Before Palomino opened, there weren't any places to really "pig-out" on American-style food in Milwaukee. I remember being overwhelmed by all the choices and the abundant portions served up when I first visited. One thing I've loved from the start is their fried pickles--I've been known to eat a whole order myself (it WAS my birthday, so I felt it was OK). I like to dip them in the vegan pinky horseradish sauce...in fact, I love to dip everything in that sauce. Don't worry if that's not your thing though, they have offerings ranging from vegan Toffulo wings (pictured below), Tot-Chos (huge pile of tots with vegan chili, salsa, cheeze sauce, etc), Chick'n Fried Seitan, Faux Boys (one of my other favs), Sloppy Joes, and much more. They even have vegan mac and cheeze now made with Teese sauce! Everything vegan is clearly labeled, making choosing your meal a little easier.
The next Milwaukee Vegan Meetup will be at Palomino on March 3rd at 5pm--a rare dinner-time meetup. At the time of this writing, the meetup is already full at 20 people, but keep an eye on it for a spot opening up. Or, you can always visit another time--they offer brunch on the weekends, lunch and dinner all week long. Their kitchen is usually open until 11pm for late night vegan munchies too!