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What to eat during Milwaukee’s Summerfest

Frozen custard from Golden Gyros & Frozen Custard near Milwaukee. (Photo &copy2012 by Leah A. Zeldes.)

One of the daily-changing specialty flavors at Golden Gyros & Frozen Custard near Milwaukee, packed with chocolate-covered cherries. (Photo by Leah A. Zeldes.)

If you’re headed up to Milwaukee for Summerfest this week, or looking for an inexpensive nearby vacation, you’ll want to read this Chicago Sun-Times story on Milwaukee’s surprising food scene and how it compares to Chicago’s.

The story covers little-known but worthwhile destinations such as Wegner’s St. Martins Inn and Golden Gyros and Frozen Custard, as well as famous places like Usinger’s Sausage, with comments from ex-Lettuce Entertain You exec John Wise, now with Milwaukee’s fine-dining Bartolotta Restaurants; The Spice House’s Patty Penzey Erd, a Milwaukee native; and others.

Check it out!