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

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