Where to get Milwaukee-style pizza
What is Milwaukee-style pizza and where can you get it? Ann did some research on what our city's secret pie recipe is and who has our favorites. Plus, we have food news about Pete's Popsicles, Bastille Days, Antigua, The Visit Milwaukee Beer Map and the Riverwest Food Truck Rally at The Goat Palace.
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Ann recently dug into Milwaukee-style pizza for an article in Milwaukee Magazine. Here are her picks for where to get our signature 'za with cracker-thin crust.
Maria's is a hidden cash-only gem that has been around since 1957, so you know their recipe is authentically Milwaukee and has been perfected over the years.
Caradaro Club is "where cracker-crust history began. (A plaque on a Third Ward building recognizes the original spot, which opened in 1945.) Though not run by the founders, it still adheres to tradition. Order a pie with the works."
"This original location dates to 1954, and it’s the bomb for saltine-thin crust pieces that hold up to a toppings-palooza."
"The pies here are particularly cheesy, with an exceptional pepperoni special."
"Owner Gino Fazzari’s father was part of pizza history with a link to Caradaro Club. His dad opened a joint (since closed) on Bartlett Avenue in 1979. Gino follows his pop’s thin-crust lead, adding fancier toppings like prosciutto and arugula."
Pete's Pops is a traveling popsicle push cart with a great story. Now, they're expanding with a brick-and-mortar location coming to Vliet Street on the West Side. Read more about owner Pete Cooney's vision for spreading positivity and frozen treats in the Washington Park neighborhood here.
Bonjour, Bastille Days
Milwaukee Beer Map
Ever wish there was a Google Maps route to drinking your way through Brew City? Visit Milwaukee has got you covered with the Milwaukee Beer Map.
Antigua on the move
Riverwest food truck rally
The first ever Riverwest Food Truck Rally is tonight at The Goat Palace. It's gonna be big with Amore De La Cucina, Chillwaukee, Döner MKE, La Masa, Lumpia City, Meat on the Street, Wicked Urban Grill LLC and Yellowbelliestruck all in the lineup. Plus, there will be beer from Black Husky Brewing, Company Brewing, Gathering Place Brewing Company and Lakefront Brewery.
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