For one of the
most impressive breakfasts in town head to Blue’s Egg (317 N. 76th
St.) As the name suggests, the house specialty is omelette and
Benedict dishes. But you won’t go wrong with the other breakfast
items such as blueberry pancakes, crepes and hand-cut hash browns.
Try a splendid
French bistro style lunch at Le Reve Patisserie & Cafe (7610
Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa.) Start with the soup du jour or the crostini
de brie before moving on to a sandwich au portobello or au saumon.
There is a delicious pate de campagne, or if you’re feeling less
fancy, try le burger.
p.m. Happy Hour
Known for its
tapas, La Merenda (125 E. National Ave.) is the master of small plate
dining, a perfect spot to stop in for a happy hour drink and a light
bite to eat. The name, in fact, translates as "early snack."
Most items are centered around local ingredients, including an artisan
cheese and meat plate, and there is a delicious variety of empanadas.
Hauck’s farm fresh menu at c.1880 (1100 1st St.) includes lamb,
duck, pheasant, halibut and trout as entrees. Circa also has an
acclaimed wine list and an intimate atmosphere. There’s a nice
variety of appetizers and don’t pass up dessert.
p.m. Late Night Snack
fans were heartbroken when Pizza Man burned down in 2010. Three years
later, the East Side establishment is back at 2597 N. Downer Ave. It
switches out the full dinner menu for a special late night menu from 9
to 11 p.m. (10 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.) Pizza Man will
fulfill your antipasto and pizza cravings and you’ll be walking
distance from nearby nightlife on Downer and North avenues.