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 Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.