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Ashley's Que

Ashley's Que

124 W National Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53204

A second branch of the original Ashley’s on Center Street, this Walker's Point outpost also serves up high-quality BBQ, but one-ups its sister restaurant by offering beer and booze at an expansive wooden bar. Along with Bloody Marys during weekend soul-food brunch, you can order yourself a Purple Drank, which mixes grape Kool-Aid with locally distilled, high-end Rehorst vodka for one crazy dichotomy of a cocktail. You should pair that clever concoction with Ashley's heavenly cheesy grits, fried okra, and smoked beef short ribs. A side of perfectly moist, slightly sweet cornbread is a given.