Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:16:04 CDT
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTThis week's stop on the burger trail - which was recommended by OnMilwaukee reader Lillian Lakritz - took us to Menomonee Falls, where we visited Sal's Pub and Grill, a low-key bar and restaurant which offers up an expansive list of pub fare.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:00 CDTFreshFin Poké (po-kay) is Milwaukee's first poké restaurant and will be hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, Jan. 28. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as free tastings of FreshFin's signature bowls.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:01:00 CDTThe Ruckus, a new fast casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo, launched today at 4144 N. Oakland Ave. And if the line of onlookers present when the restaurant opened at 10:30 a.m. was any indication, Shorewood is in for something special.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:03:00 CDTWhen Gilles announced renovations last spring to Milwaukee's oldest surviving custard stand at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. - and still one of the city's beloved favorites - you didn't have to worry about losing access to Gilliecookies or Those Things.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTRemodeling is in progress at Maison, the new French restaurant opening in the former Washington Heights neighborhood home of Meritage. According to owner and Chef Michael Quinn, work is on schedule for an opening in late January or early February.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:01:00 CDTIn addition to refinished hardwood floors, additional reclaimed wood accents and new paint throughout the restaurant, there are numerous new features which diners can enjoy during their next visit ... or during the upcoming Tour de Tosa progressive dinner on Jan. 26.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:59:00 CDTMason Street Grill celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. And, as part of the festivities, the restaurant will be temporarily closing to accommodate a refresh in decor. We've got the details on the changes, which include a brand new dining experience.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:01:00 CDTLooks like the ruckus is about to begin in Shorewood. The new fast casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo will offer up a basic menu featuring burgers, hot dogs and ice cream along with housemade churros served up fresh and hot with dipping sauces.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:43:00 CDTLooks like you'll have to suppress your local ice cream cravings for a couple of weeks. The Purple Door Ice Cream scoop shop at 205 S. 2nd St. is taking a two-week hiatus.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:01:00 CDTIn this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chefs Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTLet's take a break from arguing about politics to address something, er, meatier - like is a hot dog a sandwich? This question surfaces and resurfaces all the time, and it turns out people are frank (ahem) and opinionated on the matter.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:01:00 CDTCempazuchi quietly closed its doors Saturday night. It's not always possible to revisit an old favorite before it closes, but we were lucky enough to pay a visit on Friday to bid adieu to the restaurant, which opened in April 1999.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:07:00 CDTAfter a year and a half in business, The Winchester - named after a reference from the film "Shaun of the Dead" - closed for good.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:30:00 CDTDespite its obvious advantages to the restaurant, EsterEv - the chef's table restaurant inside dandan - will switch its reservation platform from Tock to OpenTable beginning this afternoon. And the changes were made specifically with the customer in mind.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTIt seemed appropriate to begin our hike down the burger trail with one of Milwaukee's classic cheeseburgers. So we paid a visit to Mazo's, the cozy old-school diner that's been slinging delicious burgers since 1934. How does the burger stack up?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:01:00 CDTMuch like Pokemon (the game), poke (the food) is a trend that's been sweeping the nation. And it's finally reached Milwaukee. Although it didn't quite make its Thanksgiving deadline, FreshFin Poke on the East Side is nearly ready to make its debut.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTA new Bay View restaurant, Santino's Little Italy, will officially open to the public on Friday, Jan. 20. The cozy Italian restaurant has been a long time coming. But after countless months of remodeling, a long neglected venue will be reinvigorated.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:01:00 CDTKringle and brandy Old Fashioneds are two of my favorite Wisconsin things. So when I heard that the Racine-based O and H Bakery - a kringle champion in my book - released a special version combining the two, I had to try it right away.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:00 CDTWhen Jeno and Lorenzo Cataldo purchased the Mimma's Cafe property last fall, there was much speculation about what was coming to the space. According to information gleaned this afternoon, the restaurant is slated to reopen sometime this spring as Dorsia.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:30:00 CDTThere's something big coming to Oakland Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side. Monster Pizza MKE opened today at 11 a.m. at 2856 N. Oakland Ave. in the former SoLo Pizza. And it's going to be huge.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTA veteran Milwaukee chef aims to bring a casual fine dining restaurant to the burgeoning food and entertainment district along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. James Garner says he expects to open Rockford's Blue Water Grill as early as April or May of this year.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDTFolks out west can now enjoy amazing sweets, like the unique dusty road cupcake - which blends the flavors of the classic frozen custard sundae into one giant, rich, malt-laced treat - when Classy Girl opens its new shop in Brookfield Square on Feb. 1.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 17:01:00 CDTAre you the guardian of a tater tot casserole recipe that no one can resist? If so, you might just want to get your recipe ready for the second annual Turnout for Tots Tater Tot Casserole Cookoff at Wayward Kitchen Co. in Walker's Point.
Sun, 8 Jan 2017 10:01:00 CDTEveryone loves brunch and most people have a particular place that's their go-to favorite spot to eat it. That's certainly the case with OnMilwaukee readers, whose voting results looked a lot like those from last year.
Sat, 7 Jan 2017 20:04:00 CDTOn New Year's Day, OnMilwaukee broke the story that Gypsy Taco, a food truck located year-round on the patio of Boone and Crockett, started on fire. The truck is repairable, but in the mean time, the chef-owner, Mitch Ciohon, will "pop up" at Lucky Joe's Alchemy and Eatery.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:01:00 CDTThe sign at Junior's Custard, located at 6005 W. Appleton Ave., turned dark the weekend of the New Year's holiday. And, much to the chagrin of area residents, the popular custard stand has remained dark for nearly a week.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:01:00 CDTThere have been numerous closures on Brady Street in recent months, sparking a change in the nature of the popular neighborhood. It's not the first time the area has seen change. But, it begs the question: what's in store for the future of this street?
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTNext week, we'll launch a new series called "On the Burger Trail," in which Lori Fredrich will explore wonders of the iconic hamburger. She'll indulge at a variety of area restaurants, judging each beefy spheroid on the basis of its individual merits.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:02:00 CDTIt's seemingly rare that a bar or restaurant opens when it's originally projected to open, but that's exactly what happened at Matador, a hybrid taco and tequila bar located at 1110 N. Old World Third Street, which welcomed the public on Dec. 27.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 19:03:00 CDTAfter 16 years, Trocadero, 1758 N Water St., will close its doors and the owners - the Milwaukee based Wild Planet Hospitality Group - will move toward its latest concept.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:01:00 CDTLocal entrepreneurs Andy Larson of Float Milwaukee and Nell Benton, chef-owner of The National, will open a new restaurant, Bowls, at 207 W. Freshwater Way - behind Purple Door Ice Cream - in Walker's Point.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 11:17:00 CDTThis January, enjoy the "Tour de Tosa," an event showcasing dishes and drinks from around Europe, served up in a "progressive dinner" format, where guests move from restaurant to restaurant for unique dishes and a wine or beer pairing.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:15:00 CDTAnother Brady Street staple, Cempazuchi Comida Bravo, has announced that it will close in the coming weeks. Known for its regional Mexican cuisine, including mole and fish tacos, the restaurant opened to the public in spring of 1999.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:05:00 CDTWe caught up with Karl Kopp - owner of Kopp's Frozen Custard and Elsa's on the Park, to ask about the history of Kopp's and Elsa's, other places he's considering opening beyond Milwaukee, if he ever thinks of opening a Kopp's Downtown and more.
Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:22:00 CDTGypsy Taco, a taco truck permanently parked on the patio of Boone and Crockett, 2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., suffered fire and smoke damage on New Year's morning.
Mon, 2 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTTypically, late night dining guides cater to the post-bartime crowd and contain options like pizza, gyros and the metaphorical food equivalent of Taco Bell. But, what happens if you're simply a late eater? Or you've gone to a show and need a late dinner?
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:02:00 CDTAlmost 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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:02:00 CDTThere are many non-chain coffee shops, but until last month, not one that was located on the far south end of Bay View. Until recently that is, when Gwenn Barker and Juliet Popovic opened Sprocket Cafe, 3385 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDTSeason's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Milwaukee's dining scene is just cooking up. Here were your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTSince 2002, Milwaukee has seen honors for 12 restaurants or chefs from the James Beard Foundation. And, if you're a food lover who wants to get to know our city better, put a visit to each of these restaurants on your list of things to do during 2017.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:31:00 CDTLowlands Restaurant Group announced today that the Cafe Hollander, at 7677 W. State St. in Tosa Village, will close from Jan. 2 to 13 for a quick refresh.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTBurrata is among the long list of delicious cheeses you should put on your must try list. And, thanks to increased accessibility - along with restaurants ambitious enough to make their own - it's a delicacy you can find on menus throughout the city.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTThere have been Chinese restaurants in Milwaukee for decades and decades and some of the originals still remain. Here's an updated guide of old classics and new spots to try out!
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTAfter three years of renovations, the historic William A. Webber House at 785 N. Jefferson St., will officially reopen its doors on Friday, Jan. 6 as The Phoenix Cocktail Club. But, you can get an early peek at the new digs on New Year's Eve.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTIf you've ever stared long and hard at a restaurant's wine list, hoping to find something that looks familiar, that you know you'll like, at a price point you can afford, you're not alone. New wine offerings at AP Bar and Kitchen aim to make the world of wine a bit less intimidating.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:44:00 CDTIt's not a decision taken lightly. However, in an announcement made today, Chef Justin Aprahamian will be stepping back from his role as co-owner of both Like Minds Brewing Company in Chicago and Like Minds brewery and restaurant in Milwaukee.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTAs of this past week, Whitefish Bay has gained another independently owned eatery. Moxie, the much awaited restaurant from owners Tamela Greene and Anne Marie Arroyo, has officially opened. And it's spunky, cozy and full of comforting new dishes.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:25:00 CDTAfter nearly 10 years, Bruegger's Bagel Bakery has closed its location in Downtown Milwaukee at 753 N. Water St., at Mason Street.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:26:00 CDTIn the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Mitchell Ryan Ciohon of Gypsy Taco to discuss his culinary journey to running a taco truck (that doesn't really go anywhere) and his approach to food.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDTIn this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with hef Nicolas Ramos and Citlali Mendieta-Ramos of Antigua in West Allis.