It’s more important than ever to support our local restaurants. 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 restaurants (one for each week of 2022) that should be on your Milwaukee restaurant bucket list. View the full list here.
Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern
234 E. Vine St., (414) 763-3021
Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern has become a staple for inventive breakfast and lunch fare that's served up inside a beautifully restored historic tied house decorated with a keen dose of Bohemian flair. And, beginning June 2, they're now open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests will find a mix of dishes that strike both familiar and creative notes, including creative omelettes, Benedicts and a host of tasty salads and sandwiches.
Stand-outs include items like Wolfundito, a hash-style plate featuring housemade chorizo, sweet potatoes, roasted peppers and onions and beer cheese sauce topped with an ancho-seasoned egg; and the classic BELTCH, a breakfast-style mash-up between a BLT and an egg sandwich served with guest's choice of potatoes.
Looking for lunch? Their hamburger with cheese is no slouch. Two 3-ounce patties are topped with American cheese, balsamic caramelized onions and "fancy sauce."
Don't sleep on their creative cocktails like the Zelda Fitzgerald featuring fennel gin and elderflower or the Dark & Stormier, which has a boost of citrus and floral notes thanks to the addition of coriander.
Don't forget to check out the amazing home goods (most made by female artisans) at the attached Orange and Blue Co.
Recommended: The BELTCH; Wolfundito; breakfast burrito; be sure to ask about their specials!
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.
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