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Bartolotta's Northpoint Custard opens Sunday with its annual giveaway of 150 hamburgers.

Northpoint Custard opens for the season on Sunday

Spring is here and so is custard season, at least for the few stands that still operate on a seasonal basis, which is much less common now than it used to be.

While the classic Milty Wilty Drive-In in Wautoma rolled up its shutters last week and Northpoint Custard and Burgers on the lakefront just south of Bradford Beach opens this weekend, Oconomowoc's The Kiltie beat everyone to the punch, opening in late March this year.


(PHOTO: Milty Wilty Facebook)

Of course, these days, most stands operate year-round. But some, including the ones mentioned here, are like traditional stands, which had no heating systems installed and have no indoor seating.

Milwaukee's only remaining seasonal stand, Bartolotta's Northpoint Custard and Burgers, 2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., opens at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, with its usual season-launching free burgers for the first 150 patrons.

This is the stand's eighth year at the lake.

The Northpoint location in the main concourse at Mitchell International Airport is, of course, open year-round.


(PHOTO: The Kiltie Facebook)

Opening day had been planned for Saturday, but predictions of rain led to Sunday being named as a potential rain date and then, just this afternoon, Sunday was declared the new opening date, thanks to the weather forecast.

But you've waited this long, you can hang on for one more day.

I asked WISN-TV's Mark Baden, and he says expect a few showers, but a generally dry Sunday with temperatures around 60 degrees. Sounds like a perfect day for custard, though I'm not to be trusted since I think any day sounds like a perfect day for custard.

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