mke eats 2

happy monday peeps!

i feel like i should have better name for these posts. i mean “mke eats” is pretty cut and dry as to what i will be blogging about butttttttt if anyone can think of something flashier, let me know!

well the highlight of my week when it comes to food was, my FAVORITE food truck was back at burnhearts (its a bar right by my house). i love foxfire a little too much, its my favorite food truck in milwaukee!

this weeks eats and drinks:

foxfire:

i literally could eat their fried chicken sandwich every single day. and im not kidding. i am so happy this is the food truck that is so close to my house once its spring/summer. the owners are great and so personable. last week was the first time foxfire was back near my house. so i knew right away i needed to get dinner there. their menu does change here and there but they always have their fried chicken! although, last week , they had a new version on the fried chicken called: the baller. annnnnd it was just as amazing as their normal fried chicken. this one had their signature spicy fried chicken on it, pickles, spicy mayo, slaw and american cheese. yeah, do i need to say anymore? i would recommend following them on IG because they are always updating their IG as to where they will be next.

goodkind:

nick and i have been waiting to go here for the longest time. so finally, last friday, i said we were going and we went! the restaurant itself is so cute, there is so much character. we started off with getting come craft cocktails, nick got their “call it a night”, their award winning manhattan and i got their “wood dog” which was different (in a good way!!!) because it had raspberry syrup in it. i would say it was almost like an old fashioned but a little sweeter. now, since i LOVE almost all seafood now, i got their spicy crab pasta and oh my god!! the noodles were light and fresh and the overall taste was to die for! one part i really enjoyed was the dish included
soppressata (italian dry salami) which made it a little spicy and gave it just that kick of salt to finish the dish. if you want to know what nick got, he went with their berkshire pork chop and he loved it. i tried it too and it passed the test 😉

puddlers:

this is a local bar that weve been wanting to try ever since we moved to bayview. this bar is one of the oldest in milwaukee. nick and i stopped here for a drink after goodkind and i enjoyed it. i really liked how its not your “modern day bar”. the walls in the bar, im sure, have a lot of stories! this place is great for just grabbing a drink or to stay for a game or two of ping pong.

foxfires gas station sandwich:

okay, we did stop into mothership for a few drinks on saturday night. but i have had my eye on foxfires sandwiches they have there. i ended up going with their hot fried chicken salad sandwich(duh!) and i literally shouldve gotten two. this sandwich is as good as their hot fried chicken sandwich from their food truck. i loved how this sandwich was just like ones you would see in a gas station. it had the thick white bread and everything. ugh now i want another one just talking about it!

the vanguard:

now now, i have talked about this place before on my blog post from february. but this place is so close to our house that we end up going here a lot more than other places. this time around, i stuck with that i knew best. a hot dog, seattle style (cream cheese, onion and shredded cheddar cheese), mashed potato balls and fries. all three of those are my go tos!

i know…super flash!

all this fried chicken talk, i want fried chicken now 😉

i hope everyone has a good week of eating!

xoxo kelsey

IM BACK!!

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(highly recommend the pretzel grilled cheese and a beer from lakefront brewery )

holy shit, but really HOLY SHIT! i know youre thinking: where have you been? why did you start this blog and didnt keep going like you said you would? let me tell you, life over here has been nothing short of uneventful.

over the past month a lot as happened from losing someone that forever will be close to my heart and my families hearts, to me falling off my bike, (…..ugh dont ask) cracking my head open and having a concussion to again HOLY SHIT its almost mid july and i have no idea where i am.

anyway, i just have this feeling of having to express what it is i have learned/felt lately:

  • tomorrow isnt guaranteed
  • ask someone how they are, their feelings matter too
  • youll never know if the last time youll say “i love you” to someone will be the last, so tell them you love them
  • life is as happy as YOU make it, happiness isnt handed to you
  • eat whatever the fuck you want, in moderation obvi…that ice cream isnt going to kill you and i wont tell anyone if you do eat it 😉
  • call your family & friends, even if its just a quick “hi”
  • GET OVER YOUR FEARS
  • life is way too short
  • enjoy the simplicity of what you have/what is around you
  • pay it forward
  • if someone needs help, help them
  • wear your helmet, please. cracking your head open SUCKS!

now now, this is only a fraction of what ive learned/having been feeling here (we would be here for days if i wrote them all out). unfortunately, it did take two pretty traumatic events to happen to have me realize some of these things. I want to share these with you because i can only hope i am able to make an impact on your life/thinking.

i promise you i will be posting a lot more, more food and home things!!

xo kelsey

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(me rocking a 22.5 mile bike ride yesterday^^)

 

mke boating

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welcome back lovies! i hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend! my weekend was filled with non-stop food and drinks with friends and family.

i am so happy it is finally warm (great, now i jinxed it) to enjoy downtown again. the start of the warm weather means a lot of things for milwaukee like summerfest, actually every kind of fest, grilling, brewer games and of course boating.

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one of my favorite things to do during late spring and summer is boating. and if you know anything about me, i hate the water but i can handle boating! thank god for nicks parents because they are the reason i get to enjoy it. they dock their boat on the milwaukee river. from there we either cruse up and down the river or we pull out the big guns and take on the lake (dont worry, we stay inside the break water) .

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although, im not 100% sure what is it but there is something about boating and still being in the city that i love. i love that i can enjoy the sun and wind while still being able to see the sky line, hear the cars and buses and see people walking along side us. i love the idea of being able to use the boat to go from place to place instend of a car.

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i may be a little bias but i think everyone should experience the milwaukee river and/or the lake at least once in their life. okay okay, its not anywhere a life changing event but there is something about it that i know you’ll enjoy. there are so many different ways to explore the water down here, canoeing, paddle tavern, boat cruises, rentals or byob (bring your own boat….lol). now i just have to convince nicks parents to let me drive!

xo kelsey