Key Milwaukee

September 2012

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

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KEY DINING G E N U I N E M I L W A U K E E CAFE CALATRAVA Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. 224-3831 Z Under the museum's Calatrava addition is a spot for lunch that is second to none. The museum's chef regularly updates the menu with entrees inspired by the featured exhibition. Also kid-friendly selec- tions. Open Tuesday-Sunday. DISTIL 722 N. Milwaukee St. 220-9411 Launched in 2010 as a night spot for drinks and artisan cheese and meat selections, Distil now offers unique small plate entrees with continued emphasis on farm-to-restaurant ingredi- ents. Open 5 p.m. until bar time Mon.-Sat. and serving food from 5-11 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. B R E W P U B S MILWAUKEE ALE HOUSE 233 N. Water St. in Milwaukee, 226-2337 and in Grafton at 13th St., just south of Hwy 60, 262-375-2337. Z Milwaukee's own all-grain brew pub located on the Milwaukee River. Hand-crafted house beers, plus special session beers. Menu includes pasta dishes, burgers, steaks and seafood.11 a.m.-10 p.m. except Sun. (until 9 p.m). Bar menu Fri. & Sat. until 1 a.m. Bar open until midnight Sun.-Wed., open until 2 a.m. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Sunday brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. LAKEFRONT PALM GARDEN FISH FRY 1872 N. Commerce St. 273-8300. Stop here Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an award-winning rendition of a Milwaukee tradition, a fish fry accompanied by live music by the Brew House Polka Kings. Reservations for groups of eight or more with seating times before 5:30 p.m. Others served first-come, first-served. MILWAUKEE BRAT HOUSE 1013 Old World 3rd St. 273-8709. Z Milwaukee's favorite sandwich, the bratwurst, is available here until closing. With a decor that mirrors historic bars in New York City and Milwaukee, the Brat House offers a menu full of sausages and other entrees, full bar service and even specialty beers made for the Brat House. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 2:30 a.m. Fri. & Sat. ST. FRANCIS BREWERY 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis. 414-744-4448. Located on the south side of the metro area near Mitchell International. this brew pub is known for its Kolsch, Amber Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Weiss and Oatmeal Stout. Specials daily, including Friday Night fish fry, Saturday night Prime Rib. Open 11 a.m. Mon.- Sat., 10 a.m. for Sunday Brunch. WATER STREET BREWERY 1101 N. Water St. in Milwaukee, 272-1195 and in Delafield at 3191 Golf Rd. at Hwy 83, 262-646-7878 and I-94 and Grafton at I-43 and Hwy. 60, 262-375-2222. Z Milwaukee's Brew Pub since 1987. Brewing on premises a continuous variety of tradi- tional and specialty beers. Serving appetizers, sandwich- es, nightly entrée specials and take-out. Merchandise and gift certificates available. Open daily at 11 a.m. Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. & Sun. MOTOR 401 W. Canal St. in the Harley-Davidson Museum. 1-877-436-8738. Z Serving lunch and dinner, Motor offers American classics that celebrate discoveries on the open road. Features communal tables. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. (10 p.m. for bar), 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri. & Sat. Free parking on streets and in parking gardens. SAFE HOUSE 779 N. Front St. 271-2007. Visitors are challenged to find this internationally celebrated spy- SPIN MILWAUKEE 233 E. Chicago St. 831-7746. This unique combination of bar, restaurant and ping pong club only found in New York City and Milwaukee. "Serving" lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m.-midnight. Full bar. theme restaurant. (Look for International Exports, Ltd. on the door.) People Magazine said there's "no better place to get one's martini made just the way James Bond fan- cies them - shaken not stirred." Class - ified areas for par- ties, meetings. Contemporary American fare. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Bar open later. A M E R I C A N THE ANVIL PUB & GRILLE N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg. 262-376-2163. Z Located in former site of the Cedar Creek Settlement's restored 19th century black- smith shop, the Anvil offers casual dining in welcoming atmosphere. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon-Sat., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sun. CREAM & CREPE CAFE N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg 262-377-0900. Delicious entree and dessert crepes. Dine in the rustic surroundings of the old mill over- looking Cedar Creek. Treat yourself to a light luncheon or dinner of crepes, salads, homemade soup and sandwiches or try a delectable dessert crepe. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., 10- a.m.-8 p.m. Tues-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. MI•KEY'S 811 N. Jefferson St., 273-5397. American comfort food with a twist, plus a cool, modern atmosphere that makes this a preferred hotspot. 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tues.-Sat. For Your Transportation Needs 24 Hours a Day/7Days a Week Digital Computer Dispatching. GPS Tracking System MC/VISA/AMEX Accepted 52 Wisconsin's Largest Taxicab Service Call 220-5000 SAZ'S 5539 W. State St. 453-2410. Located near Miller Brewery, Saz's features American cuisine with an emphasis on Award-Winning Ribs made with Saz's Original Barbecue Sauce (100% fat-free). Saz's "Rib" (Barbecued Shredded Pork) Sandwiches and Barbecued Shredded Chicken Sandwiches served at State Fair, Summerfest, Miller Park and the Bradley Center. 11:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11:15 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 3-8 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. C A J U N & C R E O L E CRAWDADDY'S 6414 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis 778-2228. Milwaukee's first Louisiana-style restaurant recreates the sights, sounds and – most importantly – flavors of New Orleans. Call for hours.

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