Overlooking Lake Nagawicka, Seven Seas serves a palatable menu of finely prepared meats and fresh seafood, along with more than 500 wines from around the world. Diners can furnish exquisite fermented sippers with digestive companions, such as the rumaki Seven Seas, a starter of chicken liver and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and smoked salmon canapés with mustard-lime sauce ($10).
At Buckys Lakeside Pub, you don't have to sacrifice the view to watch the game?you can get both. Situated on the deck that overlooks Okauchee Lake, visitors can catch a Badgers, Brewers, or Packers games on the giant outdoor televisions. Inside, 14 flat screens can be found throughout the space, as well as a bar, and a kitchen that sends out all kinds of from-scratch foods. Daily specials range from the Friday fish fry to all-you-can-eat crab legs, which are served in addition to the regular menu of wings, burgers, and domestic beer.
More than 50 wines at Wine Maniacs on the River stand at attention to be served by the glass or bottle. The bistro updates its food menu quarterly with dishes that celebrate the seasons and complement its complex varietals, using gourmet ingredients such as Wisconsin artisan cheeses. Small plates make creative use of such ingredients, with options that may include calamari spaghetti or duck-confit tacos ornamented, like a scarecrow's frankfurter, with corn relish.
Nice weather draws diners outdoors onto the patio overlooking the Milwaukee River, where they can sip while admiring the Water Street Bridge and views of the city from the 5th Ward. Guests can also stock up on their favorite elixirs at the establishment's retail shop, which sells wines by the case.
Whether you're looking for a specialty cheese to pair with a bottle of aged Chianti from your cellar or dying to know the difference between a penne and a ballpoint, the friendly staff at Delafield Fine Foods will gladly guide your gastronomic gondola through the store's tributaries of authentic Italian treats. Lay the foundation for a leaning tower of groceries with a round of homemade pizza dough at the bottom of your shopping basket ($1.99), topped with a jar of all-natural house vodka sauce ($4.99), fresh mozzarella ($7.99 per pound), and Italian sausage from the butcher ($6.49 per pound). Fancy feasts can be made at home with the aid of dry-aged prime rib eye ($15.99 per pound), accompanied by fresh baked bread ($3.50). Popular pre-made sides from the deli counter include Italian tuna salad ($5.99 per pound) and Mediterranean tortellini salad ($6.99 per pound), which turn easy lunches into gourmet meals and already gourmet meals into Double Stuf gourmet meals.
Walls with shelving units full of vitamins, teas, cleanses, and supplements can be intimidating to new customers looking for ways to improve their health. At Natural Health Solutions, an on-staff holistic health practitioner helps customers identify and understand the benefits of various pills, powders, and teas that can boost their immune system and improve overall health. Wellness evaluations and vitamin regimens can also be administered to address specific health conditions, so customers can moderate the effects of their conditions to maintain optimal health without selling their soul for a second liver.
The distance from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to anywhere in Germany is vast, to say the least, and includes a trip over the Atlantic Ocean. But Schwefel's Restaurant—plopped right in between Madison and Milwaukee—cuts out lengthy travels and potential run-ins with hang-gliding sea monsters. Inside Schwefel's, the scents of sauerbraten and wiener schnitzel float amid cherry-red tablecloths in the understated dining area. Familiar American dishes, such as lobster and prime rib, share table space with German house specialties, such as the beef rouladen, a fusion of rolled beef, pickle, bacon, and onion. Regardless of the food's origin, Schwefel's makes each dish from scratch—right down to the soups and dressings. Though Schwefel's Restaurant is no stranger to formal dinners, a more casual bar area entertains patrons with arcade games and sports broadcasts.