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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:16:10 CDT


Celiac beer lovers can rejoice over more gluten-free choices at Burnhearts

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 13:03:00 CDT

Millions of Americans are living with Celiac Disease and several Milwaukee-are restaurants and grocery stores are doing their part to make eating and living comfortably a little easier for those seeking breads, pastas, cereal, desserts and even lip balm made without gluten. What about about beer? This is Milwaukee, after all.

The Fast Foodie introduces us to the globaco

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:06:00 CDT

To really understand the concept of The Fast Foodie, the latest player in the ever-expanding local street food game, is to first understand the concept of the globaco.

Milwaukee Ballet announces Harmony Initiative

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:17:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Ballet has teamed up with the UWM Peck School of the Arts and the Medical College of Wisconsin to launch the Harmony Initiative, a new vision for Milwaukee's performing arts and education community.

The Gumbo Git Down raises Gulf money

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 05:18:00 CDT

Paul and Lori Fredrich operate "Burp! Where Food Happens," a local food blog that focuses on seasonal cooking with "real" food that is locally-sourced. But this Oct. 10, the foodie duo is shifting its food focus due south by helping to organize the Gumbo Git Down, an afternoon of delicious Southern fare and music in support of the Gulf Restoration Network.

Milwaukee Film Festival: "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 09:02:00 CDT

Tamra Davis, director of "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child" and close friend of the artist, interviewed Basquiat in 1985, at the height of his career in New York. Less than three years later, he died of a heroin overdose at age 27 and Davis shoved her intimate footage into a drawer and left it there for 20 years.

New Columbia St. Mary's hospital opens Oct. 12

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:06:00 CDT

The dust has settled and the attractive landscaping is complete, paving the way for the East Side's new Columbia St. Mary's Hospital to open Oct. 12.

Do your part to help #SaveTeecycle

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:31:00 CDT

If you're a Milwaukeean on Twitter, chances are you're already aware of the various efforts to help the homeowners who lost close to everything this past July in what's been dubbed "The Great Brew City Flood."

Call Me Lightning hits the road with Russian Circles

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:43:00 CDT

After playing a few shows locally this summer, including the inaugural "Save the Turf" benefit show at the Cactus Club in late September, Call Me Lightning is hitting the road with Chicago's Russian Circles for a tour that shoots them around the Midwest and the West Coast.

Milwaukee artists contribute to Ace Hotels' style statement

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:01:00 CDT

If you're unfamiliar with the brand, Ace is a small chain of boutique hotels that cater to the "creative class" by offering stylish rooms complete with high-end amenities. Two Milwaukee artists where chosen to create art for a room in its New York location.

MAM's attendance soars

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:09:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Art Museum has reported great attendance news for its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31.

Effen Art of Design comes to Milwaukee

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:48:00 CDT

Effen Vodka is on a mission to find the best mixologists in the country and this Thursday, Sept. 16, the search brings it to Milwaukee.

Masked Mexican wrestling returns to Milwaukee

Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:05:00 CDT

It's been two years since it debuted in Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom and if you still don't know what Mondo Lucha is, you'd best read on and catch up.

Silk owners try again for Satin in Walker's Point

Thu, 9 Sep 2010 11:41:00 CDT

The owners of Silk strip club try to get approval for another club, Satin, in Walker's Point ... again.

Save room for dessert at the new Magnolia

Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:02:00 CDT

According to Virgil Maldonado, his new Walker's Point lounge is a great place to either start or end your evening. Magnolia, which recently resurrected the beautiful space at 626 S. 5th St. previously inhabited by Hemingway's Cuban restaurant, specializes in pre- and post-dinner decadence.

Boutiques band together for Fashion Night 2010

Tue, 7 Sep 2010 16:28:00 CDT

Locally owned boutiques and Milwaukee-based designers have banded together for various fashion events, including Fashion Revolution and the Made in Milwaukee events. The latest stylish collaboration is called MKE Fashion Night 2010 and it's happening Friday, Sept. 10 at Bacchus, 925 E. Wells St.

A vibrant new look for La Merenda

Sat, 4 Sep 2010 09:09:00 CDT

La Merenda's reputation for exquisitely prepared international tapas has made it a popular dining destination. Milwaukeeans quickly fell in love with the restaurant, but despite its continued success, owner and executive chef Peter Sandroni felt it was time for a little remodeling. Here's a peak at the upgrades.

Streetza competes for a spot on "The Great Food Truck Race"

Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:01:00 CDT

If you're on Twitter, then you probably already know that Streetza has recently been nominated to be on The Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race Season 2." Read on to find out how to help them win.

Have a passion for fashion?

Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:44:00 CDT

The new Art Institute of Wisconsin announced plans today to join the national Passion for Fashion competition to offer tuition scholarships to high school students interested in fashion design.

Made in Milwaukee hits a milestone with its biggest event yet

Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:03:00 CDT

Much like the city its named for, Saturday's annual gathering of music makers, fashion flaunters and creative crafters known as Made in Milwaukee just gets bigger and better each year.

Lee's Pizza continues a new dining trend in Milwaukee

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:37:00 CDT

The newest restaurant to offer pizza by the slice is Lee's Pizza, which opened July 8 at 770 N. Jefferson St. Open daily at 11 a.m., Lee's offers no-frills pizzas with a slew of standard toppings at reasonable prices -- from $4.99 to $10.99 for one topping.

The Cranberry Show is fresh for fall with debut album "Sex and Pencil Shavings"

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 09:03:00 CDT

Skate-punk indie rappers Arcane and Young Focus are the voices that make up the hip-hop duo known as The Cranberry Show (we'll get to the name's explanation later) and they are creating some of the freshest music in Milwaukee at the moment.

Bay View Observatory uses art and history to define a community

Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:01:00 CDT

If you've been to Bay View this summer, chances are you've noticed four 12-foot banners casting interesting images of faces mixed with text and vivid color standing in the lawn of the Bay View Historical Society at 2590 S. Superior St.

WauKe$ha for a day?

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:04:00 CDT

Should Waukesha change its name to WauKe$ha for the day?

Back in the saddle at

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 13:38:00 CDT

Hello, readers. I've missed you. Whether you've noticed or not, I've been largely absent from the site this summer.

Inspired by a six pack -- a guide to New Glarus

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 19:03:00 CDT

A couple summers ago, a group of us packed up the car and headed due west to spend the weekend in New Glarus, a quaint town blanketed by rolling green hills, peaceful pastures and a palpable Swiss influence.

Get Sexy Boot Camp founders launch Fitness Asylum anti-gym

Tue, 25 May 2010 05:29:00 CDT

The Milwaukee-based Get Sexy Boot Camps have been wildly successful and have been praised on an international level. Now, the founders are expanding into a new venture, launching what they're calling an "anti-gym" in Bay View's Hide House. It's called the Fitness Asylum and it officially opened May 19.

Five years of the Miltown Beat Down garners national attention

Mon, 24 May 2010 13:01:00 CDT

Now on its fifth year, Jordan Lee's annual Miltown Beat Down Battle pits 16 local beat makers against each other in an effort to not only crown one king of local production, but also to help bring Milwaukee's hip-hop success stories to the forefront.

Tri-Kleen is Milwaukee's new waterless car wash on wheels

Sun, 23 May 2010 11:02:00 CDT

Have you heard? Washing your car with water is so '90s, at least according to Michael Glass, founder of Tri-Kleen, Milwaukee's eco-friendly mobile hand car wash.

Levine goes Sky High with new local gallery

Sat, 22 May 2010 12:42:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Faythe Levine has good news. She's opening another gallery. Her new space is located within Sky High skateboard shop, 2501 S. Howell Ave., owned by Aaron Polansky.

Bay View's new Hue brings pho and other Vietnamese treats to Kinnickinnic Ave.

Sat, 22 May 2010 11:02:00 CDT

Pho has been popping up with increasing frequency in Milwaukee, including at the new Pho 43 and now on Monday nights at Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub. Bay View's newest culinary addition, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, is another new place for pho.

Milwaukee Cupcake Company makes one tasty little cake

Wed, 19 May 2010 09:01:00 CDT

There's no question any more that the delicate cupcake has swooped in like a tasty little dirt devil to become the new darling of the dessert world. And with that comes the arrival of the Third Ward's new Milwaukee Cupcake Company.

Walker's Point Center for the Arts settles beautifully into its new home

Tue, 18 May 2010 15:02:00 CDT

On the one hand, the Walker's Point Center for the Arts (WPCA) has returned to its roots. It recently relocated from its longtime spot at 911 W. National Ave. and moved into an historic building on South 5th Street, just about a block or two from where the community arts center began more than 20 years ago. On the other hand, it's a completely fresh start.

Lounge Boutique does denim on Water Street

Sat, 15 May 2010 13:01:00 CDT

Lounge Boutique, launched by former Luci Bayshore co-owner Motiya Lopez, is the latest arrival on the 500 block of Water Street. It opened May 13 to offer premium denim.

Community Bark combines pet grooming, cafe culture under one roof

Fri, 14 May 2010 05:18:00 CDT

Community Bark is a dog wash and coffeehouse combo. It's one of the only companies of its kind in the country and founder Andrew Appel is proud of that fact. He's an avid animal lover and activist and although Community Bark has been open since September 2009, he's hosting a huge grand opening party Friday, May 14.

Coqui Design makes paper pretty

Wed, 12 May 2010 15:44:00 CDT

Wedding planning can be overwhelming. Anyone who has gone through it themselves or helped a friend dwindle down the endless options can attest to this.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat celebrates five years and 44 Milwaukee homes

Wed, 12 May 2010 05:19:00 CDT

The weather might be on the cool side and the rain didn't hold off, but that hasn't stopped hundreds of volunteers from coming together for "Thrivent Builds with Habitat Week" this week in Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood.

Lynden Sculpture Garden shares its beauty with the rest of us

Tue, 11 May 2010 16:27:00 CDT

Formerly known as the Bradley Sculpture Garden, the Lynden Sculpture Garden has historically been a visual pleasure for the few who called the Lynden house home, but beginning May 30, we'll all be able to indulge in it.

Milwaukee-made absinthe is the star spirit at new Elixir lounge

Tue, 11 May 2010 13:01:00 CDT

Like most great ideas, it came to him after finishing a bottle of Great Lakes Distillery's Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge. The spirit had been a gift and after a month of imbibing with friends, Gary Czaplewski finally took a closer look at the bottle. Three words on the label stuck out: Made in Milwaukee.

Soft Claws keep your pets' paws in check

Mon, 10 May 2010 09:04:00 CDT

The joys of pets are many ... almost as many as their frustrating habits and instincts to destroy your personal property beyond recognition. If you have cats with claws, you know what we're talking about. If you have dogs and hardwood floors, you also know what we're talking about.

Battle determines four bands' Break in to the Big Gig

Sun, 9 May 2010 11:01:00 CDT

Break in to the Big Gig, a local battle of the bands event organized by Up and Under bartender / promotions director Roy Henning, is approaching finals, the outcome of which determines who will be gearing up to play to the masses from a Summerfest stage this year.

Ryan Braun's Waterfront is a swank new addition to riverside dining

Sat, 8 May 2010 11:01:00 CDT

Ryan Braun took full advantage of Opening Day in Milwaukee. April 5 was not only the official home opener for the Milwaukee Brewers but it was also day one of the left fielder's newest side project, if you will. Ryan Braun's Waterfront, 102 N. Water St., opened its doors in the former Fratello's spot along the river in the Third Ward.

New eats and boutiques in the Third Ward

Sat, 8 May 2010 10:43:00 CDT

The Third Ward is once again a-buzz with new activity this spring. Ryan Braun's Waterfront opened in early April, a new restaurant called Chili Lili's is poised to take over the former Holiday House spot at 525 E. Menomonee St. and next weekend a new boutique called Bangles and Bags makes its debut.

Shop in support of our fair trade city

Fri, 7 May 2010 05:27:00 CDT

Saturday, May 8 is World Fair Trade Day and for the 48 hours that encompass a global day, millions of participants in hundreds of cities in more than 70 countries celebrate with breakfasts, talks, markets, live performances, a lift, fashion shows, carnivals, festivals, processions and protests, to drive Fair Trade and campaign for justice in trade and promote sustainable social and environmental policy.

Brew City Bike Tours gear up for riding season in Milwaukee

Wed, 5 May 2010 09:02:00 CDT

The number of bicycles on the streets is increasing by the day, and this is good news for Kate Rawsthorne. She runs Brew City Bike Tours, a local company that leads groups of 5 to 20 on three-hour trips that explore the different sectors of Milwaukee's unique offerings: beer, food and history.

Milwaukee music rounds out East Side Summer Soulstice Music Festival

Tue, 4 May 2010 15:24:00 CDT

Will Phalen and The Stereo Addicts, The Celebrated Workingman, Sandcarvers and The Lovelies will take the stage at the 10th anniversary of the festival on Saturday, June 19.

Beerfest at The Bottle returns to raise money for a good cause

Tue, 4 May 2010 05:18:00 CDT

For the fourth year in a row, Tony Wojtecki hosts Beerfest at The Bottle on Saturday, May 5. But trust us, there's a good reason you're being asked to play drinking games for hours during the day on a Saturday. It's all for charity.

Local cook debuts "Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu" on MPTV

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:09:00 CDT

Local cook Alamelu Vairavan hopes to change viewers' perceptions of Indian food with her new cooking show, "Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu," debuting May 15 on Channel 10 at 11 a.m. and on May 16 on Channel 36 at 12 p.m.

Italian Film Festival USA of Milwaukee screens at UWM this weekend

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:42:00 CDT

The Italian Film Festival USA of Milwaukee returns to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Union Theatre for its fourth year on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2.

Urban Base is a green way to improve your home (and save money)

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 13:01:00 CDT

The husband and wife team of William and Sara Smith launched Urban Base in late 2008 as a resource for Milwaukee-area homeowners looking to make eco-conscious upgrades to their properties.

Kings Go Forth return home to share long-awaited Luaka Bop debut

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:55:00 CDT

It's been a long time coming, but we Milwaukeeans knew the day would eventually come that we'd have to officially share Kings Go Forth with the rest of the country -- and the world. Read our conversation with vocalist Dan Fernandez and see the band play at Turner Hall Ballroom Friday, April 30.