It’s as important as ever to support the amazing collection of local restaurants that we have in our beautiful city. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 amazing restaurants. Try just one of these every week and you’ll have visited them all by the end of 2023. View the full list here OR download an abbreviated printable PDF file.
A trip to Cedarburg is always a pleasure and, if you dine when you visit, there are few spots better than Brandywine to enjoy memorable, well-executed fare inside charming, restored historic digs.
Food lovers will revel in little details like delicious housemade foccaccia (made fresh daily) served with ever-changing accompaniments; to hand-filled mezzaluna pasta that’s as gorgeous on the plate as it is delicious. Currently, as we move swiftly into the pique of harvest season, every dish pops with even more fresh flavor.
The current menu includes dishes like sweet corn agnolotti with smoked corn cream, chanterelle mushrooms, summer squash, cherry tomatoes and parmesan; rigatoni with grilled spanish octopus, tomato sauce, vodka cream, fresh herbs, lemon and olive oil; or grilled wild salmon with roasted fingerling potatoes, green beans, almond romesco, lemon vinaigrette and arugula
Be sure to pay attention to specials; if you're lucky, you might even find a gem featuring the umami-rich namesake Brandywine tomato.
Recommended: Fresh seasonal vegetables; housemade pasta, seared fish with seasonal accoutrements
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.