By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jul 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Thanks to many dedicated people and businesses, Downtown is the heart of Milwaukee and the entire state of Wisconsin. This week, OnMilwaukee presents Milwaukee Downtown Week, sponsored, aptly, by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. For seven days, we will share stories, videos and photography profiling some of the neighborhood's best offerings and celebrating those who make it so great.

Milwaukee Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, by the way, runs July 31-Aug. 4, 2017.

West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe
400 N. Water St. 

Type of food: Award-winning cheeses, handmade sausages, brats, Bavarian-style meats made from traditional recipes and more.
Prices: $4-10.
Vegetarian friendly? Select items.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

It’s legal, I asked. Not kidding: When I order this $4.99 meal from the good people at the West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe at the Milwaukee Public Market, I usually preface it with, "Is it legal for me to order off the kids menu?"

Now that the legality is cleared up, this is one of the best under $7 lunch deals in Downtown Milwaukee: grilled cheese, homemade kettle chips and a side (drum roll, please) of gummy bears. All in. $5.27 with tax.

I love the Public Market. Owned and operated by the Historic Third Ward Association, it’s buzzing Mecca of food and community. And, while West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe offers several under $7 lunch options, it’s not the only vendor at the market that does.

Other Public Market options for under $7?

Saving money on lunch has never been this easy. Enjoy, and see you around Downtown. 

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.