Bernie's Tap Room and the Duck Confit and BBQ pizzas/flatbreads. The BBQ pizza was new to me and I think what makes Bernie's pizzas/flatbreads so outstanding is the super crispy and thin crust. I made another fan of the duck pizza and I WILL figure out the white sauce so I can try my darndest to make this at home. We took two slices of the BBQ pizza home to not be glutinous but it was really, really good.
My date was even lucky enough to score me some duck so I can try cooking it myself too! Any suggestions on cooking duck?
Bernie's was hopping with people and
the musician was just sitting down to start his first set. I took a
double take and realized it was Mike Mann formerly from ManDown, a Milwaukee acoustic guitar coverband. In the
mid-2000s, my cousin and I loved seeing them and we would go to
whatever bars they were at because we were sure to have fun. Call us
groupies or whatever but those guys knew how to rock it the southern
rock way. It was great to see Mike still out playing and still rocking it. I
didn't have a chance to say hi, but I'm sure I'll see him around again.
I showed my date around downtown and pointed out some of my favorite
stops: People's Park, Nice Ash where my friend Kacey seemed to fly out
of the bar to say hi to me, Poppin' on Broadway, Jackson's, Bosco's and
And then I tripped over the barricade in the road....... :(
wasn't drunk, it just was really dark and I didn't see how far it was
sticking out. Luckily my date kept me from falling completely over but
whew - be careful out there folks. Road construction is the pits! (I will probably change it to the
barricade jumped out at me in future retells of this date!)
date was not from around here, so I'm glad he was able to see that
Waukesha isn't a bunch of one-way streets that you can't get around (yep
that's what he thought) and it has lots to offer. And he wasn't detered by the minor construction with me as such a great navigator for his first time in downtown. He has only been to downtown Waukesha one other time getting sausages for his dad's birthday surprise from Jimmy's Grotto. He is now a fan of
Bernie's and I hope to make him a fan of many other places as well (regardless how the dating stuff works out!)