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Martini Me

Fiesty female. Expert time waster. World Skee-ball shooter and international beauty.

  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Favorite foods: A really good quality RARE steak, lamb chops, salmon roe sushi, cheesecake, and embarassingly enough....big macs :(
  • Last bite on earth: White Truffel anything.

Latest Comments

Does anyone really like brunch?

I love brunch! I go out for it at least once a month. It's so leisurely and enjoyable, plus not a big mess to clean up in the kitchen for involved dishes!

Cook the Book: Goat Cheese Blintzes

No, you must use goat milk butter for this. I am in love with it. Another great thing to do with it, simply slice potatoes and saute them in the GMB. The flavor is amazing. If you left out the GMB on this recipe it wouldn't be the same or nearly as good.

Cook the Book: Goat Cheese Blintzes

No, you must use goat milk butter for this. I am in love with it. Another great thing to do with it, simply slice potatoes and saute them in the GMB. The flavor is amazing. If you left out the GMB on this recipe it wouldn't be the same or nearly as good.

Milwaukee eats?

@Adam - a lot of people like C Adams. Personally I found it to be lackluster. The "fudgey brownie" had nothing remotely fudge like and was almost akin to eating drywall.

I second Alterra. Coffee so strong its like a mule kicked you in your teeth!

Milwaukee eats?

La Merendas is one of the best restaurants in the city. International Tapas and some of the most delicious food you will eat. I crave their food. And they are reasonably priced to boot.

I agree about Elsa's for burgers. They also have delicious Pork Chop sandwiches. Seriously, they'll make your toes curl.

For Pizza I recommend Zaffiro's, it's a Milwaukee institution with the thinest pizza crust you could imagine, crispy and delicious. Brick3 is a good solid option for NY style pizza with losts of topping options. The Philly Cheesesteak pizza is to DIE for.

County Clare is a great little Irish Pub that serves the best Ruben Sandwiches I've ever tasted.

Cafe Lulu in Bayview is amazing. They have delicious homemade chips with a fabulous bleu cheese dip, along with lots of awesome sandwiches. AND they make homemade pies just like grandma and they are out of this world.

The final place i would recommend is Nessun Dorma in Riverwest. Limited menu but everything is spot on. Mostly sandwiches and salad. Has great old world charm and wood work excellent staff and is very reasonably priced.

I hope your trip to our fair hamlet finds you well!

Milwaukee: One of My Top Burgers at Elsa's on the Park

Yes! Thank you Elsa's is tops in my book and one of the FEW places that understands how to properly cook a rare burger.

Breakfast in Chicago?

I like Yolk on Michigan Avenue. Also Meli Cafe in Greektown, go there for no other reason than the homemade raspberry marmelade. It will make you weep for joy. If you are looking for a splurge the Signature Room at the top of the John Hancock Building is well worth it.

What's for Dinner, Thursday March 24

Left over Mexican Torta
African Lime Cake

Restaurant Burger - Issues

@seriousb, the reason I stress very very rare is because I want them to understand when I say rare, I mean rare. I'm not looking for a burger to be extra rare, just plain old every day 120 - 130 degree rare.

Restaurant Burger - Issues

If restaurants have health/safety concerns regarding cooking it rare, they shouldn't offer it to their customers. I would not have a problem with that. Imagine going to a store and picking out a shirt and asking if they have it in blue and they say yes but instead you get a green shirt. The store should not have said you could get it in blue.

Duck Eggs!

I'm jealous! How does one acquire duck eggs?

Hot Cross Buns

I'm from the Milwaukee area so I don't know about NY, however I find them in spades in Polish Bakeries. Again, I'm not sure how much of a Polish population there is in NY but you might have luck at a Polish shop.

Your Absolute Worst or Funniest Drinking Experiance?

@redfish, that is an awesome story, never stop telling it.

Your Absolute Worst or Funniest Drinking Experiance?

Actually I have one I CAN discuss.

The first time I brought my boyfriend to meet my family was at my brother's birthday party at a local Mexican restaurant. My father's wife proceeded to get shit-faced (I'm sorry there is truly no other way to put her state of being), leaned over me, practically climbing into my lap and attempted to whisper, only to loudly slur into my ear, "Your boyfriend has the prettiest eyes...just like your father." to the horror of myself and the other 13 people at the table in a really disconcerning tone. I thought I was going to die of humiliation. My boyfriend bless his heart, pretended he didn't hear it and just stared ahead.

Your Absolute Worst or Funniest Drinking Experiance?

Per my plea bargain I am not allowed to discuss.....

Too Much Salt in Canned Broth

Jeez louise, 930mg for College Inn? I could put that in the backyard for deer.

I'm a vegetarian and my boyfriend will not eat vegetables :(

I am a carnevor, but one that enjoys veggies, tofu, fruits, nuts, legumes etc. My boyfriend is an Atkin's loving carnevor who doesn't really enjoy fruits and veggies, and forget the mention of tofu, he looks at me like I'm insane when I eat it. I have found and this goes for kids too, roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and good flavor. The great thing is you can roast almost all vegetables with good results, green beans, asparagus, even brussel sprouts taste wonderful this way. Simply toss them in olive oil, give them a liberal sprinkling of salt and pepper. Its a great starting point for new chef. It may just work for you and your man. However I also agree with many who have stated that it's not fair to push your diet onto him, especially if you don't want him to push his meat diet onto you....

Sandra Lee in the March issue of Vogue. Kill me now!

Saw some pictures, check out the gigantic silver tiger on top of her coffee table. Trashy.

Whatever happened to Zima?

LOL - I think it's hanging out with the "Rachel" haircut.

Personally I thought it tasted awful. Oh and they came out with a "Zima Gold", ack! It tasted like a mixture of beer and brandy, disgusting.

Milwaukee: Burgers Good Enough to Cure Your Hangover at Stack'd

@timberbarrack - I had the "regular" buns not the pretzel buns. Pretzel buns are okay but I don't like the idea of eating a burger on them.

Milwaukee: Burgers Good Enough to Cure Your Hangover at Stack'd

Gobsmacked you gave this hole a good review. Service at this place is abysmal and the no better than average burgers simply aren't worth the hassle in my opinion. The burgers are too greasy and the buns leave much to be desired. I've never felt their food or service justifies the prices.

Cook the Book: Edamame Hummus

Perfect timing! I just happened to buy a bag of edamame this weekend! I know what I'm doing with it now :)