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Weekends are for wandering Wisconsin. That's what Rick, my guy, and I do. Occasionally we wander during the week, too. Sometimes we just drop in on other people's lives.

This blog is my way of sharing where we've been, neat places and things to do that we've found.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Best Burgers

This past weekend was opening season for classic car shows - the Spring Jefferson Car Show and Auto Swap Meet. Rick was there with his friend, Paul, on Friday and they stopped for a burger at Wedl's in downtown Jefferson. Rick thought his burger was one of the best he's ever eaten so he encouraged me to stop on my way home from his place on Sunday. This tiny hamburger stand (64 square feet) had been featured on the Travel Channel. I had the double cheeseburger, with grilled onions, and it was delicious. Probably because of the lard on the ancient grill that the burgers are cooked in!
The stand is about 8 feet by 8 feet on the corner of E. Racine St (Highway 18)
and S. Center Ave. A few people were in line ahead of me but I didn't have
to wait too long for my burger.
The sign on the door to the ice cream parlor says it all!
Speaking of ice cream, Wedl's scoops up Chocolate Shoppe ice cream. Unfortunately, my favorite - butter pecan - was temporarily out on Sunday.
The seating area for Wedl's is a patio out back. Very pleasant on a sunny day.
A couple of weeks ago Rick was in Madison and we went for burgers at Tipsy Cow, a corner tavern just off the Capitol Square. Rick had seen a review online and thought we should sample the fare.  

We both had the Tipsy burger - two 1/4 pound Knoche's Market patties, 3-year cheddar, grilled onions (me), Widmer's brick cheese, Nueske's bacon, tipsy sauce, and Mike's pickles. Another great burger - juicy and flavorful. The fact that the ingredients come from either local or Wisconsin-based businesses is a plus.
Interior decor at the Tipsy Cow.
One more burger place that Rick and I can recommend is Oscar's in Milwaukee. Located about a mile south of the Potawatomi Casino, Oscar's has been in business for only two years. But the owner, who used to be a chef at Sobelman's, another well-known bar and grill in Milwaukee, knows how to make a tasty burger.

And, we've been to Sobelman's, too. Good food and a distinctive building but an uninspiring location in an industrial area of Milwaukee. Parking isn't easy either. 

Sometimes when we're wandering, it's a burger that we want when lunch rolls around. Once we put aside our concerns about cholesterol, we're pleased that we've found places in Wisconsin where our appetites for this yummy sandwich can be satisfied.

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