Key Milwaukee

September 2012

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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KEY RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH Like being at the shore in Brookfield! WALK THROUGH the door at Joey's Seafood & Grill and it feels like you've been suddenly transported to a casual, wharf-side restaurant where wonderful seafood specialties abound. Joey's is conveniently located in a sleek strip mall at 12455 W. Capitol Dr. in Brookfield, just west of the I-45 and Capitol Drive exit – an easy stop for travelers as well as locals. And if you're attending the Hidden River Art Festival (see the Cover Feature), Joey's is a must-visit. Once part of a small chain, Joey's is now one of a kind. Owners Jim and Laurie Knop are active in the Milwaukee restaurant scene, frequently taking their seafood show on the road to area festivals and the state fair. The restaurant conveys coastal ambience through a décor that includes antique buoys and lobster traps, painted seascapes and vintage black and white photos of fishermen and their catches. Jimmy Buffett and steel drum band music plays softly as you ease into a cozy booth or table. Even the Buoys Room and Gulls Room have nautical themes! 38 JOEYʼS SEAFOOD & GRILL It's hard to pass up the appetizer list, with items that put an intriguing twist on the usual choices. Scallop Poppers are hand-battered with Joey's signature recipe that is crisp, light and delicious. Quesadillas are filled with your choice of crab, shrimp, jerk chicken or smoked salmon. In September, warm weather can have you craving a salad like the Malibu Coconut version or a sudden cold spell can give chicken and sausage gumbo appeal. On the sandwich board, Joey's version of a lobster and seafood roll will take you to Maine and the Po-Boys boast homemade remoulade sauce for a taste of N'Awlins. (In fact, all of the 14 sauces, batters and butters are freshly prepared from signature recipes.) There's not one, but four versions of Tacos de Pescado and Fish 'n' Chips are served everyday, not just on Friday as is customary in Milwaukee. Shrimp comes crab stuffed or you choose other styles – battered, Malibu Coconut, Asian sesame, blackened, sautéed Cajun, sautéed garlic, sautéed lemon, poached, charbroiled or bourbon.

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