As first published by Brady Street.
If you haven’t been keeping up on hyper-specific holidays lately, allow us to let you know the good news. May is “National Burger Month,” which gives folks an excuse to celebrate and indulge in this beloved American delicacy in a variety of ways over a 31-day span.
Even though there are countless places to enjoy burgers in Milwaukee both this month and all year long, you’d be hard-pressed to find another street in the city that’s better equipped for National Burger Month than Brady Street. Yes, this nine-block stretch on the east side of Milwaukee is serving up patties in ways even the most discerning diners can get behind. No matter what type of burger you’re craving, we’re confident you’ll find something to your liking on Brady.
If you’re not on the same meal schedule as people you’re out with, spots like Nomad and The Garage have you covered with affiliated food establishments that can feed your carnivorous cravings with little-to-no notice. Just outside Nomad World Pub is the aptly-named Nomad Burger Shack, which has an abundance of specialty burgers—including some vegetarian options—that can be enjoyed on-site or via third-party delivery. Meanwhile, The Garage has combined the food truck talents of Pig Tailz and Roll MKE into The Truck Stop, a permanent kitchen that makes indulgent burgers (as well as tacos, chicken sandwiches, and assorted brunch fare) outside of the bar every day and all year long.
While places like Saint Bibiana, Pete’s Pub, and The Diplomat are relative newcomers, each of these businesses are serving up elevated gastropub burgers that are earning rave reviews and heaps of well-deserved word of mouth praise. Another new-ish business on the street that’s getting lots of buzz is Twisted Plants, which brought its decadent, delicious, and 100 percent vegan specialty burgers to the area last year after ample success on the food truck scene and with its flagship location in Cudahy.
Looking for a burger with a breakfast or brunch twist? Well, you need look no further than the fully-loaded “Rise And Shine Burger” from Jack’s American Pub or the next-level “Breakfast Burger” at Dorsia. Both can help fuel your day…or help you recover from the previous night’s activities. The menu at Jack’s also features a build-your-own burger option for those who’d like to choose their own adventure.
Nashville North isn’t just a rootin’ tootin’ place to catch live country, bluegrass, and folk performances on a regular basis. You can also get dinner with your show, as the multi-faceted music venue serves up comfort food classics in house. And yes, the menu includes smash burgers with an array of add-on opportunities and an Impossible Burger option as well. Speaking of burgers that can be procured from somewhat unexpected places, Mediterranean mainstay Apollo Cafe has a few cheeseburgers with a slightly Greek twist and Casablanca’s menu includes the “Casa Lamb Burger,” an Angus beef cheeseburger, and an Impossible Burger in addition to its renowned Middle Eastern standards. Oh, and Glorioso’s Italian Market even has a “G” Burger Panini. Does that count as a burger? We’re going to count it!
When it comes to burgers, Brady Street truly has you covered from A to Z. To prove as much, we’ll finish off this comprehensive list of Brady Burger stops with none other than Zaffiro’s and Zayna’s Pizza. While both are best-known for their pizza (and for good reason!), it’s nice to know that if a burger hankering hits on either end of the street, both of these long standing restaurants can feed the need by way of burgers on their menu.
Happy National Burger Month to all those who celebrate. If you’re looking for somewhere to partake in the festivities this May (or any other time), it’s tough to go wrong on and around Brady Street.
Photo Credit: Erin Hastings