Hamburgers

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On the Burger Trail: The Milwaukee Burger at AJ Bombers

Published July 28, 2017

Deciding which AJ Bombers burger to eat for the Burger Trail series wasn't simple. After all, there's a laundry list of options from which to choose. But, since award-winning burgers should be the best of the bunch, I opted for the Travel Channel's Food Wars Champion The Milwaukee Burger.

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On the Burger Trail: The Mc Dot at Red Dot Tosa

Published July 21, 2017

Red Dot might be famous for its poutine (and that's a worthy reason to visit). But what about the burgers? We found out this week with a visit to the neighborhood bar in East Tosa.

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On the burger trail: The double cheeseburger at Kroll's East

Published July 14, 2017

You've got to appreciate the history in a place that dates back as far as Kroll's. The story begins in the 1930s. And it's up for debate whether or not Kroll's beat Solly's to the punch in terms of being the first to serve butter burgers.

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On the Burger Trail: The house burger at Easy Tyger

Published July 7, 2017

Easy Tyger has a relaxed casual vibe. And its menu showcases flavors of Southeast Asia through the medium of familiar and comforting dishes like the ever-so-slightly Asian-inspored house burger, which I tried on my latest visit.

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On the Burger Trail: Major Goolsby's cheeseburger at Summerfest

Published June 30, 2017

We're in the throes of Summerfest. So, it only seemed right to take swift left on the Burger Trail to visit at least one of the vendors at the Big Gig. And it seemed right to focus on one who's been part of the Fest for more years than we can count.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Solly's Grille

Published June 16, 2017

Butter is the start of the show at Solly's, which is known for being one of (if not the) first to serve a Wisconsin butter burger. In fact, according to George Motz's documentary "Hamburger America," Solly's goes through 125 to 150 pounds of butter per week.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Nite Owl

Published June 9, 2017

There's something special about seasonal fare. Asparagus tastes best when it's fresh and local. Citrus fruits shine brighter in the winter. And the first burger of the spring or summer at Nite Owl is rock-solid proof that "absence makes the heart grow fonder."

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Point Burger Bar opens this week in Pewaukee

Published Nov. 28, 2016

A new Pewaukee location of Point Burger Bar will open this week adjacent to the Veloce Indoor Speedway. The Las Vegas-style burger bar owned by restaurateur Brian Ward debuted its first location on the Northwest Side in fall 2015.

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Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill might open this weekend

Published Feb. 24, 2015

Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill will open soon at 1682 N. Van Buren St., in the former Libby's space. Owner Frank Sandino says it could open as soon as Friday and a grand opening will take place in March.