This past weekend Kevin and I were down in Milwaukee to do some shopping and had heard from one of his coworkers about a bar and grill located in the historic 5th Ward. Stack'd is located at 170 South First Street amidst blocks of unique shops and boutiques.
Stack'd specializes in build your own burgers served on pretzel rolls. Now, granted the delicious beef was grass-fed but the WOW factor in these burgers came from those buns. The shiny, dark brown crust on the bun had pure pretzel flavor from your first bite. The bun was not salted and was very tender. I ordered my burger with thick slices of raw red onion, lettuce and some of the tangiest bleu cheese I have had in a long time. Kevin had his burger with grilled onions, lettuce, and tomato.
Your burger comes with a side of your choice. In our case we both are mac-and-cheese lovers so that is what we ordered. They serve Twisted Mac and Cheese, a great combination of white cheddar, smoked Gouda, and a small addition of bleu cheese. This blend of cheeses was perfectly balanced. If you are a mac and cheese lover, definitely order this one.
We also orderd a side of onion rings which were perfectly cooked. The trick to a great onion ring is when you bite into it, the remainder of the onion stays inside the breading and not come out in one long string. Stack'd had some great onion rings. They were served with a superb BBQ aioli. Now, this was the third star of this restaurant in my opinion. They make their own BBQ sauce which is a Carolina vinegar based sauce and mix it with a mayonnaise and serve it as a side dipping sauce for the onion rings, salmon cakes, and their pulled-pork sandwich.
Our meal consisted of two build-a-burgers, order of onion rings as an appetizer, and the 3 can of Blatz beer for $5.00 special. Our tab was just under $30.00. Now, we don't eat like this all the time but once in a while, you have to splurge. The pretzel buns for the burgers alone were worth the price! If your in the downtown area of Milwaukee anytime soon, please stop at Stack'd and have a pretzel roll burger!