For the fifth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, 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 2011."
People ask me all the time what's my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee? Well, even if it is Dining Month, I'm not going to open that cans of worms (mostly because I don't have one great answer).
Rather, let me just tell you five different places I love, and maybe you've never visited. Or if you have, maybe it's been too long.
Either way, this list isn't a definitive guide to the best of the best, it's just what I'm thinking about today, and it's spread out genre-wise and across the metro area.
Give these places a whirl, and chime with the Talkbacks below with your picks of places our readers might not have ever tried.
- Yen Ching, 7630 W. Good Hope Rd.
- Bangkok House, 4698 S. Whitnall Ave.
- Organ Piper Pizza, 4353 S. 108th St.
- Polonez, 4016 S. Packard Ave.
- Jake's Deli, 1634 W. North Ave.
So glad someone mentioned Yen Ching! It's been my favorite Chinese restaurant for years!! Always consistent with great service. Great choice!!!
Yes, Jake's neighborhood is not Elm Grove, but neither is it "hard core ghetto." Day time, not an issue.
That said, I love Benji's, especially if you want a full menu. However, Jake's CB takes it. It just has a bit more flavor, more juicy, just a notch above Benji's.
Can't go wrong however, at either place.
Jake's is opening a spot in Glendale, so if you you fear the Urban experience, this will be good for you.
Iheartfood | Oct. 17, 2011 at 12:14 p.m. (report)
I'll take Benji's Deli corned beef sandwich over Jakes any day!
Dicey? The neighborhood where Jake's Deli is would best be characterized as "hard core ghetto" if one visited during the warmer months, particularly at night.
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