Archive for ‘Food’

June 14, 2010

Milwaukee Food Tour

by thoughtfulconservative

After the aborted Air and Water Show on Saturday, the missus and I had a good time going on a food tour from Milwaukee Food Tours. We had never been to the Historic Third Ward so it gave us a chance to experience that also. Yeah, i know, we’re lame. 🙂

We took the Historic Third Ward tour. Our guide was Karen (@karencooksit) who was very knowledgeable about the Third Ward and its history. For example, did you know that only one firehouse ever burned down in Wisconsin and it was housed in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward?

Along the way, we had soup, appetizer, pizza, beer, main course of beef kebabs and champagne at six different establishments. I could tell you where we went but the exact restaurants may vary from tour to tour. The tour took about 2 and a half hours and we were stuffed at the end.

They have five other tours that can be taken, the Brady Street Tour, Riverwalk & Old World Third Street, Bloody Mary Brunch, and the Village of Wauwatosa Dinner.

I didn’t think the price of $45 per person was out of line, so I can recommend them. Check them out.

Milwaukee Food Tours are also on Twitter @MKEFoodTour.

February 26, 2008

Artificial sweetener may disrupt body’s ability to count calories

by thoughtfulconservative

According to Purdue University professors,

Choosing a diet soft drink over a regular, sugar-packed beverage may not be the best way to fight obesity, according to new research from Purdue University. But the researchers said this doesn’t mean you should grab a regularly sweetened soft drink instead.
Professor Terry Davidson and associate professor Susan Swithers, both in the Department of Psychological Sciences, found that artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body’s natural ability to “count” calories based on foods’ sweetness. This finding may explain why increasing numbers of people in the United States lack the natural ability to regulate food intake and body weight. The researchers also found that thick liquids aren’t as satisfying – calorie for calorie – as are more solid foods.


Oh, wait, next week there may be a study contradicting this one.

October 17, 2007

Fortunately, I make my own pot pies

by thoughtfulconservative

From the Journal Sentinel NewsWatch, Pot pie tests positive for salmonella

According to health officials, people should discard all varieties of the following 7-ounce single serving brands bearing an establishment number “P-9” or “Est. 1059” on the side of the package:
– Banquet (sold in many stores)
– Great Value (sold at WalMart)
– Albertson’s (sold at Albertson’s)
– Food Lion (sold at Food Lion)
– Hill Country Fare (sold at HEB)
– Kirkwood (sold at Aldi)
– Kroger (sold at Kroger)
– Meijer (sold at Meijer)
– Western Family (now discontinued)