My wife and I recently spent a weekend in Milwaukee, the city I went to college in which causes me to go off my diet when I’m there because of legendary frozen custard places like Leon’s on the city’s South Side. We actually started our Sunday with a trip to Leon’s but then we needed some food before our two-hour trip home.
So we went looking for a place I could get something that seemed relatively low-salt, low-fat and low-sugar.
Two long-time fixtures a bit south of Leon’s on the South 27 Street business corridor sit across a street from each other. Both have the old-school giant menus with everything from steak to pancakes, served 24 hours a day.
We stopped at the first we came to, the Omega, but the hostess there kept ignoring us in the crowd and seating people who came in after us, so we left and went across the street to Zebb’s. That turned out to be a great decision.
Zebb’s offers a veggie omelette, which surprisingly for the dairy state, doesn’t come with cheese in it. It does come with mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. I added a little ketchup and had a great, and filling which is unusual for me, breakfast there.
I recommend Zeb’s, forget the other place.