If you love seafood and mexican food, this is a great place to come. The atmosphere is nothing special, but the food is very good. Be forewarned, the wait staff may not speak much English, but that lends to the authenticity of the place. If you like spicy food, the shrimp diablo is HOT! The seafood appetizers are very good, as are the enchiladas. Prices are reasonable, too.
Rudy's is one of our favorite places to go after a downtown show. They serve great nachos - try both the chicken and the beef - and prices are reasonable. Our children love the micro-brewed root beer, too. Service has been very good each time we've been there.
If you want to spend money, go to Swig. They have an extensive martini menu as well as some interesting appetizers, Martinis are from about $9-$12, with similar prices for appetizers. The atmosphere is great, a nice place to meet friends, but be sure to bring your MC or stop at the ATM on the way.
We've used Ticketmaster for a number of events/concerts. It is convenient to use on line or over the phone, although let the buyer beware of additional charges for this service. If you want really exceptional seats you may need to go through another ticket broker.
A Brewer's game offers exciting and affordable entertainment. Whether you are in Diamond Box seats or the Uecker seats you get to enjoy a great game with a great team. Concessions are expensive, the beer being among the highest priced in Milwaukee, but the seats can be very affordable. It's also a great opportunity to see one of the finest stadiums in Major League Baseball.
We stopped at this Arby's because it was two blocks from our hotel. The sign in the window said they didn't have power, but were open. We went in for a salad and a chicken salad sandwich. They told us they could give us a salad, but not a chicken salad sandwich, because they didn't have power. I fail to understand why you need power to put chicken salad on bread. Needless to say we left without eating.
This is a favorite toy store of my children. The owner is frequently in the shop. I believe his store is so successful because he is a big kid at heart. There is a giant checker set in the window where patrons are free to sit down to a game. They carry a wide assortment, from magic tricks to stuffed animals to imported toys and games. They also have a selection of candy, including a large jar of Frooties - you pay by the handful, depending on the size of your hand.
Granny's Pantry is a quaint small town restaurant. The waitresses know most of the customers and call them by name. It changed ownership in the last year - bought out by one of the waitresses, so everything is pretty much the same. The food is good, typical small town diner fare. The chocolate malts are huge and great, and the pie is wonderful, especially the strawberry rhubarb.
I discovered this stable three years ago, and keep going back. Their horses are well cared for and trail guides are skilled and knowledgeable. They also have goats, rabbits, etc. for petting if you aren't up to riding. The rates are about the best I've seen - This year a one hour trail ride is $15.00.
I have been riding at the Swinging W Ranch for 30 years. The horses are in good condition as are saddles and tack. They have traditional trail rides as well as special programs for groups, ie scouts. They can teach small groups to groom and tack a horse as well as basic riding skills. They have helmets available for safety, and rates for rides are competitive. Depending on the skill level of the group on a trail ride, you may have to opportunity to trot or canter.