Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:16:03 CDT
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:01:00 CDTIn 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
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTIf you're a fan of the Québecois specialty comprised of French fries and cheese curds covered in gravy, then you're going to be pretty stoked that you can now can build your very own uniquely unctuous basket of poutine at Red Lion Pub. Yes, really.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:43:00 CDTJack Rabbit Slims, 8028 W. National Ave. in West Allis, is undergoing a bit of an identity change. The restaurant, which opened in December 2015 as a country music bar and barbecue restaurant, has taken the last few months to step back and reevaluate.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTCafe Calatrava's "Sconnie Cheese Burger," features a Miller Bakery Pretzilla roll, short rib, a brisket and sirloin burger, American cheese, dijonaise, Maple Creek Farms smoked bacon, melted onions, house pickles and a side of malt vinegar chips.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:02:00 CDTGet out and enjoy Downtown during Taste and Toast, an annual event featuring specially priced small plates, appetizers and beverages at a variety of downtown bars, restaurants and lounges. This year's event takes place March 6-10 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:50:00 CDTThe South Side will soon have its very own taste of the Windy City as a new 9,000-square foot Portillo's - complete with a variety of its beloved menu items and a double drive-thru - is on the way to Greenfield.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:01:00 CDTFeeling hungry? Maybe you're craving sushi from Sake Tumi. Tabouleh from Casablanca. Or a Barrie Burger from AJ Bombers. Well, thanks to digital technology, there's now yet another way to satiate your craving. UberEATS officially launches its Milwaukee delivery service today.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:03:00 CDTPerhaps more than ever, we love to see the world through the window of our dinner plates. A new exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum digs down into our love of food to explore and explain the path of food, from farm to fork.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTWhen was the last time you dined at Crazy Water? If it's been a while, or you've never had the pleasure, take the time to set up a lunch date at the Walker's Point staple, which offers a modestly priced menu of lovely salads, sandwiches and entrees.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:40:00 CDTThis morning, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2017 awards. And Milwaukee has four reasons to be proud. Semifinalists will now move on to a voting body comprised of former Beard Award winners.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:01:00 CDTThe restaurant line-up alone should make you want to buy tickets for the upcoming Dim Sum + Give Some event. But the story behind the event is even more compelling. It begins with a local chef's sobering diagnosis and ends with an interminable sense of hope.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTUrban Beets, the vegan-friendly cafe which opened almost exactly a year ago at 1401 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., is slated to be bigger and better thanks to an expansion plan that should be completed by late spring or early summer.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:40:00 CDTIn honor of its fifth anniversary, Odd Duck will host a retrospective celebration complete with a series of throwback and favorite dishes from a number of chefs who have worked in its kitchen, along with favorite cocktails from the original Odd Duck menus.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:01:00 CDTHello Falafel, the Middle Eastern inspired fast casual restaurant at 2301 S. Howell Ave. will launch brunch service beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday Feb. 26. Brunch will include a variety of new dishes, as well as mimosas made with freshly squeezed juices.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:01:00 CDTMore barbecue is coming to Milwaukee.This time, it's in the form of Doc's Commerce Smokehouse, a restaurant specializing in Southern style barbecue including Central Texas style whole brisket and its signature pepper-heavy rub.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:03:00 CDTVallhalla, the anticipated Scandinavian bar and restaurant proposed for Old World 3rd Street, is on track for a March opening. Melissa McNulty and her husband, Ken, began construction on the 19th century building in late 2015, but encountered delays.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTThere are a number of burgers from which to choose on the Brass Monkey menu, but when we found their most popular burger is actually the Pub Burger, a double cheeseburger topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo, it seemed like a no brainer.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:56:00 CDTMilwaukee loves pizza. Our neighborhoods are filled with pizzerias - all unique, bursting with flavor and filled with storied histories. One Milwaukeean has eaten his way through the lion's share. His hard work translates into your guide to great pizza in greater Milwaukee.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:01:00 CDTVennture Brew Company - a multi-faceted community-centric micro-brewery and coffee shop - has signed a lease this week on two storefronts in Washington Heights, with the hope of opening the new concept sometime this summer.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:06:00 CDTSure, we all have our favorite romantic places, but if you're looking to show your sweetheart something different and new, perhaps one of these establishments might appeal.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:01:00 CDTAfter a brief closure to complete an interior refresh, Mason Street Grill is prepped and ready to reopen to the public. We stopped by to snap a few pictures, and here are some of the things to which you can look forward on your next visit.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:01:00 CDTHave you watched the ads for those Taco Bell fried chicken-shelled chalupas and thought to yourself, "That looks too healthy"? Well, meet The Chizza, KFC's new pizza option with, you guessed it, the crust replaced by fried chicken.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTIf the winter doldrums have you down, we've got something summery that might just be the antidote. Chillwaukee, a brand new bike-powered ice-pop truck, is rolling into town beginning May 1, and you're going to love what it has to offer.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:01:00 CDTAs "Wisconsin Foodie" prepares to enter its 10th year, creator Arthur Ircink is inviting fans to experience a smorgasbord of flavors from the chefs, farmers and producers who have been featured on the Emmy Award-winning television show.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:07:00 CDTChef Zach Espinosa will take on a new challenge as head chef for Mr. B's, A Bartolotta Steakhouse. The news comes with the departure of Chef Dane Baldwin, who has been a part of the Bartolotta Restaurant Group since 2004.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:55:00 CDTKnown for his creative small plates and inventive dishes, many infused with elements from his Italian heritage, Chef Adam Pawlak will continue bolstering the options at Black Sheep, which is driven by seasonal and local ingredients.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 15:01:00 CDT"Waste not, want not." It's a saying that's been used for centuries to remind people that they should care for their resources. But it's also a fitting description for a new Family Meal offering at Balzac, which aims to call attention to, and help eliminate, food waste.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 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 Chef Josh Peterson of Motor Bar and Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Sat, 4 Feb 2017 11:32:00 CDTThe 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.
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDTThe Mainstream burger took center stage next to a healthy pile of crisp, skin-on french fries. The burger stood tall exposing its toppings which included melted American cheese, shredded lettuce, a thick slice of tomato, ketchup, mustard and pickles.
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 16:16:00 CDTOnMilwaukee gave this newbie a nosh and found it to be, like all Girl Scout Cookies, deliciously and dangerously addictive, but lacking in personality.
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDTBack in 2013, Bon Appetit Magazine declared that "Food halls are the new food trucks." It seems they were correct. As Americans have grown increasingly more obsessed with all things culinary, food hall fever has swept the country like wildfire. And soon, Milwaukee will have one, too.
Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:01:00 CDTThe ribbon has been cut at the new San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana, a passion project spearheaded by the Calderone Club's Gino Fazzari. The new restaurant will be the first VPN certified pizzeria in Milwaukee and one of only four in the state.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:56:00 CDTThe time is ripe to get out and warm up with Silver City's annual Phobruary, a celebration of all things pho. And this year's festivities in Silver City have upped the ante. From voting to pho challenges and chopstick-making, you won't want to miss the Phobruary phun.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:16:00 CDTDon't be surprised if you see a rash of Rishi Tea tap handles cropping up around the city in the coming months. Milwaukee's local tea purveyor has released a new product, Rishi Craft Brew, which takes everything you know about tea and turns it ever-so-gently on end.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTBeginning this week, Milwaukee will have its first Indian food truck. Punjabi Accent is taking its wares to the streets, bringing a roving buffet of delectable Punjabi-style specialties - including curries, tikka masala, and na'an - to folks on the go.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:30:00 CDTPizzeria San Giorgio - located in the former Thai Palace, 838 N. Old World 3rd St. - will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. with Mayor Tom Barrett and Bucks President Peter Feigin. The pizzeria is expected to open to the public on Thursday.
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:21:00 CDTDowntown Plymouth will get a number of upgrades over the next year. One is a brand new Cheese Counter and Dairy Heritage Center, which will highlight Sheboygan cheesemakers and the State's strong cheese-making tradition and heritage.
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:01:00 CDTSince 1947, the Mars Cheese Castle Kenosha, has been an iconic cheese-themed destination. And thanks to a partnership with Milwaukee-based Retailworks, Inc. it will undergo additional renovations which are expected to be completed by summer.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:10:00 CDTI was a bit taken Aback when I stopped at Goody Gourmets in Shorewood yesterday, and saw it closed. No need to worry, though, the space is just getting a facelift and ripping out some old carpet. The popcorn, in all of its amazingness, will remain the same.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTThis week, the burger trail led us to the East Side where we made a stop at Hooligan's Super Bar, a cornerstone of Milwaukee's East Side since 1936 ... and, as it turns out, a pretty fair spot to get satiation for the occasional burger craving.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:06:00 CDTFor this new episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek looks back at 2016, revisiting some interviews from the past year and sharing some great clips and answers that may not have made the cut in previous episodes.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:16:00 CDTDon Gorske is in the Guinness book of World Records. He has consumed more than 29,000 Big Macs. And today, he was at the McDonald's on 66th and North Avenue to hand out limited editions of Big Mac sauce in a bottle, as well as interact with admirers.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:01:00 CDTIt's almost time to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan. 28 and is traditionally celebrated for approximately two weeks. It's a great time to learn more about - and exercise an appreciation for - Chinese culture. Here are five ways you can do just that.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTWhat's ooey gooey and especially delicious in the middle of winter? Raclette, that's what. And beginning this weekend, the West Allis Cheese Shoppe Cafe launched three raclette dishes, served up with all the classic theater for which the Swiss dishes are known.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:49:00 CDTMilwaukee's hottest chefs, some from the city's newest restaurants, and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee DJs will serve up one-of-a-kind music-and-food pairings at the station's sixth annual SoundBites fundraiser Thursday Feb. 9 at the Iron Horse Hotel.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:11:00 CDTLast week, we gave you a first look at The Ruckus, the new fast casual restaurant serving up burgers and ice cream in Shorewood. Originally, the restaurant announced it would be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. However, it appears the restaurant is making some changes to its hours.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:01:00 CDTThe paucity of dim sum in Milwaukee is beginning to lessen. Fortune Restaurant in West Allis announced this weekend on Facebook that dim sum is coming soon. We spoke with a restaurant representative who provided some detail about the new offering.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:01:00 CDTExplore. Taste. Discover. It's a sentiment that adorns the wall opposite the bar at the new Explorium Brewpub at 5300 S.76th St. just inside Southridge Mall. It's a tagline that owner Michael Doble says sums up the idea behind the new bar and restaurant.
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.