Gianelli's Pizza & Chicken Man stokes internal flames with a menu of piping buckets of fried chicken and bubbling pizzas honed during 30 years of service. Diners confer to decide which of 19 toppings will festoon their pies, considering pineapple, taco meat, sauerkraut, or Christmas lights. Having requested the meal online or by phone, hungry parties may spirit it home themselves on the back of an enchanted pizza box or have it delivered ($3.40 plus tax) anywhere within a four-mile radius of the parlor.
Chef Felix Hafner conceived Mi-key's menu to showcase a blend of local and seasonal foods with a dazzling variety of shareable plates. The summer menu bursts at the seams with appetizers such as portobello stuffed with toasted pine nuts, spinach, and goat cheese ($5.95) and salads such as the strawberry spinach (6.95), which tosses pickled strawberries, baby spinach, pine nuts, and blue cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette. Move on to main-course portions such as the campfire trout ($17.95), which comes with an arugula granola salad, candied beets, and a complimentary ghost story from your friendly server. Complement your dinner with a selection from Mi-key's bar menu, which features six draft beers, an extensive wine list, and new takes on conventional cocktail concoctions. Past specialty cocktails have included the warm haute fashioned, with Korbel brandy, cherry, orange, orange bitters, and raw sugar, and the guava mojito, with rum, fresh guava, cane sugar, mint, lime, and a twist of panache.
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop boasts a full menu of made-to-order sandwiches built from house-cooked meats and produce that's delivered daily. Guests can gobble up the Bobbie, an AOL's Lemondrop award-winning sandwich that unites homemade pulled turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayonnaise ($6.75 for a 9"). Or meat-seekers can paint the palate red with a SlawBeJo—a behemoth bovine sub roll enshrouding roast beef, provolone cheese, russian dressing, cole slaw, and mayonnaise ($6.75 for a 9"). Leaving no tongue behind, Capriotti's caters to all dietary desires with various vegetarian options and a slew of thirst quenchers designed to tickle the taste buds beneath a sea of bubbly satisfaction.
Every day, Breadsmith kneads and breeds made-from-scratch breads, honoring the practices of centuries-old French bakers. The delectable dough sculptures receive the royal treatment, with all delicate yeast bubbles bursting inside of a 6-ton stone-hearth oven. The oven's sweltering heat creates a cushy crust for American-style breads. In the presence of lightning-quick steam injections, European-style breads take on a crisp, crumb-dressed outer core. April's daily bread offerings range from $3.65 to $7.50 a loaf and include french baguettes ($3.65), pepperjack sourdough ($7.50), country buttertop ($5.05), raisin cinnamon ($5.55), and apple pie bread ($6.70). Use today's Groupon to fill up the family with lusciously leavened loaves fresh from the oven—or wait for them to go stale and then wield them as harpoons during the next potato-soup hunt.
Since 1934, three generations of the Mazos family have ground fresh burgers daily and slid malted milkshakes down the counter to eagerly awaiting stomachs. Burgers dominate the restaurant's menu, with choices such as the eternally popular bacon cheeseburger, whose meaty middles are smuggled betwixt a toasted bun and a choice of swiss or american cheese. The mushroom cheeseburger tops its circular base with a saute of Mario's favorite power-ups, and the double cheeseburger stacks reunited cheeseburger twins. No longer hiding behind the anonymity of its initials, a bacon, lettuce, and tomato pairs with grilled-cheese sandwiches to offer diners beef-unrelated fare. Both burger and non-burger sandwiches accompany a choice of two sides to diners' tables, including french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, napkin swans, or a homemade cup of soup of the day.
Named one of Milwaukee's top 30 restaurants by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bunkers Nostalgic Lounge & Eatery fills its retro-themed dining room with the aroma of hearty comfort foods. Bunkers' menu grabs taste buds' attention with the Obnoxious Uncle Reuben's Reuben ($8.75), a bulky sandwich jammed with hand-pulled corned-beef brisket and melted muenster cheese on marble rye. Aquatic enthusiasts savor the roasted seasonal salmon, garnished with arugula, spring onions, baby cauliflower, and honey harvested by Green Bay beekeeper Aaron Rodgers ($15.95). Bunkers also concocts a plethora of tasty libations, from the Pama Martini ($6.75), juiced with Smirnoff Citrus, Pama Pomegranate Liquor, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, to the Old World sangria ($5.50 per glass), infused with Triple Sec and Korbel brandy. Terminate hunger with an ice-cream drink such as the tried-and-true Grasshopper ($7.75).