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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:16:04 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Canal Street Cafe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:02:00 CDT

If you're looking for a spot where you can find a solid fish fry that's served seven days a week, look no further than Canal Street Cafe, located just inside the front doors at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

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Wood-fired delights await at Birch + Butcher, which opens today

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:03:00 CDT

We got a first look at the space and menu at the new Birch + Butcher restaurant during the restaurant's soft opening on Thursday, Nov. 16. And there's every reason to put the restaurant on your list of spots to visit.

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New menu at Cucina Italian Restaurant pays homage to regional Italian fare

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Changes have been brewing at Cucina Italian Restaurant, 725 E. Woodlake Rd. in Kohler. That's thanks to influence brought to the restaurant by chef and manager Bill Terranova, who began his tenure in late 2016.

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3 Dishes: Patrick Murphy of Kindred

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:01:00 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 Patrick Murphy of Kindred about creating comforting, memorable fare that's appropriate for sharing.

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Thrillist names Five O'Clock Steakhouse among best in nation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:03:00 CDT

National publications are taking a hint from OnMilwaukee readers these days, it seems. In our 2017 Dining Month Readers Poll, you selected Five O'Clock Steakhouse among your favorites in the city in two categories. And now Thrillist has done the same.

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7 great reasons to check out Cantina Tequila and Taco Bar on Old World 3rd

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:07:00 CDT

It's been just over three weeks since Cantina moved into the space at 1110 N. Old World 3rd St. that formerly housed Matador. We got a look at some of Cantina's top offerings. And here are seven good reasons to check it out.

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3 dishes: Joshua Rogers of Smyth

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:03:00 CDT

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. This time, we talk with Joshua Rogers of Smyth at the Iron Horse Hotel about his approach to food as well as the impact his team has on the menu.

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On the Burger Trail: The Plaza Burger at Cafe at the Plaza

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:03:00 CDT

For as many times as I've dined at the Cafe, I've never ordered a burger. So, I ordered up the cafe's namesake burger: The Plaza Burger featuring a half-pound beef patty, Wisconsin cheddar and American cheeses, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a brioche bun.

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Birch + Butcher retail space now open at North End

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:03:00 CDT

The butcher shop portion of Birch + Butcher, the new restaurant and superette located in the North End's Denim Park development opened softly this weekend, serving fresh hot coffee from Chicago's Dark Matter and a selection of fresh meat cuts, cheeses and charcuterie.

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Get Your Ass In Here: Ned's Pizza

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:01:00 CDT

Since 1969, Ned's Pizza on 27th Street has quietly but firmly dominated the classic pizza scene. Some call it the "Zaffiro's of the South." Get in there, Milwaukee.

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Burning Through Brew City: Hot Head's 414 Fire fried chicken

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:16:00 CDT

After our first test of Hot Head's spice level landed a little lukewarm, the Bay View restaurant actually went back to the kitchen and challenged us with a new hellish concoction: 414 Fire fried chicken. And how could we say no to a challenge?

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Jonny Hammers

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:26:00 CDT

Jonny Hammers is a spot with personality and a distinctly friendly vibe. And if the rumors I've heard are true, the kitchen puts out better-than-average bar fare. In fact, there were all the indications that this could well be the perfect spot to encounter a true hidden gem of a fish fry.

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Sake Tumi to debut new menu, interior upgrades next week

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 13:32:00 CDT

Changes are on the horizon at a Downtown sushi staple. Sake Tumi is gearing up to debut a new menu, as well as the beginnings of an interior refresh, on Monday, Nov. 14.

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Chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them: Paul Zerkel of Goodkind

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:03:00 CDT

Paul Zerkel, chef and co-owner of Goodkind, says he's always appreciated -- and trusted -- the artistic sense that tattoo artists bring to the table. And that's resulted in some very creative body art over the years that both marks milestones and pays homage to art.

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First Look: Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:21:00 CDT

Though it's already been serving customers for more than a week now, the first Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Wisconsin officially opens at The Corners of Brookfield on Friday, Nov. 10. We stopped in for a peek on Wednesday and here's what we found.

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Breakfast and lunch dishes abound at Sweet Diner in the Third Ward

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:02:00 CDT

Milwaukeeans are in for a treat with the opening of Sweet Diner, a welcome new addition to the Historic Third Ward neighborhood. The new breakfast and lunch spot opened today and we paid it a visit to get a peek at both the space and offerings.

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6 questions for the winner of the world's first fish fry eating contest

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Friday night, Nick Berg - the winner of the MKE Toast Competition - won another OnMilwaukee-sponsored event: the world's first fish fry eating contest. Here's his insight into his historic victory.

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Devon Seafood + Steak exceeds expectations with local offerings

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Let's be honest. The expectations for restaurants located near or within area malls tend to be relatively low. But, sometimes a venue rises up, surpassing expectations and offering an experience that rivals that of smaller, independent venues.

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Mexican restaurant slated for former Chez Jacques space

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 08:52:00 CDT

There's a new Mexican restaurant on its way to the former Chez Jacques space at 1022 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point. And while the details are slim, it promises to bring something new and different to the area.

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Sababa plans second location on Northwest Side

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:03:00 CDT

A second location is in the works for Sababa, the Downtown breakfast and lunch spot offering up eggs, bagels, panini, soups and Middle-Eastern inspired fare.

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Stand Eat Drink brings on former Hinterland chef Matt Kerley

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 14:03:00 CDT

There's new culinary direction at venues including MOVIDA, Yokohama, Jake's Delicatessen and Hotel Madrid's Bodegon and Vermuteria 600. Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group announced today that they'v brought former Blue Jacket and Hinterland executive chef Matt Kerley into the fold.

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New Vine Society wine shop promises quality without pretense in Bay View

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Bay View could be getting its very own wine shop as early as mid-February. The proposed retail establishment, called Vine Society, promises a laid back attitude, fun atmosphere and an emphasis on wines that are both interesting and accessible.

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9th Slice Pizza Co. opens today in Hales Corners

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:23:00 CDT

9th Slice Pizza, a new fast-casual concept, debuts today in Hales Corners. The from-scratch pizza is baked in a first-to-Wisconsin Italian-made brick oven, which offers the taste of wood-fired pizza with the speed of a conveyer oven.

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5 tasty Milwaukee nachos for National Nachos Day

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:46:00 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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On the Burger Trail: The Prime Smokehouse Burger at MOTOR

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:03:00 CDT

As I was eating this burger, I kept thinking that it should really be called the "steakhouse" burger, rather than the Smokehouse Burger. After all, its flavor brought forward a distinctly steak-like flavor, largely thanks to the combination of its beefiness and the addition of steak sauce to the mix.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: JandB's Blue Ribbon Bar and Grill

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin-style brandy old fashioned.

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Chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them: John Rudolph III of Millioke

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:01:00 CDT

For Chef John Rudolph III of Downtown's Millioke restaurant, tattoos are a way to keep life from growing stagnant. "Body art is really a unique form of expression," he says. "And I love how artists take the ideas that you have and really interpret them. It's harnessing what they do well."

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Native American Heritage Dinner celebrates culture through food

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 09:03:00 CDT

November is National Native American Heritage Month. And if you love food, there's no better way to gain an appreciation for the oft-overlooked influence of Native American cuisine than at the annual Native American Heritage Dinner at Dream Dance Steak.

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Lori's picks for best restaurants, 2017

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:03:00 CDT

At its best, this list of 40 restaurant picks from OnMilwaukee senior dining writer Lori Fredrich encourages you to challenge your own palate, compelling you to discover new venues and support the work of some of Milwaukee's most creative and talented chefs.

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A sweet so long to Dining Month: Our favorite desserts

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:36:00 CDT

Dining month here at OnMilwaukee is sadly coming to a close - but like any good meal, let's wrap up with dessert! Here's the scrumptious sweet treats the OnMilwaukee staff savors long after their meals are over.

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13 scariest dishes in Milwaukee

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:26:00 CDT

It's Halloween season, and that means everyone's decked in their scariest outfits and heading out to see the scariest movies in theaters. But why stop there? Why not spread some terror to the dinner table, as well?

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Levi's top 3 tacos: Or, OMG he really picked that? You won't believe No. 3!

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:30:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee's second generation is school-aged now and, occasionally, these kids will contribute their thoughts to the site that is older than they are. This commentary was written by 14-year-old Levi, hence the headline.

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Marquette dining guide

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Sick of dorm food? Soxedo giving you stomach aches again? Need a nice place to go for Parents' Weekend? Well, you're in luck because you found this Marquette-area dining guide. Dive in and eat up!

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Our all-time favorite dishes in Milwaukee

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:17:00 CDT

We've spent all of October writing about food, but we don't often get to share our own personal dining opinions. With that in mind, here is every OnMilwaukee editorial staff member's single favorite, all-time local-restaurant dish.

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Lambeau Field dining guide

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:16:00 CDT

Are you lucky enough to be among the 80,000 people at Lambeau Field for a Green Bay Packers football game? The stadium has some excellent food options at its restaurants and concession stands. Here is a guide to eating at Lambeau Field.

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Two new locations on the docket for Shah Jee's

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:30:00 CDT

Shah Jee's, the popular Pakistani restaurant located in the garden level food court at 770 N. Jefferson St., is expanding its reach with not just one, but two new locations - both of which are expected to open before the end of the year.

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100 foods to eat before you die and where to find them in Milwaukee

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:02:00 CDT

The Facebook "100 Foods to Eat Before You Die" was all the buzz on Facebook. Here's where to find them all in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee's best late night eats, 2017

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Last year Oakland Gyros was named the best gyros in Milwaukee and for good reason. The flavorful meat is combined with a delicious pita and fresh onion and tomatoes.

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Do This: Help Purple Door Ice Cream reach its 10,000 gallon goal

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:50:00 CDT

There's never been a better time to eat ice cream (or purchase a gallon of milk for someone in need). You can do both this November at the Purple Door scoop shop.

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