Wait up, summer's not over yet. You can tell because the streets are still lined with the ever-growing food truck culture in Milwaukee. It's Food Truck Week here at OnMilwaukee.com and all week long we're stopping at some of Brew City's best restaurants on wheels in search of the most interesting dishes on offer.
I’m a sucker for a great burger, and now I’ve had two very good ones in two weeks from the Burgermeister food truck.
I quite enjoyed the "Garlicmeister" last time, but I’m pretty sure I’m now partial to their $9 "Baconmeister" meal. With 1/3 pound of Angus beef, topped with bourbon bacon, onion, lettuce, tomato and cheese (I opted for cheddar), it’s the brioche bun that makes the difference to me. It comes with homemade chips or fries and a drink.
I found both burgers could’ve been a little saltier, but much to my detriment, I really like salt, so maybe I’m not the best person to judge on that. Still, for fast street food, this was a really good burger. I’ll be back.
Inside the truck, it’s a fun story, too. The owner, his ex-wife, his current girlfriend and his son all work in concert. They recently started taking orders on paper to speed things up a little, and it’s a good system. They told me that Burgermeister’s "Frankenburger" appeared on Spike TV’s Chicago episode of "Frankenfood" – and won.
I guess I’ll have to try that beast of a burger/hot dog mash up next time.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.