Last fall I wrote about the sexy, grown up pub burger on the menu at Crazy Water, Chef Peggy Magister's charming little Walker's Point bistro, located at 839 S. 2nd St.
In fact, I was more than happy to shell out the usual $14 for the well executed burger with its grassfed beef and perfectly caramelized onions (I even waxed a bit poetic about them).
But I've got good news.
You can try that same burger – with its half-pound patty, caramelized onions, Gruyere, aioli and a toasted brioche bun – on Tuesday nights for just $7.
It’s true. If you’d prefer, there’s also a second option: a half pounder cooked to order, topped with sharp white cheddar, shallot parsley butter and aioli and served on a toasted English muffin (the breakfast bread that missed its true calling as the ideal burger bun). That one is $7, too.
Either way, it's good news for the budget conscious ... or simply for those of us who like to make the most of our evenings out. In my case, that means I can shell out for a slightly better glass of wine or maybe a bit of dessert.
Or Sunday Supper?
Of course, you might get hungry before Tuesday rolls around, so I might as well tell you about the restaurant’s Sunday Supper offering, too. The cost is $58 for two people and the meal includes roasted chicken, a seasonal salad, Crazy Water’s "famous" benne biscuits, a glass of wine or beer and a slice of maple mascarpone cheesecake for dessert.
Yeah. You might want to set aside time for that, too.
Crazy Water is open Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.
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.