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Milwaukee notes

Jlawrence01 | Apr 25, 200410:47 PM

First, I would like to thank everyone for their ideas. Unfortunately, I did not get the opportunity to try out as many restaurants as I hoped but since Milwaukee is only 75 miles away, I will keep the notes for future trips.

Our first stop was REAL CHILI on Wells near Marquette. I am a Cincinnati boy so some of my first food was chili parlor chili. In this respect, REAL CHILI has certainly captured the atmosphere on a 30's style parlor with the chili in the middle of the room.

The chili was different. It was not really like Cincinnati chili although the flavor was somewhat similar. I could not believe that they were serving the chili-spaghetti in a round bowl with a spoon ... until I noticed that the chili was cut into 2" lengths. The chili was greasy but not unpleasant.

My wife had a chili dog which was full sized - something that you will NEVER find in a Cincinnati chili parlor.

My only problem was that the meal was pretty pricy - a bowl of chili with all the toppings was close to $6. Not bad for a meal but the price/value is a bit off. However, the place was very busy at 10:30am so it has a strong clientele.

We were planning to head down to Jackson's Grill for dinner but .... we were running behind schedule as someone had to take a nap after the Brewers game so we stopped at a Greek restaurant in West Allis.

The place looked very busy and popular. The place was Pallas Restaurant at 1657 S.108th in West Allis. In general, we tend to like the Greek restaurants with the desserts out front and the meals that incluse a salad, soup, entree, vegetable and dessert. There are several in the Chicago and Crystal Lake area that we frequent. You generally get good food at a reasonable price.


Lamb chops ordered medium rare were charred and chewy. Greek potatoes were over-roasted and topped with some globbular lemon sauce. The undercooked broccoli was the highpoint of the meal.

My wife's entire meal was overcooked including the baked potato.

She wanted to do the "BOUNCE" test on the tapioca but I would not let her.

The service was little better than the food.

We had breakfast at the Sheraton Brookfield this morning as it was included in the rate. By the way, the hotel was very nice and fairly well kept up. The breakfast was nothing special but it was a hot breakfast.

We saw the play, "Cripple of the Inishman" last night at the Milwaukee Repretory Theatre. Beautiful surroundings. I just wish that the play was as good as the theatre itself was.

Again, thanks for all your help.

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