For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."
There are seven original vendors at the now 10-year-old Milwaukee Public Market. Can you name them? I can. C. Adams Bakery, St. Paul Fish Company, the Soup and Stock Market, West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe, Kehrs Candies, Spice House and Aladdin. Most have great, inexpensive options for lunch, dinner or just a snack.
One, though, has a truly inexpensive option: West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe. You've gotta go "off" menu a bit and into the kids' menu. But, once you do you'll find a $3.99 deal that's a steal.
It's a grilled cheese sandwich with fresh, homemade chips and a little baggie of gummy bears.
It's fun to order, quick and delicious.
I love to challenge myself to find lunch for less. It's a game I play when I don't have lunch meetings or other plans. Rice and a fresh roll from Thai-Namite is another hit. It rings in at $4.24 and truly pleases with the peanut sauce on the side.
Don't complain about lunch costs. There are many cheap options around, and one that features grilled cheese and gummy bears is darn hard to beat.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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