My family and I spent last weekend in Wisconsin and on our drive home, we stopped in Milwaukee for brunch. I’ve always enjoyed Milwaukee and the old-school feel of the city. It’s known for its German restaurants and Mader’s is one of their most renowned.
The last time we were at Mader’s, which was probably ten years ago, we saw Brian Setzer in the same dining area. He’s not on this wall of fame, so this list isn’t comprehensive. But it’s a pretty good indicator of Mader’s reputation among the rich and famous.
The restaurant has been around for more than 100 years and showcases some great photos from its history, including when Prohibition was overturned.
I was also on a errand for my sister-in-law to buy some Wisconsin beer. She had Spotted Cow on a recent trip to Milwaukee and asked if I could pick up some for her. It’s only sold in Wisconsin. So when I saw this cheese store across the street from Mader’s, I suggested we take a look.
And sure enough: Spotted Cow!
My kids also enjoyed looked at the Wisconsin chazerai.
The neighborhood was a mixture of old and new, and this restaurant was also across from Mader’s.
Milwaukee is only 90s minutes from Chicago and every time we go, we wonder why we don’t visit more often.