By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published Nov 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

National men’s blog Gear Patrol listed Milwaukee’s Sanford as one of its top 25 restaurants in the country this week. The award-winning restaurant is Wisconsin’s only inclusion in its list.

"Our litmus test was simple," writes Gear Patrol. "These 25 American restaurants are the places we’d send a friend if he had time for one meal in Chicago, Denver, Houston or any of the other cities on this list. One city, one suggestion, one good meal. Thank you. You’re welcome."

Sanford, 1547 N. Jackson St., received a very short description, so it’s not obvious if the list’s authors had actually visited. It recommends "whatever’s on the four-course menu, plus a local beer from Sprecher or Lakefront."

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 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.