One of my connections for the Vegas trip involved stopping in Milwaukee. After having a serious discussion about which state Milwaukee is located in (and many, many Alice Cooper impressions,) it was decided Wisconsin, where I would eat bratwurst, cheese, and buy a cheesehead. The cheesehead picture is not for the blog, but the bratwurst and cheese are!!
I first tried the bratwurst at Usinger's in the food court. It wasn't fresh, the bread was soggy on the bottom, and the sauerkraut was overwhelmingly acidic. Just as I thought "Eh! You could do better Wisconsin," Bez, she was with me, pointed out a restaurant, Miller's Brewhouse, that had a sausage and bratwurst plate with sauerkraut and German potato salad. The added bonus was beer on tap. I'd starve to death if it weren't for her.
The food here was super fast; it only took approximately 10 minutes to get it. I assume they have to be fast due to the location. It was good, very good for airport food, and cheap too, but I still feel like Wisconsin could do better. The people were wonderful, and I kind of, sort of want to go back, so I may need to search out the best beer and brats in Wisconsin.
Bez, being her vegetarian self, got the wild rice salad, which was somehow dedicated to Native Americans. She thoroughly enjoyed it, I believe partly due to its different nature. How many times will you get this at an airport? Granted it's iceberg lettuce, and nothing mind-blowing, but when it's that or Cheetos; well, I'd pick the Cheetos, but that's just me. Anyways. Enough about vegetables, onto the cheese.
Look, I ate the lower quarter of Wisconsin. I forgot to photog the cheese prior to eating. The fact that I waited until I landed in New York before stuffing this baby down my gullet is impressive enough; don't expect miracles Brownie. This cheese is goooooooood. Again, nothing mind-blowing, but damn, damn tasty. It's mild, creamy, and very milky. If I had more, it would make some awesome macaroni and cheese, and will quite possibly make a great grilled cheese. I'll have to see later.
Brownie, I think a Midwest adventure is in order. We can stop in Chicago for pizza!!
PS-I would like to give a shout out to Midwest Airlines. Their people are wonderful, friendly, and accommodating (we went to them when our original flights were canceled.) Shae, our flight woman in Milwaukee, was the best because I seriously would have told those kids to STFU, and she didn't, she just smiled. They know how to run an airline, from the comfy, extra large seats, to the fresh baked cookies on board, some of the other airlines should take note.