Valentine Coffee: These guys are top notch roasters and I had a killer cortado. This goes on the list of one of the best cups so far.
Colectivo Coffee: This great city had many coffee options and I was lucky to visit Colectivo, as well as have it backstage. The coffee was good, the lattes were made perfectly and the barista backstage at The Riverside Theater also made a good mocha (hey, it was cold outside).
Cranky Al’s: The award for best doughnut on the road (so far) in 2015 goes to Cranky Al’s. I had my first taste while I was at Valentine Coffee (they serve doughnuts and pastries there). And the cruller I had was so good I had to go to the store itself. I’ll be dreaming of that one for a while.
Sobelmans Pub and Grill: If there was one overwhelming recommendation from my fans, it was to get a burger and bloody from this Milwaukee institution. And the city’s entire population happened to be there when I arrived for lunch. It was worth the wait though. The bloody scratched my itch, the cheese curds were fantastic and the burgers were cooked well.
Kopp’s Custard: I’m usually not a fan of the chocolate-cherry combo. But the chocolate cherry kiss custard (which is served on Valentine’s Day) was well-balanced in both flavors and the texture of the custard was spot on.