My annual article, 52 Restaurants for your Bucket List, was originally created to provide readers with an easy way to explore the wealth of restaurants in the Milwaukee scene over the course of one year (52 weeks). Today, as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it provides a fun and equally compelling guide for folks who’d like to bring variety to their weekly meals while providing vital support to some of our finest local restaurants.
Here's the featured restaurant of the day, plus five dishes to try!
Story Hill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
As West Side restaurants go, Story Hill remains among the best. Its Midwestern fare -- smattered with jolts of inspiration, both domestic and global -- is accessible without inciting boredom. Don't neglect their can't-miss weekend brunch. Reservations are strongly recommended for dine-in. Curbside pick-up is also available. Be sure to grab cocktails, growlers or wine from the bottle shop while you are there.
Five dishes to try:
- Crêpe Monsieur: hickory smoked ham, Saxony Alpine cheese, house pickles, dijonnnaise, poached eggs, chives ($14, lunch or brunch)
- Shakshouka: two eggs baked in cumin-spiced tomato sauce with smoked lentils, cilantro, goat cheese, sumac mayo and flatbread ($12, lunch or brunch)
- Chicken meatball with truffle honey, green peppercorn sauce ($5, dinner)
- Crispy cast iron chicken: four Bell & Evans chicken thighs, giblet sausage country gravy ($23, dinner)
- Shredded Brussels sprouts: caramelized Brussels sprouts, cherry wood smoked bacon, dried cranberries, gorgonzola, toasted pecans, roasted garlic mayo ($12, dinner)
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.