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Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Raider Pride, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Raider Pride

    Raider Pride Cheesehead

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    I am going to be working the Milwaukee/Chicago area and have decided to set up a base in Milwaukee. I rented a Corperate Apartment in Downtown Milwaukee. I will arrive on May the 12th.

    I would really appreciate any advice from locals on good restaurants, things to do, local lakes for fishing, and all of the secret great places that only locals know.

    Any feed back from my friends here on packer forum would be very helpful.

    Thanks,

    Raider Pride.
     
  2. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    If the "work" you are going to do involves porn actresses, can I come too? :D
     
  3. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    4packgirl knows of a good hotel in Milw :p
     
  4. Raider Pride

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    A.A.D.P. Sorry no. But if you want to go to the A.V. Awards in Vegas this year I can hook you up.

    Zero, 4Packgirl is going to introduce you to the pavement if you are not careful. Although I do credit you for typing "HOTEL" and NOT "MOTEL" I am sure she appreciates that as well.

    Come on team.... I am serious here.

    Fishing, Restaurants, things to see, places to go.

    Raider Pride.
     
  5. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    uh, that's where they make miller beer, right? they probably offer free samples on the tour.
     
  6. vikesrule

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    Hey RP

    Mikwaukee is OK, but if you get outside of the city..... :thumbsup:

    Better things to do
     
  7. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    Honestly I'm sure Cheesey will give you loads of pointers once he gets on the computer again.

    Or kmac might also be of some help, but unless your into clubbing I don't think kmac's spots will be quite as attractive.
     
  8. PackerLegend

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    You can always go to the Milwaukee County Zoo :rotflmao:

    you can look at some Bonobo
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    or Cheetahs
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    or a Grizzly
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    or a Zebra
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  9. cheesey

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    How long will you be in the area?
    One of the best places i like, is on the north side of Milwaukee. If you like Italian food (lasagna especially) Mama Mia's is tops in my book. It's about maybe 10 miles north of downtown, and just a few miles off the freeway.
    If you are interested, let me know and i'll give you more detailed directions.
    I live about 30 miles north of downtown Milwaukee, and there's a Mama Mia's out by us here too. Same great food!
    I know there are alot of downtown pubs, one i think is named Mo's Irish Pub. I heard it's nice, but i never went there.
    The Milwaukee County museum is downtown, and i really like it.
    Sprecher's Brewery is a real neat tour, a small brewery, with FREE SAMPLES at the end! But believe it or not, you have to make a reservation to tour it. (They get that busy!) But it's nice to see.
    Plus of course Miller Park, if you like baseball. Plus there's a "Fridays" restaurant there which you can go to anytime.
     
  10. yooperfan

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    Totally amazing Cheesey, whenever we go to Milwaukee we go to Mama Mia's.
    The family that owns it is originally from Ishpeming and we also have a Mama Mia's here in Ishpeming owned by members of the same family.
    We started going there around 30 years ago whenever we went down for a Tiger-Brewer series.

    Back on track,
    by all means Miller Park is a must see, it is an awesome ball park.
     
  11. longtimefan

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    As yooper and chessey has mentioned Mama Mias is very very good..You have to get lot of their garlic bread..

    The zoo and muesum are also great things to do..I have heard in the past that those 2 places are better then most..

    How long will you be staying? Cuz if your here till July you HAVE to go to Summerfest.Biggest music festivle around..

    With in 30 minutes or so you can have some good fishing..Pewaukee Lake would be almost directly west of Downtown..

    Water Street is in the heart of d/t and many many many bars all along this street..it would have to depend on your mood to say what bar to go to..

    lots of info

    We also have a casino real close to d/t as well...


    Bars and nightlife
     
  12. MontanaBob

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    A few places I've been to covering everything from burgers to formal dining are:
    Karl Ratzsch's...german dining
    Mader's...also german
    Lakefront Brewery...great beer and fantastic meals..One block from my brothers condo....if he's in a good mood he might buy.
    Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn...two blocks from where I grew up and good food.
    Soli's Burgers....On Port Washington Road near Hampton Ave. North of downtown off I 43.

    You can check along the marina's for charter boat fishing, or connect with my brother and you can fish right off his front porch on the Milwaukee River and catch yourself a good batch of smelt and alewives. And old tires, etc.

    Check out the shops in the Old Third Ward area and there is a market place near there called World Market. Quite a place with all kinds of delis and eating places. Just south of Wisconsin Ave. a few blocks.
     
  13. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    One of my favorites is ComedySportz and the Bavarian Inn. If you are into more of the college type scene, Brothers Bar is a mix of sports and college type atmosphere, however I prefer the one in La Crosse more so to the Milwaukee location. Haven't been to either in years.

    I used to take clients to the Buck Bradley's Saloon & Eatery. Buckhead is near there too, which is has a log cabin feel to it. Hmmm a little on the younger crowd, but it isn't a dive type of bar.

    What kind of fish do you want to catch and how far are you willing to drive? From shore fishing or rent/bring a boat?
     
  14. cheesey

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    LOL! Like they say......it's a small world!!! We have a Mama Mia's in Port Washington now, so we only have to drive maybe 5 or 6 miles to get to it. It's owned by Jude Barberie, who's one of the kids of the original owner i believe. I think he's only in his 30's.]
    LT said:"As yooper and chessey has mentioned Mama Mias is very very good..You have to get lot of their garlic bread.."
    Oh.....i should have mentioned the garlic bread!!! One piece comes with the lasagna, and it's GREAT! It's a HUNK of baked garlic bread! And I always order a soup cup of melted butter to dip it in! AND they always have a shaker of garlic salt on the table so you can add as much as you want! (I LOVE garlic!) Back when i and my wife were just dating, i was even shorter on cash then i am now (believe it or not!LOL!) so we would go there just for soda and garlic bread!
    Oh man......i'm HUNGRY now!!!!LOLOL!!! :rotflmao:
     
  15. Raider Pride

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    Thanks so very much. I appreciate all of you.

    I am going to be in town for 3 months. Although I will be flying out for 2 or three day stints as as driving down to Chicago.

    Cheesey..... I love a great Italian restaurant. Thanks.
    Longtimefan...... gerat links!

    Pack93z.... Thanks... I have no idea what I am looking to fish. Do they have Northern Pike in any of the lakes? I fish mostly for Rainbow Trout and Salmon in British Columbia so this will be all new to me. Looking for a good fight and good eating. If you know a good guide that would be great for the first time out so I can learn. Other wise I will be fishing from shore or renting a boat where that is available.

    MontanaBob. Thank you my friend, great stuff!

    R.P.
     
  16. longtimefan

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    guide for big lake...northern, largemouth, walley and trout

    wisconsin dnr site
     
  17. 4packgirl

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    HEYYYYYYY!!!!! :whippin: :whippin: :whippin:
     
  18. cheesey

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    Is that one of those "pay by the hour" ones??? :thumbsup: :rotflmao:
     
  19. Heatherthepackgirl

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    First of all if you have a day to relax, I would take the hour trip to Belgium/LakeChurch and go to Harrington Beach State Park. Alot of walking trails, and many times you see deer if your into wildlife. There is also the query that you can fish. But the scenery is gorgeous. Also Port Washington the marina is also gorgeous to walk around. Also if you want to take a day trip, go to The Wisconsin Dells, its a waterpark with some neat show to see. Not sure how far it is from Milwaukee since its been awhile since I went. Just some ideas. :)
     
  20. cheesey

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    I would think the Dells would be a 3 to 4 hour drive from there.
    And your right.......the quarry at Harington beach has some HUGE fish in it. But the darn things are really hard to catch! There are big largemouth bass, big crappies, and big perch. I pulled some nice perch out of there back in the 1990's.
    You could SEE the bass (easily 4 to 5 pounders) swimming around, but they wouldn't bite!
     
  21. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    There is always the popular sport of running from large animals.... :rotflmao:

    TUESDAY, April 24, 2007, 3:35 p.m.
    By Jesse Garza

    Possible large cat loose in Franklin
    A state Department of Natural Resources warden has been dispatched to Franklin after authorities there reported a large cat was possibly on the loose, a DNR official said this afternoon.

    Franklin police contacted the Milwaukee DNR office shortly before 3 p.m. to request assistance in capturing the animal, said Jim Ritchie, interim public affairs manager for the DNR's Southeast Region headquarters.

    Ritchie did not know exactly where the animal was spotted and was waiting for more information from Franklin police. A telephone message left for a supervisor at the Franklin Police Department has not yet been returned.

    We will report more information on this incident as it become available.
     
  22. TOPackerFan

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    R.P., while not a local, I would suggest that you go to a Brewers game at Miller Park, it's one of the best stadiums I've been in.

    If you have some spare time on the weekend, head to Madison and eat at State Street Brats. I LOVE this place and try to stop by whenever I'm in Wisconsin. Also, you could go up to Chippewa Falls and take in the Leinenkugel's brewery tour (though it's a bit of a schlep from Milwaukee). Not sure if you're a golfer but, if you are, head up to Kohler and play Whistling Straits. It's an unbelievable track.

    Almost forgot, but you can go to the worldwide headquarters of Allen Edmonds in Port Washington too, which is, much to my wife's chagrin, another place I always go when I'm in Wisconsin.

    As for fishing, there's some of the best Muskie fishing in the world in Wisconsin, though I don't know any lakes in particular.

    Finally, I can't believe that no one has mentioned the two hour drive up I-43 to a little place called Green Bay where you can take in a tour of a stadium known as Lambeau Field (you may have heard of it once or twice) and check out the Packers Hall of Fame.
     
  23. digsthepack

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    Three Brothers Restaurant - Serbian/Croatian food in an old turn-of-the-century Pabst beer house once owned by the company. The cabbage rolls and leg of lamb are out of this world. South of Hoan Bridge.

    Koerrper's 5 O' Clock Club - State and 24th I believe....by Marquette University. A kitschy steak and chop house that left a lifelong New Yorker and perrenial food bitch uttering that the Porterhouse was "the best steak I ever ate".

    Conojito's - South of downtown in Walkers' Point (warehouse district) serves up some for the finest traditional Mexican you will ever put in your mouth.....Salma Hayek excluded...of course!! And the house margaritas will send you to heaven...quickly.

    Enjoy...Milwaukee is one of the finest food towns I have ever been in.
     
  24. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Oh I forgot about Three brothers, I second the recommendation :)
     
  25. digsthepack

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    Port Hotel in Port Washington (20 miles north on Hwy 43)....have the crab legs or steak....or both....and wash it down with a whiskey old-fashioned sweet with orange and cherry muddled. A true WI treat that is seldom made great outside of the state.

    Brady Street and Water Street for music...

    And what would a trip to Milwaukee be without a fish fry at Serb Hall.
     

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