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!|
|The seating area for Wedl's is a patio out back. Very pleasant on a sunny day.|
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.|
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.