ETHNIC EATS: HOW YOU VOTED
Nola BBQ shrimp, blackened catfish po’ boys and chicken-fried chicken with tasso gravy sealed No. 1
Maxie’s victory yet again.
(6732 W. Fairview Ave.,
2. Crawdaddy’s (9427 W. Greenfield Ave., crawdaddysmke.com)
3. The Brass Alley (1023 N. Old World Third St.,
Emperor of China has held its royal status for another year. Loyalists like the egg drop soup, lo mein and moo shu chicken. Some diners advise asking for the traditional Chinese menu, which lists less pedestrian things like sauteed bok choy and salt and pepper shrimp.
(1010 E. Brady St., emperorofchinarestaurant.com)
2. Jing’s (207 E. Buffalo St., first floor, jingsmke.com)
3. Peking House (782 N.
Jefferson St., pekinghousemilwaukee.com)
The Village of Tosa’s powerhouse Le Rêve Patisserie
& Café owns this one, offering elegant dinners of steak au poivre and bouillabaisse. At different times of day (and they serve breakfast to dinner Mon-Sat), there is the lure of quiche, duck confit crepes, a salade nicoise or bistro burger. The exquisite case of French pastries and desserts is also temptingly set near the entrance. (7610 Harwood
2. Lake Park Bistro (3133 E.
Newberry Blvd., lakeparkbistro.com)
3. Pastiche Bistro & Wine
Bar (Hotel Metro, 411 E. Mason St., 4313 W. River Lane Rd., pastichebistro.com)
The major change to this category is the absence of the late Karl Ratzsch, which battled Mader’s for dominance in every survey. Now it’s up to the 115-year-old Old World Third Street restaurant to carry the Teutonic torch with its pork shank washed down with a boot of Spaten beer. Readers also call out Mader’s German sampler of Wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten, kasseler rippchen (cured pork) with dumpling, sauerkraut and red cabbage.
(1041 N. Old World Third St.,