I love this place because it showcases how meatless and dairy eats do not have to be bland. You can have comfort food like their famous vegan nachos or go for a healthier option like their mushroom barley burger. (no soy or wheat) It's just fantastic. The employees know me by name, something that makes me happy but also laugh, as I never thought I'd be regular at a local restaurant. Here I am, professing my love for Beerline and all of their eats. This place highlights an important part of changing your eating lifestyle: finding a restaurant that fits your needs and does not make you miss your past life. If I do want nachos with the texture of meat, I'll opt for the vegan nachos (see below) and be completely satisfied. I recommend finding restaurants and more importantly, a dish or two you can rely on when making a switch. It really can be helpful. I cook throughout the week but enjoy eating out and socializing with others.
Kristin and I enjoyed our most recent trip to Beerline for numerous reasons. We played a card game called exploding cats, (highly recommend it) and there are a host of other games to play while you wait on your food. We went during an extremely busy time between 12 -2, but that was fine considering we were not in a hurry and had this board game. I enjoy when places have games to play or something that adds another layer of socializing. If you go to Beerline at like 3 or 4 p.m., you should be fine, but then again, it sometimes is hard to tell with restaurants. However, we waited maybe 30 minutes for our food, but this was an anomaly, and they also let us know that it would take some time since it was packed. This heads up and open communication with customers is something I appreciate about this spot. We both loved our dishes, and Kristin enjoyed her mushroom barley burger, as it had a panko breaded outer layer and stayed together very well.
From hosting meetups here to grabbing a quick bite to eat here during the winter, (my phone died one time I came because of the cold, meaning no pictures) Beerline Cafe has my heart, soul and wallet. It will continue to remind me of why I am glad I switched over to a plant-based diet and why others should too. But don't worry. I'm not a preachy vegan, just an evolving one who understands what food can do to change lives. Ask my dad who is a third vegan after switching over to oatmeal, apples and cinnamon for breakfast. I guess this blog post is simply an appreciation post about my favorite place to eat in Milwaukee, Beerline Cafe. Plant-based eats for the win.