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Milwaukee Comfort Food for Fall

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By Jennifer Posh
Content & Copywriting Specialist
VISIT Milwaukee

Mac n cheese and ribs at Maxie's Southern Comfort

Though fall doesn’t officially start until September 23 this year, you’ll start to feel the crispness of autumn in the air much sooner. Nothing warms you up on a cool day like some good ol’ fashioned comfort food, and luckily, we’ve got you covered. Check out these local spots for some of the cheesiest, gooiest, stick-to-your-ribs-iest comfort food around.

Grilled Cheese: Find the grilled cheese of your dreams at Uber Tap Room, where they serve up everything from the classic piece of American slapped between two pieces of white bread to a Limburger sandwich (a classic of a different kind).

Soup: Stop by the Milwaukee Public Market for a bowl of soup from the Soup Market. You’ll find chicken noodle, chicken dumpling and a featured chili every day, plus three to six featured soups.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Comfort food doesn’t have to be low-key. Treat yourself to Balzac Wine Bar’s signature “Sac Mac,” made with five cheeses and topped with bleu cheese and toasted panko bread crumbs. Or get a side of mac at Maxie’s (pictured above), where Southern comfort is the name of the game.

Pasta: The best comfort food is always made with love, and you’ll be able to taste that in the pasta made from scratch daily at Onesto. If you head a little further west to Wauwatosa, you’ll enjoy a traditional Northern Italian feast at Ristorante Bartolotta.

Pizza: Have you ever had pizza with cream cheese? Don’t ask questions: just go and order some at Pizza Man. Even if you don’t get some cream cheese on your pie (trust us, just do it), the classic thin-crust ‘za here is good for what ails ya.

Coffee: So it’s not technically food. A nice cup of coffee is still one of the best ways to warm yourself up on a chilly morning (or afternoon). Colectivo Coffee is roasted by hand right here in Milwaukee, and you can get a cup of this local Joe at one of their twelve Milwaukee cafes.