With Mardi Gras right around the corner, we reached out to a variety of former New Orleans residents who now live in Milwaukee to tap their brains for recommendations for things to eat during the Carnival season.
Ray's butcher shoppe
Housed inside a simple brick plant in Cudahy, the Porkie Company of Wisconsin is as well preserved as the pickled vegetables and meats they have been producing there for more than 60 years.
St. Patrick's Day on a Tuesday was lovely because it meant we didn't have to fight the crowds to get our food. I know Ireland isn't known for its food, but some of the offerings you can get in Milwaukee on this holiday would definitely make you think otherwise.
It had actually been a couple years since Scott and I had made the short trip to Ray's Butcher Shoppe, 4640 W. Loomis Rd., Greenfield, but since returning in mid July, we've been there nearly weekly.