Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub: A User's Guide
Local and Sustainable Ingredients | James Beard Award-Nominated Chef | In-House Brewery | Uncommon Food Pairings
Appetizer: horseradish-bacon-cheese spread and house crackers
Entree: pan-seared duck breast with roasted hazelnuts, house bacon, quince butter, and pomegranate molasses
Dessert: chocolate malt with liquid peanut butter and chocolate cake
What to Drink: Sip the beers that get churned out at Hinterland’s Green Bay–based brewery, including seasonal specialties and limited releases. Or, energize with a cup of Luna coffee or Rishi tea.
Who’s Cooking: Executive Chef Dan Van Rite, a three-time James Beard Award finalist, prides himself on bold flavors and off-the-wall pairings—many of which are made possible by his utilization of local and seasonal ingredients.
Keeping it Fresh
Partnerships with fishermen in Honolulu, Seattle, and Portland, Maine give the kitchen access to fresh fish every day.
Locally, alliances with small growers and ranchers produce fresh game, hand-foraged mushrooms, and heirloom produce—all of which dictates the contents of the daily menu.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: For those a bit north, there’s always the Green Bay location (313 Dousman Street). Stop in and take a Saturday-afternoon tour of the brewery, which makes its home inside a turn-of-the-century meat-packing warehouse.
Trocadero is perfect for beer lovers and foodies alike, with a deep list of craft brews complementing a succulent selection of pub fare.
The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Trocadero has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Bring your whole brood to Trocadero, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Trocadero's gorgeous patio.
If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Trocadero is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
Not to be overlooked is Trocadero's no-charge wifi.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Trocadero — it's strictly casual.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Trocadero cater for you.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Trocadero's N Water St address.
Your bill at Trocadero will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Trocadero accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
Originally built as a Schlitz bar more than a century ago, Upper 90 Sports Pub maintains the links to its storied history by pouring drinks in front of the original stained glass that still adorns the old saloon's back bar. Now showcasing Milwaukee's transformation to a modern city inspired by local teams, Upper 90 Sports Pub takes a twist on the classic German eats with a full menu of gastropub fare artfully presented to its sports-centric clients every day of the week.
Upper 90 incorporates local favorites, such as Usinger’s sausages or Nueske's bacon, into flavorful spins on traditional cuisine, creating dishes such as battered and fried corn dogs served with Guinness mustard and raspberry balsamic ketchup or bacon-stuffed Angus burgers flavored with cheddar cheese and rosemary aioli. The restaurant opens its doors early on select game days or if threatened by early-rising big bad wolves, feeding just-woken bellies with its Saturday breakfast, followed by appetizer fare featuring the unique flavors of fried alligator and Milwaukee's biggest pretzel. While sitting under vintage sports equipment and memorabilia, guests can sip on the pours of a range of craft brews, including drafts from local breweries such as Lakefront, New Glarus, and Sprecher.
Even with the ambitious goal of trying a new variety every night, it would take months to sample every single beer at Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar. Not only are there 53 different drafts and an array of cellar reserve bottles, but the selection is constantly updated with new craft brews from Wisconsin and around the world. Beer-savvy bartenders make their own recommendations behind the circular center bar as servers deliver trays of imaginative gastropub dishes—crab-stuffed jalapeños, freshwater bluegill sliders, and the hefty burger lauded by reporters from A.V. Club Milwaukee as “drool-inducing.” When not toppling giant Jenga blocks or throwing darts, guests can gaze up at the flat-screen televisions and cheer when a hardened banker learns to love in a Lifetime movie. The massive wooden deck gives al fresco enthusiasts space to linger over bites of cod tacos and barbecue pork nachos.
For well-dressed American cuisine, dine at Rumpus Room.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Rumpus Room's menu does not offer low-fat options.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Dress is typically casual at Rumpus Room, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
A visit to Rumpus Room will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
For a fast bite with tons of flavor, try Sheboygan's Mark's Fine Food and Cocktails.
Don't come if you're looking for a healthy meal. Come here if you're looking for a delicious one!
Can't get enough of Mark's Fine Food and Cocktails' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Mark's Fine Food and Cocktails is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Mark's Fine Food and Cocktails is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.