July is French Month at Blue’s Egg

Because Paris is probably hot and crowded right now, and because everybody takes August off, and because we can’t afford to fly you all to a château in the South of France… we’re going to do this!

We’ve had a lot of Frenchie fun in previous years, and we’re planning to bring out the best dishes from our exploration of this rich and varied cuisine.

Stop by any day this month to try some French specials — except Tuesday, July 4, that’s America’s day. Blue’s Egg will be closed on the Fourth of July. Our other restaurants, Maxie’s and Story Hill BKC, also are closed for the holiday, but Maxie’s will be at Tosa Tonight for the City of Wauwatosa’s Civic Celebration, a free concert by ABBA salute Dancing Queen and FIREWORKS.

Our friends from Maxie’s will also be serving at Milwaukee’s celebration of France, Bastille Days, in Cathedral Square park, July 13-16. Let’s have some fun as we celebrate the country that invented democracy, and restaurants!

It’s That Time of Year Again — Patio Season!

The sun’s out and the patio’s popping! Through summer, we’ll serve brunch on the patio Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

On Saturday and Sunday, it’s a patio bar and lounging area with coffee, mimosas and one of Milwaukee’s Best Bloody Marys, weather permitting.

Blue’s was named one of “8 Great Milwaukee Brunch Spots for Long, Languid Weekend Mornings,” — what could be more summery than drinks on the patio?

September is Mexico Month

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Our August celebration of France was so fantastically delicious, we’re doing it again in September. This time, we’re going to Mexico!

Starting Saturday, Sept. 3, we’ll feature a few specials every day this month showcasing the amazing culinary traditions of Mexico. Chefs Joe, Erick, Americo, and Victor will bring out a few familiar favorites (maybe chilaquiles, albondigas, or cochinita pibil!), but also explore unique regional cuisines.

Our goal is to serve the best brunch, and we hope you’ll enjoy some of the best Mexican food in Milwaukee this month at Blue’s!

OnMilwaukee.com: “Milwaukee’s most Instagram-able foods”

We were very excited to see Blue’s Egg named along with some of Wisconsin’s most iconic foods in this OnMilwaukee.com story.

“Brunch at Blue’s Egg looks as satisfyingly scrumptious as it tastes,” according to the post. “Having been voted Milwaukee’s best breakfast four times over, there’s no way you can go wrong with anything on the menu at Blue’s Egg, especially when it comes to the mouth-watering appearance of the dishes.”

We’re happy to hear our hard work has people thinking of us with the likes of Kopp’s Custard, State Fair cream puffs, cheese curds, Miller Park brats, and New Glarus beer. We’re humbled — and getting hungry!

And, btw, we’re @bluesegg on Instagram! We want to see your brunch pics – tag ’em up!

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It’s French Month at Blue’s Egg!

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Say it right, Frenchie! A few specials each day throughout August will highlight French influence on food culture throughout the world, and exalt the lighter side of French breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Last year during French Month, our Croque Madame special was so popular, we added it to the main menu. It’s got pulled ham, dijon, saxony cheese gratiné, fondue sauce, fried eggs, and a side salad. Of course, we always have our Ratatouille Omelette, topped off with a little Central Greens basil pesto.

So far this month, we’ve enjoyed specials of classics like Parisian Ham & Risotto Pasta, Coq Au Vin, Quiche Loraine, Magret de Canard, Dinde Gallete, and Salade Niçoise.

We’ve created breakfast homages to regional French cooking with the Lyonnaise Scramble, Omelette Provençale, Pasta Provençale, Brenton Buckwheat Crêpes, the Le Marque-O burger, and an Omelette Forager d’Affinois

We’ve tried our hand at creations such as Jambon en Croute a la Forage, Pan Perdu avec Myrtille Compote, Victor G’s Saucisse de Carnard Scramble, Parisian Omelette, and Fruit de Mer Au Beurre Pimento Plus de Polenta.

Parisian Pasta Risotto is a particularly interesting dish, which arose from a “trend to embrace things Italian and then play fast and loose with them” popular in Paris. Stop on by during the month of August and see what other French specialities we’re cooking up! Vive la France!

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Parisian Pasta Risotto

Blue’s 5th B-Day Patio Party

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They Say It’s Your Birthday / It’s My Birthday, Too / We’re Gonna Have a Good Time

Come celebrate 5 years of serving this great community the best brunch! We’re open our regular hours, and starting at 8 a.m., we’ll be hanging out on the patio. Then we’re bringing in a jazzy trio to play tunes for a “hanging out in the parking lot, enjoying a summer day” patio party!

Blue’s officially opened for business on July 8, 2010. It seems like just yesterday, and yet a long, long time ago. A lot has changed, hopefully always for the better, but one thing has not: our great team of nice, happy people, working hard to show you a great time. Come raise a toast to them!

All guest will enjoy $2 Blue’s Bloody Marys, $2 canned beers,  and $2 mimosas, plus $1 Monkey Breads and $1 Valentine Coffee Roasters’ coffee. Gotta love that Bali Blue Moon.

Share the details here, on our Facebook Event page.

Inside, we’re amping up our CBGB Tuesday specials. If you don’t know, Blue’s culinary team creates delicious burger specials available “all day” every Tuesday. That’s what CBGB stands for (Canned Beer, Great Burgers). The selection usually includes The Filthy Five Cheeses, Big Bacon Blue’s, “Ham” Burger and “Wise Juan,” plus other creations piled high on a 1/2-pound burger with extraordinarily generous toppings.

The Filthy Five Cheeses

We’ll also be rollin’ strong with our second themed month of the year – French month, all through July. Say it right, Frenchie! We’ll see you then!

Blue’s Private Parties: Brunch for Dinner (“Brinner!”)

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1. The #1 most important thing to know about private parties at Blue’s is that we don’t only cook brunch food.

Blue’s fine dining approach to modern American diner food means elevated preparations of favorites are always available for private parties. It’s after 6 PM, and it’s well past the time for pancakes. Our team loves to party — whether it’s a culinary cocktail parties, a farm-fresh family-style dinner or a serious steakhouse-style sit-down dinner — and we can create custom menus to match the occasion. Click here to learn about the variety of options available for Private Parties at Blue’s. 

2. The #2 most important thing to know about private parties at Blue’s is that we will absolutely cook you brunch food.

If you love breakfast food or you’re a brunch aficionado, don’t settle for anything but the best. If Brunch is a portmanteau of “breakfast” and “lunch,” let’s go for it with BRINNER.

“Brunch for Dinner” is one of the hottest trends in event and wedding planning. Maybe your first date was for Bloody Marys, or you’re the home chef who thinks everything’s better with bacon. What do you want your event to say about you? Brunch is comforting and delicious, and insanely popular.

Our renowned adaptations of classics are right at home in the evening. Who doesn’t love Monkey Bread, Smoked Salmon Crepes and Chicken & Waffles? Top it off with the meaty house-smoked ham of our Classic Benedict — and it all goes great with Champagne.

Here are some selections from a recent BRINNER event with coursed beer pairings. If you would like to learn more about what Blue’s Egg can do for your group, please call our catering coordinator, Sarah Ash at 414-659-1900 or email sarah@bluesegg.com.

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Mini Sausage Rolls — A miniature version of our famous sausage rolls for a reception or tasting, in puff pastry with coarse mustard. It’s a favorite at the farmers’ market and Story Hill BKC.

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Bacon-Wrapped Cornbread — Not everybody loves water chestnuts, but everybody loves cornbread. House-made cornbread wrapped and glazed in our Jones Dairy Farm thick-cut cherry wood smoked bacon.

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Smoked Salmon Crêpe — On the menu since we opened our doors in 2010, this elegant dish draws distant inspiration from simple Bagels & Lox. House-smoked salmon is combined with cool poached potatoes, and topped with sour cream. Possible pairing: Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy.

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Chicken and Waffles — A beloved, bizarre and uniquely American combination of brunch and dinner food, Chicken and Waffles are shorthand for a spectacular time. Crispy fried chicken with an herb waffle, braised greens and chili syrup. Possible pairing: Pilsner Urquell.

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Classic Benedict — The Benedict that built Blue’s Egg. Our English muffins are made right here, as is our pulled ham. Topped with a poached egg and hollandaise, it is decadent enough for dinner but light enough to keep you dancing. Seen here with Blue’s Goat Cheese Browns, topped with roasted olives and paprika aioli. Possible pairing: Blue Moon Belgian White.

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French Toast — A departure from the expected, it’s French toast for dessert. Roasted sweet potatoes, are topped with a berry compote, peppered bacon, candied walnuts and real Wisconsin maple syrup. Possible pairing: Crispin cider.

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