mke food : july

it wasnt weird to write my food blog once a month because it was only once a month. then a few months ago, i thought i would do one every week and i thought that was weird so here i am…back to the non weird once a month food blogs 🙂

i know youve missed them.

although, since it seems like forever since ive blogged about food, i have forgotten all the places ive eaten this past month. and the only place that is sticking out is when i got ice cream, hmmm i wonder why? (put together the cracked BFF necklaces if you love ice cream too).

enough talking kelsey, TELL US WHERE YOU ATE, okay here ya go:

SAZS:

i got it twice. no, not on the same day…there was a day in between. i only get this when i go to summerfest. i mean why wouldnt you? its a platter of fries, cheese curds and mozzarella sticks. HELLO! i think im going to leave it at that because what else do you need in life?

LOST WHALE:

this was my second time going here and i like it just as much as the first time. what i think i like about it so much is that their drinks are truly a craft cocktail. they take their time to make you their specialty drink and garish them just right. i got their “oops not berrys” which is buffalo trace bourbon, sazerac 6yr rye, crunch beery infused coconut milk, lemon, jolly good fruit pumjc, lazzaroni amaretto bittercube jamaican bitters, mint and a blue whale gummy. lets be honest, i only got the drink because it came with a gummy ;). nick got their beetlejuice which is marker market bourbon, bet infused yzaguirre reserva rojo vermouth, aperol, heirlook alchermes liqueur, bittercube orange bitters. overall, i really enjoyed my drink, it was different (in a good way), refreshing and a little creamy because of the coconut milk.

LULU CAFE:

guyyyyyys, i go here all the time. even ask nick, hes sick of going but i literally could it everyday. ~no shame~. We ended up going because they had a fried chicken sandwich on their weekly menu and you know me, chicken is my favorite food group. the chicken was moist, cruncky and the breading was seasoned just right. and i got “a little bit of both because i got a little asian slaw and their homemade chips with blue cheese dip.

CAMINO:

now this is what you call a lobster roll. they have their lobster rolls every friday and normally if we end up here on friday, their sold out. WELLLLL i lucked out when we went because guess what…I GOT ONE!!! BOOYAAA! and let me tell you, it was very fresh, seasoned just right and wasnt sour like i have had in the past. ugh now i want one.

SOBELMANS:

i feel like i should go here more than i do but i dont. i kind of “out of the way” from my house so when i go there, its normally with friends. i had been craving a mushroom swiss burger so that is what i got andddd i wasnt the biggest fan. i get it, theyre suppose to have the best burger in mke but while i was eating it, i just wasnt wanting another bite. we also got their jalapeno cheese balls and holy yummy! i love anything with jalapeno, i love the flavor they give and i also like the spicy they leave although there werent too spicy. we also got their beer battered onion rings and i couldve just eaten the whole basket myself.

POINTS EAST:

all you need to know if that you should get their wings. their wings are one of my favorites in the city! my only advice would be is to get their early because earlier is better since they fill up so quickly! also this time around, we tried their pickle fries and HELLO! just the right amount of pickle with the right amount of breading.

BABES ICE CREAM:

i dont go here nearly enough, its about 2 minutes from my house so that means i should be going there like 3 times a week, right? this night i got their mackinac island fudge which was vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge ripples and chunks of fudge. do i need to say more?

ST. PAULS FISH MARKET:

okay, i said i wasnt even hungry at the time of us going here. last time i was here, i got their lobster roll, you can find that here. but this time around, we went with their king crab dinner. yes, at 4pm on a sunday, we got their king crab. #fancy. believe it or not, this was my first time having crab legs and i loved them! i enjoy crab a little more because its a lot more tender than lobster but if it was even lobster, i would eat it too. the crab legs came with fries, coleslaw and of course butter because why would you even eat crab without butter? it was a perfect snack on a sunday afternoon. i hate to call it a snack but it was? lol! but if youre in mke and youre feelin like crab, st pauls is a must!

TENUTAS:

if i could live here i would. i feel like we go here every one and while and it NEVER dissapoints. check out this post and this post to see what else ive had. this time around i got their funghi, which is mushroom ravioli, sun dried tomatoes in a marsala cream sauce and hoooooooooooooolllllllyyyyy cow. this was just what i was looking for. i personally really like mushrooms and this had that “wild” mushroom flavor while still being light in flavor. each dish comes with a house salad and your choice of dressing. now they do have your standard dressing like ranch and french but let me tell you, you ALWAYS should go with their made fresh daily salad dressing. i have never had the same one twice and theyre also the best! i love how fresh they are and how different their tastes are.

KROLLS WEST:

nick and i took a friday off and headed up to green bay to see the packer at training camp. this was my first time and it was okay, i mean we sat in the rain for most of the time and i can only watch the play practice for so long. BUT i did enjoy doing something different and the day off 🙂 we wanted to get lunch and nick suggested we head over to krolls because its a green bay staple. i got “the orginal krolls cheeseburger”, single with “everything on” which meant ketchup, pickles, raw onion and butter. and a side of fries…come one people, you know me!! the cheese burger was a perfect butter burger. i mean who doesnt love a butter burger. another thing that i loved was, their “everything on” is literally what i get a cheeseburger anyways so i felt as if their burger was calling my name from the start.

GERMAN FEST:

i got it all and then some! now, this is agiast all of my foodies rules but………….i didnt remember all the places that i got my food from, I KNOW! DISOWN me already. ugh! i was so focused on enjoying my time there and thinking about my soon trip to germany that i didnt take the time i normally do to remember where i had gotten all my food. so here, just look at the pictures and get jealous that you didnt eat what i did 😉

holy cow. july seemed like it flew by but after trying to remember all that i ate and drink, time sort of slowed down.

i hope you found out about some new places from here and youre able to go and try!

see ya soon for another monthly food blog,

xoxo kelsey

kup of roasted red pepper pasta

just roll out the red carpet…ladies and gents i give you…………………..roasted red pepper pasta!

and no, i havent made this twice in the last week either. so dont even think i did 😉

i guess i should start off by saying happy tuesday, im glad youre here blah blah blah. well, its been a long ass time since i have posted about a recipe and i have to say, i got a little help from the internet on this one. BUT that doesnt mean i cant post about it or tell you how to make it!

so let get into the pasta, okay? OKAY!

there is what youll need:

  • a 12oz box of pasta, i use banza
  • 1 tbsp. of mince garlic, i use my gallon sized jar from costco. otherwise you can use 2 cloves
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 4oz of cream cheese, make sure its somewhat of a room temp. because cold cream cheese is the devil. also cube it, makes it so much easier to mix
  • 1/2ish cups of parmesan cheese, mozzarella could be used too.
  • 12oz jar of roasted red pepper in water, i made sure to rinse mine before using.
  • optional: parmesan cheese and basil or parsley for garnish

instructions:

  1. boil your noodles according to the packaging. i also over cook my banza noodle because they dont take very long and i normally doing other things and forget abut them BUT COOK YOUR NOODLES.
  2. while youre over cooking your noodles, slice your shallots and garlic. now you dont need to make things small because everything will be put into a blender at the end.
  3. once sliced, start to melt your butter over medium heat. add the shallots until translucent, only a few minutes here.
  4. then add your garlic for about a minute. you do not want to over cook garlic because itll get bitter and nasty.
  5. add your half and half, cubed cream cheese and your parm or motz cheese, whatever youd like. i did parm. keep stiring until cheese is melted and everything is well mixed. add your red peppers to warm them up a bit, ive give them around 3 minutes.
  6. carefully pour your sauce into a food processor or blender, i used this blender. and puree until fully mixed.
  7. fill your bowl with pasta & top with your sauce. add whatever youd like on top. i did cheese because, duh #wisconsin.

okay, i did make this twice in less than a week because it was that good! i hope you make it and love it just as much as i did/do!

let me know if you make it!

xoxo kelsey

i got a little help from this recipe.

chill on the hill w/press

i feel like ive been non stop all summer long! am i alone here?

i hope not.

milwaukee as so much going on in summer, that i feel like i am missing so much because im doing so much. can i get an amen??

since moving to bayview (yes, its only been a year but feels like home), one of my FAVORITE things to do is go to chill on the hill. chill on the whaaaa? chill on the hill is why i love tuesdays in the summer. chill on the hill is held at humboldt park, in bayview. in the park, they have a band shell that is “especially designed for acoustic excellence”. and it does not disappoint. music from local musicians play from 6-8:30. i really like that chill on the hill is made possible due to all their local sponsors and the bay view neighborhood association.

now lets be honest, the real reason why i love chill on the hill so much is because of the food you get to eat. they do have local food trucks and restaurants that set up but if youre anything like me, you take great pride in creating snacks. of course, we have a drink or three while we are there too.

even though i take pride in snack making, i go pretty simple and easy.

here are my go tos:

  • cheese, my goal here is to get 2-3 cheeses i have never had before and i wait until i get there to try them. some of my favorite spots to get cheese are outpost, sendik’s and woodmans.
  • crackers and i try and get different ones every time, some of my favorites are marys and back to nature
  • green apple because cheese, crackers and an apple slice are awesome!
  • “something speical”, in this case i bought cheese whips wrapped in salami but i normally make something different each week
  • fruit
  • veggies
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and this week… i also brought press seltzer.

cooler can be found here

whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttt is press seltzer? well its a locally made and comes in some awesome flavors. my favorite flavor is the blackberry hibiscus but i really would drink all the flavors just because they are that good. what i like about press is, their flavors are fresh and they use different flavor combos which in the end, end up just working together. dont you wish everything in life was that easy? just kidding, then life would be boring!

once everything is packed up, we talk over, set up & eat while enjoying the bands that play.

chair can be found here
foldable table can be found here

if you live in milwaukee or near milwaukee, i would recommend chill on the hill 110%. which means, you need to keep your schedule cleared on tuesdays. well actually mondays too much you gotta plan, buy and get your snacks and drinks ready for tuesday! (and no, that is something i dont do, just a suggestion 😉 )

xoxo kelsey

forever the best photos by: ARISSA

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blogger collab day: ripon wi

now i bet your wondering what i was doing in ripon a few weeks back right? but are you also wondering what or where ripon is?

ripon is a small town that is north of milwaukee, its about an hour and half drive. the reason why i headed up there was because of blogger collab day. ladies, if you dont follow blogger collab day on IG, its a must! i have met a lot of my “blogger friends” as i call them through blogger collab day.

so ladies, once you follow them, keep your eyes out for their next event and SIGN UP! its so worth it, again you get to meet like-minded, supportive and encouraging women, you always get a swag bag filled with goodies and you walk away with some amazing picture taken by amanda vick! but best of all you leave we lasting memories.

i know youre just dying to hear about the day and the shops that hosted us and the food we ate, right? right!

MUGS:

this was where we started off our day, this was a cute little (jk it was huge) coffee shop in downtown ripon. although i got their a little later than everyone else did, i still was able to get a yummy iced latte & their delish breakfast they provided for us. and me being me, i took a look at the other food that they on their menu and it looks SO good. i might just go back for the food 😉

AMERICAN ALCHEMY:

i love this shop! omg. can you double love something? im going to say you can, because i double love this shop! this is a shop you wouldnt excpet to see in a town like this, meaning this shop has the latest fashion, locally made items like earrings from dynamo and so much more. they even have sassy cards for celebrations, small air plants and even a mens section. the owner of the shop is the sweetest and know how to pair pieces of clothing with your body type. whats really nice too, is the stop will post on the facebook about what they have and are willing to ship it to you.

PATINA VIE:

i loved the vibe of this shop. it kind of reminded me of anthro but a little more rustic. which just meant i wanted to buy the whole store. what i really liked about this shop was, their upstairs was like a flea market and by that i mean, there was a lot of random yet unique things. they also have a lot of vintage things too, i love when a piece could tell a story.

BACKYARD GATHERINGS:

deep deep down, i love rustic and farmhouse style and decor . and this place had just that! i love that this shop goes out and tries to find the best looking rustic, vintage and farmhouse styled stuff. i think i did about 20 laps around the store because i wanted to make sure i didnt miss anything. i wish had a had more shops like this in milwaukee because i love seeing old/vintage things in a new light.

VINES AND RUSHES WINERY:

i literally had no idea this was even a thing! i guess i am so used to wisconsin being known for beer that i didnt even think about wine! and this place didnt just have wine…they had pizza and it was one of the best pizzas i have ever had! of course, their wine was pretty good too. we all shared a few of their margarita pizzas and i sipped on a glass of their marquette rose. i really enjoyed the relaxing vibe of this place, it was a great way to end blogger collab day!

annnnd one more place i dont want to miss talking about.

DIG GARDEN STORE:

i loved this shop, because it was fully of plants. and i love plants. but really this shop was so cute and corky, i loved it. of course i waked away with a spider plant (it was like the store knew i always wanted one). i think i could live in the shop if i had too 🙂

and that was my blogger collab day in ripon! i would suggest visiting this cute little town. i kind of see it as a big little town.

happy monday!

xoxo kelsey

4th of july with Sendik’s

am i the only one who cant believe that its july? i mean WHAT! i think its hard to believe that its july because of all this crazy not summer like weather we have been having. and here i go talking about weather…just be warm and sunny wisconsin so we can talk about something else!

well, i have something else to talk about, and im pretty sure youre going to want to stick around and see what it is.

one of my favorite things to do is plan. i love all the work, details and ideas that go into any sort of plan. i really enjoy planning events, big or small, it doesnt matter as long as i get to be a part of it. since the 4th of july is almost here, i recently partnered with Sendik’s Food Market. what Sendik’s is, is a local, family owned grocery store that has now expanded over the metro milwaukee area. a little fun fact, the first store is on the east side of milwaukee , it all started there in 1926.

what i like about Sendik’s is how easy they make it to get ready for any event. from having pre-cut cheese and fruits to house made chips and salsa, it literally cuts down on so much time. i think can use that time to spend with my family and friends at the events/parties i plan.

with the 4th around the corner, i thought Sendik’s was the perfect place to shop for my 4th of july party musts!

here are some of my musts for a successful party:

  • anything themed for the event. so for this since its the 4th of july = stars & strips oh and you cannot forget the sparklers!
  • chips and salsa
  • fruit
  • veggies
  • cheese
  • taco dip
  • crackers

i love decorating too, okay i love it all! i love planning and decorating. i mean, who doesnt? i went to michael’s and got most of my decor there. some of it though, i just had at home. i love reusing what i already have because it saves you a few extra bucks.

like i said before, Sendik’s makes it SO easy to great ready for guests. i dont think i have ever spend less time on prepping and finishing food. Sendik’s has become my go to for getting ready for pretty much any gathering.

now, i know youre itching to know how i made all these goodies, have no fear i have listed everything i did and used:

CHIPS AND SALSA:

this was the easiest of the easiest! Sendik’s makes yummy house made tortilla chips and salsa too. you guys know i love spicy so i went with the medium and it was just right. i wasnt too spicy (i couldve gone a little spicier) but this is perfect for guests because then everyone can enjoy. now i didnt get the house made chips for just the salsa, i got them for…

TACO DIP:

literally, you can never go wrong with taco dip. now Sendik’s does make their own dip, so if youre that pressed for time, that is always an option! My taco dip was super easy to make.

here is what is needed:

  • 16oz of sour cream ( i used Sendik’s brand)
  • one block of cream cheese, room temp.
  • one packet of taco seasoning
  • a bag of shredded lettuce
  • a bag of cheddar cheese
  • one medium sized tomato
  • green onions
  • a small can of black olives

how to make:

  • make sure that your cream cheese is room temperature. i make sure i set mine out at least an hour before i start making the dip.
  • once cream cheese is room temperature, add to a mixing bowl along with the sour cream and taco seasoning.
  • once mixed, add it evenly to a serving plate
  • chop up the tomato and green onion
  • spread the lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives on top of the mix
  • top with green onions

so easy! and of course, i paired it with the Sendik’s chips.

CHEESE BOBS:

again this was so easy to get together, Sendik’s has cheese cubes that are already cut up. i went to with pepper jack cheese for the white, then cherry tomatoes for the red and then use blueberries for the blue. the cheese bobs, as i call them ,would be easy if you were in need of a dish to pass at a fourth of july party.

STAR STICKS:

these are another easy to put together snack for the 4th. i think these were the easiest of all. Sendik’s has pre-cut watermelon (along with other fruits) and all i did from where was take a star cookie cutter pushed it into the already cut watermelon and made stars. then i used the rest of the blueberries from the cheese bobs and BOOM i had the star sticks.

and just like that…you ready for the fourth of july! if youre anything like me, you love to have snacks that fit in right with the holiday and you also love having food that you know everyone is going love. AND who doesnt like when snacks are quick and easy to get ready? if it wasnt for Sendik’s, i think i would still be there getting ready for the 4th 😉

well, happy 4th everyone! make sure to eat a lot and enjoy your time with friends & family.

xoxo kelsey

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mke eats 8

at blogger collab day

its monday and you know it means my weekly food blog , right? well kinda.

although i like the idea of blogging about food once a week, i desided i am going back to the once a month food blog. just like old times 🙂

now this doesnt mean that im done with food because THERE IS NO CHANGE IN HELL THAT IS HAPPENING. i love food and i love sharing it with you. i just have a lot of other blog posts i want to focus on so therefore, the foodie posts are back to once a month.

with that being said…

here is where i ate/drank this past week:

milwaukee jerky:

i have always loved beef jerky, like an embarrassing amount. like im kind of embarrassed to even say that im embarrassed. but i guess what should i be embarrassed when something is super tasty and locally made? last week, i won a contest on instagram and with that contest, i won three of their flavors they have. i got their honey bbq, spicy inferno and smoked hickory. lets just say that i have already order and eaten a lot of beef jerky within the last couple of days. their prices are fair, the jerky is made locally and the owners of the company are so nice and flexible with ordering. like i said, i ordered from them because it was just THAT good. i ended up ordering their spicy inferno because i liked the flavor and the heat. now its not overly spicy but spicy enough. i also enjoy this type of jerky because its not the chewy, hard stuff you get from the story. milwaukee jerky makes sure their jerky is soft and tender while leaving you wanting to eat the whole bag. if you’re interested in buying their product, the best way to reach them is on their facebook.

fixture pizza:

yes i have been here so many times, and im pretty sure i get the same pizza over and over agian. and i get their chips over and over too. but hey! like i said last week, if something is good, why change it up? (im kidding). when you go there, its a must to get their house chips because it comes with nacho cheese and jalapenos. again, i love heat so the jalapenos are a great touch. this time around, we got their mke brewing co, great lakes distillery and the var gallery pizza. each pizza is one of a kind but yet all so good.

vines and rushes winery:

this past weekend, a group of my blogger friends and i headed up to ripon, wi for blogger collab day. our last stop of the day was at vines and rushes. i literally had no idea that there was even a winery “up north” but there is and its so pretty! now i also didnt realize that a winery makes pizzas too. and the pizza isnt just a frozen pizza, its wood brick oven pizza and its to die for! we all shared a few of their margarita pizzas and wine of course! we did do a tasting of their different wines and my favorite was their marquette rose. it was on the sweeter side but very refreshing ( i know nothing about wine lol).

harbor house:

we wanted to go somewhere for drinks before dinner and because were at the art museum, i suggested harbor house. we got their cranbery, orange manhattan and of course, i was hungry and wanted to try their garlic parmesan fires and literally couldve had two serving because they were that good! the drink was good too 🙂

sail loft:

now this is a place that i used to really enjoy and i feel like the past couple of times that ive been here, i wasnt impressed what i had. this time around i got their lobster roll because i had been craving one and it was not good. the maine lobster roll did have a lemon parmesan peppercorn aioli and that was what i think wasnt good about it. i love all of the aspects of that aioli but dang! it was not good. and i was upset that this wasnt what i wanted because i had been craving a lobster roll for the longest time!

i kinda feel like this is goodbye but its not?

its totally not, well ill see everyone next month for my monthly food blog. thank you for sticking around all these weeks while i tested the foodie water.

xoxo kelsey

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monday funday, right?

this past week/weekend was a weird one for me, did anyone else feel that way? even though it was weird, i did end up trying some new food places which is always a plus! AND i even went to brunch…yes everyone, this is something that i rarely do!

here is where the food went down this past week:

tacos el charritos:

this place is always our go to when we dont feel like cooking and i blame the truck because its only a two minute drive from our house. i really only had their quesadillas but my thing is, if something is good why change it? jk! but their quesadillas are so simple, a little greasy but so good. i have had the steak before but i would have to say that their chicken is my favorite. and the salsas that comes with the meals are so authniec and spicy, i love it! (okay, the salsas arent that spicy but have a little heat to them).

meat on the street:

ugh i was so excited to finally try this anddddddddddddddddd i wasnt too impressed. although, i have never had filipino food (thats why i tried it). i got a a chicken coconut ginger bowl and i couldnt really taste the ginger and i could only taste a little of the coconut. i did like the straw mushrooms that were in it. when i was handed the bowl….its not what i thought it was going to look like. overall, the bowl was okay, just not what i thought it was going to be. i just wish it had more flavor.

pedros:

all i got was a churro, and i loved every single bite.

north ave grill:

now this isnt in the neck of my woods but i was helping my friend ceci move. by the time we were done moving, we were SO hungry that we went to the closest place and that ended up being north ave grill. i have drove past this place so many times but never thought twice about stopping and trying. i got their buffalo blt wrap. and lets be honest, anything blt or buffalo is always something know you im going to get. i got their buffalo blt wrap with fries and loved it! it was just a simple wrap with everything youd want on it. there was enough buffalo and not too much of anything. it filled me right up!

simple cafe:

like i said, i never do brunch but this weekend nick suggested that we go and im not going to say not no, duh! we went to simple cafe and i got what i always get, their mashed potato omelet. see a pattern here? when i like something and i dont go there a lot, i get the same thing over and over. i love this omelet because they stuff it with potatoes, bacon and green onions and they top it with creole hollandaise sauce…SO good!

i guess the take away from this is, dont be like me and try new things? or you can totally be like me and get the same things over and over again? totally up to you, i mean, i dont know why you wouldnt want to be like me 😉

have a good week my peeps!

xoxo kelsey

h2o health hydration oasis: will i go back?

when i was asked if i wanted to partner with h2o health hydration oasis, i said yes without any hesitation. and that is something i never do. i usually pull the ” i need to think about this” or “let me check my calendar” and then go from there.

i guess another reason why i didnt hesitate is because i knew i always wanted to try and iv drip but i never knew where to go or who to trust.

i walked into h2o and was instantly greeted by one of their friendly staff members. i explained i was there to meet with dr. fox and next thing i knew i hear: “is that miss kelsey!?”. i was in love already! from there, dr. fox showed me around her wellness clinic and let me tell you, i felt right at home and i hadnt even started my iv drip yet.

after such a warm welcome, dr. fox walked me around her clinic. she showed me the different places where you can receive your drip, there is the community room (where i went) and then room that are smaller for parents or people how prefer more privacy. next stop was her office. the walls were lined with all her achievements, i mean come on! shes a super women, she is an anesthesiologist! i mean thats the top of the top plus she owns h2o health hydration oasis! BOSS BABE. then she showed me where they mix all their juices and vitamins…yes i dont know all the technical terms lol. but dr. fox told me that all the drips are mixed in house, for your needs. nothing is premixed or prepackaged.

after filling out some info, dr. fox took me into on of rooms where should set up arm up for the iv. now, if youre scared of needles, dont let that discourage you. she put the needle into my arm, with no problems and she said the needle is so small, you cant feel a thing once it is in. she reassured me that it was going to be quick and easy, and it was!

then i made my way into the community room, where the drip was hooked up to my arm. next, they gave me the option of having oxygen and i never had this before so i said i would. they even add lavender to it because hello! i love lavender. once everything was hooked up, i got the change to chat with dr. fox.

here are some the questions i asked along with questions i got from you guys:

  • WHERE IS THIS LOCATED: in the metro milwaukee area, on greenfiled ave, in brookfield. dr. fox did say she would like to have a location closer to downtown. a really awesome thing that she does is, she have a van called “h2o to go”. its a van that is a mobile iv therapy clinic! dr. fox explained they will make house calls, they will be there after a wedding for the wedding party or they will go to festivals around the milwaukee area.
  • HOW WAS IT? i loved it! i was a little scared at first because i didnt know how it would make me feel or what was being put into my body. like i said before, i felt a sense of comfort right away when i walked in and to be honest, i didnt want to leave when i was finished. also, dr. fox and her staff make sure that everything was going as planned and reassured me that everything was going to be okay.
  • HOW DID IT MAKE YOU FEEL? um i felt super amazing! i remember getting into my car and feeling so refreshed and happy. my mood was lifted and i felt so relaxed too. i felt really hydrated too. overall, i felt like a new person!
  • YOU HAD BOTH IV DRIP & OXYGEN? yes. so you get the iv drip that is tallored to your needs. once the iv is set up and they are about to start the drip, they ask if youd like oxygen. i choose to get mine with lavender but you can choose from different scents or have no scent at all.
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW YOURE GETTING THE RIGHT DRIP? dr. fox like i said is amazing. she asks you how your feeling before you start your drip. i told her that i was feeling like i was getting a cold and i had a headache going on. she then told me everything she was going to put in my drip, why she was putting it in there and how its going to help me after my drip ended.
  • I HATE NEEDLES, SO I COULD NEVER DO THIS! trust me, you totally can! the needle that is put into your arm is so small, you cant even feel it. yes, there is a little pinch when the needle first goes in but after that nothing. you cant even feel like removing it. also, they make sure to cover up your arm so you dont have to see the needle in your arm.
  • WHAT IS THE STAFF LIKE? amazing. i will say over and over again, how nice, caring and welcoming they were. dr. fox told me that her staff are medical professionals (RN and LNP ) who work in emergency rooms. and her being an md! she said she wants her staff to have the knowledge and background for anything that might or could happen.
  • WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN? hands down, 100% yes!

if i told you that i didnt dream about getting drips all the time, that would be a lie! i also kind want dr.fox to be my new bff? too much?

anyways, i would recommend h2o and over again and i cant wait to be back for more! and thank you to dr.fox and her amazing staff for having me and making me feel like a new woman!

xoxo kelsey

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mke eats 6

its monday, its monday! i know some of you are like “omg stoppppppp” and the other half of you are like “yaasssss girl, new week!”. well how ever you are, you already know what today is….MKE FOOD DAY!

lets get right into this.

here are this weeks eats & drinks:

pedros:

i never knew what an arepa was until i went to boston. both nick and i were so hungry that we didnt care what we ate. well, we ended up ordering arepas and omgggg they were everything i ever wanted. who doesnt like cheese and cornbread? since that trip, i havent had an arepa since but nick discover pedros. its a south american food cart that offer arepas and tacos. well, of course i got a veggie arepa and it was AMAZING! a million times better than the one i had in boston. pedros had a good sweetness to their cornbeard, it was topped with black beans, cream, onions and so much more. oh and the inside was filled with cheese. we also got their street corn and that was just as good. street corns been my thing lately and whenever i see it, i have to get it! along with my corn and arepa, i had a few beers from good city brewing. i got the leo beer and it was really crisp with a little bit of a hoppy taste but nothing crazy. AND the whole reason why even where able to get pedros is because the urban ecology center hosted “bike and bite“. so right outside of the ecology center, they had music, food, drinks and bikes. all said and done, it was a 14 miles round trip bike ride for us!

enlightened:

i never was at their old site but their new site is awesome. i love all of their open space, plants and rustic/farmhouse feels. their beer is also awesome too, i had their cream city brix and loved it. it was on the lighter side but overall had great creamy flavor. and the reason why we stopped here was because… (see below)

mixconsin:

mixconsin was having an event to try out their canned craft cocktails. i have been following mixconsin on IG for awhile now and have been really interested in what they were up too. then about a month ago, they announced they were hosting an event at enlightened to try out their crafted canned cocktails. so i knew it was a must to go! naturally, i only tried their old fashioned because hello, that is one of my fav drinks. i tired both their brandy and whiskey old fashioned and i would say that i liked the brandy over the whiskey. normally, i am not a fan of pre-made drinks but i really liked theirs! they tasted fresh for being in a can and they didnt leave me feel gross after i had tried them.

elsas:

you guys, if i could i would eat here all the time. i have talked about this place here. but i always end up getting their bigger mac, which is just like a big mac but a million times better! and we did get their wings, which i LOVE but i was too busy eating them to get a picture, i mean…can you blame me? oh, you have to get their house chips too, i am sucker for chips and theirs are perfect!

have a good everyone and ill see you here next monday!!

xoxo kelsey

mke eats 5

i get it, you couldnt sleep last night because i didnt post my eats for the past week. BUT WE ARE HERE TODAY!

dont be mad at me, please 😉

since youre probs so tired from not being able to sleep, ill keep this bad boy to the point for you, soooo you dont fall alseep!

here is where i drank/ate last week:

crafty cow:

the main reason why i went here was because i was invited by epicurean chronicles. say what? ec gets local people together to eat, drink and come together a foodies. which i think is awesome. we didnt just eat at crafty cow, there was also triva buttttttt that didnt go as well as it should have. am i the only one who sucks at triva? anyways, we all shared apps which were: shishito peppers, vietnamese brussel sprouts, #poutineofthemonth ( cilantro, Pickled Red Onion, Green Onion, jalapeño, crispy Pork Belly, korean bbq) and loaded buffalo cheese curds. if i had to pick my favorite, i think it would have to be the brussel sprouts. i mean i love brussel sprouts regardless but these had chili lime sauce so they were sweet and spicy (hello, one of the best combos!) and they it was topped with cashews for a nice little crunch. for my meal, i stole a lot of arissas tots because duh. who doesnt like those. and then i ended up getting their dirty swiss burger which is just a mushroom swiss burger topped with caramelized onions. i asked for it extra dirty and the waiter didnt think i was funny…overall the burger was okay. i actually was a little disappointed in the overall flavor. it was a little boring and didnt have much flavor. but i loved being apart of this event and meeting new people along with catching up with others. also, thank you to crafty cow for hosing!

1840 brewing company:

i wish i could say that i have been here before but i havent. and the reason behind it is, nick and i thought for the longest time that it was a private company and we werent “allowed” in. but guess what? you are! we stopped at 1840 when we finished bay view gallery night (which was awesome). the inside of 1840 is awesome, it has an urban farmhouse feel and they have a window wall that opens out to the road and a lot of seating. i got their…i forgot the name of it, I KNOW!!! i suck. the reason why i go it, it because it was made with kombucha.

sabrosa:

nick wanted to try their carry our menu for brunch, its kind of like a quick order and go style but as we were walking up, he desired he wanted to sit and stay. this was something that i wasnt upset about because i wanted to sit down and enjoy the whole time lol. i started off my brunch with their, morning blend mamosa which is: prosecco, smirnoff vodka, freshly-squeezed orange juice and frozen mango cube and omggggg i couldve had two of them. they were so refreshing and i loved the fresh frozen mango cubes. for my brunch, i had their italiano benedict and again, i couldve had two of them. it was so sosososooooooo good. sabrosa does change their menu so this was on their special for the week. the benedict had tomato focaccia bread, poached eggs with a dijon hollandaise sauce, sauteed spinach, onions and tomatoes with rosemary potatoes then topped with green onions. i ate the whole thing and didnt turn back!

hacienda beer co

i feel like im not a true foodie, i had NO idea this was coming to mke. the only way i knew was because our friends wanted to go and obvi im going to say yes to beer! first off, i want the insdie of my house to look like in the inside of this bar and two, their beer was pretty good. although i do prefer a pilsner style beer, their beer still pasted my test. i got their does anyone work around here? its a dry hopped unfiltered larger. their beers are on the hoppy side but this one was just enough for me.

egg & flour:

ive had my eye on this place for awhile now and its right across the street from hacienda so i knew this was the right time to go! mke has a new food hall called cross road collective and egg and flour is inside of that. i got their bucatini which is: cream, grana padano cheese and black pepper. and im a sucker for anything with black pepper in it, i might be a little obsessed. when we first got our pasta i thought to myself “wow this isnt a lot”. well, i was totally wrong because it was just enough. the past was fresh, heavy and cooked just right, the sauce was creamy and had just enough spice and pepper in it. we also shared their fresh baked bread. i really wish i wouldve gotten my own because it was so good. the top had garlic salt on it (no it wasnt a gross amount) and then it came with spread that was so good and kind of tasted like bacon? not 100% but SO good.

and there ya have it! another week of food for you guys.

as always, let me know if you try one of these places.

xoxo kelsey