Taste Both Old and New Milwaukee at Comet and Honeypie All September Long

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WMSE and the fine cats at Comet and Honeypie are kicking off the month leading to this year’s Food Slam with not just one tasty, delicious burger, but two tasty, delicious burgers. So I, Food Slam blogger Erin Harris, headed down to Honeypie with station manager Tom Crawford, promotions director Ryan Schleicher, and development director Jason Mohr to dig into these gems, which have been lovingly created by good folks who love good food for good folks who love good food.

Burger 1, the Old Milwaukee burger, celebrates the traditional Milwaukee staples of pastrami, sauerkraut, and thousand-island dressing by melding these classic ingredients in a luscious magnum opus that will knock you to the floor with deliciousness. The pastrami is blended with Wisconsin-raised, grass-fed beef in a succulent patty and topped with homemade sauerkraut that’s fermented with–yeah, you guessed it, Milwaukee–that good old-fashioned refreshment we all know and love known as beer, and capped off with creamy, made-from-scratch thousand-island dressing and big chunks of house-made pickles.

Burger 2, the New Milwaukee burger, is comprised of a crispy veggie patty with a tasty hazelnut crust, heirloom tomato confit, spicy olive relish, and blue cheese. The garlic in that olive relish melds with the blue cheese in a way you won’t believe. We all had a tough time deciding which burger was better—and that’s a testament to the magnificence of the New Milwaukee burger. When you get four carnivores together who are floored by a veggie burger, you know that veggie burger’s good. So get on down to Comet and/or Honeypie to try these bad boys, which are a steal at ten bucks each. And two of those bucks go to support the station, so you know you’re doin’ good by your gut as well as your favorite tunes. Rock! So bring a friend, order one Old and one New, and do what we did—cut ’em in half, divvy ’em up, and taste the best of both worlds.

And check out this 28-second video of Tom, Ryan, and Jason divvying up the burgers and trying ‘em out. Sorry about the quality, or lack thereof—I’m just getting the hang of this new-fangled twenty-first-century technology business. Dig the tune though—it’s a dang fine one by local band Red Stuff. I’ll be featuring local artists’ music in all the blog videos to come, and the music certainly makes this video, though I have to say the dudes in it ain’t too shabby themselves, not to mention, of course, them tasty burgers.
–Erin Harris


8 Responses

  1. That’s some FIERCE tastebud satisfaction rockin’ on. Both the Magnum Opus of Meat and the Veggie Extravaganza appeal to me on all sorts of levels.

    And the music is awesome. Great choice!

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  3. ERIN! Nice Post, I can’t wait to try one (or two) this weekend. Super awesome to hear Red Stuff too.

  4. ok i am hungry now. sweet tune by the way.

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