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 can’t miss dishes to try
Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern
234 E. Vine St., (414) 763-3021
Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern is a can’t miss spot for both breakfast and lunch. Guests will find a mix of dishes that strike both familiar and creative notes, including inventive omelettes, Benedicts and a host of tasty salads and sandwiches.
If you haven't ordered from them in a while, take note that they are also offering a limited menu for dinner carry-out Thursday through Saturday. Pick up something delicious! If you're ordering up brunch, be sure to include a bloody mary or mimosa kit!
Five dishes to try:
The BELTCH: Don't miss this Uncle Wolfie's classic featuring sourdough bread topped with bacon, eggs, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and sambal aioli. It comes with your choice of potato for $15.
The Breakfast Burrito: Coffee rubbed pulled pork, sweet potatoes, salsa verde, scrambled eggs, sour cream, cotija cheese and pico de gallo ($15). Add the guacamole for $3; it's worth it.
Wolfundido: House chorizo, sweet potatoes, roasted peppers + onions, beer cheese, guacamole, sour cream, ancho seasoned egg ($14). What's NOT to love?
The Orange and Blue Salad: Orange supremes, bleu cheese, candied almonds, balsamic pickled red onions, arugula, white balsamic vinaigrette ($12).
The hamburger with cheese: two 3-ounce smash patties, American cheese, balsamic caramelized onions, fancy sauce and a side of fries ($15).
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.