Food in the Fox has never been to a restaurant on opening night, so let’s just say my expectations were less than high. Why? Well, having working in the food service industry in college, I have seen how awful the first night open can be. Between the staff not knowing the menu, the food taking hours to arrive at the table and the long wait times, I was not expecting much walking into Milwaukee Burger Company, located at 421 North Casaloma Drive in Appleton on Monday evening.
Made for Wisconsinites
The new sports bar/restaurant is located in the old Buffalo Wild Wings and has a similar type of atmosphere, with TV’s covering nearly every square inch of wall space. They have an extensive menu and beer selection and simply put, they WISCONSINIZED the menu. What does that mean, you ask? Well, they have about 40 beers on tap and the menu is filled with plenty of appetizers and entrees that include cheese and/or brats. Something that really caught my attention was the five, count them, five different kinds of cheese curds! Of course I had to have at least one…
Cheese Curd Balls
Wouldn’t you know it, I go to a burger place and order chicken. That being said, the picture below is of someone else’s meal (and yes, I stole one (or two) of those glorious looking mounds of deep fried cheese) and is an accurate reflection of how insanely large the cheese curds are. They were absolutely delicious, filling and greasy. For a brief moment, I felt as if I was standing outside a concession stand at some type of Wisconsin summer festival. They were comparable to fair cheese curds, which is saying a lot.
After inhaling a few cheese curd balls, the food arrived at the table. They made my salad a sandwich by accident, so that was kind of a bummer, but the salad came out of the kitchen a few short moments later. The Turkey Avocado Salad included fresh romaine lettuce topped with thick sliced turkey, a hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and creamy avocado dressing. It was a huge salad filled with fresh ingredients and chicken that was not overly seasoned. Cost? It was $8.99 for this large salad.
They did awesome on their first night open to the public, at least from my point of view! The service was excellent and the food was quick and enjoyable. This place would be a great spot for any sports or beer fan, looking to watch the game while having a beer and burger. I am looking forward to my next stop at MBC.