetizer but I went with the chilled pea soup... It was served with a fried oyster... I could have licked the bowl!