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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:16:04 CDT


Vote now or forever hold your peace: OnMilwaukee's Best of Dining 2017

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:46:00 CDT

You vote, you decide. In OnMilwaukee's 15th annual readers' poll to pick Brew City's best restaurants, you'll find 40 questions asking you to choose your favorites.

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Chamber's "Frankie and Johnny" finds sensitive souls under the sheets

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:06:00 CDT

The sex may grab all the attention. But instead of focusing on how the two get into each other's pants, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's "Frankie and Johnny" focuses on how the two try to get into each other's shattered lives.

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MSO's "Gershwin!" promises an unforgettable night of lively entertainment

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Friday night, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, I had rhythm, I had music and I had my man - in this case, "my man" is George Gershwin, as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra impeccably presented "Gershwin!" for an enthusiastic audience.

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Izzy Hops Swig and Nosh will open next week on East Side

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:12:00 CDT

The East Side's newest sports bar and restaurant, Izzy Hops Swig and Nosh, is slated to open on Wednesday, just in time for the Milwaukee Film Festival. The restaurant is located on Murray Avenue, next to another brand new venue, Kawa Ramen and Sushi, which also opens this week.

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Doors Open Milwaukee features Lindsay Heights, Layton Boulevard West sites

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:06:00 CDT

This year's two spotlight neighborhoods for Doors Open Milwaukee - running Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 - are Lindsay Heights and Layton Boulevard West, both in the central city, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 21-24, 2017

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:01:00 CDT

Your Weekend Preview is officially here. Celebrate your weekend in the city we love by watching the Brew Crew take on the Cubs, by celebrating Oktoberfest all over the city, by learning more about our city at MKE on Tap, by exploring at Doors Open MKE, by watching the Pack with fellow fans at local bars and much, much more.

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Wisconsin Herd's inaugural coaching staff includes ex-Badgers star Brian Butch

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:51:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Herd named Steve Payne, Justin Wetzel and Jamaal Benjamin as Assistant Coaches for the team's inaugural 2017-18 season. Appleton West High School standout and former University of Wisconsin Badger, Brian Butch, will join the Herd as a Coaching Associate.

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Kawa Ramen and Sushi to open Monday on the East Side

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:35:00 CDT

There's sushi -- and authentic Japanese ramen -- coming to the East Side next week. Kawa Ramen and Sushi will open next week with a menu that features a range of appetizers, entrees and sushi along with four authentic ramen options.

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Just where the heck is Downtown Milwaukee anyway?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has its own demarcations and definitions of where Downtown officially lies. But what does the staff of OnMilwaukee think: What exact area qualifies as "Downtown Milwaukee"?

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This is my favorite view of Lake Michigan; what's yours?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The lake doesn't take a bad picture; every view is great and every shot is pretty and memorable. Surely, you've got your go-to favorite spot for a Lake Michigan photo. For me, it's the Texas Rock overlook in Bay View, which beholds Downtown and the lake from the northwest. What's yours?

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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:56:00 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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The Harbor District: A new Milwaukee neighborhood is in the works

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:04:00 CDT

In 2015, the Milwaukee Harbor District was established to develop a plan to redevelop the area south of the Third Ward, east of Walker's Point and north of Bay View. To raise awareness of the plan and the area, the first Harbor Fest takes place Oct. 7.

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Milwaukee Talks: Kato Kaelin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:02:00 CDT

On Tuesday, we published a piece looking at some of Glendale-native Kato Kaelin's, uh, passionate tweets about the Brewers and the Packers. After it ran, Kaelin offered us some clarification on tweets.

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First to Wisconsin: Kendra Scott

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:00 CDT

The story of Kendra Scott could just as easily be titled: "Wisconsin Girl Makes Good." After all, this trend-setting jewelry mogul has made a name for herself and her brand, not only for the company's wares, but also for its philanthropic ideals.

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Christmas comes early with discounted "Christmas Carol" tickets from The Rep

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Christmas may still be months away, but 'tis the season for saving some cash on tickets to one of Milwaukee's most heartwarming holiday traditions: "A Christmas Carol" at the Milwaukee Rep.

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On the Burger Trail: The signature burger at Bibinger's in West Bend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:02:00 CDT

One of the best parts of the Burger Trail series has been exploring burgers at hidden gems outside of the immediate Milwaukee area. And recently, I found yet another burger gem just 40 minutes outside of town at Bibinger's.

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Bucks name BMO Harris Bank as founding partner of new arena

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:44:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks and BMO Harris Bank are renewing their long-standing relationship, as BMO Harris Bank becomes a Founding Partner of the new Bucks arena. BMO Harris Bank also remains the official bank of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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From love to loss: Milwaukeeans share their Lake Michigan stories

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:05:00 CDT

For many of us, Lake Michigan is more than our water source. It is a vast body of stories and memories.

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Tula Erskine works identified!

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:02:00 CDT

This morning I received a note from Nancy Aten, who was scanning works by Milwaukee artist Gertrude Kundman Erskine to be included in Erskine's archive, when she came upon 8x10 photographs of a series of six works that especially caught her attention. Do you recognize them?

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Waived goodbye: Bucks part ways with former Badgers star Bronson Koenig

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:35:00 CDT

For now, the hopes of Wisconsin native and former Badgers standout Bronson Koenig to play professional basketball for his home-state team are over. The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Koenig on Thursday, making the undrafted rookie a free agent.

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Here are all the stars and special guests headed to the MKE Film Festival

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Audiences' eyes may be glued to the big screen during the Milwaukee Film Festival, but the two-week explosion of cinema doesn't begin and end just there. Here are all the special guests headed to Cream City cinemas during the two-week festival.

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Lake Michigan sports guide

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Take a walk - or a jog - along Milwaukee's lakefront in warm weather and you're likely to see a range of recreation, including water sports actually on Lake Michigan and terrestrial outdoor activities that just utilize the scenic, spacious shoreline. Here's a local lake sports guide.

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Here are the highlights of the Brewers' final regular-season homestand

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:14:00 CDT

The Brewers return to Miller Park and continue their push for the playoffs as they begin the final regular-season homestand of 2017, starting with four games against the Cubs. Then Milwaukee closes out its home schedule with three games against the Reds. Here are the homestand highlights.

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MOTOR shows off dining room upgrades, new Can Room

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:02:00 CDT

If you haven't been to MOTOR Bar and Restaurant in a while, there's good reason to make a visit. The riverfront restaurant not only has one of the best patios in the city, the staff has also been hard at work making improvements and adding a new casual venue called the MOTOR Can Room.

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:09:00 CDT

There's nothing quite like a great drink special to help you unwind after a long day. We've done an exhaustive search and found Milwaukee's happiest Happy Hours.

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TV newsman and self-avowed boat nerd wants to you to click on his big boat pics

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Since 2016, Milwaukee newsman Ben Handelman - an anchor and reporter for Fox 6 News on WITI-TV - has run the Big Boats MKE blog and Twitter feed, sharing the comings and goings of cargo vessels and other lake traffic. It's fun to follow.

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Fruin's variegated water tower hoisted onto Coakley's Walker's Point HQ

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:31:00 CDT

Milwaukee has been buzzing about artist Tom Fruin's multicolored "water tower" sculpture that Coakley Brothers announced a couple weeks ago would be installed in the moving, storage and business interiors company's Walker's Point headquarters. This morning it was installed.

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Strange Town aims for October opening

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In May, we reported a new bar and restaurant, Strange Town, would open in the former Allium space on Prospect Avenue potentially sometime this summer. A conversation this week with co-owner Andy Noble offers hope for an opening that coincides with the Milwaukee Film Festival.

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Bucks sign guard Kendall Marshall to training-camp contract

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:47:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Kendall Marshall to a training camp contract. He sports career averages of 5.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists over 160 games (57 starts) with Phoenix, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.

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Miller Park shuttle guide

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:06:00 CDT

With another Brewers season upon us, plenty of fans are looking for a ride to the ballpark. It's a safe alternative, if you're planning to drink - and even if you aren't, parking can be a nightmare at Miller Park. Plus, it's always fun to have somewhere to go before or after the game to celebrate (or commiserate) with your fellow Brew Crew lovers.

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8 great lakes near Milwaukee that aren't Great Lakes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:02:00 CDT

While we may not be the land of 10,000 lakes, we prize quality over quantity, and there are some great places for recreation and reflection within a quick drive from Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorites.

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Building community, Milwaukee-style

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:16:00 CDT

Milwaukee's been a leader in community building for years. Beer gardens. Yes, beer gardens. They were built by the Miller family and others to have large family gathering spaces and, of course, to showcase their products. Today, we all use them to gather, share ideas, forge relationships and build a better city.

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Milwaukee's Gallery Night gets some Chicago love in Tribune

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Today, Chicago, reminds us to appreciate Gallery Night with reporter Lori Racki's preview of next month's event in Downtown Milwaukee.

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What's new on Netflix for October 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:56:00 CDT

October may be the month of Halloween, but Netflix's freshly announced lineup of new additions is nothing to be scared of. From familiar names to new seasons of Netflix hits, here's everything you'll be watching in October.

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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:20:00 CDT

Do you ever wonder what it was like for the men who landed on the moon to stand on the cratered surface and look back at the Earth; to be the only folks alive to know the feeling of being out at a place that everyone can see but that no one gets to visit and look back from? I imagine it's much like a visit to the breakwater lighthouse felt - though obviously to the Nth degree - on a recent trip out there on a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation boat.

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FOX Sports Wisconsin announces Bucks TV schedule; Novak joins broadcast team

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:46:00 CDT

FOX Sports Wisconsin will broadcast 78 regular-season Bucks games in 2017-18, the team announced on Wednesday. Former Milwaukee All-Star Vin Baker will step up as the primary "Bucks Live" analyst, while recently retired hometown hero Steve Novak has been added as a "Bucks Live" contributor.

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Our dear Lake Michigan is the deadliest of the Great Lakes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

We're lucky to live on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, soaked with all the picturesque beauty and recreation opportunities we could want. But our beloved body of water has a dark, dangerous secret: It's the deadliest of the Great Lakes, and it's not even close.

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Last call for "30 Rock," "Love Actually" and more on Netflix in October

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:46:00 CDT

I hope you finished your Netflix binge of, well, pretty much every television show out there, because the streaming service is losing a lot of your favorite TV programs next month. Here's everything leaving next month.

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Dobkin captures the "Soul of a Port"

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:03:00 CDT

As the saying goes, there are eight million stories in the naked city. Milwaukee author Leah Dobkin tells some of them in her book, "Soul of a Port," which aims to do more than simply offer a chronological history of this vital piece of Milwaukee.

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A Lake Week communion

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:00 CDT

In honor of OnMilwaukee's Lake Week this week, I decided to commune with Lake Michigan the best way I know how these days: I went for a run.

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The Original offers creative takes on familiar fare

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:33:00 CDT

The Original officially opens its doors to the public at 2498 N. Bartlett Ave. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. In the meantime, we've got a first look at what you can expect from the casual upscale eatery that has moved into the space that formerly housed Red Dot.

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Is Montucky the new hipster beer?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:45:00 CDT

Montucky Cold Snacks is the "official, unofficial beer of Montana," but it's brewed right here in Wisconsin.

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Hungry Sumo brings sushi, Thai dishes and more to Bay View

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Bay View seems to be getting its sushi in spades. The popular food truck Sushi Go's brick and mortar restaurant opened earlier this month. And now, Hungry Sumo, the second of three (with Sushi Yuki still on the way) sushi restaurants has opened its doors.

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Wisconsin Marine Historical Society keeps Great Lakes history afloat

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Tucked into the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at the Central Library is a trove of data, photographs and objects detailing the maritime history of the Great Lakes. It is administered by the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and it's there for you to explore.

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Urban Spelunking: A Lafarge cement ship

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:09:00 CDT

We took to the drink for a tour of a Lafarge cement ship docked at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee to unload "powder" from Lafarge's cement operation in Alpena Mich., before heading out onto the lake for a stop at Grand Haven on its way back up to Alpena.

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Bucks sign veteran wing Brandon Rush to training camp contract

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:43:00 CDT

The Bucks signed free-agent guard/forward Brandon Rush to a training camp contract Tuesday. By adding the veteran outside shooter, Milwaukee intensifies the competition at its wing positions and could potentially have to make another roster move if Rush impresses in preseason.

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Surf's up: The Exotics wave goodbye to the Milwaukee summer at Red Dot

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:02:00 CDT

Though it will already be autumn by the time Milwaukee's premier surf guitar rockers The Exotics take the stage at Red Dot Tosa, 6715 W. North Ave., at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, it'll still be warm enough to go surfing out on Lake Michigan, should the spirit move you.

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Black Cat Alley debuts new murals and an urban garden during Doors Open MKE

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Visitors during Doors Open Milwaukee 2017 will enjoy a beautiful new urban garden executed by Sam Alford, a brand-new mural by local illustrator and artist David Zimmerman, and the live installation of another mural by Chicago artist Goosenek. All on Milwaukee's East Side.

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Three game times changed for upcoming Brewers-Cubs series at Miller Park

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:23:00 CDT

The upcoming homestand at Miller Park from Sept. 21 to 28 includes three game time changes from the original schedule for the Brewers-Cubs series, all of which were previously announced.

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City's only surf shop swells with first-year success

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Jake and Alaina Bresette opened Milwaukee's first surf shop, Lake Effect Surf Shop, in the summer of 2016 at 1926 E. Capitol Dr. The couple is pleased with the year-round interest in the shop.

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