Milwaukee Food Tour

 

 

 

Milwaukee Food Tour
September 9, 2011

8.10: THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL DAY TUESDAY AUGUST 9. SURE ENJOYED PICTURES. ROSIE AND I WILL SEND CHECK FOR UP COMING DAY TRIPS.   Sherry L.

With all of the hot weather we have had for days and days, Milwaukee presented us with a picture perfect day!  Temperatures were in the low to mid-70's, a great breeze, and a terrific tour!

Michelle, our tour guide from Milwaukee Food Tours, met us in downtown Milwaukee.  What knowledge and energy this gal treated us with! 

After a briefing on Milwaukee, our first stop was Water Street Brewery, where we were served a hot spinach and grilled chicken salad with warm raspberry dressing, and a glass of raspberry beer or a soft drink. 

 

A draft beer ball knob collection and a beer can collection.  They even had a Drewrys Beer can.

We then walked over one of the bridges to our next stop.  An artist has taken junque that was found in the river, cleaned it up, and artistically makes it into "River Jewelry" hanging from the light posts.

Our next stop was the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, where we snacked on 2 cheeses, salami, pretzel bread and an ale.

Our next stop was Usinger's, the most famous and popular meat shop in Milwaukee.  Shopping at times was almost shoulder to shoulder, but we did get to take our turn.

Then our next stop was right across the street at Mader's, where we enjoyed a sauerbraten sandwich, cooked red cabbage and spaetzel.

MarJo even got her picture taken with Paul Newman!

Then we made a stop at The Spice House and learned a little bit about different cinnamons.  You could smell the spices even out on the street.

On the way to our last stop, we stopped at a plaza for a photo opportunity with "The Fonz".  If you remember, LaVerne & Shirley was supposed to have taken place in Milwaukee.

Our last stop for dessert was The Safe House, a truly unique and entertaining restaurant.  I hate to admit that when the beautifully presented chocolate mousse came, I just dug in and never thought about taking a picture.

And you can't travel between South Bend and Milwaukee and not stop at Mars Cheese Castle and their brand new store that just opened this year.

Thank you Theresa and Michelle at Milwaukee Food Tours, all of the shops and restaurants, and thank you Milwaukee for giving us a superb visit.  We will be back!