Comet Cafe is back, boozy frozen custard plus vegan recipes for Thanksgiving

Comet Cafe is back, boozy frozen custard plus vegan recipes for Thanksgiving

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Each week on Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine dining critic Ann Christenson and 88Nine’s resident foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on This Bites.

On this week’s edition of Milwaukee’s longest-running culinary podcast, we talked about the return of Comet Cafe, locally-made boozy frozen custard, vegan recipes for Thanksgiving, and a new soccer-inspired coffee bar on Brady Street.

The well-loved Comet Cafe is reopening this winter under the ownership of one of its previous co-owners, Valeri Lucks. Comet closed last summer, temporarily at first, but has remained shuttered for more than a year. Lucks — who also co-owns Honeypie Cafe, Palomino and SmallPie — plans to bring back original comfort dishes and is “promising familiarity” according to Ann, along with Honeypie pies. Comet is tentatively aiming for a February 2022 reopening.

Liquor Infused Ice Cream

If you like custards and cocktails, there is new business called Crème de Liqueur that combines both into unique flavors. Founded by Elizabeth Nash and Nisreen Galloway, Crème de Liqueur offers small-batch and hand packed frozen custards inspired by cocktails and using locally-made vodkas and whiskeys. According to a Journal Sentinel article, the frozen-custard flavors features vodka and bourbon from Milwaukee’s Central Standard distillery. Currently, they offer four flavors including Vanilla Bean Horchata, Lemon Cream Vodka, Pistachio Amaretto and Chocolate Brownie Bourbon. You can find the frozen custards at Enlightened Brewing, Nehring’s Sendik’s on Downer and West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe.

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