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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Culinary no-no #265

Culinary no-no's



This week, let's talk...

Yummy, that looks good. And I know it's good. That's a favorite since childhood, Maria's Pizza on Forest Home Avenue on the south side of Milwaukee, a must-experience kind of place (BTW, if you stop in, tell them Kevin, Bernie's brother-in-law sent you).

Last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel picked the top four pizza toppings and asked readers to submit #5 that turned out to be onions.

I’d gladly devour any pizza with those five toppings.

What don't we like on our pies?

No matter what survey or study you find, you’ll discover that the least favorite pizza topping is…

You knew that.

For me, it's green peppers, the subject of Culinary no-no #2 way back when. The Reader's Digest: You can plop twelve toppings on a pizza but if you add green peppers, they'll just nullify the taste of everything else.

OK. So what else would be horrible on a pizza? Let’s be reasonable and avoid answers like Cool-Whip, molasses, watermelon, zucchini, M and M’s, kale, rutabaga, etc.

I’ll give you some time to figure it out.

Admit it. You just love Culinary no-no, dontcha.


Alright. Put your thoughts on hold for a bit as we head out to a restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia.


The place has signature pizzas.

Take a look at the first one on the menu.



Let's see.

Swinging steak. That implies a "coolness" factor. OK, I'm with you.

Bleu cheese.

Got it.

Charred onions.

Sounds like a terrific combination, and it's listed first under the options.


Major problem.

Let’s learn more.

Check out this TV news report, then return.


Did you watch the video?


Let's be real.

The restaurant is a joke. It's manager is a complete ignoramus. People should stay away in droves.

Of course they tried to hide the real ingredients from customers with a phony menu description. They know they would never sell as many bleu ball pizzas if they fessed up and told patrons what the hell they were truly eating.

Health officials need to lay the smack down with heavy fines and punishment before allowing Blow Toad to sell another slice of bull manlihood.

And let this be a lesson to restaurants everywhere. Forget the faux and embellished menus. Just tell us what in the world we're ordering, please.


The Culinary no-no of the week and the year thus far. 
And there's's the update.

Previously on This Just in...

We highlighted the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona.

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