Milwaukee's best brunch, 2010: Comet Cafe
The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2010. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
Last year, then-repeat winner Trocadero beat second-place Comet for the title by a 2 percent margin. But Comet fans turned up the heat and bumped the competition down a notch by slightly more than that -- a 2.5 percent margin -- to take the top spot for Milwaukee's best brunch.
Comet is by now an East Side institution serving up hearty and delicious brunches for the neighborhood faithful. The chow and the personality here has even lured celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri to Comet in recent months.
Of course, Trocadero remains a formidable foe with its great patio and in-demand Bloody Marys.
This category is an especially interesting one in that three restaurants -- Lake Park Bistro, Roots and The Buffet at Potawatomi Bingo Casino were added to the list by the many fans who wrote them in using the "other" option.
What does this all mean? Milwaukee dishes up a mean brunch.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Comet
3. Cafe Hollander
4. The Knick
7. The Wicked Hop
8. Cafe Centraal
11. Hi-Hat Lounge
14. Cafe Corazon
15. Lake Park Bistro
16. Broadway Bakery Bistro (tie)
The Buffet at Potawatomi Bingo Casino (tie)
18. Il Mito
Wife and I lived two blocks away for 5 years at the tail end of college and then a few years as newlyweds. It's one of the first things we mourned the loss of we sold out and traded being sexy-cool Eastsiders for being boring-parental suburbanites We make a special trip down to the old neighborhood a few times a year and do a Comet 'date night' for old time's sakes and to brush away a few of the cobwebs that come with being in your 30's. It's the best food I've ever had, anywhere, for any reason.
For the life of me, I will never understand the draw for this place. They have a great beer list and decent bar food, but it takes way too long. "Slow food" is an excuse for lazy kitchens and servers...nothing they make is gormet.
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