It may be Brew City, but custard is no small matter in Milwaukee, where everyone has his or her own favorite custard stand. This, of course, may go a long way toward explaining our waistlines. But hey, what's the point of livin' if you can't go a-lickin' custard every now and again.
Last year, when Sam Kassel and Alex Ogden saw that their neighborhood custard stand was for sale, they took a leap and bought it. They've improved the food and the custard and used the shutdown to renovate.
There's been more news than usual lately at Mickey's Fresh Frozen Custard, 675 Grand Ave., in Hartford, and it's come in the good and bad variety.
Kittï¿½TMs is among Milwaukeeï¿½TMs oldest classic custard stands. And they deliver consistently on their custard. But how about their burgers?
Tom Gilles, younger brother of Milwaukee's early frozen custard pioneer Paul Gilles, has died in Fond du Lac, where he had founded and operated his own Gilles' Frozen Custard stand at 819 S. Main St., since 1949.
Every March, Gilles' Frozen Custard - the longest-running frozen custard stand in the area, dating to 1938 - at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. brings back its popular Jameson Irish Whiskey custard in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
One of Milwaukee's classic custard stands, Kitt's Frozen Custard, 7000 W. Capitol Dr., is for sale.
It's not Lori Fredrich's usual habit to review a burger from a newly opened restaurant. However, when she was offered the opportunity to try a MooSa burger before MooSa's actually opened, she decided to make an exception.
MooSa's, the brand new burger and custard stand at 2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., will officially open its doors for the season on Friday, June 14.
As many as 20 tenants are expected to occupy the forthcoming 3rd Street Market Hall, the food hall planned for The Avenue. Among them will be Milk Can, a burger and custard concept; and Milk Bottle Bakery, a complementary venue which will feature breads, croissants, sandwiches and a selection of deliciously fun desserts.
Looking to get into the frozen custard game? Now might be the time. Fred's Custard and Grill, 4726 W. Vliet St., is for sale and the asking price is $329,000.
After a nearly month-long, unexplained closure, Kitt's Frozen Custard, 7000 W. Capitol Dr., reopened this morning. We were there.
In recent weeks, Kitt's Frozen Custard, which opened in 1952, has been closed. Now, according to a post on the stand's Facebook page, it will reopen on March 1.
Surely there are folks that remember the numerous Bronzeville frozen custard stands, but as the entire Walnut Street neighborhood was razed for freeway construction and the dreaded "urban renewal" - which felt like anything but to folks whose entire lives were bulldozed - even memories of those are fading fast.
My how time flies! It's been a year since Shake Shack officially opened its first Wisconsin location at 220 E Buffalo St. in the Historic Third Ward. To celebrate, the popular burger stop is raising a glass to Milwaukee with a very special limited time offer.