I flew to Milwaukee for a meeting and managed to get in a late lunch with six others before heading back out to Minneapolis. The place turned out to be Johnny V's Classic Cafe in West Allis, Wisconsin. This is the place...
The menu adverstised a breaded pork tenderloin plate with choice of potato and gravy on the 60 or older senior's special category. A sandwich was not mentioned. However, I showed Jenny, our waitress, my porktenderloinsandwich.com business card with a picture of a pork tenderloin sandwich and asked her if she could make it that way. She said yes.
Five of us orderd the sandwich. Two ordered the plate off the menu. This is what you would have got if you did not ask...
And this is what we got made special...
The sandwich was not huge but it was well prepared, tender and tasty. Johnny V's Classic Cafe gets extra points in my book for being great sports. My host, a Milwaukee manufacturing company, should also be complimented for great spirit in meeting this challenge. Once they saw my website they felt they had to come through. They are a manufacturing company that thrives on challenges, problem solving and being inventive. None of them ever had a pork tenderloin sandwich before, but they got into it right up to the president of the company. It was a great way to cap off a very productive meeting.
Johnny V’s Classic Cafe
Located just south of the Wisconsin State Fair Park
1650 S. 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53214