I will be visiting my brother in Hayward, WI in July and we will be taking a road-trip to attend the Brewers/Dodgers game in Milwaukee on Saturday, 7/11 and then off to Chicago and (hopefully) the Cubs/Cards game at Wrigley the next day (Sunday) with a stayover in Chicago from Sunday to Monday (Days Inn Lincoln Park). We will be spending the day of the 11th in Milwaukee and would like some suggestions of where to eat there as well as on the road after the game between Milwaukee and Chicago (we plan on getting a hotel somewhere along the way before we get into Chicago for Saturday night).
I live in Los Angeles, so I am very lucky as food options and variety go, however, my brother is from here originally and craves sushi, Vietnamese, pretty much everything that his 2,000-person town in NW Wisconsin does not offer.
On Monday, we are leaving Chicago and probably going north and around that way to end up in Hayward on Monday night.
So here is my question: If you were a couple of 30-somethings on a road-trip, where would you stop? What do you always have to have when in the area? My brother has already put Chicago pizza and Chicago Dog on the agenda, so that is covered. Any and all food options are enthusiastically welcomed! We are more than willing to go out of our way or off the beaten path. We are both adventerous eaters and willing to try new things (especially things that are regional to the area).
I know from previous experience that you are all very knowledgeable and helpful and look forward to hearing what you have to say. I have done a search and printed items I found from as far back as 2007, but thought I would post this trip specifically as well, in case there are any new and not to be missed places. Also, if you have any other suggestions of things to do/routes to take/places to stay, please share them as well. You can email me at eklundlatyahoodotcom. Thank you all in advance!! Take care!!