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Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:16:03 CDT


Food trucks banned on Brady Street?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:05:00 CDT

During today's Common Council meeting, Alderman Nik Kovac presented legislation to prohibit food trucks from parking on Brady Street.

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Chicago's Red June Cafe to open second location Downtown

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Chicago's Red June Cafe is slated to open a second location on Jefferson Street in Downtown Milwaukee later this spring. The cafe, known for its friendly neighborhood atmosphere, will offer coffee and espresso, along with a variety of breakfast and lunch items.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 26 Mar 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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Valhalla brings Scandinavian flair to Old World Third

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Jarlsburg. Cardamom. Lingonberries. Aquavit. They're all flavors you'll find at the newly opened Valhalla, the much anticipated Scandinavian bar and restaurant owned and operated by Ken and Melissa McNulty of Wisconsin Cheese Mart and Uber Tap Room.

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Sweet Diner coming to Third Ward

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:00 CDT

It looks as if there's a new breakfast and lunch spot on the way for the Third Ward. A new restaurant called Sweet Diner is slated to open this summer at 239 E. Chicago St. in the vacant space next to Inspired, a gallery and home furnishings boutique.

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Osteria Del Mondo to reopen Downtown

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:17:00 CDT

A long-beloved classic is returning to Milwaukee's dining scene. Osteria Del Mondo, the Italian restaurant founded by Marc and Marta Bianchini, will reopen Downtown.

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On the Burger Trail: The Big KC Burger at Swingin' Door Exchange

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The Big KC -- which we assume is named for Mr. Swan himself -- features a half-pound Black Angus burger topped with white cheddar cheese, grilled onions, shaved roast beef, bacon, pepper-jack cheese and mayonnaise on a sesame seed roll for $12.50.

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Provencal fish stew and more on menu for Maison in Washington Heights

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The opening for Maison has been a while coming. However, when the time comes, and it should be soon, Chef Michael Quinn and Sous Chef Joe Roethel will be ready to roll out a menu they've been working on for the past few months.

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Doc's Commerce Smokehouse now open Downtown

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:01:00 CDT

Doc's Commerce Smokehouse fired up its smokers and opened quietly this past weekend in the SpringHill Suites building. The bar at Doc's won't open to the public until later next week. However, there's plenty of barbeque, sweet tea and Sprecher to go around.

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Chef Justin Carlisle cooks for vets at Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:45:00 CDT

On Thursday, veterans and employees will be treated to a cooking demonstration and free samples of food from award-winning chef Justin Carlisle and Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center dietitians.

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On the Burger Trail: The Big O at Oscar's Pub and Grill

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

On my latest visit to Oscar's Pub and Grill, I ordered up the Oscar's classic, The "Big O" - a half-pound Premium Black Angus burger topped with chipotle jack, smoked gouda, hickory bacon, chorizo, fried onions, jalapeños and a side of house guacamole.

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Oak and Oyster opens Friday and it promises to be a pearl

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Oak and Oyster is slated to open Friday at 4 p.m. in the lower level of Third Coast Provisions. And we've got a look at the menu, which includes some familiar favorites, but also a number of new additions including sandwiches and snacks.

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Bumstead owners launch late-night Crafty Cow pop-up and passion project

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Bay View will soon have its very own burger joint in the form of Crafty Cow, a restaurant specializing in Jucy Lucy style burgers. In the meantime, you can get a preview at a special pop-up featuring the creative stylin's of Vanguard's Shay Linkus.

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What kind of restaurant do you hope Art Bar opens in former West Bank Cafe?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:01:00 CDT

According to a report in BizTimes on Wednesday, Riverwest's Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St., has applied for a $187,000 loan from Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to fund a restaurant in the building next door, formerly home to West Bank Cafe.

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Cafe Benelux has reopened, complete with Milwaukee flag

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:15:00 CDT

After a brief closure for renovations, the Lowlands Group announced today that its Café Benelux restaurant has reopened for business. The café, which has been operating in the Third Ward since 2011, closed for ten days to complete the renovation.

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Thai Lotus to open in former Tuk's Thai Kitchen in Riverwest

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

It looks like Thai food will be returning to the Tuk's Thai Kitchen location in Riverwest. Thai Lotus - the long-time Silver City staple, serving up Thai and Laos cuisine for over ten years - is moving in.

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Chef Jason Gorman joins Ambassador Hotel as culinary director

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Chef Jason Gorman's career includes work at a variety of notable establishments, including The Iron Horse Hotel, The Art Institute of Chicago, Mangia Wine Bar in Kenosha and Dream Dance Steak. And now he'll bring his flair for bold flavors to the Ambassador Hotel.

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Chef Justin Carlisle among 2017 James Beard finalists

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:07:00 CDT

The James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for its 2017 awards this morning from a.o.c. restaurant in Los Angeles. For the third year running, Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and Red Light Ramen has made it to the next round for Best Chef Midwest.

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Small town chef and James Beard honoree Luke Zahm carries torch for local food

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:01:00 CDT

It's common to see honorees from cities like Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. But it's far more unusual for a small-town chef to hit the radar of the JBF team. That's just part of what makes Chef Luke Zahm of Driftless Cafe in Viroqua so special.

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Ashley's Bar-B-Que on Center St. will reopen Tuesday

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:21:00 CDT

Rib tips, pulled pork, hot links and more will be waiting for you next week on Milwaukee's North Side. After being closed for a little more than six months, Ashleys Ashley's Bar-B-Que, 1501 W. Center St., will reopen Tuesday, March 14.

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On the Burger Trail: Camino

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Camino is casual and comfortable and always seems to be filled with a crowd of friendly faces. They have a great rotating selection of craft beers and ciders, so it seems there's always something new to try. As it turns out, it's also a great spot to grab a burger.

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Chef Talk: Gypsy Taco's Mitchell Ryan Ciohon, part 2

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:56:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down for part two of his conversation with Mitchell Ryan Ciohon of Gypsy Taco to discuss the most frustrating part of owning a food truck and much more.

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Do this: EsterEv dinner with James Beard semifinalist Jorge Guzman

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 17:19:00 CDT

Among this year's James Beard semifinalists is Jorge Guzman, executive chef of the Brewer's Table at Surly Brewing Company, an in-demand chef-driven experience pairing exceptional food with beer. Get a taste of Guzman's skill on March 14.

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DiModa Pizza to move into former Trocadero space

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:06:00 CDT

Wild Planet Hospitality announced today that DiModa Pizza will move into the former Trocadero space, located at 1758 N. Water St, with a menu of wood-fired pizzas, modern takes on Italian classics and - for those who missed Trocadero - brunch.

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The Diplomat restaurant to open in former Bosley on Brady

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 21:14:00 CDT

A new day is dawning for Bosley on Brady, 815 E. Brady St., which is slated to reopen this summer with a brand new identity.

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Wisconsin's Rare Steakhouse to open in Washington D.C.

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:03:00 CDT

It looks like the president will have the opportunity to order up a well-done Wisconsin steak beginning this fall. Noble Chef Hospitality, owners of Rare Steakhouse, signed a lease with the Laborers' International Union of North America in January..

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What should replace Rosati's on Farwell?

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 10:31:00 CDT

It's an unfortunate week for Italian franchises, it seems. Yesterday we reported that Buca di Beppo on Van Buren had closed. And today, we've confirmed that Rosati's at 2238 N. Farwell Ave., is also shuttered.

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Globally inspired plates abound at the newly opened Kindred

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Last week, we gave you a preview of the restaurant's interior, which offers up casually elegant digs that mix both modern and rustic elements. And this weekend we got a peek at the menu which is replete with shareable globally inspired dishes.

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On the Burger Trail: Hangover Burger at Stack'd Burger Bar

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 14:56:00 CDT

At Stack'd, I decided to tackle the most popular burger: The Hangover Stack featuring grass-fed beef smothered with fried onions, bacon, Wisconsin cheddar, lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. Because who doesn't love a burger with an egg on it?

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Eat this now: Hickory butter barbecued shrimp at Iron Grate BBQ Co.

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:01:00 CDT

What's a meat-laden barbecue joint to do when Lent comes rolling around and every restaurant on the planet is serving up fish fry? If you're Chef Aaron Patin, you dig deep and come up with a succulent seafood dish with a bit of smoke.

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Cubanitas slated as newest tenant for Drexel Town Square

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 10:48:00 CDT

Oak Creek's new Drexel Town Square development is filling up with delicious new tenants, including Pizza Man, Bel Air Cantina and soon Valentine Coffee. But the newest addition to the food and beverage line-up is a Downtown favorite: Cubanitas.

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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 10:00:00 CDT

It's one of Milwaukee's most cherished and distinctive culinary traditions: the Friday fish fry. This long-lived ritual is alive and thriving in Milwaukee - especially, but not only, during Lent. It's a big list, so dig in and read on.

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Gordo's could bring tacos, burgers and ice cream to Water Street

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 15:30:00 CDT

A new fast casual restaurant might be coming to a unique location on Water Street. Three restaurant veterans have drawn up plans to open Gordo's, a casual spot serving up burgers, tacos and ice cream, in the space that formerly housed Moto-Scoot.

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Try this for happy hour: Flights and Bites at c.1880

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Has it been a while since you've been to c.1880? If so, you might want to consider a visit. The restaurant just rolled out a brand new monthly "Flights and Bites" menu, which will be available Tuesday through Thursday evenings. And it's pretty delicious.

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Cafe Benelux next on Lowlands' list for redux

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:20:00 CDT

The Lowlands Group announced today that it will begin renovations on Café Benelux in Milwaukee's Third Ward. The restaurant will be closed beginning the evening of March 5 and will reopen with regular breakfast, lunch and dinner hours on March 17.

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Come strangers and friends: Kindred is nearly ready for you

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Kindred, the Bay View restaurant located inside the Kinn micro-hotel is swiftly approaching its opening date. And we've got a look at the plush new space, which aims to offer friends and strangers alike the opportunity to relax and enjoy a shareable feast.

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Rapid review: Hamburger Mary's (in the new location)

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Hamburger Mary's - a gay-themed and LGBTQ-friendly burger chain, bar and performance venue - moved from its purple Bay View building to the former La Perla space in Walker's Point. Recently, OnMilwaukee stopped in for burgers and milkshakes.

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Fuel Cafe opens on 5th Street

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:43:00 CDT

After much anticipation, the second Fuel Cafe opened today at 630 S. 5th St. in Walker's Point. It offers a large selection of tap beer, a menu created by Chef Noe, craft cocktails and, of course, "killer coffee."

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3 dishes: Supper's Erik Hansen

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In 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 Chef Erik Hansen of Supper, Milwaukee's modern supper club.

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A word on paczki and 10 spots to get your fix

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Next week marks the beginning of Lent. And that means a host of Milwaukee bakeries are battening down their hatches and baking up a storm in preparation for "Paczki Day." We've got everything you need to know about the luscious butter-infused filled pastries.

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Are you the next owner of the East Side Red Dot?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:01:00 CDT

The fate of the former East Side Red Dot still hangs in the balance. In fact, as of today, the restaurant building is for sale. What could go into the popular East Side bar and restaurant? That depends on the buyer, says owner Martin Beaudoin.

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On the Burger Trail: The Lucy at Crafty Cow

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:01:00 CDT

At Crafty Cow, you can order up any number of lavishly topped burgers featuring ingredients like prime rib, peanut butter, pork belly and a host of other options. But, we stuck to the basics and ordered the Lucy, an homage to the original Jucy Lucy burger.

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Ward's House of Prime in Delafield becomes PrimeOne Steak and Seafood

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Beginning this week, Ward's House of Prime in Delafield will begin a new chapter as PrimeOne Steak and Seafood. The new steak and seafood concept, owned by DJ Martin, will operate in partnership with Allen Brothers Steaks of Chicago to diversify the menu.

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Crafty Cow announces Bay View location

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:08:00 CDT

According to owners Mike Bodow and Devin Eichler, the time was right to expand the Crafty Cow brand to Milwaukee. So the over-the-top burgers and craft beer served at Crafty Cow in Oconomowoc will be available in Bay View beginning this spring.

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10th annual Usinger's Day means free sausage for you!

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:25:00 CDT

Once again, Usinger's neighbor, Old German Beer Hall, joins the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County in celebrating Feb. 23 - today! - as Fred Usinger Day. That means free brats, free beer, free live music and more.

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The Ruckus in Shorewood now open for dinner service

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:21:00 CDT

Looks like you can grab a Ruckus burger tonight for dinner! After halting its dinner service in January to work out a few kinks, The Ruckus, 4144 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood, has announced that it will resume dinner service starting today.

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Ashley's Que closed after Tuesday fire

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:50:00 CDT

It looks like it might be a while before Milwaukee can enjoy Ashley's popular barbecue. On Tuesday afternoon, a grease fire in the kitchen at Ashley's Que in Walker's Point caused the restaurant to close.

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Food truck owners find their bliss with Heavenly Cuisine on the Go

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDT

If it's a Philly cheesesteak, Reuben or steak and egg burrito you're after, you might just find your bliss at the window of the newly minted Heavenly Cuisine On the Go food truck, which serves up its wares to eager new fans near 16th and Wells Streets.

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Explore newfangled CSA options at Local Farmer Open House March 11

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:01:00 CDT

In a world with so many intractable problems - homelessness, war, financial and political instability - joining a CSA is a small, but concrete act that improves our land, community, economy and quality of life. It's a small act with big consequences

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