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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:16:03 CDT


4 loved foods, 4 hated foods

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:12:00 CDT

Studies show that Americans have a common love - and a common hate - of many of the same foods. But, because we are such complicated snowflake-original beings, we don't, of course, all agree that every food on this list either rules or blows.

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Oh deer god, Arby's venison sandwich will return this weekend

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:01:00 CDT

Arby's has worked hard over the past several years to live up to its beefy boast that it has the meats - and that now includes a venison sandwich, which it'll release across the country for one day this weekend.

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Milwaukee's best food product, 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Since OnMilwaukee debuted this category in 2012, three local favorites have each had two-year runs as Milwaukee's best food product. The first two went to Usinger's sausages; the next two to Palermo's pizza. And the last two years? Purple Door ice cream.

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On the Burger Trail: The Prime Burger at Stella Van Buren

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Whether you're visiting for a burger at lunch or a steak or pasta at dinner, the experience at Stella Van Buren is inevitably enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling picture windows which offer a bird's eye view of Milwaukee's urban landscape.

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Milwaukee's best small plates, 2017

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:02:00 CDT

There's a lot of competition in Milwaukee's small plate scene. However, La Merenda's inventive and internationally inspired small plate offerings take the top spot for tapas for the second year in a row.

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Wisconsinites, get ready: They're coming for our cheese

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Things have been getting pretty silly online over the past couple of weeks as multiple plans have been hatched on Facebook by various groups - obviously jealous of Wisconsin's rich dairy stores - to sneak into Wisconsin and steal all of the state's cheese.

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Milwaukee's best takeout, 2017

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:02:00 CDT

It was a tight race in the best of dining poll between Glorioso's and Jake's Deli for Milwaukee's best takeout, but a few more voters picked the classic Brady Street sandwich shop, deli and Italian market as their top choice.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:16:00 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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Milwaukee's best dessert, 2017

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Are you ready for a Dining Month stunner? In the custard capital of the world, ice cream took the No. 1 spot in the category of Milwaukee's best dessert.

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You can have ALL the brunch and eat it too at inaugural Let's Brunch! event

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:03:00 CDT

If you've ever wished you didn't have to decide among all the great brunch spots in town, then we've got an event that's screaming your name. Let's Brunch! will showcase offerings from some of your favorite brunch restaurants, along with some you may not yet have tried.

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Milwaukee's best breakfast, 2017

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Blue's Egg is one of Milwaukee's most beloved restaurants, period. So it's no surprise that it nabbed the top spot for the city's best brunch for yet another year.

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Get Your Ass In Here: Three Brothers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:45:00 CDT

Dining at Three Brothers is the polar opposite of grabbing a bite to eat: it's an experience that's rich in culture, customer service and cuisine.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2017

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee is a city packed full of delicious Friday night frys, a real hometown tradition. But which is the best of the many different and delicious options, according to you? The answer won't likely surprise you.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Wegner's St. Martins Inn

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of Milwaukee's most popular fish fries, serving up commentary, fun facts, pro tips and ratings of the three foundational elements of a classic Wisconsin fry: the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic brandy old fashioned.

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Farmer's Fridge reboots the vending machine with fresh, healthy options

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:03:00 CDT

If you've ever wished there was a better, faster, more convenient way to eat healthy on the go, you might just be delighted with Farmer's Fridge, a brand new healthy food delivery system that will turn just about everything you know about vending machines on its head.

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Cheap Eats: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:17:00 CDT

Looking for satisfying meals that leave you with a full belly and a full wallet? Welcome to Cheap Eats, a new food series that shines a spotlight on Milwaukee restaurants serving up tasty dishes for less than $10. Today: The Bobbie at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.

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10 food words you're probably pronouncing incorrectly

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:04:00 CDT

What's the proper way to say Sriracha? Or how about gouda? If you think you know, you might be wrong.

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Milwaukee's best food truck, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

According to OnMilwaukee readers, the city's best food truck may be vehicular, but it isn't totally mobile. Read on to find our which rolling restaurant rocked the vote in 2017.

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In Poor Taste: candy corn vodka

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:48:00 CDT

In Poor Taste is a celebration of the gastronomically grotesque, a repudiation of culinary conceit. It is a space to commune and connect for those poor in taste, poor in pocketbook and poor in cooking proficiency, but rich in spirit and self-reliance. Today in the series: candy corn vodka.

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Burning Through Brew City: Margarita Paradise's Diablo burrito

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:01:00 CDT

The Diablo burrito at Margarita Paradise certainly has the name of a taste bud burner, but can the dish live up to its devilish reputation? Burning Through Brew City faces this demon and sees which circle of purgatory it lands on.

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Matador Taco and Tequila Bar slated to become Cantina

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:35:00 CDT

Tacos are staying, but there's a new owner moving into the short-lived Matador Taco and Tequila Bar space at 1110 N. Old World Third Street space. And they will open to the public on October 20.

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Wauwatosa dining guide

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:06:00 CDT

Wauwatosa's dining scene has evolved dramatically over the recent years, exploding with new options from the string of North Avenue eateries on the east to the new options at the Mayfair Collection on the west and right down in the heart of the Village itself.

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Milwaukee's best pizza, 2017

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee had a hard time picking its best pizza, as this was one of our closest races. But, we have a winner - no matter how you slice it.

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5 amazing sausages from Chef Shay Linkus' last menu at The Vanguard

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:02:00 CDT

The new menu at The Vanguard in Bay VIew is a finale of sorts for Chef Shay Linkus, who is leaving his post of three years to work on a new restaurant concept in Walker's Point. His parting gift? These five imaginative sausages.

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Chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them: AJ Dixon of Lazy Susan

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:47:00 CDT

The passion and ingenuity chefs posssess is apparent in the dishes they serve; but it's also evident in the tattoos they choose to put on their bodies. This series is a tribute to chefs and their creativity, both in their kitchens and on their skin.

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First Look: Point Burger Bar Express

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Brian Ward has opened his third Point Burger Bar location, but this one - at 322 W. State St. - is the first to use an "express" model, with a walk-up window, as well as indoor seating. We stopped in to have a look ... and a taste.

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Milwaukee's best barbecue, 2017

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll.

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OnMilwaukee's best dining of 2017-18

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:00:00 CDT

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

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Gross food we ate as kids

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Sorry to call you out, moms and dads, but the fact is most of us grew up eating some really nasty food. It's not really our parents' fault, though. Let's blame the '70s. And the '80s. And the '90s.

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Cubanitas now open in Oak Creek

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 13:03:00 CDT

The second Cubanitas location opened late last week at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, joining a cadre of popular restaurants in the square, including Bel Air Cantina, Pizza Man and Valentine Cafe.

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Milwaukee's best seafood, 2017

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 CDT

Hey, at least Milwaukeeans have consistent taste. For the seventh year in a row, Harbor House continues to be the crown jewel of Milwaukee's seafood ocean, winning the title of the city's best seafood.

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On the Burger Trail: The Overstuffed Wisconsinite at Cafe Soeurette

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Head to Cafe Soeurette and you'll find the restaurant abuzz, particularly on Monday evenings when it hosts burger night. Using little ordering cards, diners can fill in their options, from burger to bun and toppings, creating their own masterpieces.

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5 postcards from Milwaukee's dining past

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:03:00 CDT

The more you dig into Milwaukee's past, the less it looks like the place we all know today. While some things endure - in the world of dining, think of Mader's and Karl Ratzsch's, for example - the more things have changed. Here are some postcard images of eateries gone by, places your parents or grandparents, or even great-grandparents, might have celebrated a special occasion or just had a good meal.

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New concept on the way to long vacant Blackthorn Pub space

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 20:08:00 CDT

It looks the long-vacant space at 750 N. Jefferson St., in Downtown Milwaukee, that last housed Blackthorn Pub will finally see new life after nearly four years. A new bar and restaurant is on the way to the space from a long-time Milwaukee hospitality veteran.

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Milwaukee's best bar food, 2017

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:56:00 CDT

The best bar food category may only be two years old, but it's already become one of the most hotly contested competitions in our contest, as it sees its second winner in as many years.

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Milwaukee's best cocktail list in a restaurant, 2017

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

There's a growing number of restaurants in Milwaukee that offer menus of well-executed craft cocktails to enjoy along with your meals. When we asked voters which venue in the city offered up the best cocktail list, you answered the call.

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Hot ham and rolls: 7 spots to get your fix

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 10:56:00 CDT

Sunday hot ham and rolls is a long-held tradition for many Milwaukeeans. But, like many other things - including bubblers and Friday fish fry - it's something that often flummoxes visitors or those new to the area. Nonetheless, we love it. Here are seven spots to get your fix.

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Milwaukee's best African / Jamaican / Caribbean, 2017

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 17:03:00 CDT

A casual, relatively new fusion restaurant edged a longtime favorite to win this category, which aligned it with the picks of OnMilwaukee's editors and its dining expert. What did readers vote as the best local African/Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant? Find out now!

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Milwaukee's best cafe / diner, 2017

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Once again, readers chose this cozy, comfort-food spot on the East Side as their favorite cafe. What is it? Click through to find out!

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Get Your Ass Here: Maria's Pizza

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 20:02:00 CDT

Adore that old school restaurant? That quirky bar? "Get your ass in here" is a new series highlighting original and extraordinary local businesses that are thriving, but to ensure continued success, need our asses there on a regular basis.

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Second annual Battle of the Chefs to take place Oct. 15

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 15:03:00 CDT

A brand new collection of competing chefs who will face-off in a three-round competition during the Second Annual Battle of the Chefs. The culinary competition and tasting event presented by SamanthaStarr Events takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Chef's Table.

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First to Wisconsin: Shake Shack

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 13:03:00 CDT

If you've never had the pleasure of setting foot into one of the 89 Shake Shack locations across the U.S., you'll have your chance soon enough. The popular fast casual restaurant will open its first Wisconsin location in Milwaukee's Third Ward before the end of the year.

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Milwaukee's best coffee shop, 2017

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Which coffee is king? Which bean is best? Which cup of joe is no joke? For the second straight year, the Cream City's favorite coffee shop ran away with the competition. Read on to see how roasted the rest!

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: The fish fry at McBob's

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of Milwaukee's most popular fish fries, serving up commentary, fun facts, pro tips and ratings of the three foundational elements of a classic Wisconsin fry: the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic brandy old fashioned.

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What should replace the old John Hawks Pub?

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:06:00 CDT

Nearly one year ago today, after 45 years in Milwaukee, John Hawk's - a Downtown Milwaukee pub that sits on the Riverwalk - closed its doors and has been vacant ever since. What's next? Or, what should be next?

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9 mouth-watering Milwaukee bakeries

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:02:00 CDT

We're lucky in Milwaukee, because we have an array of bakeries that keep life here sweet. Here are nine of my favorites, for very specific reasons.

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Are you the best pie maker in the Midwest? Prove it

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Do you have stellar pie-making chops? Want to show off those talents? Sign up by Thursday, Oct. 12 to be a part of The Great Midwestern Pie Championship, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Beet Street Harvest Festival in Bay View.

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Enjoy the newest brunch in town at Stella Van Buren

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Stella Van Buren, the new modern Italian restaurant located inside the Westin Hotel, is now offering brunch on weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. And we've got a peek at what you can expect, from sweet treats to savory dishes.

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Milwaukee's best view/patio, 2017

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:03:00 CDT

One restaurant has had a six-year hold on this category in our annual Best of Dining readers' poll. Will it keep its title again this year? Click through to find out!

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AP Bar and Kitchen will close Oct. 14 with a new concept on the way

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 19:35:00 CDT

There are new operators coming to the AP Bar and Kitchen space. In the meantime, get in a last hurrah at the popular restaurant, which will close Oct. 14.

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