Milwaukee's often used in conjunction with "surprise."Â "Wow, I didn't know that Milwaukee was that cool," and the like.Â
Today comes another shining example as Tasting Table, the big hitting "free daily email about the best of food and drink culture," toasts Milwaukee's own Ardent with the headline "Milwaukee Surprise."Â
Anthony Todd of the company's Chicago bureau uses the sub headline of "Ardent serves some of the most progressive food in the Midwest" and starts his piece like this, "We never expected to find some of the most interesting food in the Midwest hiding in Milwaukee, but that's exactly what we discovered down the short flight of stairs to the non-descript basement that is the contemporary American restaurant Ardent." Â
Hats off to Chef Justin Carlisle and cheers to the continued explosion of the Milwaukee dining scene. Â
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