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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:16:04 CDT


Leon's wasn't the first custard stand, but it was one of the most influential

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Leon Schneider wasn't the first to open a custard stand in Milwaukee, but he was one of the most influential. Even today, nearly a quarter century after Schneider's death, his Leon's drive-in on South 27th Street is a draw for locals and Milwaukee visitors alike.

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"This Is Us" recap: The Pearsons battle chicken pox, racism and a big new twist

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:46:00 CDT

"Still There" was unfortunately the kind of episode that made me wary of watching "This Is Us" in the first place. But even when "This Is Us" is being very "This Is Us"-like, it can still result in a pretty good hour of TV.

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Burning Through Brew City: Jonny Hammers' Too Hot For A Normal Person wings

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:46:00 CDT

This week, for the first time, we're going off the map and letting a random reader recommendation guide our way. His pick? Jonny Hammers and its Too Hot For A Normal Person wings. We'll see if they live up to that name.

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Eric Thames is still really popular in Korea

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:04:00 CDT

By now we all know the Eric Thames story. If you don't here is the spark notes version: MLB career went down the toilet, Thames goes to Korea for four years and hits the cover off the baseball, finally gets another shot in MLB with the Brewers and delivers by hitting .247/.359/.518 with 31 home runs.

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Milwaukee's best Italian, 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:16:00 CDT

After losing the crown in 2015, Ristorante Bartolotta reclaimed its perch at the top of Milwaukee's Italian food heap last year. And if the 2017 results have anything to say about it, it doesn't look like it's letting go of that title anytime soon.

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Mourn the loss of Aaron Rodgers with the Manitowoc Minute

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:16:00 CDT

It's been 48 hours since Aaron Rodgers' collarbone broke, along with the collective spirit of the Green Bay fan base, but we're still in a somber mood about the whole thing. But what better way to help us mourning Packer Backers "keep 'er movin'" than the Manitowoc Minute.

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Predators call up Admirals' Freddy Gaudreau

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:06:00 CDT

After being left off Nashville's roster to start the season, Milwaukee Admirals forward Frederick Gaudreau was called up to the Predators on Tuesday. The promotion comes after the Preds placed defenseman Yannick Weber on injured reserve.

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Mary Burke's Building Brave aims to inspire Milwaukee women

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:15:00 CDT

After losing to Gov. Scott Walker in 2014, Mary Burke focused her attention on a new passion: Building Brave, an organization that focuses on the advancement of women. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will host a Building Brave event on Wednesday, Oct. 25 and tickets are still available.

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PODCAST: The collarbone that broke Packers fans; but, hey, Bucks!

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:02:00 CDT

Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, and it broke Packers fans' hearts. What does his injury mean for Green Bay's season and playoff hopes? Also, perfect timing, the Bucks' NBA season is upon us! Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the state of Wisconsin sports in this Postgame Tailgate episode.

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Old-school Baked Alaska finds new life at The Packing House

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:00 CDT

It doesn't get much more old-school than Baked Alaska. And, to the best of our knowledge, very few places in Milwaukee still serve it. One place that does, however, is the very retro supper club that is The Packing House.

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Milwaukee's best sandwich, 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:01:00 CDT

From 2008 to 2013, a beloved Bay View bar and cafe won this category every single year. But for the past three years, Milwaukee readers voted a different restaurant as having the "best sandwich" - Benji's (2014), Glorioso's (2015) and Jake's Deli (2016). Which won this year?

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Chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them: Adam Pawlak of Black Sheep

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:03:00 CDT

For Chef Adam Pawlak of Black Sheep and The Love Shack, tattoos have become a record of his experiences. "Over the years, tattoos have really become a way for me to keep telling my story," he says, "Whether it's my story in food or the more personal side of my life."

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Wisconsin Herd unveils inaugural G League uniforms

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:18:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, unveiled the team's inaugural uniforms. The jerseys feature the logo of BMO Harris Bank, the first major partner of the Herd.

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Take convenience off the menu

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:01:00 CDT

One factor overrides all others when you're deciding where to dine: convenience. So, make a list, check it twice and bust out of your Milwaukee dining comfort zone.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Disney Night delivers the first perfect dance

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:01:00 CDT

Who conjured some Disney magic on Corporate Synergy Night, and who was a "Mars Needs Moms" or "John Carter"-level disaster? The judges had their say, but here's our scores from Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars."

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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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5 new foods to try at the BMO Harris Bradley Center

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:03:00 CDT

On Monday the Bucks unveiled the new food options available at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this season, and we got a behind-the-scenes first look (and taste) of concessions like Press waffles, street tacos, dessert nachos, Sprecher floats, Bavarian pretzels and more.

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Martha Wainwright returns to Milwaukee for a Shank Hall show

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:03:00 CDT

Here's a fun chat with Martha Wainwright who performs at Shank Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee's soulful talent Mark Waldoch opens the show.

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The Pfister's "Super Chat" launches dozens of topical talks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:02:00 CDT

The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., will host a so-called "Super Chat" in its Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 17, for individuals participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's On the Table regional forum.

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Guitars in hotel rooms are a rockin' trend

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:04:00 CDT

Hotels boast all kinds of amenities and a wide variety of package deals that include meals, tickets to entertainment or sports events and more. But, lately, I've noticed a new trend in hotel amenities, and it's one that hits the right note for me.

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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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VIDEO: Femmes' Sparrow rockets back to high school in a big way

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Who says you can't go home again? Violent Femmes drummer John Sparrow is finding his way back to his alma mater, South Milwaukee High School, as part of the band's five-city Viva Wisconsin tour this month. We went back to the school recently to find his old locker.

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Hey, look: Matt Cook wrote another book!

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:30:00 CDT

Unlike the headline of this story, Matt Cook's latest book of poetry, "Irksome Particulars," does not include a single rhyme. Phew.

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 6 vs. Vikings

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:17:00 CDT

Let's assume that Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo, Matt Flynn and Brett Favre aren't walking through the door. After Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, the Packers' season is now in Brett Hundley's hands. We'll see how that goes. In the meantime, let's look back at Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Vikings.

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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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Proposed city legislation would place restrictions on roadside memorials

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The move from the public sidewalk to a designated area where a crowd can gather, such as the Peace Garden Project MKE, solved a problem that a proposed policy change aims to prevent, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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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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#WeWant: fall edition

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Fall isn't over yet, Milwaukee. #WeWant to still enjoy these goodies and you may to.

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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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New children's book highlights positive images of girls of color

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Like the first book, "I am a Girl of Color" presents affirming words and images of black and brown children - this time focusing on girls - and increases the number of books in which those children can find themselves, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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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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Here is the Tim Dillard Bobblehead you didn't know existed, but now must have

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:02:00 CDT

Tim Dillard is (finally) getting his own bobblehead. Surprised? Don't be. The honor, bestowed on him by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame, isn't for Dillard's baseball success. It's for his zany, creative and delightfully entertaining off-field (and social media) persona.

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Where to watch 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival movies now

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival may be done (*sheds tear*), but that doesn't mean the movies playing there for the past two weeks will disappear. Here's where you can find some of the festival picks you might've missed.

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Hidden Gem: George's Pub

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:32:00 CDT

George Vomberg is the 84-year-old owner of George's Pub, 224 E. Washington St., in the Harbor View neighborhood. Listening to Vomberg is like being presented with a living history book.

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First to Wisconsin: West Elm

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:16:00 CDT

There is only one West Elm location in Wisconsin, and it really couldn't be in a more appealing and complementary location.

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MFF's closing night pick "Landline" dials up a quality comedic connection

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:36:00 CDT

The results of "Landline," the second pairing of writer-director Gillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate, are almost as messy as the discombobulated clan in the middle of it all - but thankfully just as funny, honest and endearing too.

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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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Brewers announce plans to extend protective netting at Miller Park

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:39:00 CDT

The Brewers on Friday joined several other Major League Baseball teams in announcing plans to significantly extend the protective netting on the field level at Miller Park. The decision comes in the wake of an incident last month when a young girl was badly injured by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium.

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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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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:09:00 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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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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Brett Favre turned 48; watch him age through his career with this morphing GIF

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:04:00 CDT

Brett Favre turned 48 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate No. 4's birthday, the guys at the sportsbook put together a morphing GIF that shows Favre aging through his 20-season NFL career - from 1991 with Atlanta to 2010 with Minnesota. And a lot from Green Bay in between.

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