Milwaukee Eats

We are visiting Milwaukee for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I wanted to share a few food highlights of the trip.  We made a return visit to Conejito’s for plates of their messy-delicious chicken mole.  The restaurant is casual/divey with a limited menu of flavorful Mexican dishes.  The mole is worth the trip.

Chicken Mole

We also made a trip to Glorioso’s Italian Market, a place chock-full of amazing specialty food items and a deli case loaded with house-made sauces, pastas, and salads.  We sampled the arancini and puttanesca sauce, and bought some of the roasted fava beans for airplane snacks–crunchy and addictive.  Glorioso’s is loaded with great stuff to eat and I could spend hours wandering the aisles.  The check-out service is cursory and terse (bordering on rude), but it is worth putting up with the brusque behavior to experience the variety and quality of products.

Roasted, salted fava beans

Another fun stop was Sil’s Mini Donuts, an amazingly cute drive-through place that makes fresh mini donuts to order, tossed with either cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.  They also have a full coffee menu and a walk-up counter.

We bought a bag of cinnamon-sugar-coated donuts to share and they were hot, crispy, and sugary delicious.

Donut heaven.  Definitely head to Sil’s if you are in Milwaukee.

We are flying back today and I will have a new recipe up for you soon.  I did a vegan holiday entree of individual mushroom Wellingtons (individual because we accidentally picked up the wrong type of puff pastry), and they worked really well.  Here is a teaser:

Hope you all had a delicious and thanks-filled day!


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2 Responses to Milwaukee Eats

  1. Jersey Girl Cooks November 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    The donuts look so good. Not many good donut places where I live.

  2. Tracy November 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    I love Milwaukee! I actually was in that neck of the woods too. I haven't heard of any of those places — will have to look up your post next time we're in town.

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