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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#331 » by books » Fri Feb 1, 2013 3:42 am

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MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:At some point, I may have to grow up and not have cereal and Subway (Man, there chipotle chicken footlong of the month was amazing) for 90% of my meals. So I decided to see if any of you have go to recipes.

Typical younger guy who loves animals and wants to limit dishes/clean-up. The length of time doesn't bother me as much as work involved. If I can throw it in the oven for 45 minutes while only taking 5 to prepare, I'm good with that. My new go-to "make dinner for the lady" recipe is the roasted salmon and sweet potato cooked in a skillet. Was amazingly simple and delicious with only 1 dish to clean up.

http://artofmanliness.com/2010/08/17/me ... t-recipes/

Any suggestions to add to my arsenal?

Buy a slow cooker is my number one tip for you. It will be your best friend. You just dump everything in before you go to work and it's delicious and ready to eat when you get home. Check this out.
http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/slow-cooker-recipes


Second the slow cooker. Exactly like Illyasova said, just dump everything in when you leave and it's ready when you're back. Chili is great with a slow cooker, though you do have to brown the beef first if you want beef. Another thing i've done is stick a whole chicken in there, with some broth and maybe some marinade/bbqsauce, and when you get home you can just pull the meat off, stick it in a bun for a pulled chicken sandwich. Really moist and soft, you can add sauce too.

I'd also recommend learning to make some salads. If you want no-prep meat in there, you can get frozen chicken strips or canned tuna. You can keep stuff to upgrade the salad around, like dried figs or dried cranberries in those ziplocked bags they sell them in, or canned mandarin oranges. Some soft cheese like goat or feta in the fridge, they keep for a while. You can buy a dressing at the grocery store, but it's not too hard to make a simple dressing yourself. You can try out some olive oils and vinegars in some specialty shops; it's worth it if you get around to it, and it might be a fun thing to do with a girl, oil-vinegar tasting. The only thing you have to buy fresh is the greens and maybe fruit if you want fruit in there. Anyway, it's not too much work to be able to make a good salad--and just one big bowl to clean. And nice to make for a date.

One more suggestion while i'm on a roll, look for some sandwich recipes. A loaf of bread, deli meat, some produce like tomatoes or cucumbers or better yet avocado or apples, hummus, a jar of mayo, mustard, big bag of chips--they'll go a long way, more cost effective for sure than $5 footlongs every day. And though it's not a knock-your-socks-off dinner for a date, it's a nice-but-no-big-whoop lunch for a girl. Pair it with a salad and some soup, and that's a nice little lunch to offer.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#332 » by humanrefutation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 4:55 am

Anyone with any recommendations for a good lunch spot in Brookfield? I have some friends driving in from Madison and we've agreed to meet up in Brookfield on Sunday.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#333 » by trwi7 » Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:43 am

You better go to Marty's.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#334 » by Buck You » Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:43 am

Ill-yasova wrote:That's fair. I haven't had any of the Big Eddy series, but I've heard a few good things about it. They're just kind of hard to buy when they cost two dollars more than NG's 4 packs right next to them.

Big Eddy Imperial IPA is really, really good.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#335 » by humanrefutation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:50 am

trwi7 wrote:You better go to Marty's.


I've heard good things about Marty's.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#336 » by Wilford Brimley » Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:58 am

Wilford Brimley wrote:anyone ever been to nessun dorma in riverwest? going there tonight.


if anyone cares, it is a nice place.

ordered the mushroom sandwich SO GOOD
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#337 » by chuckleslove » Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:07 am

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trwi7 wrote:You better go to Marty's.


I've heard good things about Marty's.



I've heard the one in Delafield is better, I like Marty's but it is just okay to me. A must have in Brookfield is Kopps for burger/custard. Marty's wouldn't be the worst thing you could do though, I really do like their mostaccioli with Italian sausage and add the mozzarella, they put about half an inch of solid melted cheese on top and it is a really delicious high quality mozzarella.

Kopps flavors on Sunday:

Super Bowl Of Custard
Chocolate custard with a rum caramel swirl, chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate chips and roasted almonds

Red Velvet Cake
We are still uncertain as to the origin of this rich and delicious cake with it’s dark red coloring. Some say it originated in the south and others are giving credit to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The passion of this renowned dessert has now moved to the Midwest where Kopp’s will again revive it’s popularity.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#338 » by stellation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 8:29 am

For lunch at work today I stepped out to a groovy little bar that's not far from us, had an awesome roll that was slow roast lamb shoulder (so much flavour in that cut) with some tangy, tangy tatziki and rocket and a scraping of a roast tomato sauce on the roll (with a slide of crispy, pan fried new potatoes)... anyway washed it down with a Rogue Juniper Pale Ale (well a couple, actually) and I have to say that you American fatties cats can brew a mean beer.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#339 » by Jez2983 » Fri Feb 1, 2013 10:23 am

stellation wrote:For lunch at work today I stepped out to a groovy little bar that's not far from us, had an awesome roll that was slow roast lamb shoulder (so much flavour in that cut) with some tangy, tangy tatziki and rocket and a scraping of a roast tomato sauce on the roll (with a slide of crispy, pan fried new potatoes)... anyway washed it down with a Rogue Juniper Pale Ale (well a couple, actually) and I have to say that you American fatties cats can brew a mean beer.


Rogue is like good at everything. Very happy you can get it in a lot of places in Australia now. I remember reading a World Brewing Championship Award list and seeing all this American Beer and thinking that they shouldn't win as Bud and Miller Export were crap :lol:

You Wisconsinites don't know how good you have it as well. $20+ for a decent craft brew 6-er. Some of the imported bombers are $20+ each. These days it's basically a 1:1 conversion Au:US as well...
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#340 » by Ill-yasova » Fri Feb 1, 2013 2:12 pm

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stellation wrote:For lunch at work today I stepped out to a groovy little bar that's not far from us, had an awesome roll that was slow roast lamb shoulder (so much flavour in that cut) with some tangy, tangy tatziki and rocket and a scraping of a roast tomato sauce on the roll (with a slide of crispy, pan fried new potatoes)... anyway washed it down with a Rogue Juniper Pale Ale (well a couple, actually) and I have to say that you American fatties cats can brew a mean beer.


Rogue is like good at everything. Very happy you can get it in a lot of places in Australia now. I remember reading a World Brewing Championship Award list and seeing all this American Beer and thinking that they shouldn't win as Bud and Miller Export were crap :lol:

You Wisconsinites don't know how good you have it as well. $20+ for a decent craft brew 6-er. Some of the imported bombers are $20+ each. These days it's basically a 1:1 conversion Au:US as well...

Yikes. Time for you to open a brewery and reap the benefits of this supply and demand imbalance.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#341 » by Badgerlander » Fri Feb 1, 2013 2:48 pm

humanrefutation wrote:Anyone with any recommendations for a good lunch spot in Brookfield? I have some friends driving in from Madison and we've agreed to meet up in Brookfield on Sunday.


I live in Brookfield and it sucks for food really unless you like chains, but these places aren't bad.

http://northstarbistro.com/
http://www.mrbssteakhouse.com/
http://www.cafeone24.com/
http://jakesburger.com/

I heard that there is a place on calhoun I think that has a huge beer selection but I can't remember the name of the place and I haven't had the chance to check it out, anyone know of it?
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#342 » by humanrefutation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 3:11 pm

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humanrefutation wrote:Anyone with any recommendations for a good lunch spot in Brookfield? I have some friends driving in from Madison and we've agreed to meet up in Brookfield on Sunday.


I live in Brookfield and it sucks for food really unless you like chains, but these places aren't bad.

http://northstarbistro.com/
http://www.mrbssteakhouse.com/
http://www.cafeone24.com/
http://jakesburger.com/

I heard that there is a place on calhoun I think that has a huge beer selection but I can't remember the name of the place and I haven't had the chance to check it out, anyone know of it?


Cafe One is closed on Sunday, and Mr. B's is closed for lunch and is a little out of our price range. :)

North Star Bistro definitely looks interesting, though. Thanks for sharing.

chuckleslove wrote:I've heard the one in Delafield is better, I like Marty's but it is just okay to me. A must have in Brookfield is Kopps for burger/custard. Marty's wouldn't be the worst thing you could do though, I really do like their mostaccioli with Italian sausage and add the mozzarella, they put about half an inch of solid melted cheese on top and it is a really delicious high quality mozzarella.


I think I'm just going to toss out Marty's as one of the options to see if they're interested. Might also throw out North Star Bistro and Original Pancake House (lots of different food options). Maybe Olive Garden if they're feeling like a chain.

We were definitely thinking of hitting up Kopps for custard after lunch. I've generally been partial to Leon's in the Milwaukee area custard wars, but Kopps is not a bad place, either. Those flavors look appetizing.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#343 » by ekpecNurollduh » Fri Feb 1, 2013 3:17 pm

Cafe Manna is delicious too, but all vegetarian fyi. On corner of Capital and Brookfield road.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#344 » by humanrefutation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 3:22 pm

ekpecNurollduh wrote:Cafe Manna is delicious too, but all vegetarian fyi. On corner of Capital and Brookfield road.


That was one of my options until I saw they're closed on Sunday. :-?
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#345 » by JimmyTheKid » Fri Feb 1, 2013 3:32 pm

stellation wrote:I have to say that you American fatties cats can brew a mean beer.


Jez2983 wrote:You Wisconsinites don't know how good you have it as well. $20+ for a decent craft brew 6-er. Some of the imported bombers are $20+ each. These days it's basically a 1:1 conversion Au:US as well...


My cousin just got back to the states after teaching in China for the last year and brought her English boyfriend to meet the family. He couldn't get over how many microbreweries were in the US. He went on and on about how spoiled we were. I guess I just assumed that everyone loved beer as much as Americans. Wisconsinites are a whole different breed altogether. Beer for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Even if you order a non-beer drink with your brunch, like a bloodymary, your server will bring a "shorty," "beer chaser" or "sidecar" with it.
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#346 » by Badgerlander » Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:53 pm

humanrefutation wrote:I think I'm just going to toss out Marty's as one of the options to see if they're interested. Might also throw out North Star Bistro and Original Pancake House (lots of different food options). Maybe Olive Garden if they're feeling like a chain.

We were definitely thinking of hitting up Kopps for custard after lunch. I've generally been partial to Leon's in the Milwaukee area custard wars, but Kopps is not a bad place, either. Those flavors look appetizing.


You might want to hit up the Delafield Brewhaus and then Le Duc's

http://www.delafield-brewhaus.com/default.html
http://www.leducscustard.com/
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#347 » by crkone » Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:17 pm

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ekpecNurollduh wrote:Cafe Manna is delicious too, but all vegetarian fyi. On corner of Capital and Brookfield road.


That was one of my options until I saw they're closed on Sunday. :-?


How about 8 Twelve? Open 11-2 and 4-9 on Sundays.

http://www.8-twelve.com/
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#348 » by Badgerlander » Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:26 pm

good call, keep forgetting about that place
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#349 » by humanrefutation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 8:34 pm

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humanrefutation wrote:
ekpecNurollduh wrote:Cafe Manna is delicious too, but all vegetarian fyi. On corner of Capital and Brookfield road.


That was one of my options until I saw they're closed on Sunday. :-?


How about 8 Twelve? Open 11-2 and 4-9 on Sundays.

http://www.8-twelve.com/


That's an interesting option that I've always wanted to check out. I'll toss it out there for them too. Thanks! :D
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Re: OT: Restaurant/Food/Beer Discussion 

Post#350 » by BUCKnation » Fri Feb 1, 2013 9:22 pm

I second Kopps, especially for some custard when you are done like you were thinking.

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