It's Fourth of July weekend, and in honor of this special summer weekend, we checked in with Fritz Usinger, president of Usinger's, and asked him for a little advice.
Missing those Milwaukee summer joys of grabbing a beer and sausage at a baseball game or festival? If you want a taste of those happier days - plus a whole lot more to chew on - take a bite out of Hulu's new show "Taste the Nation."
Baseball season is postponed. Summer festival season is mostly canceled. But at least one season is still on the schedule: grilling season. And in case you're not stocked up, Usinger's is here to help with its new curbside sausage pickup, starting April 30.
Change is the only constant in an active dining scene, and diners will witness yet another evolution at the new East Town Kitchen & Bar, which opens today at the Downtown Marriott, replacing Millioke.
Most of us have some modest food-based traditions - we like to have pizza on Tuesdays, or we get ham and rolls on Sundays, etc.Over the years, some of my habits have turned a little ritualistic. They've become unspoken traditions. Here are a few of them...
Each year when State Fair rolls around, there are a couple sites on the grounds that I have to visit. One of them is the Wisconsin Products Pavilion. Here are seven must-try dairyland delicacies in the pavilion.
Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.
Flip over a package of Usinger's braunschweiger and you'll find a minimal list of ingredients: pork liver, pork, salt, beef, onions, spices. And that old fashioned, no frills ingredient list is a pride-point for company, which has produced traditional sausages and meat products for over 130 years.
A few years ago I did a story about the great salvage and reuse work being done by WasteCap Resource Solutions, 2123 W. Michigan St., near the Marquette campus. Lately, it's been getting some pretty great items you can buy.
When it comes to the MLB offseason free agent hot stove, the Brewers today made a massive move to their roster ... just not involving the one that plays baseball.
Put on your burger-eating britches, because Shake Shack is on the cusp of opening.
Since OnMilwaukee debuted this category in 2012, three local favorites have each had two-year runs as Milwaukee's best food product. The first two went to Usinger's sausages; the next two to Palermo's pizza. And the last two years? Purple Door ice cream.
If you've never had the pleasure of setting foot into one of the 89 Shake Shack locations across the U.S., you'll have your chance soon enough. The popular fast casual restaurant will open its first Wisconsin location in Milwaukee's Third Ward before the end of the year.
This weekend, for the Brewers' series against the Cardinals at Miller Park, Third Space Brewing is helping fans tailgate with a very special and authentically Milwaukee experience: "The World's First Growler-Sausage Drive-Thru." Beer, brats, baseball.
This weekend, the city of Milwaukee mourned the loss of Karl Ratzsch, a Milwaukee institution which served the community for 113 years. And the city is feeling the void. But, it's worthwhile to take a moment to stop and reflect. What could have been done?