It's one of Milwaukee's most cherished and distinctive culinary traditions: the Friday fish fry. This long-lived ritual is alive and thriving in Milwaukee - especially during Lent. And you can still enjoy it in carry-out form.
Brandy old fashioned
The Brick Pub & Grill is a spot that continues a family legacy. And, despite all its shiny newness, there are many things about The Brick that hearken back to the past. Among them is the restaurant's Friday night fish fry, which - as the story is told - is made with the classic family recipe.
In this series, we're on the hunt for some of the area's best fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.
Gone are the days of cloyingly sweet malt-based beverages and wine "coolers." In 2019, canned cocktails are quickly becoming the easiest way to enjoy a well-crafted drink without ever stepping foot in a bar. And one Wisconsin-based purveyor has created a canned cocktail that will explicitly appeal to residents and ex-pats of the Dairy State: a Wisconsin-style brandy old fashioned.
You might have to consult your GPS before heading out to the Lone Star Tavern, which is tucked back on a lazily winding rural road just east of Highway 41/45. It's not the sort of place you'll just pass on your way to somewhere else; and that may, indeed, be part of its charm.
In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin-style brandy old fashioned.
This year is the bakery's 70th anniversary and O&H is celebrating with a birthday bash and fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tomorrow's opener at Miller Park marks the first ballgame of the season. It also marks the inaugural debut of Central Standard's brand new North 40 Wisconsin-style brandy as the official brandy served at the ballpark.
If you live in Wisconsin, it's likely you've indulged in a Wisconsin style old fashioned, complete with muddled fruit, Korbel brandy and a splash of soda. But, have you ever had a brandy old fashioned served up in a crockpot?
This end-of-April fish fry marks the last of the season. Those who've looked forward to hearing about a new fish fry each week can look forward to the series again this fall. In the meantime, we've wrapped things up with one of the areas most classic fish fries.
What? A pie that tastes like a brandy old fashioned? Yup. Mr. Dye's pies is at it again with a new pie flavor that incorporates the flavors of Wisconsin's favorite cocktail - including cherries, brandy and orange zest - into a pie that you need to try.
In the gusty month of February, there's little better than sitting inside a warm bar, chatting it up with the bartender and sipping on a warming cocktail. It's in that spirit that c.1880 has launched the Old Fashioned Love Song menu, a celebration of Wisconsin's favorite cocktail.
Victor's is a bit of an anomaly. In the afternoon and early evening, it's a classic bar. In the evening, it's a hoppin' nightclub. But, if there's one thing we've heard over and over again, it's that Victor's has great food. So we tested out the fish fry.
Kringle and brandy Old Fashioneds are two of my favorite Wisconsin things. So when I heard that the Racine-based O & H Bakery - a kringle champion in my book - released a special version combining the two, I had to try it right away.
Kohler has teamed up with Central Standard Craft Distillery to create a 72 percent cacao dark chocolate brandy that's pretty unique and, we learned, makes a great brandy old fashioned. Click here to see how.