Lazy Su­san is not lazy – and that’s par­tic­u­larly clear on Wed­nes­day nights.

Milwaukee Magazine - - Content - - ANN CHRISTENSON

THE HUMP Day slump is a real thing. It takes some se­ri­ous treat­ment to turn that mid-week funk around, and I’ve got it: The Wed­nes­day night prix-fixe din­ner for two – a bar­gain-priced $40! – at LAZY SU­SAN (2378 S. How­ell Ave.). Chef/owner A.J. Dixon has catered to the ap­petites of meal-shar­ing cou­ples for two years, de­vel­op­ing a fol­low­ing for the homey meal along the way. The four-course menu, al­ways gluten-free, is a test­ing in­cu­ba­tor. If the course is a hit – ex­am­ple: scrump­tious wild rice cakes with mush­room cream sauce – it might ap­pear on the reg­u­lar menu. Oc­ca­sion­ally there are re­peats (elk Sal­is­bury steak), and since Dixon brought in a smoker, that ap­pa­ra­tus has got­ten a work­out (fla­vor­ful ten­der sliced duck breast came with wilted arugula, roasted squash and cele­riac puree). For dessert, Dixon might fix up­side-down cake or a flour­less Black For­est cake roll. Her creative mus­cles are due for stretch­ing these next few months, as for­aged mush­rooms and veg­eta­bles start ap­pear­ing in the kitchen. That’s good news for Wed­nes­day’s din­ner for two!

A din­ner for two at Lazy


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