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
There are few spots more qualified to give you a taste of Old World Europe, more specifically Serbia, than Three Brothers. The restaurant has persisted through the generations, serving traditional comforting fare for over 60 years. And, even now, when experiencing Three Brothers is limited to curbside carry-out, the experiennce is both a cultural pursuit and a pleasure. Delve into classic Serbian dishes like flakey delicious burek; goulash served with traditional Serbian dumplings; cevapcici (sausages); or roasted lamb. Ask about wine to enjoy alongside! And be sure to save room for a house-made dessert. [Read more]
Five dishes to try:
- Stuffed grape leaves: grape leaves stuffed with rice in a light olive oil lemon sauce with black olives and goat cheese ($9 or $10)
- Burek: phyllo dough stuffed with beef, cheese or spinach and cheese ($19.50); allow 45 minutes to an hour for baking time
- Chevapchichi: Serbian beef sausages with onions and tomatoes ($17.50)
- Sarma: pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with beef and rice and served with potato dumplings ($17.50)
- Goulash: beef simmered in paprika-infused sauce with potato dumplings ($16.50)
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.