As Milwaukee gears up for the NBA play-offs, countless restaurants are getting in on the fun. Merriment Social is offering the Greek Freakburger, a customer-created burgers which will face-off in the restaurant's Merriment Madness contest.
And the fever is spreading.
Georgie Porgie’s – the local burger and custard restaurant with locations at 9555 S Howell Ave. in Oak Creek and 5502 Washington Ave. in Mount Pleasant – announced today that it will be rolling out a limited-time burger that includes a nod to star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Gyro Step features a classic Georgie Porgie’s beef patty topped with gyro meat, French fries, homemade tzatziki sauce, onion, tomato and ketchup ($7.99).
"It’s fitting to mention that Georgie Porgie’s is owned by a pair of Greek Freaks themselves, brothers Peter and Lou Liapis," the announcement notes. "The homemade tzatziki sauce is a family recipe that the brothers know Giannis himself would approve of."
The Gyro Step will be available beginning Saturday, April 13 and will be served throughout the playoffs.
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.
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