Yesterday evening, Food Network star Alton Brown returned to Milwaukee for an installment of his new live show, "Eat Your Science," at the Riverside Theater. We were super curious about the types of things he’d eat while he was in town, so we tracked his trip to the Cream City, as recorded via social media.
In the morning, he did a flyby, complete with a mini history lesson at the Riverside Theater, which he declared "the best live venue in Milwaukee."
He also slipped over to "his home base," Valentine Coffee, where he sipped on a cortado.
Seems he also sampled a bratwurst … although he didn’t indicate where, and we're thus-far stumped. Any ideas where these fries come from, Milwaukee?
At around 6:30 p.m., he posted this video from the Green Room at the Riverside, where he got downright giddy that that he could order up yet another cortado on demand.
Speaking of the Green Room, he also sat down to a very special dinner, prepared by Chefs Kevin Sloan (who’s served over 500 meals to celebs like Brown), Jeff Janosik and Julie Thorsen, who probably has his autograph in her trove of treasures.
And then it was on to the theater, where he performed for a full house. He finished up his Milwaukee trip with this crowd shot and a farewell Facebook message: "What. A. Night. Thank you, Milwaukee! #AltonBrownLive"
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.