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MKE - Klement's Sausage Co. Sold to California Private Equity Firm

Not change a thing, yeah right. I am an acquaintance of a member of the Klement family and there have been several changes internally, cutting staff locally including some of the Klement family.

Jun 14, 2014
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Anything New and Chow-worthy in Madison, WI?

Cherry harvest won't happen until later in the summer. I just came back from Door County(known for cherries) and the trees just started to blossom.

May 27, 2014
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Racine July 5th

LOL intent was to do a tour but take a year.

This is the book..... couldn't find an index online. Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience Hardcover
by Ron Faiola (Author)
I actually have the book but I'm not at home and don't remember if Hob Nob is listed.

May 26, 2014
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Racine July 5th

I haven't. I wanted to go but haven't made it. Is the Hob Nob included in the Supper Club Book? I would like to do a tour using the book as my guide.

May 25, 2014
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Racine July 5th

Try Sebastian's in Sturtevant.

May 20, 2014
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old old fashioned

Old Fashioneds in Wisconsin are made with Brandy..usually ordered..Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet or sour or press. Maybe your bartender was from Wisconsin.

May 16, 2014
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Harvest vs. L'Etoile [Madison, WI]

I am unfamiliar with Harvest, where is it?
Did you tell anyone about your disappointments during the service? Ants would have made me call the server, the chef and the manager over immediately ...did you call this to anyone's attention?
From your description of the meal it does not entice me to ever go there. But I am interested to know if the restaurant was made aware of the inadequacies during the meal and of course addressing the ant situation.

May 09, 2014
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What's the Worst Dish You Ever Made?

That is the thing I have the plastic ARGO jar but I also had the Arm and Hammer baking soda plastic jar. The baking soda was a recent purchase. I can remember thinking oh good it's in a plastic jar just like cornstarch......not good for me! LOL

May 09, 2014
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What's the Worst Dish You Ever Made?

A recent failed dish was a lemon meringue pie I made for my sister's birthday two years ago. We were celebrating at our vacation log home.
My husband and I arrived a day before my sister and her family. I had packed what I thought were all the needed ingredients. I proceeded to make the pie. I was tasting the lemon curd and it tasted off, bitter like. I asked my husband to taste it , he said oh no it's fine. I figured my taste buds were off because of a recent cold. The pie comes out of the oven looking beautiful....meringue gorgeous.
Time to cut into to it for the birthday celebration. Lemon meringue is her absolute favorite. She looked at me after the first bite and said it there is something wrong with it. I told her I thought it was bad. My hubby didn't want to tell me because he didn't want to hurt my feelings. As it turned out, I used baking soda instead of cornstarch.

May 08, 2014
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Tomato Powder

Is there a Penzey's in Dallas?
I get my tomato powder from them. They keep it in back refrigerated.

Apr 09, 2014
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MKE- pacific produce opening a north side location

Just an observation...just West of Hwy 100 on National Ave, there is a small strip mall that Margarita Paradise was in, I noticed a sign that says it is going to be an Asian Market Mall. There is a Chinese restaurant, Big Apple and I think a very small Asian market. Does anyone know what else may be going in there?

Apr 08, 2014
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Pig in a Fur Coat, Madison, Wisconsin

What city is Pig in a Fur Coat in?

Mar 21, 2014
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Costco "Brands"

Wow didn't know that.. I searched some prior threads on Kirkland signature Vodka on Chow and people were saying that Grey Goose is written right on the label. I think it is my duty to run to Costco to see if that is true.

Mar 20, 2014
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Costco "Brands"

I believe Kirkland Vodka is made by Grey Goose. Someone told me this, so I don't know if this is accurate.

Mar 19, 2014
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Milwaukee - Anniversary Dinner Recommendations?

I second The Hinterland.
Crazy Water is an intimate venue with amazing food.
AP is a new restaurant from Crazy Water that has been getting great reviews.
AP Bar & Kitchen
814 S. 2nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 672-6000

Braise is another restaurant I recommend:
Braise Restaurant
1101 S. 2nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 212-8843

Feb 18, 2014
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Kenosha WI -- one meal!

Oh too bad. Sebastian's isn't a dressy place. It is what I would say is business casual. I have been there and there have been plenty of people there wearing nice jeans. But I can understand being Valentine's Day, that had to be a hard night to go out anywhere.

Feb 17, 2014
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Kenosha WI -- one meal!

I would go to Sebastians,. It's in Racine but I feel it is worth the little bit of a drive.....20-25 min.

Feb 05, 2014
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Places to eat in Door County WI?

The Glidden Lodge has a great view of the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula. I also love The Whistling Swan. For casual we always have a good meal at Kitty O'reilly's in Sturgeon Bay. We also love The Cabin on Bay Shore just north of Sturgeon Bay.

Jan 21, 2014
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Seeking Milwaukee Restaurant for 40 People

The Hinterland on erie st . has a back pub area that you can reserve for private parties. They are a gastro pub and brew great beers . They also have a good wine list.

Dec 16, 2013
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Fried Rice frustration in Milwaukee...

There are two locations. One on Hwy 100 and Oklahoma and one further south on Hwy 100 near Grange. The southern Fortune has two menus, American and Chinese. I'm not sure if the location near Oklahoma has two menus. I have only been to the Fortune near Grange in Hales Corners.

Aug 09, 2013
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Fish Boil worth it?

I think it is something to see for sure once. I don't like fish boils but it is special to Door County. I have attached a picture of a boil when the kettle boils over.

Aug 05, 2013
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Adding Crunch to Sautéed Spinach


Jul 24, 2013
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Showing off in Milwauke....

I would go to The Hinterland on Erie in The Third Ward and eat off their bar menu. You can sit in the back lounge area or sidewalk seating.
Cafe Benelux has a great roof top seating, I would go there for drinks and maybe an appetizer.
Wolf Peach , in the old Roots location, has a great view of downtown. I haven't been yet so I can't comment on the food.

Jul 18, 2013
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Grey Sole in Milwaukee, WI?

Have you tried Pacific Produce on S. 27th st in Milwaukee?

Jul 04, 2013
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Nueske's bacon?

It is from Wisconsin. It can be mail ordered as well as found outside of Wisconsin. I would ask them about retailers on their website.

Jun 26, 2013
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3 dinners and breakfast Milwaukee

Looks like's Thurman's is closed for repairs..for how long no one says:

Apr 23, 2013
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Milwaukee - Zarletti's or Braise?

Three Brothers is an European style restaurant. We love the Burek . A unique atmosphere which we have enjoyed.

Mar 12, 2013
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Any Day Fish Fries in Milwaukee?

The Hideaway serves their fish fry during the day. They have a great selection: Beer Battered Cod, Beer Battered Blue Gills, Beer Battered or Pan Fried: Walleye or Perch, Fried Shrimp.

Feb 27, 2013
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Mke northwest, Rich's bar and Restaurant

I think the restaurant that was on fire was in Cedarburg.

Feb 07, 2013
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Coconut oil in North Milwaukee burbs?

I saw that Super Walmart had coconut oil as well.

Nov 20, 2012
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