Though it's already a Milwaukee go-to burger places for many, George Webb Restaurants isn't content to sit on its laurels.
Nope, today, Webb's announced that its adding three new burgers to its menu. All are made from locally sourced beef. The patties, says Webb, are a "proprietary blend," and the burgers are the work of corporate executive chef Mikael Correa, whose work you might remember from the Iron Horse Hotel.
"George Webb started out as a hamburger parlor," says Correa. "Today our hamburgers are primarily associated with home runs in baseball. I wanted to create a family of delicious burgers that would be a home run itself and would get people talking about the George Webb hamburgers all year round."
So, Correa created The 1948, the Pub Burger and the Wisconsin Egg Burger.
The 1948 – which nods to the year Webb's opened – is a classic with tomato and lettuce. The Pub Burger, an upgraded take on an existing menu option, has bacon and cheese and barbecue sauce – along with that new patty blend and a new bun – for some zing. The one I'm most interested in trying is the Wisconsin Egg Burger, which is topped with a fried egg.
All the burgers come with skin-on potato wedges and pickles.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.