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Tall Guy + Cranky Al

From the early planning stages of our wedding we knew we wanted kabobs for dinner. I am not quite sure when or how we came up with that idea, but once we thought of it we were determined to make it happen. 

We also knew we didn't want a traditional wedding cake, but donuts instead. 

Here is a little look into the food from our wedding day.

[Thanks to our awesome photographer Ester for letting me use some of her photos! And if you haven't seen her post about the wedding, what are you waiting for?]

TALL GUY + A GRILL CATERING. 

I came across Tall Guy + a Grill one day online and a couple days later we were on our way to Wauwatosa to talk to Tall Guy, aka Dan [spoiler alert, he really is tall]. One of the great things about working with Dan is he talked to us about what kind of food we liked and he came up with a meal plan [in other words, there was no set menu we had to choose from]. 

I know we gave him ideas and told him what we liked, but I am still impressed with how everything he put together was EXACTLY what we wanted. 

Before the wedding we were able to go in for a tasting and not surprisingly the food was great and we didn't ask for anything to be changed. 

Fast forward to the wedding - the appetizers and meal turned out great. Dan, his wife, and rest of the staff were fantastic. Everything ran smoothly, presentation looked great, and the food tasted amazing. 

[Side note - I am also a big fan of Dan because he tries to source all his food locally through farms / markets.]

Appetizers consisted of veggies, hummus, cheese, pita bread and crackers. [People STILL are raving about the cheese - so I think that means if you are are in the MKE area you better go check out Clock Shadow Creamery.]

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

Dinner included beef / chicken kabobs, strawberry salad, cous cous, mediterranean pasta salad and fruit kabobs.

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

CRANKY AL'S

Although we knew we wanted donuts for dessert, we were undecided for quite some time about where to get them. Ideally I would have LOVED to bring them in from Top Pot in Seattle or Donut Plant in New York - but neither will ship. 

Luckily, the day we went to talk to Dan at Tall Guy, we stopped for coffee at Valentine Coffee. In the pastry case, there was a donut that Eric couldn't resist buying. We asked where it was made and found out at a place called Cranky Al's - a few blocks away from Tall Guy. 

We stopped by Cranky's yet that day, but they were closed [they do donuts in the morning, pizza at night and are closed in the middle of the day]. We had to wait until the next time we were in the area, but eventually we were able to go to Cranky's, try their donuts and become hooked.

I worked with Joey at the shop and he was extremely helpful. I asked if he could make a giant donut to surprise Eric with and he did. It was amazing. 

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY ESTER B. PHOTOGRAPHY

I really didn't think we would come home with any donuts, but luckily we did! They worked out great as a meal for gift opening. [Kidding, we had other food too...but let's be honest the donuts were the best part of the gift opening meal.]

THANKS again to both Tall Guy + Cranky Al's! You both rock!