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Milwaukee Burger Company [Turkey Avocado Salad]

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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. 

Conclusion

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. 

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Hollander’s [Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich]

Hollander's Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich Basket

Hollander’s was a pretty regular lunch destination in a former life, but it has been over a year since the Food in the Fox team has visited this sizable pub. A popular lunch destination, Hollander’s tends to be understaffed and over-patronized when it comes lunchtime, so get there a bit early or a bit late, as your preference dictates. 

Two Words: Deep. Fried.

There are two words you don’t usually see used together here in Food in the Fox, but here we are with three recent reviews featuring deep fried lunchtime specials. The first was The Grog, which featured a steak sandwich and an impressive pile of crisscut fries. Now we have two new reviews of deep fried chicken sandwiches, which also come stacked with fries and coleslaw.

I was this |-| close to ordering something somewhat healthy at Hollander’s, but the table tent caught my eye with its ridiculously good sounding specials. You can get either a 1/3lb. cheeseburger, a deep fried haddock sandwich, or a deep fried chicken sandwich complete with fries and coleslaw for $5.00. Alternatively, you can also get a large 1 topping pizza for $10.00. If it happens to be Sunday (which it wasn’t), you can get a 4 piece chicken plate served with mashed potatoes n’ gravy or fries n’ coleslaw for $6.00. Hard to beat those specials as long as you are not too worried about calories, sodium, or cholesterol. 

$5.00 Unhealthy Lunch Just Too Tempting

Obviously, on this particular day that Holy Trinity of healthiness went right out the window. The $5.00 price tag won me over. So, what do you get for $5.00? A slab of deep fried chicken breast on a crusty roll slathered in mayo with some lettuce, two pickle chips on the side, a small tub of coleslaw, and pretty decent helping of French fries. Best part? Everything tasted exactly as it should have given that we were in a small town pub and paid what we did. I did scrape some of the mayo off (my tribute to the calorie gods), but otherwise had few reservations about eating every other scrap of food found in this little plastic basket.

My only complaint is that the place was woefully understaffed for the lunchtime rush, which filled almost every chair in the building. Not the first time we’ve seen this.

- T

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Hollander's Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich Basket

Location:

Hollander’s Pub & Grill
1820 E Main Street
Little Chute, WI 54140

 

Hollander’s [Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich]

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Before Food In The Fox came to be, Hollander’s in Little Chute was a common lunch destination. But, it has been a while since we have been back, so that was where we decided to head for lunch yesterday. This restaurant/bar (more bar) is located off of highway 96 in Little Chute, just down the road from what one would consider ‘downtown’ Little Chute. 

Cribbage, Anyone?

The place is huge. It has a large bar, which is in the middle of tables scattered throughout the entire place. There are plenty of TV’s and gambling machines (if you are feeling lucky). The table tents also mentioned that they have Cribbage and Trivia game nights, which is kind of cool because a lot of local places don’t provide these type of things. The crowd was an older crowd, most of whom were drinking at 11:30 AM. I guess that is one of the perks of being retired. 

Deep Fried Chicken, Fries, and Cole Slaw

The menu is filled with typical bar type food ranging from pizza to appetizers to a wide array of wraps and salads. They also had daily sandwich specials on the table tent. One of them being a deep fried chicken sandwich with french fires and cole slaw. This didn’t sound incredibly healthy, but the price was right. It was $5 for the large basket of food. Why not? The holidays are here and I don’t plan on stepping on my scale until well into next year. 

Busy Place – Okay Service

Being that the place was packed, the service was not as good as it has been in the past. There seem to be two waitresses tending to a full dining room of customers and they were hustling around from table to table and back in forth from the kitchen. It didn’t take long for the food and as you can see below, it was nothing overly special. It was a pile of grease with some salt. Oh, and it tasted pretty good. It was a nice change up from the typical grilled chicken salad. It was filling and priced right, but not too many notches above McDonald’s. I think it tasted so good because it has been a while since I have a sandwich like this.

Bottom line: Cheap, average, bar food with okay service.

-M 

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Location:

Hollander’s Pub & Grill
1820 E Main Street
Little Chute, WI 54140

 

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