Usinger's

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Usinger's will sell sausages curbside starting April 30

Published April 29, 2020

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.

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My Milwaukee food traditions

Published Oct. 1, 2018

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...

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Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

Published March 14, 2018

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.

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Made in Milwaukee: Usinger's

Published Feb. 23, 2018

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.

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Get Your Ass in Here: WasteCap Resource Solutions

Published Feb. 13, 2018

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.

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Milwaukee's best food product, 2017

Published Oct. 16, 2017

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.

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First to Wisconsin: Shake Shack

Published Oct. 6, 2017

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.

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Third Space Brewing launches Growler-Sausage Drive-Thru this weekend

Published April 17, 2017

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.

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What can we learn from the closing of Karl Ratzsch? A great deal

Published April 3, 2017

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?