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Milwaukee on Hot Grease

On episode 85, host Nicole Taylor is joined in studio by friend and fellow good food fighter Melissa Danielle. They recount their recent trip to Milwaukee where they stayed at Hotel Metro, the first certified-green hotel in the Brew City. To talk more about what that certification entails they are joined by Justin Johnson, the executive chef of the hotel who talks about the steps they've taken from selling used grease to composting.

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Food Guide :: Milwaukee, WI

Turtle Sundae at Kopp's Frozen Custard

My life depends on lists. Without fail, all my business or pleasure travel adventures begin with a must do edible journey. After hosting a successful happy hour (read more). at Hotel Metro's Zen on 7 and attending day one of GFJI Gathering, it was time to start crossing of my list. Behold Food Culturist's Cream City mini food guide.

HoneyPie Cafe

Roots Restaurant and Cellar

Maxie's Southern Comfort (order the maple-braised collard greens)

Milwaukee Public Market (stop by The Spice House)

Cafe Benelux

 Food Truck Friday at Catherdral Square

Outpost Natural Foods (stock up on locally produced snacks)

Blue's Egg

Kopp's Frozen Custard (get the flavor of the day)

Distil (have a burger and an Apt. 137-craft cocktail)


Cafe Benelux

Milwaukee Cupcake Company (drop by if in 3rd Ward)

 D Mo's Pasta and Chop House (try all the appetizers)

 Elsa's (have the pork chop sandwich & broccoli appetizer)

Metro Bar & Cafe (enjoy lunch at the bar)

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Join me in the Cream City

Photo Credit :: Historic Photo Collection/Milwaukee Public Library

According to wikipedia, "Cream City Brick is a cream or light yellow-colored brick made from a clay found around Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the Menomonee River Valley and on the western banks of Lake Michigan. These bricks were one of the most common building materials used in Milwaukee during the mid and late 19th century, giving the city the nickname Cream City and the bricks the name Cream City bricks".

My colleague and I are visiting Milwaukee for Growing Food and Justice for All Gathering 2011 and excited about getting to know more about Milwaukee's local food scene. We're partnering with Hotel Metro to explore what locavorism looks like in the Cream City. Hotel Hotel Metro is sponsoring our stay and is the leading eco-friendly luxury hotel choice in downtown Milwaukee. The property has been recommended as “where to stay” by The NY Times and rated by Travel & Leisure as “ one of the top hotels in the world”. 

On September 7, 2011 from 6:00pm-8:00pm we'll be hosting a happy hour at Hotel Metro's Zen on Seven. There will be drink specials and giveaways curated by With Love, From Brooklyn

Please visit http://metrobarfoodies.eventbrite.com for more details. 

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Have you lived in or traveled to Milwaukee? Tell me your favorite hotel.