Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Our Sausage Shrine in Milwaukee: Usinger’s Famous Sausage

On our final full day of this trip, we took advantage of the sunny weather to walk the half mile, mainly along Milwaukee’s RiverWalk, to what we objectively consider to be the world’s best sausage store.

Founded in 1880 by a German immigrant, Fred Usinger, its interior still looks much as it might have back then.

Usinger’s maintains a thriving online mail order business and sells “imperfects” and specials in-store. We looked over the inventory and scored well today. We’ve shipped a care package to Colorado relatives, and tomorrow we’ll be carrying aboard our flights a small cooler stuffed with sausage.

If we ever had a desire to steal a truck, this would be the one.

During our second visit of the day to Usinger’s, we shared a tasty pizza at the Oak Barrel, one of five or six restaurants and bars immediately across the street.

Our sidewalk table features what we think is the best view in Milwaukee.

We made one final visit Wednesday morning, buying more sausage and again taking advantage of the 10% discount offered to seniors Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Speaking of timing, we experienced a few drops of rain on our way back to the hotel, but made it back without getting wet.

The Hilton Garden Inn has been a fine place to stay for two nights, and we’re tentatively planning a leisurely lunch at a restaurant near MKE, before turning in our rental car and boarding our 5:25 flight on AS 366 to SEA.

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