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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:16:04 CDT


Thanksgiving restaurant guide, 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, gather with the ones you love, watch the Macy's Day Parade ... and cook, cook, cook. But, here's a guide for those of you who would prefer to leave the cooking (and the cleaning) to someone else for a change.

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OnMilwaukee Thanksgiving Weekend Preview: November 23-26, 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 CDT

Celebrate the great Thanksgiving Milwaukee weekend, and celebrate it with Milwaukee pride! What's up this weekend? Gobble. It's Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Go shopping at some local spots. Eat at some of MKE's faves. "School of Rock." Mad Planet Dance Parties. Some 5Ks. The Admirals and Packers play too. Marvel Universe Live. And, so much more. Dive in, and trust that the experts at OnMilwaukee have your weekend covered.

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WISN 12 leads all weekday evening newscasts

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:30:00 CDT

With one day remaining in the November ratings period, WISN 12 draws the top weekday news audiences at 5, 5:30, 6 and 10 p.m. among southeastern Wisconsin households. "WISN 12 News" at 6 p.m. draws the number one audience among all weekday evening local newscasts.

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PODCAST: A special Wisconsin sports Thanksgiving spectacular

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:02:00 CDT

In this week's episode of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Wisconsin sports landscape and say something they're thankful for with each team. They also play "Is this bowl game real or made up?" and "which pie is best?"

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2017 Black Friday shopping guide

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Wondering when all the craziness starts for Black Friday? Here's your guide to the opening hours for the year's craziest day of capitalism. Form your battle plan and be safe out there.

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"School of Rock" is just as fun onstage as it is onscreen

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Class is in session as Broadway's "School of Rock" makes the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts its temporary classroom. And trust me, the syllabus is something students of all ages will enjoy.

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Packers' scoreless loss last week meant free beer all game at Bavarian Bierhaus

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:36:00 CDT

The Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale offers free beer on game days until the Packers score, a promotion that, with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, probably wouldn't be too uneconomical. But last week, when Green Bay was shutout for the first time since 2006, the free suds just kept flowing.

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3 Dishes: Mark Salamone of Dorsia

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:46:00 CDT

In this series, we ask chefs to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Mark Salamone of Dorsia about the housemade pasta and pizza that makes Dorsia stand out from the crowd.

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"This Is Us" recap: Heartbreak, hope and Kleenex abound in Kate's solo episode

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:56:00 CDT

For about 45 minutes of "Number Two" - the second of the "This Is Us" solo episodes focused on individual members of the Big Three, this time on Kate - my face was shockingly dry. That did not last very long.

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Shake Shack to open Dec. 6 in Third Ward

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Put on your burger-eating britches, because Shake Shack is on the cusp of opening.

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Belli's Bistro and Spirits slated for former Pastiche space in Bay View

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:33:00 CDT

Last summer, we reported that BV 3001 Restaurant and Lounge would be moving into the former Pastiche space at 3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. However, those plans have since fallen through, leaving the vacant restaurant open to a new tenant.

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100 years ago, a Downtown blast killed nine Milwaukee police officers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:02:00 CDT

On Nov. 24, 1917, a bomb tore through the Milwaukee Police Department headquarters on the corner of Broadway and Wells, killing 10 people including nine police officers. It was the biggest loss of police life in a single incident in the U.S. until Sept. 11, 2001.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: And the winner is ...

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:41:00 CDT

It's been a long ride, but Tuesday night, "Dancing with the Stars" crowned its latest king of the dance floor, its newest master of the mirror ball trophy. Would it be the favorite Jordan Fisher? Or Lindsey Stirling? Or an upset by Frankie Muniz?

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Shapeshifter Collection shows the beauty and honesty in vulgarity

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:00 CDT

Auxilio Lacouture's newest endeavor is her Shapeshifter Collection, wearable contour drawings and typography made of hammered gold - often featuring swear words and other images some consider shocking or crass. But Lacouture begs to differ.

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Tis the season: A guide to the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie lineup

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:06:00 CDT

For many, the Christmas season has already started, even if we're still several weeks away ... from Thanksgiving. In fact, for some especially Christmas-craving folk, the best part of the holiday season has already begun: the Hallmark Channel original movies.

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Downtown Milwaukee storefronts to get a facelift for holidays

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee will be spruced up Downtown this holiday season by putting window displays in storefronts in a campaign effort called Wish List MKE.

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Watch this Badgers Axe Week video and hope the next CFP rankings look different

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:19:00 CDT

The No. 5 Badgers are looking to extend their undefeated regular season Saturday against Minnesota and advance to the Big Ten Championship game, where a spot in the College Football Playoff is ostensibly on the line. Axe Week is always big, but this time it means everything.

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Facelift in the works for Hotel Metro and Pastiche

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:31:00 CDT

One of Milwaukee's unique boutique hotels, Hotel Metro, located at 411 E. Mason St., is in line for a facelift, according to information gleaned today from various sources.

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You could win $100 from McDonald's on Black Friday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Did McDonald's just come up with the greatest promotion of all time? Possibly yes. This Black Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, a random McDonald's in southeastern Wisconsin will be giving out a $100 Visa gift card to a random guest every 10 minutes.

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Coffee, fluffy eggs and unicorns rule at the new Red June Cafe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:03:00 CDT

There's a new option for coffee, breakfast and lunch Downtown, thanks to the opening of Red June Cafe. It's difficult to miss the cheerful cafe with its black and white awnings, painted windows and bright red door, all of which are indicative of the cafe's friendly neighborhood personality.

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BrownStone Social Lounge opening Downtown

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:16:00 CDT

BrownStone Social Lounge, an upscale urban lounge and eatery, will open to the public at 524 N. Water St. on Friday, Dec. 1. "This is going to be a very relaxing and elegant experience and unlike any other lounge Downtown," says general manager Chauntel McKenzie.

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Brewers release spring training schedule; pitchers and catchers report in 85 days!

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:27:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their 2018 spring training schedule, which begins Feb. 23 at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix. It consists of 33 games and concludes in Houston against the defending World Series-champion Astros on March 26-27.

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Holiday fashion gift guide, part one: What to get your festive fashionista

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Let's be real: Women who are fashionistas, like you and I, tend to be super hard to shop for, with an extensive closet and a style game all there own. So what do you get them? Stick to presents that are classic and never go out of style.

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Give a gobbler this Thanksgiving

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Need an easy way to show your grateful nature this Thanksgiving week? Sure you do. So, read on to learn how to donate to Feeding America Eastern Wisonsin's Give a Gobbler campaign.

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What's new on Netflix in December 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:56:00 CDT

Today Netflix released its final list of new arrivals leading into the new year - as well as leading into what looks like a new era for Netflix. Here's everything coming to Netflix in December.

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Baroques' classic Milwaukee psychedelia gets another spin on vinyl

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:01:00 CDT

The first non-blues or RandB act signed by Chicago's iconic Chess Records was Milwaukee's The Baroques, who released exactly one LP. It's reissued this week for Black Friday Record Store day on electric tapioca yellow vinyl.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Did anybody do enough to beat Jordan Fisher?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:56:00 CDT

Four judges. Three dancers left standing at the end of the episode. Two nights. One mirror ball trophy. And only one question left remaining headed into the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars": Can anyone even come close to Jordan Fisher?

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What should replace the Brenner Brewing Co. after it closes?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:01:00 CDT

Brenner Brewing Company will close after the Packer's game on Sunday.

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Last call for "It's Always Sunny," "Pirates" and more on Netflix in December

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:26:00 CDT

Does Netflix understand the concept of Christmas. How else can you explain that, on during this season of giving, the streaming service will remove the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" and these other movies and TV shows in December?

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Eat, Play Applaud: An tribute to dad at Merriment Social and "The Secret Mask"

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:56:00 CDT

There are few relationships in life as impactful as the relationship between a father and his children - and the combination of Merriment Social and Next Act's "The Secret Mask" pay perfect tribute to it.

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Na-meow-ste: Kitten yoga is a thing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Jennette Cable, who owns the Creative Care and Wellness Center, 634 E. Burleigh St. in Riverwest, offers a yoga class called "Whisker Wednesdays." And it's really popular.

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New Historical Society exhibit offers entry-level look at Brew City's past

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Historical Society has partnered with Visit Milwaukee to create a small exhibition that offers a quick overview of Brew City history for kids, visitors to the city and others. It's on view now at the museum at 910 N. Old World 3rd St.

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At the Skylight's "Annie," the timeless redhead shows no risk of going grey

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:56:00 CDT

There's something about that perky little redhead that audiences can't get enough of. And now "Annie" is onstage as Skylight Music Theatre's holiday offering, still serving up the heartwarming story of an 11-year-old girl made of pure moxy and optimism.

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Who and what is at the Bucks' Milwaukee Mondays game tonight?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Tonight's Milwaukee Mondays game is the 7 p.m. matchup between the Bucks and the Wizards at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It features T-shirt designer Orchard Street Apparel and local musicians Aryn and Savannah, followed by Milwaukee Excellence Charter School.

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An old-fashioned fish off: Wisconsin's fish fries vs. England's fish and chips

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:05:00 CDT

We slather our cod in tartar sauce and prefer potato pancakes. They dip their haddock in curry and have sides of mushy peas. Which one is better? We reeled in the experts for answers.

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2Mesa will breathe life back into a warm Martin Drive restaurant space

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:01:00 CDT

The half-timbered Tudor cafe at 4110 W. Martin Dr. - formerly Birdie's - always exuded warmth and a welcoming vibe. Now, Il Mito and Zesti Chef Michael Feker and his wife Maricela will open a Mexican restaurant called 2Mesa there in January after some renovations are complete.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Dr. Dawg

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:03:00 CDT

It was a blustery afternoon when I drove up to Glendale to check out the burger at Dr. Dawg. And if any of you are giving me sidelong glances for expecting a Chicago-style hot dog joint to serve up a great burger, you'd be even more surprised by how many people recommended the burger as a must-try.

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WATCH: You can help Save the Soldiers Home

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:16:00 CDT

You can see Old Main's tower soaring above nearby Miller Park, reminding us of the solemn historical importance of the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home. It's also a reminder that the oldest and most precious buildings at the site have long been in need of help. You can lend a hand.

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A college kid staycation at the Downtown Courtyard Marriott

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:36:00 CDT

I was assigned to check out the Courtyard Marriott. Located in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee, the Marriott is a perfect location if you are on business, just visiting Milwaukee - or needing a staycation away from campus.

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A holiday hotel getaway in the heart of Downtown

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:16:00 CDT

I'm not much of a believer in staycations or in celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. So, of course, I found myself taking a Christmas in November vacation a block from my office. It was a night that made me a believer.

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 11 vs. Ravens

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:53:00 CDT

Now that the Packers are officially and mathematically average, with a 5-5 record attained after their humiliating 23-0 home loss to the Ravens on Sunday, it's worth remembering: Brett Hundley is not a good QB, but, without Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay is a mediocre team that plays boring football.

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Snack Boys promises serious cuisine with a not-so-serious attitude

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:01:00 CDT

There are time when leaving your expectations at the door is entirely the right protocol. Such will be the case at the forthcoming Snack Boys, a restaurant expected to open in the former All Purpose space at 814 S. 2nd St. sometime in mid-to-late December.

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OnMilwaukee's best dining of 2017-18

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Find the best dining options of the 2017-2018 season.

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Robin's picks: 6 days of Milwaukee live music musts

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:06:00 CDT

I often get asked - by out of towners and locals alike - what is there to do here? So I've decided to share my weekly picks of cool happenings in and around our lovely city. Here are my places to be for the upcoming Thanksgiving week!

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New Legacy Lofts complex sparks high hopes in Lindsay Heights community

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:06:00 CDT

Legacy Lofts is a $13.9 million construction and redevelopment project of the three-story historic Blommer Ice Cream Factory and an adjacent empty lot at 1500 W. North Ave., Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:30:00 CDT

The weekly grind hardly allows time for a.m. bacon, eggs and hash browns, and if there is time to whip 'em up, they're usually scarfed down fast. That's why weekend brunches are such a relaxing treat. Check out our list of the local Sunday morning hot spots and take some time to savor simple and elaborate breakfast treats.

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Rep's new Sherlock Holmes story stumped by elementary exposition, dear Watson

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:01:00 CDT

In the Milwaukee Rep's "Holmes and Watson," one of literature's greatest sidekicks has a mystery to solve. Unfortunately the best direction, most gifted acting and exceptional scenery doesn't save it from being a terrible bore.

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A girls night out stay at the new Milwaukee Westin

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:01:00 CDT

I'm a sucker for a hotel that feels cool and cozy all at the same. And the new Westin in Downtown Milwaukee, nestled behind the towering U.S. Bank building on Van Buren Street, accomplishes just that.

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Grant program helps college students facing financial emergencies

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:31:00 CDT

UWM student Amber Brewer is among the first four-year college students in Wisconsin to benefit from the Dash Emergency Grant program funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp., Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee's own Buffalo Gospel warms up a Wisconsin night

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:56:00 CDT

It's reasonable to say my expectations were high as I dropped in to take in Milwaukee-based country act Buffalo Gospel's shortened set opening for The Deslondes Friday night at The Back Room at Colectivo. The group didn't disappoint.

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