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Voters picked Usinger's sausages as their favorite Milwaukee product.

Milwaukee's best food product, 2012

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

For the first time, included the best Milwaukee Food Product category in the survey and the Usinger's sausage won by a long shot.

The Usinger family has made gourmet, German-style sausages for more than 125 years and there are 70 different sausages, from bratwurst to beerwurst. The sausages are a favorite all year 'round, from summer barbecues to December holiday time.

The Wisconsin Fair cream puff came in second and newcomer Purple Door ice cream nabbed a very close third. It was a tough call, but the editors chose El Rey chips as their favorite product because of the tasty distinctive flavor. editors' choice: El Rey chips

2. Wisconsin State Fair cream puff
3. Purple Door ice cream
4. El Rey chips
5. Klement's sausage
tie. Palermo's frozen pizza
7. Patrick Cudahy bacon
8. Pretzilla
9. Bolzano charcuterie
10. Manny's tortillas
11. Indulgence chocolates
12. Ma Baensch herring
13. Clock Shadow Creamery cheese
14. Kallas honey
15. Omanhene chocolate



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