This week's Friday Five theme is Food & Drink so I decided to create a post featuring the five places in MKE I'd eat at in a perfect food day. Although I think it would be impossible to eat this much food in one day, a girl can dream! ;)
A special thanks to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting this link up! Make sure you check out their blogs as well!
Breakfast: Cafe at the Pfister
This restaurant is so comfy despite being in Milwaukee's grand and historic Pfister Hotel. I come here for brunch fairly often and have ordered a number of things on the menu. However, my recent favorite is the biscuits and gravy. I love the warm buttermilk biscuits that are smothered with sausage gravy served with hash browns and two eggs any style (I always get overeasy). And the best way to wash it down is with a large mug of coffee (two Splendas, a splash of cream).
I've been to this place dozens of times over the years, and I usually order the exact same thing every time: a cup of sopa Azteca and black bean tostadas, hold the onions. The soup has a bit of a kick that's perfect on a chilly day. The tostadas are so fresh and, unlike a lot of Mexican restaurants, not the least bit greasy.
Afternoon Snack: Kopp's Custard
I love Kopp's Custard - it totally takes me back to summers as a kid. Vanilla custard served in a cone was a favorite then and still is today. Although now I'm also a fan of mint chip and butter pecan!
Dinner: Maxie's Southern
Everything at Maxie's is sooo good. Every meal starts with a basket of the restaurant's delicious sweet cornbread. As an appetizer, I like sharing a basket of sweet potato fries or a plate of the fried green tomatoes or fried pickles. For my meal, I order the pulled pork plate with the corn and arugula salad and mac & cheese. Maxie's mac & cheese is so amazing that I sometimes order a plate of it as my main course. It's super creamy and rich and has a delicious breadcrumb topping - simply the best!
This pic does not do this meal justice - bad lighting!
Three words: Pistachio Chocolate Pie. I tried this pie for the first time about a year ago and it was a mega swoon moment. It was so decadent that I had to take most of the piece of pie with me in a to-go container. Since Honeypie rotates its daily pies there's no guarantee this particular pie will be available, however you really can't go wrong with any of the restaurant's homemade pies!
Tell me: Have you tried any of the restaurants I listed? Where would you eat during your perfect food day?