By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2009. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

Here at, we're delighted to see all sorts of new vendors pop up on the streets of Milwaukee. From pizza to pitas, crepes to tacos, the hungry lunchtime (and bar time) crowd has more options than ever.

But the readers of narrowly picked an old favorite, Frank "Pepperoni Cannoli" Pecoraro, the cooler-toting senior who's been serving hungry drunks on the East Side and Downtown for years.

It's debatable how much English Frank speaks beyond "pepperoni" and "cannoli," but the former butcher is more shrewd than you might think. He's a lovable, sometimes surly and always entertaining Milwaukee fixture, and one of the fathers of street food as we know it today. editors' choice: Streetza 

2. Real Dogs
3. Satellite Crepes
4. Streetza
5. Pita Brothers
6. Taqueria Arandas
7. American Euros
8. Hot dog cart on Water Street