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Joanna T.

2 July 2019

Central Standard was one of the very fun stops on our Pedal Tavern. I'd never been before but really enjoyed the wide open garage doors - perfect on a sunny day. And $5 Milwaukee Mules (PT special)? Heck yes! Nice staff as well. They don't serve food but there is a kiosk in the back that lets you order delivery from local places. Or just walk your drunk ass across the street to the gyro place. It's your life. More...

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Erika

27 June 2019

They were so accommodating from day one! Sara and Chris were flexible and able to answer all our questions leading up to the big day. The food was great, the service on the day of was excellent and the package/value was well worth it! More...

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Kim Derks

3 June 2019

This past weekend, Saz's catered a wedding out in the country in a barn setting. The wedding had nearly 200 people, and the seating was tight. I simply cannot say enough about the crew that Chris brought to set up and serve. Chris was very responsive for any questions and concerns I had. He also noticed that it would be easier by having his crew set up not set up while other decor was being completed. He was kind enough to have the set up completed the next morning before service. That was so very important and certainly made life easier. The food that was served was hot and delicious, and everyone ate in a timely manner. The servers were asked to do more than just their job to help out with clean up, and they gladly obliged. Those kids worked their tail off and was eager to help in any way they could. Chris also was so relaxed and has an easy going manner that makes coordination easier and less stressful. I would highly recommend Saz's without hesitation. More...

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Amber

3 June 2019

I was pleasantly surprised by Saz's. I am not a big meat eater and I originally thought BBQ when I heard the name Saz's. I was totally wrong. The food I tasted was above and beyond what I thought. My fiance and I cannot wait to share with our guests the flavors we both so much enjoy. More...

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Mary K.

6 April 2019

Awesome mixed drinks and great environment in the bar area. Was also fun to learn about the distilling process, we will definitely be back!

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Brenda D.

6 December 2018

We LOVE this place!  So much that each time we are in Milwaukee we go - we tell ourselves we are not buying any more bourbon - and we buy bourbon therefore we have to check our luggage home.  We just can't help ourselves.  The Rye is amazing.  Our favorite?  Bourbon Wiskey finished in used Cabernet Wine Barrels - yes serious and serious good!  When we can't decide between bourbon or wine - this one is PERFECT! More...

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Ryan A.

18 November 2018

Great place for a drink! The atmosphere is amazing and the staff is great. We did the tour and had a great time. I think I ended up buying a bottle of everything they make. Some of the best Rye whiskey I've ever had. We will definitely make a trip back there whenever we are in Milwaukee. More...

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Kelly

17 November 2018

Saz’s did a spectacular job for our wedding! Event Coordinator, Sara, was incredibly easy to work with and helped us along each step of the way - from organizing a tasting, assistance with understanding our contract, and with all of our pre-wedding coordination and questions. The food was delicious and tables were set perfectly. Staff on the day of were wonderfully professional, efficient, and friendly to us and all of our guests. We couldn’t be happier with our choice for wedding caterer and will continue to recommend Saz’s! More...

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Kristin

6 October 2018

Sazs was extremely professional from beginning to end! They were more than accommodating in every sense of the word. When it came to the food, wow, it was delicious.... from dinner to the late night food. Thank you sazs! You guys were awesome! More...

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Samantha

22 September 2018

I have to say at first I was skeptical of Sazama's Catering as I had only ever associated the Saz's company with cheese curds and fries at Festivals! However, the catering branch of their company is nothing like their festival/restaurant experience. I cannot say enough good things about working with Sazama's for our September wedding. Katie was great in helping us customize an Italian-themed menu that we served Family Style. Other caterers we met with discouraged us from Family Style dining, but Katie assured us it could be executed, and it worked out perfectly. That is one of the benefits of working with a catering company with this much experience. On the day of our wedding everything was cooked right on sight and we had guests tell us it was the best wedding food they have had! I always had timely communication from Katie, and on the day of the wedding her and all of the staff were so friendly and professional. I would definitely welcome the opportunity to work with Sazama's again! More...

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Nick

15 September 2018

Saz’s provides some of the best catering experience ever, they were responsive and so accommodating especially to last minute needs. I highly recommend saz’s not only for their phenomenal food but also their outstanding service! More...

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Molly

8 September 2018

We worked with Katie and had a passed hors d'oeurves and a buffet for our wedding - the food was excellent! We got a lot of compliments from our guests. Katie was also great to work with and was very helpful and accommodating leading up to the wedding. It took a lot of pressure off of us, knowing that we had a caterer with so much experience and who knows exactly what they are doing. The service on the day of the wedding was seamless. Get the the short ribs and the horseradish mashed potatoes! They were a star. The prosciutto-wrapped scallops were also fantastic. Very happy we went with Saz's. More...

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Susan

8 September 2018

We are so happy we went with Saz's for our September 8th, 2018 wedding.
Saz's (and our event contact, Michelle), were a breeze to work with, the food was excellent, and their attention to detail was stellar. I highly recommend using them!!

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Gary H.

5 August 2018

Had a great tour from a great guide. Highly recommended. And yea their alcohol is actually really good.

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Abby

3 August 2018

From the moment we had our tasting appointment, we knew we wanted Sazs. Katie and her staff were amazing. All the food was so good that our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. We did the family style option and are so glad we did. Everybody ate so much that they couldn’t even eat a lot of the late night snacks. The staff was so classy it was like being at a five star restaurant. They made our wedding so special and we are so happy we went with Sazs. They were priced well for everything we got and as picky as a person as I am, I can’t say one bad thing about the experience! Great work! More...

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Kira W.

22 July 2018

We went here for trivia one evening, over a year ago.First, Quizmaster, as usual, is amazing. Their decision to have QM there was a huge help.In addition to QM, the atmosphere was fun casual with the doors open/open garage feeling. I had a cocktail flight, which was the perfect amount of booze! All of the drinks were so smooth and I didn't taste the harsh flavor of alcohol, which says it was nicely distilled.They had a small table with some bar snacks, that were mostly gone. I think it would help to place small bowls on tables with booze rather than have it open for all. In addition to the atmosphere being fun, casual, and having QM trivia, the manager (owner?) was floating around and being social with everyone which said they were regularly involved.  Rather than stay behind the bar and supervise, they were out the whole time.Finally, it's close to Purple Door ice cream! One of my favorite places in Milwaukee.I'd recommend going here for something new since it feels like such a change from the "regular"'night life in the typical Milwaukee neighborhoods. More...

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Nikala

14 July 2018

Sazama's was amazing from the beginning. Karin and her team were always responsive and so happy to accommodate any of our requests as well as answer our endless questions. Chef Brett 100% delivered on our meal. Our guests are still talking about how delicious our wedding food was! The staff was so friendly to us and our guests. They also worked so well with all our other vendors. We would highly recommend using Sazama's Fine Catering for your next event! More...

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Mr M.

9 July 2018

Saz's does a great job. I use them every year for a Summerfest event and from the communication to the food, they are top notch. Kudos for maintaining excellence in all that you do. More...

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Sarah

29 June 2018

We couldn't be happier that we picked Saz's to cater our wedding! From start to finish, Saz's was a pleasure to work with. Within the planning phase, every person we interacted with was prompt, polite and super helpful with their responses. We always felt like we were in good hands, and that our needs were top priority. We also really enjoyed and appreciated the free tasting we were able to attend with our family, to try out their extensive menu of offerings. All the food was so delicious, it was hard to narrow it down to final choices! On the day of, Saz's arrived on time and set up was so seamless we hardly even knew they were there! The servers were kind and courteous to our guests and treated the bride and groom with extra care and attention. However, the show stopper when it comes to Saz's is 100% their food! It's been months since our wedding and we still have friends and family bringing up how much they loved the food at our wedding! Our guests were raving about the quality of the dishes all night long, it was truly one of their favorite details. We would recommend Saz's to cater any event in a heartbeat. They by far and away exceeded our expectations! More...

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Gretchen R.

26 June 2018

This was such a fun place! We did the tour, our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun! Best of all the drinks and liquor was very great! I would say much higher than the "standard" lol More...

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Carla V.

28 May 2018

This place had fun and friendly workers that were always helpful. The "tour" was a bit underwhelming as we stood in one spot for the tasting, but the information was good so that made up for it. And for the price, we did not expect to walk away with anything, but still got a nice glass to take home. I would do it again if I were in the area. More...

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Lindsey

19 May 2018

Wonderful food and service! We used Saz's for our May 2018 wedding. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the price affordable. Katie was wonderful to deal with from step 1 to wedding day! Great communication from the entire Saz's team. We chose the "Family Style" dinner which fit our venue well and our guests loved it! We also used Saz's for late night snacks. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the quality of the food and they RAVED about the late-night snacks. Saz's was a great choice for our wedding and highly recommend them to anyone needing a caterer. More...

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Jennifer K.

29 April 2018

Fun thing to do. You learn a lot and get to try about 7-8 products. The coffee vodka and dark chocolate brandy were amazing!!! We had to get a bottle of each. I would recommend checking it out More...

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E C.

22 April 2018

Great atmosphere in the space.  Super fun guided tasting including vodkas, gins, various whiskeys and brandy.  Loved learning about each of the spirits while sipping them.  Unfortunately, couldn't stick around to try cocktails at the bar. Will definitely return on our next visit to Milwaukee. More...

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Ophelia M.

16 April 2018

Central Standard Craft Distillery offers up an array of quality spirits and cocktails in the increasingly trendy Walker's Point. They're located right next door to Milwaukee Brewing, so our first visit here was right after a brewery tour (because, the only thing better than a beer forward brewery tour is a beer forward brewery tour followed by bourbon cocktails, amirite?). Their menu offers classic cocktails and specialty cocktails alike, as well as a dozen beers on top.My favorite cocktail is their bourbon barrel aged Manhattan. Made with their small batch bourbon whiskey, it has the loveliest hint of caramel. Typically, I'm pretty adamant about having my Manhattan served up, but I didn't specify here and it came with a block of ice. Surprisingly, that is the exact right choice for their bourbon. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.Their space is large and they can get pretty busy (especially right after a tour at Milwaukee Brewing lets out). Their bar area is large and there's plenty of seating, but the service can be a little sluggish as their limited staff tries to keep up with the demands of the crowd.Beyond that, their prices are about what you'd expect to pay for upscale cocktails. They have bottle sales here as well as offer tasting tours.Get to it! More...

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Erick B.

27 March 2018

Decided to visit here after a recommendation from a co-worker who also has a passion for bourbon and vodka distilleries. I found a Groupon that offered a tour/tasting, 2 cocktail glasses, and a bottle of Central Standard Vodka for $35.00 so I couldn't turn it down! Upon arriving, we weren't greeted and were a bit confused on the process to check in for the tour. Upon eavesdropping on a fellow couple, we figured out we had to go to the bar to get wristbands and guidance to where to wait. Our tour guide was Tyrone, and he was knowledgeable, well-spoken, and willing to interact with other customers. We were able to have tastings of their vodka, gin, bourbon, coffee-vodka, and chocolate-mint brandy. The two alcohols that stood out was the Anodyne infused coffee vodka and bourbon. Both fantastic and the bourbon reminded me of Maker's Mark. The only two negatives I can find on the distillery tour that it wasn't a "tour." We didn't move, and stayed in one place while learning about the process of making each alcohol and doing different tastings. Secondly, there wasn't enough space for each pairing to stand next to their drink. The couple next to us and another one had to stand behind other people, struggling to hear and interacting with Tyrone. In conclusion, the distillery rocked and we enjoyed our first distillery/brewery tasting in Milwaukee. I thought the vodka outshone every other that I have tried including Great Lakes Distillery and Twisted Path. Makes a great vodka and tonic. Definately will be back for a drink. P.S. Yelpers, check in. You get one drink for 50%!!! Cheers! More...

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Nick B.

24 March 2018

Fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the products. Able to tell us about great mixes to use the products in and where to find bars that stock it. Amazing taste for all drinks. My personal favorite was the coffee vodka. It's combined with a local coffee shop and really brings a home grown feeling towards the drink. More...

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Courtney K.

26 February 2018

My husband and I have never been to Central Standard nor have we tasted any of their liquors. We came across a Groupon for a tasting with a free bottle of vodka. We couldn't pass it up! Central Standard is a nice small distillery. The distiller, Nick(I think that was his name), was very informative and funny. He knew a lot about the product he was making. My husband and I didn't get a chance to try and if their house cocktails but we will return to try them. We would definitely recommend the coffee vodka, it was really good! The reason I did not give it five stars is because it was pretty loud and hard to hear during the tasting. I would suggest a microphone or turning down the music a bit. More...

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Christopher S.

11 February 2018

Without any experience with their product I signed up for a distillery tour through Groupon.  We arrived to the bar a little early and we were greeted by a friendly bartending staff as we bellied up to the bar.  The drink menu was loaded with more than I expected and showed a wide array of spirits I hadn't expected.  I chose a bourbon in the rocks and my date chose a variation of a hot toddy that had a spicy honey in it (amazing by the way).  The drinks were amazing, but like all good places to drink you start seeing other drinks you want to try.  We asked for a sample of the coffee vodka and it was absolutely amazing (and I really dislike vodka).  So then the tour started.  Terrel (sorry if that's not the spelling) started the tour off promptly at the scheduled time and he launched right into a very polished delivery of the agenda.  He had such and easy going manner you could tell he had not only been there for a while, he actually really liked what he does.  As he took us through the company history and it's processes, we were able to learn about and taste six different spirits that the company makes.  During the tour you get a sense of a distillery that puts quality in front of quantity and that comes out in their finished products.  None of the drinks that we tried give you that "shudder" feeling.  They were all extremely smooth and they hit your nose immediately and give you a sense of what is to come.  I didn't have anything I didn't actually like.  From the vodka and gin to the whiskeys everything went down nicely with a bouquet of flavors and scents.  Simply put, you can't go wrong signing up for a tour. You will walk out of there with a greater appreciation for a fantastic midwestern distillery and maybe a slight buzz. More...

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Chadrick J.

8 February 2018

Finally a chance to stop in and enjoy just chilling. This is such a low-key spot in a low-key area of town. We easily found parking and were able to get in and relax, finding seating at the bar with ease. Friendly service and a solid atmosphere are the highlights of Central Standard. While sitting at the Craft you may notice people coming in and out buying the goods. Selling bottles of liquor and some special beer selections is what this place is known for. It's all about the booze sales. Central Standard has such a wide range of choices when it comes to the handcrafted goods we love better known as liquor. Their range is second to none and they do a killer job of whipping up some good stuff, meaning handcrafted cocktails behind the bar! I enjoyed a couple different boozy cocktails all while sitting in some of the biggest most comfortable leather chairs you can find. It was simply perfection and we will be back to indulge again soon! More...

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Jerome L.

4 February 2018

Came here for the distillery tour and tasting with my fiancé and had a great time. Stayed afterward for two excellent Old Fashioneds. Will definitely be back

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Greg S.

26 December 2017

Hired Saz's to cater one of my larger customers holiday luncheon. The food was fantastic!! All food was packaged very well and the amount was very generous. Matt was very helpful when planning the menu. I highly recommend Saz's. My customer is still talking about the fantastic meal. More...

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Chris H.

19 December 2017

This place is awesome.. coffee vodka is amazing.  Cool evening out learning about the process of making a craft product.

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Laura C.

7 December 2017

I think they need some promos or something?! We were in there on a recent Saturday night with a group and there were hardly any other patrons.  It is a cool space, and of course, they make their own liquor.  I was on the Diet Coke train at this point in the evening when we went so I didn't sample their house-made liquor but the guys in my group liked what they had.  I will have to come back soon! More...

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Ashley

2 December 2017

The food was absolutely amazing - numerous people came up to us to tell us how good the appetizers and dinner were! Saz's was super accomodating with helping us pull together menu options that allowed for our gluten-free and dairy-free friends and family enjoy the same quality dinner as everyone else. The staff was very professional and were able to work within the constraints of the venue (no onsight kitchen). All of the food was hot, which we were also excited about because we knew the lack of kitchen could make that more difficult. I will be recommending Saz's going forward whenever one is looking for a caterer because of the awesome experience we had :) More...

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Jess J.

1 December 2017

I lead Evans Transportation Services' internal events planning group and was so happy to hire Saz's Catering for the Thanksgiving luncheon that we had for the whole team at HQ last week! People couldn't stop talking about how delicious the food was and many even commented on the perfect presentation. Best moment was overhearing one employee walk into the luncheon room and say "Jeez, they treat us like kings and queens here." Felt so good to know we provided that level of value to a deserving team for a price that made "the powers that be" happy. As a very busy marketing and comm director with little time to dedicate to internal event planning but a strong desire to treat our team to the best, Saz's is always the perfect partner: I place our order, then Saz's takes care of absolutely everything else without my having to worry about a thing - even meticulous clean up! We hosted our Thanksgiving luncheon in our training room and after the giant buffet was over and all 40+ team members had gotten at least one plate, Saz's cleaned up so well that - afterward - it looked completely unused and ready for the next meeting. Seriously, these guys are the best. Can't wait until next time! More...

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Katie L.

3 November 2017

We were here for a closed event (rehearsal dinner). The bartenders were very knowledgeable and their menu was fairly creative. The Milwaukee mule was awesome and so was their bourbon old fashioned. The in-house spirits are pretty tasty. Granted I did not try any straight, but they complemented the cocktails well. The space is really cool. The only downside for us was the high top tables. They had no standard size tables so the handicapped people in our group had to be accommodated with spare folding chairs they had in the back. More...

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Andrea

28 October 2017

We heard nothing but compliments from our guests the evening of our wedding. The food was great, the portions were generous, the staff was happy and professional. Katie was responsive to our emails and flexible with our changes to the menu. We highly recommend Saz's Catering! More...

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Summer M.

7 October 2017

Love this distillery! Awesome staff and great drinks. Be sure to check them out if you're in the area!

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Kelli P.

5 October 2017

Cannot say enough about Saz's and the amazing dinner they put on for our wedding! Angie our coordinator was amazing to say the least! She answered all of emails so timely, and adjusted our invoices so quickly when we decided to make a change. The food was amazing, hot, great portions, and we got so many compliments from all of our guests. The service was discreet and elegant and on time- I didn't even notice a delay between tables being served, as the amount of servers delegated was perfect for our size wedding. Great food and great service- all a bride can ask for from her caterer! More...

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Sara

16 September 2017

We had our wedding catered by Saz's on 9/16/2017. Our guests cannot stop raving about the variety of food available, and the flavors! We went with the station-style set up and had a carvery station, custom vegetarian fusion station, summer bbq station, and street taco station. We also had late night food from the sampler platters and rootbeer floats available later in the evening. The event staff was so fun and helpful! Brian was in charge on-site, and he came to find my husband and I while we were visiting tables to make sure we had enough to eat before they tore down the stations. Highly recommend working with Saz's for any Milwaukee wedding or large event. Their office and day of staff did everything they could to provide us and our guests with a memorable evening. More...

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Danielle T.

5 September 2017

This is a cool bar right next door to Milwaukee Brewing Company. They offer most if not all the beers MBC has, plus some others. I really loved my mule.

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Justina

13 August 2017

We love Saz's and they were even more fabulous on our big day! They were flexible and knowledgeable throughout the planning process. They helped us develop a menu to please with Saz's favorites like ribs and mozzarella marinara with classics like carved sirloin and chicken parmesan. We received so many compliments on the food and their service. We are excited to continue to enjoy their food and share wedding day nostalgia in years to come! More...

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Rachel

29 July 2017

Saz's was Amazing! The food was great and loved by all guests, but their customer service was even better! Katie was so easy to work with and was very flexible! We loved the fall tasting event and then having an individual taste testing to customize our menu exactly to what we wanted! Highly recommend! We loved having the festival food late night snack option and so did our guest! Thanks for everything Katie!! :) More...

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Jason K.

27 May 2017

Good atmosphere, friendly staff. About 12 brews on tap with a list of bottles if you're wanting something besides cocktails.

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User2136161

26 May 2017

The food was AMAZING! We opted to go with their traditional barbecue and it was amazing! Their chicken was so moist and everything was just perfect! We even got late night food including their sour cream and chive fries. Definitely not the typical wedding food that tends to be bland or dry! I would definitely recommend! More...

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User2903299

26 May 2017

The food was wonderful! I did not interact with the staff much, but I had no complaints. Working with Katie as the catering manager was great. She did a really nice job of working around our schedules to meet and have our tastings. During the wedding dinner, the entrees came a little late after the salad, but I was not complaining and wouldn't have noticed if someone had not told me. They were great to work with all around! More...

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User2703366

26 May 2017

The perfect caterer. We had Saz's cater our wedding reception and couldn't have asked for a more fantastic, affordable meal for our guests. We were able to do a tasting to decide what we liked and didn't. They are very easy to work with. The night of the reception everything went very smoothly. A served salad and a delicious buffet. All of the food was fresh and hot. I would definitely book them again! More...

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User4291206

26 May 2017

I planned my wedding long distance, and everyone at Saz's responded in an extremely timely manner to any and all questions I had. Additionally, they allowed me to customize my food and drink to my specifications, and still stay within their pricing options. Furthermore, they had a props/decor department, which relieved a lot of stress for me trying to plan from far away. Overall, Saz's couldn't have done a better job making my day seamless and so special. More...

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User4281204

26 May 2017

We struggled to find a caterer that would meet our desire to have high quality but fun food at an outdoor venue (and reasonable price). Then we found Saz's and they went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding was exactly what we wanted. They worked with us to create the perfect menu, they took a lot of care to communicate with us about different vendors/prices/etc, and their service and professionalism was off the charts. At the wedding, the food was FANTASTIC (people are still talking about it), the service was impeccable, and they did such a great job being good sports through a torrential rain storm. They were having so much fun and it kept our guests having a great time. I would hire them again in a second as they can really make any event memorable and delicious. More...

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User5558886

26 May 2017

Saz's provided the catering for our October wedding. Michelle and he team were fantastic to work with! They were prompt in all correspondence, followed through on all special requests, and worked incredibly hard to make it a memorable evening. They created the perfect elegant backyard barbecue wedding for us! I can not recommend them enough! More...

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User6060021

26 May 2017

We had a wonderful wedding dinner! The appetizers and desserts were also great! We received so many compliments from our guests about how delicious the food was, especially the short rib! Saz's had stellar service as well. The team did a great job! Special thanks to Michelle for being a great person to work with. She responded to questions/concerns quickly and helped provide a timeline. More...

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User5407770

26 May 2017

Saz's worked with our venue and everything was great. The workers were professional and the food tasted great.

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Katie

6 May 2017

Saz's was wonderful to work with. They gave great advice about what to choose given our preferences and budget, helped us organize details - even last minute ones - and were very professional. Our food was great and a good value. More...

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Jo R.

1 May 2017

Saz's catered my daughter's wedding at Best Place in Historic Pabst Brewery. We went with German to stay with the theme. Absolutely delicious and every guest was raving from all over the country, including VA, KY, D.C. and WI. Buffet food was hot and plentiful. Most guests were not aware they could have seconds, I would have wished the staff would have made that known. Saz's served our cake after dinner, but dance floor tables were taken away, so some of them were not offered cake. And, if you were not dancing you were not offered cake, so I would suggest having a cake table with cut pieces until all knew there was cake and the cake was gone. We were surprised that we went home with almost two sheet cakes when our guests were sad they did not get any cake (including myself!). We had pretzels with mustard and cheese brought out about 10:30PM. They disappeared fast even though the pretzels were cold. I would have thought they would be at least warm. More...

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Brittany

7 April 2017

Loved Saz's from start to finish. Every guest said they loved the food!

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Paul C.

3 February 2017

Thought I was heading to Milwaukee Brewing and landed here. Nice place. They have MB's beers on tap, so that worked well. Great place to stop for a drink. Noise level is perfect.

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Adam S.

19 January 2017

I'd say 5-stars if I were only reviewing the liquor - 3-stars if it were off the service and experience we had while there. We went for a guided tasting and we enjoyed sampling the products. It was a bit awkward to stand for 45:00 while music blared in the background and the employee just kept rambling on. It seemed that there were neat facts about the distillery and the uniqueness of the given liquors... but my wife and I found ourselves asking one another what was being said on numerous occasions. Prior to the start of the tasting we asked the bartender what sized pours are on the guided tasting so that we could choose whether or not to get a mixed drink before starting. We were told it would be six full pours... so we opted to have the tasting first and see to what extent of the six pours we finished. Unfortunately, the pours were less than one-half of a traditional liquor pour for each. We felt short changed in that aspect. We did end up buying a bottle of rye whiskey from their first batch that we will keep sealed for awhile. Others had mentioned a free cocktail if purchasing a full bottle. This is not accurate anymore - we were scoffed at when we asked if that was still a promotion. Not sure we will be back here or if we will recommend to anyone else. Glad I checked it out, but overall the service wasn't anything to write home about. More...

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Steve S.

15 January 2017

Again cool joint in the area south of downtown Milwaukee tried the gin, smooth clean flavors, also nice bar and tasting room.....good place to stop if in the area More...

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Lily M.

13 January 2017

If you're looking for a great caterer, I highly recommend Saz's Catering. Everything that I had the pleasure of eating during a work dinner I was a part of, the food was all outstanding. The Winter Salad that was served came with candied pecans, pears, and goat cheese croquettes. The only thing I didn't prefer were the pears because they didn't taste fresh. Other than that, the salad was amazing; especially the crispy on the outside and moist on the inside croquettes. The ribeye was cooked perfectly on everyone's plates, and it was a group of 40. We all had medium rare steaks that were great. No one complained about anything. Even the scallops were cooked nicely. The best part of the meal was the Honey Crisp Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream! My group is still talking about how delicious the dessert was.  The ice cream was out of this world. The wait staff could use a little more training. It was kind of awkward the way they would skip over certain people to serve others first. Also, a few drinks got dropped. Overall, I had a fantastic experience having a four course meal catered by Saz's and I'd definitely recommend their services to anyone! More...

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Troy

6 January 2017

We used Saz’s Catering for a wedding reception of ~160 at Cuvée in January of 2017. From their patient and insightful guidance during the initial planning and menu selection, to the excellent service at the event itself, Saz’s was great. Their staff was very professional and skilled. The best part, however, was the food. We received so many compliments from our guests as to the wonderful menu selections and quality of the food. You can’t go wrong with Saz’s ribs – everyone who had the ribs loved them. We were very glad we chose Saz’s and highly recommend them. More...

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Katie

30 December 2016

We worked with Michelle and the Saz's team to create a menu for our reception that would leave people saying "man that was delicious" instead of "oh, did you have the chicken or beef?". The Saz's team NAILED IT. Their communication is swift and detailed and the entire process from initial inquiry email to packing up and leaving during the reception was perfect. The team the night of the wedding was fun, professional, and warm. They all made sure the bride and groom ate- they prepared a plate of appetizers and hid it behind the bar for us and also escorted us through the buffet first. And they did a great job of making sure everyone else was being fed in a timely and efficient manner. Just a delightful experience, I can't recommend them enough. There wasn't a single thing we needed to worry about when it came to our food that night. More...

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Megan

3 December 2016

I honestly can't say enough good things about our experience with Saz's from the planning stages all the way up to our wedding! Michelle was a dream to work with! She always emailed me back promptly answering any and all questions I had and sat down with us to figure out our options for dinner and even helped us figure out the timeline for our evening, which was a huge help as a first time bride! The food at our wedding was amazing and our guests were still raving about it the next day. I was so so impressed with the quality of service by the waitstaff; everyone was extremely polite and attentive; the on site manager during our wedding, Jim, even offered to carry my plate for me! Both my husband's and my own parents commented on how impressed they were with the entire staff as well, especially the ones who stayed towards the end and helped clean up. I definitely recommend Saz's to anyone who needs a great caterer for their event! More...

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Heather D.

2 December 2016

Visiting Milwaukee, we didn't know where to go. Tourists choose tours... yeah, we did. Great explanation of the process. Great service. Glad we did the tour. More...

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Holly

15 October 2016

We did plated meals, chicken and ribs! It was amazing, and they even accommodated our guests with food allergies. They were quick with respondong to our emails and helped our night run smoothly! We love saz's and totally recommend them!! More...

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Emily

8 October 2016

This is not your typical wedding food... it's not even your typical restaurant food. This was some of the best food that our guests had ever had! Starting with the tastings, we left stuffed and loved each dish more than the next. They even custom created a clam chowder for our soup course to honor my Connecticut roots! The day of the wedding, not a single person went hungry. There was more food than we knew what to do with! We were a bit hesitant about a buffet since they are a hit or miss at weddings. We were assured that we would not be disappointed, and disappointment was the furthest thing from our minds! Everything was cooked perfectly, was hot, and each table was able to eat at the same time. The buffet moved quickly and efficiently and there was plenty of food for everyone to get there fill on every item, with even some people going back for seconds! Saz's also provided top notch service. Even though we chose buffet, they had personal wait staff to hand serve a few tables that seated the elderly guests! People to this day cannot stop talking about how amazing the food was and how there was something for everyone! One of the best decisions we made was choosing Saz's for our wedding. More...

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Sally

1 October 2016

We chose Saz's for our wedding caterer & loved our experience! The service was great - Michelle was very personable, responsive & flexible during the entire process. The food was delicious and service day of was wonderful! More...

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Ashley

16 September 2016

We were so happy with Saz's. We did a pig roast at our wedding and the food was amazing. They were flexible with some modifications we wanted to make. We couldn't have been happier with their service and food at our wedding. More...

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Tiffany

15 September 2016

We are so glad we picked Saz's as our caterer for our wedding. First and foremost we received so many compliments on how AMAZING the food was. We did family style so the dishes were hot, everyone got to try all of the dishes, and we could have refills on the garlic mashed potatoes which were a huge hit! We mainly picked Saz's due to their reputation in the Milwaukee community and they did not disappoint. The customer service from start to finish was impeccable. The responsiveness and flexibility was everything we needed as we changed our minds several times on what we needed for our big day. Highly Highly recommend! More...

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Christine N.

4 September 2016

The very best wedding caterer possible.  We hired Chris and Sara from Saz's Lake Country and it couldn't have been a better experience.  They were super professional and organized, they made the entire process a breeze, and we got TONS of compliments on how great the food was.  Unbelievable!!!!  Will undoubtedly hire them again in the future.  THANK YOU SO MUCH, Chris and Sara. :) More...

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Geda

19 August 2016

Michelle and the Saz’s staff did an amazing job for our wedding.  Our guests continue to rave about the food and each one has a different favorite.  We decided on food stations for our wedding so that we could offer different options and have people mingle.  The carving station was great with several options for accoutrements to top the meet, each one of them better than the next.  The made to order risotto station was a fun, interactive and absolutely delicious.  Several of our guest made 2 trips to try different toppings.  As our wedding was on a Friday, Saz’s even accommodated our request to have a traditional fish fry station.  The fish and fries stayed hot and crispy because the staff continuously replenished the station.  This was truly food theater with a unique flare. Thank you to Saz’s for being such an important part our wedding.  Next time we need a caterer, you will be the only ones we call. More...

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Francie

29 July 2016

Fabulous to work with from start to finish. We should have warned Saz's that the groomsman were all former footballers players because we ran out of one entree on the buffet before all the tables had been through the line. The event team handled the issue extremely quickly and professionally, calling in for more and hand-delivered fresh pork to the tables that missed out originally. Michelle was a doll to work with, very relaxed, yet very detail oriented. Oh - add the food was outstanding too ;) More...

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Sarah

29 July 2016

My husband and I give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone at Saz's who helped make our wedding possible!! Our wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful, and Saz's catering services far surpassed our expectations! The food was incredible, and the room looked beautiful!! We're still getting compliments about the food and ambiance! Saz's was very professional and helpful throughout the planning process! It was the best day of our lives (so far), and a huge reason for that was working with Saz's! :D We will highly recommend Saz's to our family and friends. More...

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Sean C.

12 June 2016

Bourbon was excellent and the bartender Chris I think his name was did a great job even though it was a slow night he was engaging and informative gave me some good ideas for dinner

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Alisha

11 June 2016

Saz's catered our wedding with 170 guests and we were extremely pleased with the quality of service and food. We had a plated dinner and late night food and it was all wonderful. Saz's even assisted with dishes, flatware and staff for our dessert table even though it was supplied through a different vendor. Working with Event Planner, Michelle, was a breeze during the planning process. She was very organized, helpful and responsive. We most certainly recommend Saz's to anyone hosting a wedding or other event. More...

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Tara

4 June 2016

I've always heard that the most important thing at a wedding that everyone will remember is the food. Well, Saz's certainly delivered. Not only was Michelle willing to work with me on not one, not two, but about 8 menu and budgeting changes but the food and the staff on our wedding day were incredible. Plates were never empty but always being refilled with fantastic family-style options by the staff and they were incredibly friendly and accommodating all evening. They were even willing to keep serving my 4 year old nephew at different tables as he bounced around from his parents and two sets of grandparents at different tables. Michelle put together an incredible menu that met our specifications and people will certainly be talking about the food for a long long time, including myself. My husband requested that we book Saz's because of his Packer fan-ship but I will forever recommend them for their professionalism, attention to detail and quality food. More...

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Ann

28 May 2016

Saz’s catered our wedding of 130 people at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. We were looking for a caterer that could create a family-style vegetarian Italian meal and they were able to give us exactly what we were looking for. From the appetizers to the pastas and eggplant parmesan, the food was amazing, and many of our guests said it was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The Saz's staff was very easy to work with and very flexible and accommodating in helping us make our wedding day perfect; we would definitely recommend them to others! Thanks Saz’s! More...

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Peter R.

15 May 2016

Superb little craft distillery / bar... Their coffee vodka is simply amazing I can't say enough good things about it. Order a White Russian... They make it with the coffee vodka and their house made Irish cream... Best White Russians I've ever had. More...

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Jenn H.

28 March 2016

Thanks to Pat, Bex and the whole Central Standard crew for providing the spirits for our wedding. Bex worked with us on selecting the spirits in appropriate quantities for our guests. In addition to a seamless and well organized pick up of our spirits we were also able to take our dogs with us on the trip from Chicago to MKE and they were welcomed at the bar with a bowl of water and took seats right next to us. Thank you Central Standard! More...

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Pamela M.

20 March 2016

It a really nice space here and I like that it's a startup. They have a good thing going with Milwaukee Brewing Company being adjacent.The liquors, though, I'd recommend you taste before ordering. I've had some cocktails that were good and others that I didn't like so much: and I like most cocktails - haha.Last night the bourbon I thought was pretty good. The oat whiskey, though, was quite different. More...

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Dana N.

21 February 2016

I recently went on the distillery tour and it was great! One of the owners was present, it was very nice to hear him speak and be able to ask questions! I normally don't drink liquor, but I drank every tasting. I only wish there was a better sound system so that everyone can hear (when the bar is busy).The atmosphere of the bar is very welcoming and fresh. They have a nice selection of drinks, all unique! Their bourbon was delicious as well! More...

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Chelsie L.

31 January 2016

Love love love Central Standard. Learning about the distillery is cool, but I honestly just love it as a great bar to hang out in. They mix some fantastic cocktails, one I loved so much I tried to make it at home (and failed miserably, but hey I tried) but I think I need to leave it to them to make. I am definitely nowhere near as good as they are. I would definitely recommend the old fashioned or there is a newer cocktail with a coffee vodka, I can't remember the name of it but it was minty and wonderful and you should try it. Th bartenders and owners are some of the nicest dudes ever too. If you're there and get to chat to any of them ask them about how the bar came together! There are some cool stories about the place, for example the wood on the walls are from a barn somewhere in Wisconsin! Super rad stuff, I highly suggest checking it out if you've never been. More...

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Gerard T.

25 January 2016

Decided to go on the distillery tour with a friend. Chose to go on Sunday at 1pm (brunch time). Pretty cool place to grab a drink. We ended up being the only two on the tour but it was a great experience. The tour lasted between 45-55 mins. You will get samples of gin, vodka, whiskey, etc. Very informative and tasty alcohol. This place will definitely see more of me!! My personal favorites were the gin, and coffee flavored vodka . Those two alcohols will taste like no other especially if you are a coffee drinker or bean head and you like gin . The tour costs about $10 per persons and they also have a pretty decent sized bar with two tvs that serve beer on tap and speciality cocktails More...

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Hannah B.

7 November 2015

THIS DISTILLERY IS AWESOME. I previously had left a negative review for this business.....I was quickly responded to by a friendly owner with plenty of apologies and offers to make things right. Turns out, I had accidentally reviewed the distillery I toured rather than the brewery I had meant to review. I feel like an absolute a**hole. I'm genuinely sorry about the mix up. More...

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Molly F.

8 October 2015

We couldn't be happier with Saz's Catering and Michelle was fantastic! Even from the initial emails, phone calls, and consultation, the customer service was impeccable. The service could only be topped by the food, which was just amazing.The linens, table setups, appetizers and dinners were unbelievable. We received so many compliments on the delicious food! We imagined that the food at the tasting would be a much higher quality than the food on the wedding day (because of higher quantities), but they matched up perfectly! The salmon, prime rib, chicken and vegetarian dishes were so delicious, and did not taste like typical wedding food. Michelle was very accommodating for guests with special dietary needs - peanut & gluten allergies. She put our minds at ease on the big day, and even checked in with us at the reception to make sure everything was going well. We HIGHLY recommend Saz's Catering, and again, Michelle was an absolute joy to work with! More...

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Nicole G.

2 October 2015

When you go into this space it is inviting and just neat.   I love the barn wood walls and the welded chairs.    This is young, different, and just cool.    We did the Groupon for the tour.    It isn't very tour like, it was more of a tasting and explaining the process of what we were drinking.   Their spirits are extremely different from what you will experience.    I am a beer, whiskey, and cider girl.    But, I did try the gin and vodka.    The vodka and gin weren't terrible.    My husband did like the vodka.   It had a slight the taste.    The gin was not like licking a pine cone, so I was sold.    The white whiskey was smooth and I did enjoy it. They noted that they will have a bourbon out this month (they are only a year old and it takes a year to age bourban).  I think the people here are highly committed and just good people.    We talked an extra half an hour, which was fun.I encourage anyone in the area to try it out. More...

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Christine

25 September 2015

Our wedding was beyond amazing and thank you to Saz's for being a part to make that happen! We have heard multiple comments from our guests about how good the service was and how good the food was throughout the entire night. So thank you Saz's! You were great to work with and we will always recommend Saz's as an excellent wedding caterer. Loved working with Michelle since day 1 of the planning process. She made it stress free and everything was simply amazing!! More...

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Chris

19 September 2015

We received rave reviews from our wedding guests about our food! Katie from Saz's was simply amazing to work with and helped us with every detail. The quality of the food was excellent and the servers were unbelievably prompt, pleasant and courteous!

We HIGHLY recommend using Saz's for your wedding!

Good luck with your wedding planning and place your trust for a beautiful wedding reception with Saz's!

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Zac S.

19 September 2015

This place is amazing, the staff is grate it's a have to stop in for a shot an a beer

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Jennifer

22 August 2015

Saz's was a great choice for our wedding caterer! They provided not only fantastic food but great service. Their attention to detail in planning the entire wedding day was above and beyond my expectations. I wouldn't change a thing about our experience! Big shout-out to Kristal for her instrumental role in making our special day a huge success! More...

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Scott S.

12 August 2015

Fantastic atmosphere and great service.  It's great to have a spot like this in town!  We hosted a small gathering at Central Standard and Pat and his staff were responsive and very friendly.  We would highly recommend Central Standard to all of our friends. More...

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Carly

7 August 2015

We knew Saz's Catering had a good reputation before we selected them to cater our wedding reception, but were still completely blown away by the service and quality we received. Michelle was extremely friendly, flexible and responsive throughout the planning process. She and her team were more than accommodating to special requests and specific guest preferences. We had a few appetizers catered for our cocktail hour (assorted cheese and crackers, bruschetta, and mushroom caps). The mushroom caps were to die for: we just wanted to keep eating them! My husband and I selected the Chicken Provencal and Petit Filet Mignon for our main entrees. The compliments were many. Multiple people raved that the filet was cooked perfectly. We are usually fairly picky about steak, but it was amazing; it was so tender it required only a regular knife to cut. The chicken was moist and perfectly cooked, and all of the vegetables were fresh and full of flavor. Service was flawless and everything went out to our wedding party and guests seamlessly. We can't thank Saz's enough for taking care of us! More...

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Daniela C.

30 July 2015

Um. Yes. Please. More. I've been here a few different times, and each time I've walked out absolutely pleased with my experienced. The first one was through a Yelp event (yes, that's my disclaimer) but in subsequent visits, I've done the brewery tour and have tried their different drinks, with my favorite being one of their Old Fashions. The space is large and spacious, and sometimes they open the large garage door, bringing more fun to the party. They've got a little store section on the side where they sell things, including cheese curds from across the way. I'm a fan of the machinery out in the open for people to see.Service wise, I can't complain. Edgar is a pretty great bartender, obviously knows what he's doing and is super nice whenever we've come in. Actually, I feel that I can say that about MOST of the staff we've been served by there.The peddle taverns do stop by, which, depending on how you feel about them, can be a great thing or really annoying (I'll let you be the judge). Regardless, we have always found this gem to be a great time, and highly recommend you visit it! More...

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Mary

26 July 2015

Michelle was a pleasure to work with. Our guests raved about the food and Bret and Zak who came onsite (our backyard) were amazingly efficient, personable and helpful. Our day was perfect.

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Cindy

11 July 2015

I worked with Katie from Saz's and she did a wonderful job to help plan the wedding menu. She also coordinated with the tent/table/chairs rental as well which went off without a hitch! We were extremely pleased with the quality of the food and how easy it all turned out to be. More...

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Katie

28 June 2015

Great food. Very easy to work with.

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Ed B.

15 June 2015

My wife and I stopped here after being shut out of Milwaukee Brewing Company (next door) since their tours were sold out for the day.  It worked out well for us anyway.  Central Standard serves a variety of the MKE beers, with an option for beer flights.  It was a nice day, so the bar was open air.  Service was great.  Would definitely return. More...

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Emily

13 June 2015

As a lifelong vegetarian, I was initially unsure whether or not Saz's (known for their bar be que!) would be able to fulfill my needs. I was happy to find that my fears were unfounded. The wonderful staff helped my husband and I create a pure vegetarian menu that uniquely fit our wedding theme (rustic Italian). Everyone was so helpful during the planning process, and on the day of they were attentive to all of our needs. We never had to ask twice for anything, and they made us feel as if our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Thank you Saz's! We'll happily recommend this company to anyone who will listen. More...

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User5177289

13 June 2015

Found ourselves in the position of having to change plans for an anniversary party. Last minute ordered a full menu of appetizers, main dishes and sides. Picked up at there Walker St. location. The foods were delivered in a manner that was easy to transport and set up. The order was executed correctly with all accouterments delivered. Everyone loved the food from barbecue to Italian.
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Scott F.

8 June 2015

The cocktails were 6 bucks on special and they were made very strong. Good job. That keeps them coming back. The vodka is delicious and I highly recommend coming here. Its good to support local distilleries. The people working there are all very cool. No problems. No waiting if its busy. Its all good More...

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Bess F.

29 May 2015

I used Saz's to cater my wedding. They did a fabulous job and were extremely friendly and accommodating as I tried to plan my event from overseas. I would absolutely recommend them and would use them again myself. Many of my guests said that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding! More...

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Danielle I.

19 May 2015

I need to first express how positively thrilled to bits upon entering. Really look at the doorway the etching was beautiful i loved the carved logo into the brick walk. Hey guys its all about those little touches that really add some class to a joint. ALSO i am a huge fan of the dark wood / varnishes and higher tables. Call me the little dog i like to sit up high :). i HAVE not been able to partake in a tour yet (believe me it will happen sooon) but i did sample some wares and believe me it was delicious. I shall be back soon yes soon and with friends. More...

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Jennifer R.

18 May 2015

Thanks to a recent Yelp get-together, I was finally able to make it in to Central Standard Craft Distillery. I was not disappointed! The staff here is fantastic. They are super friendly and helpful, and they are very knowledgeable about the different spirits that they offer. They have a lovely bar and seating area, with a small tasting room off to the side. I was able to sample their whiskey, vodka, and gin while I was there. I thoroughly enjoyed all three.The whiskey is actually a White Whiskey. The difference between white whiskey and bourbon style whiskey is in the aging process. White whiskey is not aged as long as the bourbon style whiskey is. The gin has a sweetness to it.  And the vodka is distilled from 100% rye grain, which gives it a flavor that has both spiciness and frutiness to it. All of the spirits go down very smoothly. What's really neat about Central Standard is that all of their spirits are hand crafted, and are produced in small batches. The owners feel that by producing their spirits in smaller batches, they keep the quality of the flavor high. The gin, whiskey, and vodka are all available for purchase. I bought the gin on this outing, and plan on purchasing the whiskey the next time I'm here. Central Standard offers tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They only have 15 slots available per tour time, so booking ahead online is highly recommended. The tours are $10 per person. More...

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Emma

16 May 2015

We had our wedding at Western Lakes Golf Club, which Saz's catering is linked to. We originally picked them and the location because the prices were so reasonable, which for a wedding of 200 was definitely necessary.
We had them do a buffet, and then late snacks of pizza and cookies at the end. Everything was so good!! We had tons of compliments from guests about the food, and people went back up for 2nds and 3rds. They also threw in a complimentary champagne toast for everyone, and surprised us with it at dinner, which I thought was so sweet! The wait staff were all friendly and helpful, and got all 200 guests through the line in less than 20 minutes. Nobody left hungry!
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Jamie P.

4 May 2015

Pretty cool atmosphere and good happy hour deals. I tried two different cocktails and they were a little sweet for my taste, but very unique. First went here because of a Yelp event and now I'm sure I'll be back! More...

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Dennis M.

4 May 2015

We have been wanting to try this place so when it came up for Yelp's Schmoozins event we had to attend.  Very nice little place with great décor, large windows and friendly staff.  Rachel that was putting the event on promptly greeted us and made us feel welcome.  Food from Saz's was put out for this event and it was nice to have as I don't believe this place serves any food or apps.  They had a special Yelptail that looked great and tasted even better.  The owner gave us a tour of his little distillery area and taught us a great deal on how he makes his liquor.  This looks like it could be a fun place to stop in on a weekend  afternoon or while you are out on the Peddle Tavern as we did see one stop while we were there. More...

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Nancy G.

1 May 2015

Went here for Yelp's Boozin' and Schmoozin' event and was rather impressed!The place itself is small and intimate but, with floor to ceiling glass-windowed garage doors, light filled and open feeling. I can only imagine how great this place must be in summer when those doors are open.Saz's catered this little shindig and did a great job. Although I didn't get to try the meatballs (they ran out), the chicken wings were tender and flavorful and enhanced by the delicious tomato based sauce served on top. And, they had wet wipes on hand. THANK YOU!My first drink was a vodka based peach ice tea. I don't normally drink ice tea and I don't care much for peach anything, but wanting to get out of my comfort zone, I went for it. I was pleasantly surprised! The flavors balanced each other quite nicely and the sweet, mellow flavor of the peach, rather than an intense, almost bitter flavor that I normally experience when I try peach flavored alcohol, brought a little smile to my face.My second drink was the Yelptail which I found out was the Distillery's own India Lemonade with extra coloring added to intensify the hue. This drink was gin and rose lemonade. I wasn't going to get it at first, because of the gin, but then I saw the color and thought, PRETTY! MUST DRINK!, because that is how I usually make my drink decisions. I was again surprised, as I was fully expecting not to like it. The gin was not as intense as other gins I've tried and I can actually see myself drinking this again.Brant, (the owner?) came around and offered me a sample of their whiskey and all I can say is, WOW! Again, not normally a liquor I would drink alone, but it was so flavorful and smooth. I could actually taste the oak rather than the alcohol. I might do a full shot. Might? Yeah, I would, no ifs, ands or buts. Who am I kidding?I hope to come back here in the summer and look forward to enjoying a cocktail or two with my husband.60/2015 More...

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Rachel F.

27 April 2015

Central Standard is so great!They do killer, killer cocktails with their spirits, the space is lovely and bright and right on the "Second Street strip," the folks that own and work there are super-nice... what more could you want out of a local distillery, really?In the same building and adjacent to MKE Brewing, this could be a dangerous two-fer for tourists. Be careful with all this awesomeness, non-Milwaukeeans. It might sneak up on you, so make sure to hydrate and designate a driver/Lyft/Uber... ;) More...

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Stephanie L.

29 March 2015

"Craft Distillery" catches my eye.  CST also has my heart.  The room layout is nice for roaming, exploring the still area, and enjoying a cocktail or micro-draught while catching a sporting event on one of the several televisions.  Even with it being a tourist attraction and stop for the peddle tavern, we were still able to find two spots at the bar to catch the beginning of the Badger game.  You're better to focus on the tube versus conversation.  There is a lot happening with patrons fluttering about the room and talking about everything from politics to passerbys.  It is difficult to talk with the surround sound of other's conversations, so stick to drinking one of the delicious drinks on the concise menu and enjoy the hum.  I started with the Honeytime, a drink with gin, lemonade, and a housemade gastrique.  It is garnished with a few sprigs of thyme for a beautiful and aromatic presentation.  I had a "when in Milwaukee" moment and went with the Wisconsin Old Fashioned for my second choice.  It is made with CST's white whiskey and spiced bitters.  We were lucky enough to meet one of the owners, and he has a smile a mile wide.  Rightly so.  He has a nice thing going with this intimate but mighty distillery/bar.  I see myself sitting at this bar on more occasions, especially in the summer months.  CST's drinks certainly quench your thirst and your need for MKE culture. More...

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Kate

7 March 2015

Saz's was amazing to work with as a caterer! They are experienced, which was especially helpful for people without wedding planning experience. Our tasting helped us pick the food we wanted in our buffet long before our wedding date, which helped keep me stress-free about the menu. Everyone loved the food, especially the salmon in our buffet. They even helped me get my food and carry my plate so that it wouldn't accidentally get on my dress! I highly recommend Saz's for your wedding! More...

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Rob K.

25 February 2015

Very friendly and helpful people at Saz's, all around!  I have ordered from them for two separate occasions and they have been spot on each time.  Thank you for your great customer service and exceptional food!! More...

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Rick R.

11 December 2014

I went on a tour with a few other Yelpers. The facility is small, but really well thought out. The wood work is re-purposed from an old Amish Barn. In fact one of the craft cocktails is named for Ned Yoder, the Amish farmer whose barn supplied the wood.Currently, Central Standard has three products, a vodka, a gin, and a clear whiskey. We sampled all three and all three were very good. They are all made as small batches and all bottled by hand.The vodka had a vanilla undertone, some tasted chocolate. It was smooth and tasted great, whatever the flavor was. I could drink it on the rocks or neat, which I can't say about another vodka.It's exciting to see another distillery in town, and I expect this one also has a bright future. More...

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Katie S.

29 November 2014

Well well well.  Aren't you cute?  This new spot has lots of potential.  The atmosphere is casual and fun.  The booze is tasty.  The bartenders (both genders) are cute and friendly and knowledgeable.  They make schnazzy drinks.  Yep, I'll be back. More...

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Dan L.

25 November 2014

Small, craft cocktail place that's good to grab a fancy cocktail or beer.I've been to a few of these places now, and they're pretty fun places to at least grab a drink with some friends. Being a distillery, they'll have some white whiskey on the menu. If you're not familiar with white whiskey, it's very raw tasting, as it hasn't sat and aged in a barrel. Myself, I prefer the good old bourbon, so it wasn't really for me.They do share a wall with MKE brewing (I think this place took some of the space from the brewery, but I have to confirm that), so you're sure to find some cheap MKE brews on the menu.If you're going to stop here at central standard, try to taste a few different things...or get a flight if it's available. It IS a craft distillery, so it would be a crime to not try different things. More...

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Jenifer

15 November 2014

We had nothing but compliments on the food! Everything stayed hot, and tasted fresh and delicious! It was a bit pricey, but definitely worth every bite! My only complaint was that they left the food table out longer than necessary, and that they did not bring over a plate of the late night snack to myself and my husband, as we requested. More...

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CJ P.

4 November 2014

Had a good time down here this past weekend. Great set up and amazing looking on the inside. Nice beer selection but maybe a big over top with the MKE selection even with them bring next door to one another. Tastings were good. Vodka was smooth and the Gin had less of the typical pine needle taste to it. The white whiskey was the odd one. Never tried one before so it may just take some getting used to. The service was efficient and friendly. They had a nice waitress that took time to explain more to me about the distillery then the bartender did. More...

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Kelly B.

27 October 2014

Cute location sharing a building with MKE Brewing Co. Stopped in for a tour before dinner down the street with some friends. They offered a nice cocktail list made with their White Whiskey, Gin, or Vodka. I ordered the Ernest Hemingway (gin, lemon juice etc), and I enjoyed it very much. They have a good amount of affordable cute merchandise - even some local cheeses and meats!The tour included a shot tasting of each of the three liquors, and take home tumbler for $10 ($11 if you book ahead of time online). More...

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Andy D.

15 October 2014

Took the distillery "tour" which was great. It's not much of a tour. You stand at an open window which looks into the process. However, the guide was awesome, informative and fun. We got to taste their vodka, gin and whiskey. Delicious and different. Great beer selection for afterwards! More...

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Kevin D.

27 September 2014

This place is awesome!The drinks are fresh and the bar is a great stop. Brandt gave us a great tasting, for 10 bucks it's a steal! Ask for Brandt he's great

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Nick M.

30 August 2014

Old fashioned, amazeballs. Ned Yoder, amazeballs. Rosemary Club, amazeballs. Order anything. It'll be amazeballs.

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Hank M.

20 August 2014

Amazing barbecue!  Service was down home and knowledgeable regarding the food, beverage, and local area.  Reasonably priced with options for all budgets and tastes.  So not let the industrial location or the old steel door deter you.  This place is great! More...

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Kathy F.

6 July 2014

I ordered food for a retirement party.  We picked it up cold so we could heat it up the next day.We really were able to get a lot of food for our budget.  The food was wonderful!   Everyone  was raving about the ribs, barbecued pork, and turkey.  We also had the pasta salad and baked potato salad.  Both were great!I was very impressed with the whole process of ordering, paying and picking up the food.  Everyone was very  friendly and helpful.I'll definitely use them again More...

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Lauren

5 July 2014

The food was delicious and the room was decorated beautifully, thank you for helping make our wedding so great!!

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Andrea

28 June 2014

Not only did Saz provide a delicious addition to our wedding with their food stations, Laura (Events Mgr) was a pleasure to work with. Saz's, from start to finish, was one of the easiest vendors to work with. Laura's response time and attention to detail made the wedding planning process a lot easier and stress free. I highly recommend Saz's Catering!! More...

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Brian

21 June 2014

We cannot say enough about working with Saz's for our wedding. We had an outdoor wedding with a festival/summer fun theme. Saz's handled the event fantastically. Laura was our coordinator from Saz's, and she was on top of all the details. We are exceptionally detail-oriented and thorough by nature, and with Saz's taking care of the food, we didn't have to worry at all... everything was handled professionally and at a great value. Our guests had full plates of great food and I heard nothing but compliments. We would recommend anyone planning their wedding talk to Saz's. When we went in for a tasting, we were sold. More...

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Leah

21 June 2014

Our wedding venue, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, uses Sazama's as their caterer and we could not have been happier with them! They offer so many choices, and are willing to customize and tailor their menu to fit your desires. And the food is delicious too! Everybody at our wedding was raving about dinner and how good it was. More...

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Mary

14 June 2014

We used Saz's Catering for our daughter, Elizabeth's, wedding reception at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) on June 14th. Elizabeth is an artist and had a very specific non traditional requests for the décor, hors d'oeuvres, dinner menu and the dessert. Saz's staff enjoyed the challenge - never said even the smallest detail couldn't be done - and executed everything perfectly.
The biggest challenge was the dessert and it was a show-stopper that delighted all of our guests most of whom said it was the best dessert ever! We would highly recommend Saz's Catering,
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Jessica

6 June 2014

Saz's is a great company to work with for a wedding. They are very responsive to emails, able to help a frazzled bride who can't count, and serve fantastic food. Everything went perfectly thanks to Saz's catering my wedding. Thank you! More...

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Michelle

25 May 2014

Excellent food. Excellent Service. Thank you Sazama's Team!

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Angela D.

18 November 2013

Every single person from Saz's who I had the privilege of interacting with went above and beyond--not because they 'had to' but because they are genuinely good people. I couldn't have been happier with everyone. So. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about three aspects of our wedding, one being the food. Yeah, y'all not only nailed it--you impressed a bunch of folks who love good eats... I wish I had leftovers right now because I want more. Now. Can't thank everyone enough! More...

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joy

31 August 2013

I can't say enough great things about working with Chris at Saz's. Anything I needed, they provided. We were having an outdoor wedding and they came the day before to do the setup so everything could be ready so we could just relax the morning of the wedding. And the food was fantastic! I was concerned about having decent food in that we weren't getting married in a banquet hall but in a backyard but the food was so fresh and hot and delicious. All the guests raved about how good it was.

The staff assigned to cater the event were also great. They were very friendly with guests and did a nice job of releasing the tables to eat and cleaning up after dinner. They handled everything and never had to check in with me for anything, which I very much appreciated so that I could just have fun.
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Marisa

1 June 2013

Saz's came highly recommended by my venue (Best Place) and after my wedding I can see why! EVERYONE remarked at how great the food was and how professional and nice the staff was! The food was delicious and there is a ton to chose from on the catering menu for all price points. We went with cocktail hour appetizers, the partially seated buffet dinner and late night food. All of it was ridiculously good! Katie Hoffman was also VERY easy to work with through the whole process! More...

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Jennifer

18 May 2013

We worked with Ed at Saz's for our May 18th wedding. He was wonderful and helped create our personalized vision. We had interactive stations and all the food was so delicious, I still think of it and get hungry! Our guests were blown away by Saz's servers and professionalism and rave about the food to this day. I wouldn't have changed a thing! More...

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Melissa F.

2 December 2012

Highly impressed with Saz's catering after they were the vendor for a 150 person wedding I was helping a friend with. I was the contact for all the vendors for her wedding. The team arrived on time, all the staff was professional, and the team lead was extremely personable. The majority of the food was cooked on site and all 3 meal options chosen by the bride and groom were beautifully plated and from all accounts tasted delicious. For something that was cooked for 150 people in a kitchen the size of the one in my home, I was highly impressed.Service was speedy and professional. They also brought all the table linens and silverware. I will definitely consider them for my catering needs for parties in the future! I wasn't privy to the cost of their event, but from what I understood, it was reasonable and I definitely feel like the bride and groom got their money's worth out of it! More...

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Michael B.

21 August 2012

Leah is an absolute rockstar! I'm an event planner from NYC and was recruited to help a friend with her 20th wedding anniversary at the last minute. I called a few other places, but I immediately felt that Leah was someone who "gets it". They were booked solid, so she hooked me up with Chris at West Lake Country Club, because Saz's recently started doing all their food. Chris and the staff there totally hooked us up with some seriously, massively, AMAZING food that even arrived a little early!Being unfamiliar with vendors in the MKE area, Leah gave me some recommendations that were highly useful. She probably cut my planning research and such by 2/3's. I always appreciate running into other event professionals that care about putting on a great party, and even though she personally wasn't making money on it, she helped her company score our account, and she helped me look like a total event planning bad-ass. And she did it with a laugh and a smile. Whenever I do something in MKE again, Saz's will be my go-to! More...

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Fiona S.

22 June 2012

We had our wedding in Milwaukee and really didn't know who to use as a caterer since I had not lived there for the past 15 years.  Heard Saz's had real good BBQ, so I made a call to them and then worked through the details via email.  Staff was very nice and responsive.  Set up was on time and nicely done.  The food was amazing.  The only thing I would do differently for another event is GET MORE RIBS.  They were amazing.   Everyone at our event LOVED all the food.  I highly recommend them! More...

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Craig G.

1 January 2012

My wife and I had a combined birthday party with 50 guests and we selected Saz's to do the catering for it.  We worked with Joe Brueggemann the Catering Director who helped us with the right portions and the quote.  Food was delivered and set-up on time and they stopped by the next day for their equipment pick-up.  We used their set-up service which included braising dishes for the hot food and the did a nice job of decorating the tables with white linens and colored linens around the braising dishes.    We had pulled pork, ribs, rumaki, swedish meatballs, deli sandwiches, Bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms.   They were also very easy to work with as we made several changes to our order - we would definitely use again. More...

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Amanda

10 September 2011

Saz's did an awesome job during the whole process. We had an excellent tasting and then the day of we couldn't have asked for better food. We got a lot of compliments on how good the food was and we thought the same. The wait staff was awesome too! More...

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Jessica

3 September 2011

We couldn't have asked for better food for our wedding day! Our tasting went so well we had a hard time even choosing what we would like to serve to our guests for our day! We decided on dishes that would satisfy all the pallettes on our guest list and would also offer healthy variety. Saz's food not only tastes phenomanol, but they are the automatic caterer for our venue and so we weren't paying extra to have them come in to make our food :) Everything was hot and extremely tasty :) More...

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Mary

30 July 2011

Clearly the best wedding caterers in town. Food was excellent and plentiful. Katie and Ashton were so easy to work with! Raves from our guests!

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Katie

28 May 2011

Katie Hoffman at Saz's was the easiest person to work with of all time. She was so patient during the planning process, and even took the initiative to do a draft layout for us (even though this was something the venue was supposed to do). She allowed us to use a family recipe for one of the dishes and her follow-up was impressive. During the reception, she also ensured everything was going smoothly (and it was). I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Saz's, and specifically Katie, for any event in the future! More...

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Elizabeth

10 July 2010

Saz's was the only caterer that my venue offered, but it was a great choice. They brought all of their equipment and grilled the food on site. I had a casual wedding, so we had BBQ rib sandwiches and marinated Italian chicken breasts for dinner. The roasted red potatoes and caesar salad were also very good. Much better quality than I expected for the price I was paying. Everyone loved the food even though it was a little messy. No one had any accidents with food all over them. It was much easier to eat the BBQ rib sandwich than I thought. The fruit served with dinner was fresh and perfect for a summer wedding. The staff was did their job quickly and quietly so I had nothing to worry about. I would reccommend them to anyone. More...

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Zachary

26 June 2010

Katie was great to work with, and one of the few vendors I actually recall working with, and the food was very good. We changed a few things here and there, and Katie styed on top of everything for us. The halibut was exceptionally good. More...

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L. J.

27 March 2010

We worked with Ed. He was amazing and his staff were fabulous. We did Internation Stations and it was amazing. They made a few changes that we asked for without batting an eye. We were the first to have a Rissotto Bar, instead of mashed potato bar, and we introduced a whole new group of people to the wonders of sushi and seafood.

People are raving, still.
Sure, we thought the same thing, Saz's and fine dining? We went for the tasting on a reccomendation. Our LAST tasting, we thought we had decided. In fact, they are so complete the first meeting is a consultaion, THEN you have a tasting. Be warned if you are a nervous bride and EAT at the tasting. My stomach was so tied up in nerves and excitement at my wedding I didn't get to eat much. Yet, I was never worried. Even people who cook and know their food were impressed.

Go to one of their wedding showcases if you get the chance. Great service, and your guests mouths will drop.
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Angelique

30 December 2006

People are still telling us how much they loved the food!

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elisha r.

3 July 2005

LOOKING FOR GREAT BARBECUE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION? I LOVE THEM I WILL CALL THEM BACK TO CATER MY SPECIAL OCCASION ANYTIME. VERY REASONABLE PRICES. BEST BEST BARBECUE SANDWICHES More...