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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 05:16:04 CDT


You asked for it, you got it: Captain's Steak Joynt's cheese fondue recipe

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:45:00 CDT

This weekend, OnMilwaukee posted a story about the Captain's Steak Joynt chains that were around Milwaukee and the state in the 1970s and `80s. Numerous people commented via Facebook that they remembered and loved the cheese fondue that was a staple at the Captain's salad bar. Here's the recipe.

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Dining flashback: Captain's Steak Joynt

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:29:00 CDT

Here's a look back at the Captain's Steak Joynt, a local chain of nautical-themed restaurants owned by the Marcus Corporation. Anyone remember 'em? The treasure chest filled with prizes? The salad bar shaped like a boat?

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How to eat and drink like a Milwaukee pirate

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:02:00 CDT

If you're going to get serious about your piratetry on Milwaukee Talk Like a Pirate Day, you might as well go all out. Here are a few of the things you might find (and eat) on a pirate ship, along with delicious modern day equivalents that are perfectly suited for any Milwaukee pirate.

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Book your event now (and enjoy the fancy new menu) at Good City Hall

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 CDT

Now is the time to book your wedding or corporate events at Good City Hall, the new event space at Good City Brewing Co. And we've got details on the new banquet menu, which includes higher-end sit-down fare, as well as a classic fish fry.

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What chefs eat: Juan Urbieta of Ristorante Bartolotta

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Juan Urbieta never wanted to be a chef. In fact, he had his heart set on becoming a commercial pilot. But, when those plans fell through, he discovered a passion for Italian fare and an unabating love for pizza.

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Another cookie-lover PSA regarding Treat Bake Shop

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:01:00 CDT

If one of your favorite things about Fridays is the fact that it's Cookie Day at Treat Bakeshop in the Third Ward, then you're going to want to read this news. After all, it relates to your love for delicious cookies. And it will make your life better.

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Do this: Eat all the cheese at the first-ever Curds and Kegs on June 8

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Where can you find three distilleries, nine breweries and a boat-load of cheese? ... at Curds and Kegs, of course. The first annual event will be held at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. on Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Get your tickets to the Walker's Point Food Crawl on June 3

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:03:00 CDT

It's time to loosen your belts and make room for a leisurely day of eating. The sixth annual Walker's Point Food Crawl will take place on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3 p.m., and you won't want to miss the opportunity to taste your way through the the neighborhood.

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Food and music rules at The Little Gig on June 25

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

It's festival season in Milwaukee, and the folks from Boone and Crockett and Dandan are getting in on the action. As a precursor to the city's annual Big Gig, they are gearing up to host The Little Gig, a summer celebration featuring live music and great food.

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On the Burger Trail: Milwaukee's best burgers

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:02:00 CDT

We're on the hunt for the best burgers in the Milwaukee area. To complete our task, we're exploring diners and dive bars, as well as some of the city's more high end restaurants and sharing our observations with you. Here are the fruits of our labor.

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Wisconsinites should "freak out" more often and not just about Old Fashioneds

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:02:00 CDT

When Business Insider lifestyle editor Madeline Stone wrote an article about the "revival" of Old Fashioneds - a cocktail she parsed had been "forgotten for almost 50 years" - in bars across the nation, she had no idea she'd strike a nerve with countless Wisconsinites.

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Get your ramen with a side of karaoke at Yokohama, which opens today

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Yokohama, the new ramen restaurant from Stand Eat Drink Hospitality, opens today at 1932 E. Kenilworth Pl. in the former home of Yield Bar. And we've got a peek at what you can expect.

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Northpoint Custard opens for the season on Sunday

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:50:00 CDT

Spring is here and so is custard season, at least for the stands that still operate seasonally. Milwaukee's only remaining seasonal stand - Northpoint Custard and Burgers, at the lakefront near Bradford Beach - celebrates its kickoff with 150 free burgers.

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South Milwaukee Food Truck Sunday set for May 21

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:03:00 CDT

One of the first food truck events of the season will be held on Sunday, May 21 at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market, 1101 Milwaukee Ave. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature music from classic rock cover band, Crossing.

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Historic gem takes on a new life as Bibinger's gastropub

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Bibinger's, a modern gastropub, has brought new life to a historic property just outside of West Bend. And it's a combination of the building's rich history and the modern day personality infused into the space that keeps customers coming back.

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Cousins to release special Big Cheese subs for Summerfest

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:03:00 CDT

It's Wisconsin. And Wisconsinites love their cheese. And Cousins' is giving all of those things a great big nod with its new "Big Cheese" subs, which aim to tap into the heritage of America's Dairyland.

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Cafe Hollander opens May 30 in Brookfield

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:03:00 CDT

The fifth Cafe Hollander location opens in Brookfield on May 30. But you can get a sneak peek at the new restaurant during a soft opening celebration this weekend and support a variety of charities to boot.

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Thai Lotus to close Silver City location

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:03:00 CDT

Owner Raphael Sivongsa announced today that Thai Lotus, found at 3800 W. National Ave., will close its Silver City location on Saturday, May 20 after nearly 12 years. So get your kang curry fix in Silver City while you still can.

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Grate Mac and Cheese slated to open this summer in Menomonee Falls

Tue, 16 May 2017 18:01:00 CDT

A new fast casual restaurant specializing in mac and cheese is coming to Menomonee Falls later this summer. Grate Mac and Cheese will be located in the new Whitestone Station mixed-use development just off of Highways 41/45.

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California-born food truck Lumpia City makes Milwaukee home

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:03:00 CDT

If you attended Gallery Night in Greendale or the Pabst Brewery Grand Opening Street Festival, you may have spied a brand new mobile food operation, Lumpia City. The new food cart will celebrate its official grand opening this week at Sugar Maple.

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Outdoor dining guide

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:01:00 CDT

It's easier than ever to find an outdoor culinary experience in Milwaukee. Whether on the Riverwalk, Brady Street, the Third Ward or Downtown, fresh-air feasting in Milwaukee is easy, fun and full of adventure.

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UberEATS joins with local barbecue joints to celebrate National BBQ Day

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:02:00 CDT

It's National BBQ Day, and UberEATS has teamed up with a few fine Milwaukee barbecue restaurants to help the city celebrate this tasty occasion. Today only, users can get special deals from local favorites Ashley's Barb-B-Que, Famous Dave's and Mister Bar-B-Que.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 14 May 2017 09:01:00 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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Maison to open in Washington Heights on May 26

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:54:00 CDT

Maison, the French restaurant owned and operated by Chef Michael Quinn, formerly of Coquette Cafe, will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. Here is a bit of what you can expect from the anticipated new eatery.

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Top 5 Burger Trail Burgers: May 2017 edition

Fri, 12 May 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In the past five months, we've sampled nearly 20 burgers from restaurants in the Milwaukee area and beyond. We've explored diners and dive bars as well as some of the city's more high end restaurants. Here's the burgers that stand out so far.

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Thai-inspired rolled ice cream spins into Milwaukee with Fro Zone

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:31:00 CDT

The Thai-inspired trend of rolled ice cream has been spinning its way across the U.S. for a while now - and now it's finally whirling its way into Milwaukee.

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Two new restaurants opening on East Side

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:16:00 CDT

Two new businesses will open this summer on Murray Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side.

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Get ready to chow down on Downtown Dining Week 2017

Wed, 10 May 2017 14:01:00 CDT

It's time to start saving some room in your stomach for Downtown Dining Week, returning to several Milwaukee eateries this summer from June 1 to 8. And here are this year's palate-pleasing participants.

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Joey Gerard's in Mequon to be converted into a Mr. B's steakhouse

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:16:00 CDT

This morning, the Bartolotta Restaurant Group announced that it will convert its Joey Gerard's Supper Club location in Mequon, 11120 N. Cedarburg Rd., into its second Mr. B's, A Bartolotta Steakhouse location.

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Lori's picks for Milwaukee's best restaurants, 2016

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Almost daily, I'm asked to give my recommendations for places to eat and drink. At least as often, people ask me to share my "favorite" restaurant, an admittedly impossible task. This list is an attempt to curate some of those favorite spots from 2016.

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Help Purple Door Ice Cream pick its next flavor

Tue, 9 May 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Purple Door Ice Cream is looking for the next new flavor to add to its deliciously diverse lineup of desserts, and once again, it will need your help. This year's contest will be held on Sunday, June 11 from noon until 3 p.m.

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Ambassador rebrands Envoy restaurant and lounge concepts

Tue, 9 May 2017 09:40:00 CDT

Ambassador Hotel owner Rick Wiegand announced this morning that Chef Jason Gorman will "reimagine" the hotel's food and beverage options. Envoy restaurant will become The Fitz, and the bar across the hall will become Gin Rickey.

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A new Stone Creek cafe is headed to Downer Avenue

Mon, 8 May 2017 11:46:00 CDT

Less than two months after word of a new cafe headed to Chicago, Stone Creek Coffee announced today another new location a bit closer to home, this time on Milwaukee's East Side at 2650 N. Downer Ave. in the former Associated Bank space.

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Milwaukee's best dining 2016-17

Mon, 8 May 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee's dining scene is just cooking up. Here were your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll.

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What to expect from Bowls, opening soon in Walker's Point

Sun, 7 May 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Bowls - the new Walker's Point restaurant owned by Chef Nell Benton of The National and Andy Larson of Float Milwaukee, specializing in healthful fast casual fare - is slated to open later this month.

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On the Burger Trail: The Crave Burger at Crave Cafe

Fri, 5 May 2017 14:01:00 CDT

I took pause when I saw "white truffle aioli" on the list for the Crave Burger at Crave Cafe. However, when in doubt, I tend to default to the venue's "signature" or named burger. After all, if you're going to put your name on it, it better be good. Right?

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5 tasty Milwaukee nachos

Fri, 5 May 2017 11:46:00 CDT

It's not easy to create a perfect plate of nachos - the chips can easily become soggy or overloaded with too many ingredients. Hence, a great plate of nachos is arguably an art form. Here are five great plates in Milwaukee.

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5 delicious restaurants to support for Cinco de Mayo

Thu, 4 May 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Here in Milwaukee there are countless Mexican-owned restaurants where you can both eat and imbibe on Cinco de Mayo. Heck, if you do it right, you can even indulge in mole poblano, the traditional dish eaten in the town of Puebla on the big holiday.

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Funky Fresh Spring Rolls gets a boost from FedEx grant

Thu, 4 May 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Trueman McGee, Milwaukee native and owner of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls, is in a pretty good place. He owns a successful small food business. And through that business, he helps others in the community to eat more healthfully.

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Georgie Porgie's launches annual burger contest

Thu, 4 May 2017 12:03:00 CDT

It's National Burger month, and that means it's time for the Georgie Porgie's annual burger contest. Do you have a red hot idea for a burger you'd love to see on the menu? If so, you're in luck. Entries are being accepted on the through May 17.

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Chef Doug Stringer takes helm at The Immigrant Restaurant in Kohler

Thu, 4 May 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Kohler Co. has appointed Chef Doug Stringer as head chef for The Immigrant Restaurant at The American Club. Stringer, who joined Kohler Co. in 2015 as sous chef of the private restaurant Riverbend, brings more than seven years of fine dining and hospitality experience to the position.

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Local entrepreneur to launch Drift, a New Zealand inspired mobile cafe

Wed, 3 May 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Rachel Hawken was born and raised in the Milwaukee area. But, she's a Kiwi at heart. And she'll bring her love for New Zealand's mobile cafe culture to Milwaukee beginning next month when she plans to launch her new food truck, Drift.

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Landmark Creamery: Artisan cheeses with a Milwaukee connection

Wed, 3 May 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Landmark Creamery began making its delicious, award-winning European style cheeses right here in Milwaukee. And now, it is looking to expand its production to create even more amazing cheeses. Read the story and learn how you can help.

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MOD Pizza opens Friday in Shorewood

Tue, 2 May 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Founded in 2008 by Scott and Ally Svenson, creators of Seattle's Best Coffee, MOD is known for its build-your-own pizza (one price for as many toppings as you'd like) baked in wood-burning ovens. And it'll open its Shorewood spot this week.

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What chefs eat: David Magnasco of The Chef's Table

Tue, 2 May 2017 12:01:00 CDT

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But, what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16-hour days? Or on their days off?

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James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest goes to St. Louis' Nashan

Mon, 1 May 2017 20:01:00 CDT

Tonight, at the 27th annual James Beard Awards in Chicago, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis, was named best chef in the Midwest. Nashan, who also owns Peacemaker Lobster and Crab Co., is a five-time semi-finalist, and 2017 marked his third finals nomination.

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"Wisconsin Foodie" has acquired Edible Magazine

Mon, 1 May 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Soon there will be even more to love about "Wisconsin Foodie." Specifically, a print publication. The Emmy Award-winning local television series will be expanding its reach, thanks to the recent acquisition of Edible Milwaukee magazine.

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Like Minds Brewery kitchen is closed, at least for now

Mon, 1 May 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Beginning this week, visitors to Like Minds Brewery and Tap Room at 823 E. Hamilton St., will see a few changes. Among them is the closure of the tap room's kitchen, which once served a bevvy of beer-friendly dishes.

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Dorsia offers affordable Italian eats in vibrant new digs

Mon, 1 May 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The excitement in the bustling dining room during Dorsia's soft opening this past weekend was palpable as eager diners tried out a variety of appetizers, flatbreads, salads and pasta off the new menu, mostly priced under $20.

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For the 11,000th time: Wisconsin is about more than bratwurst and beer

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:30:00 CDT

Yet another magazine - this time it's Travel + Leisure - has touted bratwurst among the best cheap eats in the State of Wisconsin. Now, bratwurst is delicious. But, isn't it about time to dig a bit deeper into Wisconsin cuisine?

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