The more you dig into Milwaukee's past, the less it looks like the place we all know today. While some things endure - in the world of dining, think of Mader's and Karl Ratzsch's, for example - the more things have changed. Here are some postcard images of eateries gone by, places your parents or grandparents, or even great-grandparents, might have celebrated a special occasion or just had a good meal.
Leon Schneider wasn't the first to open a custard stand in Milwaukee, but he was one of the most influential. Even today, nearly a quarter century after Schneider's death, his Leon's drive-in on South 27th Street is a draw for locals and Milwaukee visitors alike.
We caught up with Karl Kopp - owner of Kopp's Frozen Custard and Elsa's on the Park, to ask about the history of Kopp's and Elsa's, other places he's considering opening beyond Milwaukee, if he ever thinks of opening a Kopp's Downtown and more.