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I had aspirations of eating a salad for lunch, but then I remembered it's the first weekday of OnMilwaukee.com's Dairy Month. This called for something dramatic.
I didn't really need that much of an excuse, actually, to check out Melthouse Bistro, 1857 N. Kenilworth Pl., which is, what, 50 yards from my office (as the crow flies). But I had never checked it out, so today was the day.
I consider myself a grilled cheese appreciator, though perhaps not an enthusiast. Still, "The Cheesehead," was pretty good. With Wisconsin provolone, aged sharp cheddar and muenster, as well as pesto aioli on whole wheat bread, it was quite a bit fancier than the sandwich I'd whip at home. And, at $6.95, it was a bit more expensive, too, but I enjoyed it.
Certainly, I won't make this a weekly lunch staple, but it's good to know that such comfort food is so close to my office (or is it?). Either way, color me impressed.
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.