Sunday, February 27, 2011

Two Brothers Tap House

Two Brothers Tap House  They don't advertise and they don't have a sign, they are way off the main drag, but they have been busy both times we've been there.

Both times we have been there we have ordered the Tap House Tomatillo Nachos: loaded with cheese black beans, pico de gallo, chimichurri, sour cream and Lupe's homemade tomatillo salsa. We get these with chicken, you can also get them with pork or beef.
These nachos are excellent!
Excellent Nachos!

We have also tried the Fish and Chips.
This is one order they split onto two plates for us to share.
Really Big!
Unfortunately the fried fish was not good and I would never order it again. The fries were good though, and my husband who likes sweet potato fries says they are very good also.

We have had a pizza from here.
The pizza was very good! This one had chicken, garlic, mushrooms and artichoke harts. It also re-heated extremely well the next day!

My husband had the Mac n Cheese: a three cheese sauce and elbow pasta topped with bread crumbs and you can add items like ham, bacon etc.

Our son had a Reuben both him and my husband said it was very good.

We have not had dessert here but we have some beer and I would go back for pizza and nachos.



Sunday, February 20, 2011

An overnight in Madison, WI

We got tickets to hockey at the University of Madison. So we figured we'd throw in a food adventure as well.

First Stop The Weary Traveler-
Weary Traveler
Vegan Chili
The Ramblin’ Vegan’s Chili with vegan cornbread. Optional, bacon and beef tenderloin tips for the not so Ramblin’ Vegan bowl.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Bob’s (Organic) Bad Breath Burger a half pound of hand-packed fresh ground Lange Farms organic Wisconsin beef  with cream cheese, green goddess dressing, caramelized onions, garlic, tomatoes and Pickapeppa Sauce (mild) w/ a side of Yukon Gold potatoes & mixed greens.
Bob's Bad Breath Burger
Grilled Walleye Sandwich
Grilled Walleye Sandwich fresh walleye filét with roasted Poblano tartar sauce on a housemade bun, with lettuce and tomato. Served with mixed greens, Yukon Gold potatoes and a pickle spear.

After the first game we went for pizza.
Falbo Brothers Pizza.
Feta Fetish- double topping of Feta Cheese with your choice of 3 toppings. 
                                                     This has Chicken, Artichoke and Garlic.

Meatball, Garlic and Giardiniera 
Very good pizza with a really good thin crispy crust.

We also went to a winery.
About their new wine Ruby Nouveau.

We did a wine and cheese pairing, then decided to do our own wine and cheese tasting at the tasting bar.

We had a great time with a lot of cheese and a lot of wine.

This was where we found our new favorite cheese. Satori Bella Vitano. It is Fantastic!

Then we went to Blue Spoon Cafe We both had nachos: Crispy corn tortillas baked with refried beans topped with sweet Peppadew Peppers, shredded cheddar and cranberry chipotle cheddar cheese, topped with cilantro, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole with their original salsa vinaigrette.
with slow roasted pulled pork.
with chicken.
they have really good Hot Chocolate.
See those round red peppers that look like cherry tomatoes? They are called Peppadew Peppers. We had never had them before or ever heard of them before they were here on our nachos. They are fabulous, amazing and outrageous! They are like a jalapeno and a cherry tomato had a baby! If you have never tried these I highly recommend you find some and try them! Around here they are in the deli at Fresh Market, Meijer and one of the meat markets.

We did go to see Hockey:
 UMD vs UW We (UMD) won both games!

 The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co.
French Onion Soup.

Habanero Hellfire Wings.
New London Bridge Fish Fry.
Legend says this was King William IV's favorite recipe found in the original Great Dane Pub's basement. They were very good.

We also went to the Dane County Farmers Market. It was great, so much fresh vegetables, cheese, pastries and breads. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures, but you should really go if your ever in the area.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bricks Wood Fired Pizza

Checking out the pizza at Bricks.
As the name says they cook their pizza in a wood fired, brick oven.

Bricks Sticks: Bread Sticks, Brushed with Roasted Garlic Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese. served with Homemade Tomato Sauce.

A build your own pizza with: Bacon, Giardiniera, and Garlic. It was very good. 

 I had the Artichoke Pesto with Roasted Peppers: Sweet Basil Pesto, Oven Roasted Artichokes Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic, Mozzarella, Provolone and Parmesan. I added chicken and goat cheese, and it was excellent.
Jumbo 1/2 lb cookies, daily selections. This was chocolate chocolate chip. It was like a chewy brownie with chocolate chips in it, with that nice crackle coating on the outside.

If your in the mood for some wood fired pizza give this place a try. The crust is very good and lots of great toppings!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pizza and Ice Cream

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, has a different way of making and serving pizza.

They have three styles.
Red: traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella pizza (BBQ sauce also available), Plain: traditional New Haven pizza, a generous amount of red sauce topped with garlic, extra Parmesan and olive oil (This pizza does not have mozzarella.) White: plain crust brushed with olive oil, diced garlic and mozzarella cheese.

It's like a build your own pizza,  you order which sauce you would like then each topping you want.
We ordered a Red with pepperoni.

We ordered a Red with meatball, Giardinaire and garlic.
 We also ordered one with the white crust and chicken, mushrooms, spinach, garlic and artichoke hearts.

This pizza is very good, excellent crust and reheats extremely well!

Then we went to get some frozen custard. Never mind that it was 32 degrees with a wind chill of 26 by the time we got to Andy's.

Mine was supposed to be the Andy's Hot Fudge Sundae with Pecans but they did not put the pecans on it.
It was delicious any way!
A fun food filled day!