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Old 01-01-2022, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Happy New Year, to all.

I typically spend time in Chicagoland, Illinois. I live, and also am born/raised in Milwaukee. So maybe my taste buds are concreted in the flavors around here.

But as much time as I spend in different parts of Chicago, I cannot choose one of their restaurants over ours, in the following categories:

Mexican: Conejito's Place

Italian: Mama Mia's, on Greenfield

Chinese: China Hut, by me on 51st and Howard.... OR: Golden Gate, in Waukesha.

Korean: Seoul was basically an only option around here! And now, they're closed!..... But if you ever go to Chicago, try: San Soo Gab San.

Please tell me your experiences with the above listed places, as well as YOUR top choices in these, or any other, ethnic category
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Old 01-01-2022, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Haha I don't mean to pick on you Jay since I like you but your choices remind me of Michael Scotts choice in NYC Pizza...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRgEeDR98X8
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Old 01-01-2022, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee City, oh that's right, my friend, I saw you in one of the Chicago forums recently!!!!

And since you have experience in foods from Mequon to Chicago, please share your experiences at my places?

And which can you recommend?

I was in Chicago yesterday... I had Korean at San Soo Gab San. And then I went to Ignotz's Ristorante in the 24th and Oakley area....I only had drinks there. Although they DO have good North Italian cuisine.. And the ONLY restaurant in the area that WILL make pizza!!

I finished my journey at EJs Place in Skokie/Wilmette. I looked at their menu. $64.00 for a filet!
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Happy New Year!

For Mexican I really like Taquería el Cabrito, and I'm also a fan of Chilango Express, Taquería Los Gallos, and a few others. I love the tamales at Lopez Bakery.

El Salvador is very good for Salvadoran food, and Chef Paz does good Peruvian.

Zarletti's downtown has some good Northern Italian dishes. Ristorante Bartolotta has been doing special regional Italian menus, though it's pricey. For good old Italian-American, places such as Balistreri's, Tenuta's, and Tavolino are good.

For authentic Chinese, Sze Chuan is great, and so is Fortune. JJ Chen has a decent dim sum menu, and Lucky (near Sze Chuan) is a very good Chinese bakery. I haven't had great luck with Chinese-American in the area, but I've enjoyed Lychee Garden, Jing's, Dan Dan, and a couple of others.

On your recommendation we went to Golden Gate, and we enjoyed it! They were doing a brisk take-out and dine-in business.

Momo Mee is an enjoyable pan-Asian place. Kawa has very good ramen and other Japanese dishes.

Bangkok Thai has become our favorite Thai restaurant in the area.

Our favorite Indian place is Indian Village, but we also like Peshawar, India Garden, and a couple others.

Alem is our favorite for Ethiopian, but we also like Ethiopian Cottage.

Of course, we like Polonez for Polish and Three Brothers for Serbian. Mader's, Kegel's, and Wegners St. Martins have tasty German fare.

Damascus Gate, Pita Palace, and Shahrazad do some tasty Middle Eastern dishes, but my favorite falafel is at Falafel Guys in Mequon.

Cosmos Cafe in Tosa has good authentic pork gyros, but there isn't a really good Greek place in the area.
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Empidonax, happy new year to you and wonderful spouse! It's always a pleasure to chat with you two.

I'm glad you enjoyed Golden Gate!... And I speak for many on this forum with a big THANK YOU, for sharing so many recommendations!

I do like tamales! So far, I'm a fan of tamales from El Rey Supermercado.

And YES to Tenutas! I much love the atmosphere of our Milwaukee one over the Racine one. If you've been to both, you'd know why.... I also enjoy the pizza from Zaffiros on the east end of Brady Street, as well as Balistreris, on 68th Street.

Stay warm my friend. Be careful in the snow.
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Old 01-02-2022, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Mader's. Game over.
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Old 01-02-2022, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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In my life, if I've been to Maders ONCE....

And I worked in the Milwaukee courthouse, nearby....

Oh well, Conejitos is just on the other side of the 6th Street viaduct
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Old 01-03-2022, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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I long for Karl Rausch’s.
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Old 01-03-2022, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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MortonR, happy new year.

Sounds like some people are loving and missing the German restaurants!!

...

There's a pizza place I remember in Milwaukee that is now obsolete, but I find in my Illinois trips: Barnaby's!
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Old 01-04-2022, 01:56 PM
 
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Happy New Year, Master Jay!

Karl Rausch’s was always a dinner stop before the Florentine Opera, where we were patrons. While I no longer live in the area, I treasure the meals we had there. Some of the best and authentic German cuisine (outside of Germany, of course) we ever had.

That was something I’ve always loved about Milwaukee - the range of cultures and wonderful foods of each so readily available.

RM
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