LTH Home

Milwaukee index

Milwaukee index
  • Forum HomePost Reply BackTop
    Page 5 of 5 
  • Post #121 - March 25th, 2017, 7:17 am
    Post #121 - March 25th, 2017, 7:17 am Post #121 - March 25th, 2017, 7:17 am
    Grasch's Foods of Brookfield, just west of Milwaukee was purchased by a Sendick's. Captain John who managed the Fish Department is gone.
    I finally stopped yesterday to take stock of the changes.
    I can no longer reccamend the new Sendick's for anything.
    The fish is now typical Sendick's fare, all previously frozen, thawed with the typical 'slumped' apperance. Unique hard to find items are gone, no huge, never frozen Gulf Shrimp, no anything but the usual staples of any fish department. Meat selection is vastly reduced. Prices remain high.
    Visited the OutPost food co-op after a two year absence since I asked for and received my membership fee back.
    Expensive as ever! Fresh fruit and vegetable selection not any different than any large market these days. Tomatoes and avocados from Mexico labeled Organic. Pine nuts from China.
    Picked up raw peanuts, Israeli Cous Cous and Canadian Wild Rice to last me another two years. How the OutPost stays in business is beyond me except like the former Grasch's, location, location, location.
    Woodman's or Fresh Farms on Touhy easily outclass either of the above two grocery stores in Milwaukee and surroundings.-Richard
  • Post #122 - April 4th, 2017, 7:36 am
    Post #122 - April 4th, 2017, 7:36 am Post #122 - April 4th, 2017, 7:36 am
    A Revered Milwaukee Restaurant, Karl Ratzsch, Says Goodbye

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/dini ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #123 - April 4th, 2017, 12:08 pm
    Post #123 - April 4th, 2017, 12:08 pm Post #123 - April 4th, 2017, 12:08 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    A Revered Milwaukee Restaurant, Karl Ratzsch, Says Goodbye

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/dini ... -ipad&_r=0


    I can't say I'm surprised. The renovation was not a complete success IMHO but I'm still very sad to see it go.
  • Post #124 - April 4th, 2017, 12:58 pm
    Post #124 - April 4th, 2017, 12:58 pm Post #124 - April 4th, 2017, 12:58 pm
    Yes, not surprised. Places like this never take well to a "make-over." It was a traditional place with traditional customers. They did not take well to the changes. He took a risk and got stung. Bad plans it appears.
  • Post #125 - April 6th, 2017, 9:15 am
    Post #125 - April 6th, 2017, 9:15 am Post #125 - April 6th, 2017, 9:15 am
    We were frequent customers for decades but about 2000, things changed.
    We had some memorable meals there with some memorable German Ausleses .
    My particular favorite was goose shank.
    With an 'after-show' menu, the Apple pancake was memorable.
    The clientel died and then times changed.
    We went to Mader's once.
    -Richard
  • Post #126 - April 10th, 2017, 6:39 pm
    Post #126 - April 10th, 2017, 6:39 pm Post #126 - April 10th, 2017, 6:39 pm
    Here is another take on this. https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles ... osing.html I do like that this article encourages you to go to those local places you love before they disappear. We are beginning to wonder what the future of brick and mortar retail holds. I am very glad that I lost that fight with my husband about creating a website!
  • Post #127 - April 11th, 2017, 5:12 am
    Post #127 - April 11th, 2017, 5:12 am Post #127 - April 11th, 2017, 5:12 am
    I'm afraid it's not as simple as just patronizing an establishment!
    Of the establishments listed, I eat at Jake's once in awhile.
    Purchase sausage from Usingers once in awhile.
    But Usingers is not going to close, at least it's core business.
    Both are in the 'City' and are simply not easy to get to.
    Jake's North Avenue location is doomed, but there are other locations but not with the ambiance.
    We have a relatively 'free economy' and it's many factors that can decide the fate of an establishment. Some factors easy to analyze and some not so easy.
    Ratzsch's was dead many years before closing when it was originally sold. Many times it's a case of both the owner and the clientel moving on, so to speak.
    Change is the norm, a phycologist will tell you and people don't like change.
    So I move on!-Richard
  • Post #128 - May 31st, 2017, 2:56 pm
    Post #128 - May 31st, 2017, 2:56 pm Post #128 - May 31st, 2017, 2:56 pm
    Not that it's hard to find a decent custard in Milwaukee area, but I have to mention Bubba's in Pewaukee. It reminds me of a Culver's that's slightly off. I had the eponymous burger and was pretty happy with that. Something about fresh meat and chees sauce. Got a quart to go for the rest of the brood. Everyone was very happy with the Reese's Dough. Not sure it's worth the drive from Chicago, but if you're in the neighborhood, you'll be richly rewarded.

    1276 Capitol Drive
    Pewaukee, WI 53072
    (262) 695-8189
    http://bubbasfrozencustard.com/
  • Post #129 - May 31st, 2017, 3:31 pm
    Post #129 - May 31st, 2017, 3:31 pm Post #129 - May 31st, 2017, 3:31 pm
    I really enjoy Classic Slice in Bayview. Super casual with some shared tables, beer and wine only. The crust has great chew. Interesting specialty pizzas and daily/weekly specials. Locals order a custom slice for the best value.
    http://classicslice.com/
    2797 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
    (414) 238-2406
    Reading is a right. Censorship is not.

Contact

About

Team

Advertize

Close

Chat

Articles

Guide

Events

more