On a visit to Milwaukee, we joined some former Stevens Pointers who now live in Racine County for dinner near Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field airport. We’d eaten at the Packing House restaurant on Layton Avenue previously, and found it to be quite good. This time (prime rib) was no exception.
After providing our credit cards to pay for the meal, the capable and friendly server brought our tabs back to the table for signatures, and provided ball point pens which she said we could keep. But a closer inspection of the wording on the pens suggested we might be wise to return them – “Stolen from a great server at The Packing House Restaurant, 900 E. Layton, Milwaukee.” We took them anyway.
An outfit called Technomic did a study awhile back that found an increase in hamburgers in the American diet. Nearly half of the people questioned said they eat a burger at least once a week – that compared with 38 percent two years ago. This is no surprise – burgers are especially popular (and affordable in difficult economic times) for people ages 18 to 24. But that was before the “pink slime” brouhaha.