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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:16:03 CDT


A sneak peek at the new Walker's Point home for Hamburger Mary's

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:06:00 CDT

We got a look at the new upgraded Hamburger Mary's space in Walker's Point, which will feature more of everything - including a bigger bar, more seating, a snazzier patio and a surprise new venue next door which will open in the coming weeks.

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Chef Talk: Morel's Jonathan Manyo

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:06:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Jonathan Manyo of Morel to chat about breaking the rules, cooking true Wisconsin farm-to-table food and the first year of opening a restaurant.

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Milwaukee's best sushi, 2016

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:16:00 CDT

Last year, the title for Milwaukee's best sushi went to newcomer Rice N Roll. Would the East Side restaurant hold onto its crown this year? Would Izumi's retake its place at the top? Or is it some other sushi worth screaming about? Find out!

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Point Burger Bar hosts job fair for Pewaukee location, opening Dec. 1

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:42:00 CDT

On Saturday, Nov. 5 from noon to 4 p.m., Point Burger Bar will be hosting a job fair for their new Pewaukee location. The company hopes to fill over 100 job openings including managers, bartenders, servers, kitchen and support staff.

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Rapid review: Brown Bottle Pub

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:03:00 CDT

After having been closed for a while - and serving for a time as home to a different restaurant - the legendary Brown Bottle Pub reopened in 2014 with a renewed focus on Wisconsin-themed pub food. That surely explains why the beer cheese soup is not to be missed.

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Downtown dining guide

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:03:00 CDT

If you're heading into Downtown Milwaukee for a Bucks game, a day of work and a night out with friends, you can find almost anything and everything to eat. So the next time you head into the city, here's a full list of places to check out for a meal on the town.

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Travel Channel returns to Milwaukee for episode of "Food Paradise"

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:01:00 CDT

Seems the Travel Channel has its cameras pointed at Milwaukee once again. Crews were in town this week filming for an episode of the hit show "Food Paradise," which features food spots across the country offering one-of-a-kind dining experiences.

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Milwaukee's best takeout, 2016

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:56:00 CDT

Last year, Ono Kine Grindz took home the inaugural title of Milwaukee's best takeout. But could the beloved Hawaiian takeout joint manage to defend its crown? Or did a classic Cream City staple swoop in for first place? Read on!

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I ate at Olive Garden and lived to write about it

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:01:00 CDT

It's been a good number of years since I've set foot into an Olive Garden. But, it's dining month. And if I judged purely by the constant stream of cars that flows in and out of the parking lot, I'd be prone to suspect I was missing out on something truly special.

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Rapid review: Bollywood Grill's lunch buffet

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:03:00 CDT

The words "lunch" and "buffet" generally bring joy to people's hearts and stomachs, and the Bollywood Grill, 1038 N. Jackson St., has a particularly pleasing one.

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Milwaukee's best sandwiches, 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:02:00 CDT

It was yet another tight race for the title of Milwaukee's best sandwich. But who has the best sammie in town Milwaukeeans have weighed in - and 2016 brings us a new champion. Find out who won now!

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Custard flavors of our wildest dreams

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:07:00 CDT

With so many flavors of day out there in the Milwaukee frozen custard landscape - did I mention my frozen custard book arrives in shops Monday? - it's hard to believe there are any untapped ideas anymore. But we've tried to come up with a few anyway.

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7 Milwaukee food challenges to bust your gut

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:02:00 CDT

Do you like to gorge? Do you like eating for free, or even getting paid to feed? Here are seven gratuitously excessive local food challenges for the bravest and most brainless devourers to fill their bodies - and in some cases their pockets - at Milwaukee restaurants.

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3 dishes: Hinterland's Chef Matt Kerley

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 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 Matt Kerley of Hinterland.

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Silver City dining guide, 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Silver City, one of Milwaukee's most diverse neighborhoods, is home to some of the city's best Thai restaurants. It also offers Mexican, Laotian and American fare. Wondering where exactly Silver City is located? Keep reading.

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Milwaukee's best Southern/soul food/Cajun/Creole restaurant, 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:08:00 CDT

When it comes to Southern comfort food, there's one Milwaukee restaurant that's gotten mighty comfortable in the top spot. And 2016 wound up no different, with a familiar face snatching up the title of best Southern/soul food/Cajun/Creole restaurant.

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Milwaukee's best local food product, 2016

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:16:00 CDT

Over the last two years, Palermo's frozen pizza has dominated the best local food product category. But 2016 brings us a new winner - a sweet, tasty, frosty winner.

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Milwaukee's best dining of 2016-17

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:30:00 CDT

Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll.

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Milwaukee's best late night eats, 2016

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:01:00 CDT

Who does Milwaukee love for their late night eats? Will it be a classic late night favorite, or a relative newcomer to the world of late evening eats? Read on to find out who took the crown.

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The Kitch offers Kohl's employees a place to gather

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:01:00 CDT

The Kitch, a modern eatery and gathering place, opened Tuesday at the Kohl's Corporate Headquarters in Menomonee Falls. We paid a visit on Thursday and got a look at the creature comforts Kohl's employees will get to enjoy in the new space.

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Milwaukee's best Thai restaurant, 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:01:00 CDT

Since 2011, Thai-Namite has brought fresh Thai food and a sushi bar to Brady Street. This year - beating out last year's winner Rice N Roll - Thai-namite was named the best by OnMilwaukee readers.

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Eat and drink on the cheap with MealSteals app

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:16:00 CDT

Half off at Riverwest Pizza on Mondays? Free lunch at Old German Beer Hall when you buy a beer? Those are deals you can expect from the MealSteals app, a new tool which helps users discover places to eat and drink while saving money at the same time.

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Rapid Review: McGinn's Sports Bar

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:03:00 CDT

I like wings, but more than that, I like wings at McGinn's, where variety is the spice of life. Because there's such a good selection of flavors on the big, meaty wings, I like to mix up textures and flavors, like Jamaican dry rub jerk, the tangy original buffalo and sweet maple bourbon.

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Milwaukee's best desserts, 2016

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:36:00 CDT

After two years on the throne, reigning supreme over Cream City's collective sweet tooth, Purple Door Ice Cream has been knocked off its sugary top spot. In 2016, there's a new king of the desserts - albeit a familiar face.

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Riverwest dining guide

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:36:00 CDT

It would only make sense that a neighborhood as eclectic as Riverwest would have a dining scene just as eclectic, providing a taste of something for all appetites. Here's where to check out next time you find yourself roaming through Riverwest with a rumbling gut.

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7 delicious wings that fly under the radar

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:01:00 CDT

There are some great spots in Milwaukee to get traditional bar-style wings. But if you set aside your notion of what wings are supposed to be and open your palate to the idea of what they could be, there are plenty of other interesting spots to try.

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Cousins Subs donates $50,000 to Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:36:00 CDT

Through its annual Combos For A Cure fundraiser, Cousins Subs raises $50,000 for Wisconsin-based nonprofit - the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF).

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Rapid review: Daddy's Soul Food and Grille

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:10:00 CDT

It's the season of comfort food, and Milwaukeeans need to look no further than Daddy's for delicious sweater-weather eats from fried chicken to mashed potatoes to macaroni and cheese. Just say yes to gravy.

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Milwaukee's best wine list, 2016

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 CDT

Who has a wine list that you just can't resist? What restaurant in the city has the most swig-worthy selection of vino? Find out who Milwaukee voted their favorite in this year's Best of Dining poll!

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Thai-namite to open Tosa location this weekend

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:54:00 CDT

It's been nearly a year since Thai-namite announced intentions to take over the space on West North Avenue which once housed City Market. But with a soft opening planned for this weekend, the wait is nearly over for inspired Thai dishes and sushi.

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Cooler temps revive passion for red wine

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:06:00 CDT

Maybe it's just me, but I lean more toward beer in summer and wine as the weather cools. Because I tend to choose reds over whites, I like the warming feeling of holding a glass of red wine and of the wine as I swallow it. Here are a few wines I've tasted lately.

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Milwaukee's best family-friendly restaurant, 2016

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:06:00 CDT

There's nothing child's play about picking the right restaurant to take the whole family. It needs to balance a fun, playful atmosphere, while also offering up delectable dishes for palates young and old. This year, the voters went for an old favorite.

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Small Shops United gift pack gives back, helps you save

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:20:00 CDT

Just in time for the approaching holiday season, Milwaukee-based Small Shops United has partnered with Hunger Task Force to promote its 2017 Exclusive Gift Pack. And since it's Dining Month here at OnMilwaukee, I thought I'd tell you a bit more.

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Rumpus Room hosts Rock and Roll Roots dinner series

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:02:00 CDT

Enjoy juicy tidbits of music history while indulging in four thematic courses during the new Rock and Roll Roots series at Rumpus Room. The three-dinner series will feature music and commentary from Steve Palec of WKLH and Wisconsin Foodie host Kyle Cherek.

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Preview party planned for Milwaukee Beer Bistro's Travel Channel debut

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:44:00 CDT

Riverwest's Milwaukee Beer Bistro will host a preview party celebrating its national debut on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise" on Oct. 30. The episode will feature eight "Super Sandwiches" from around the U.S., including one from the Riverwest spot.

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Check out the new Mangos Cafe East on Van Buren

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Van Buren's Whiskey Bar has been utterly transformed from a divey bar into a tiki paradise. And we've got a first look at the space and the menu, which is guaranteed to give you a bit of a tropical reprieve even as the days grow shorter and cooler.

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Featured server: Transfer Pizza's Mischa Nygaard

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:01:00 CDT

Mischa Nygaard has served at Transfer Pizzeria Cafe for seven years - almost as long as the eatery has been open. OnMilwaukee recently caught up with Nygaard on the job and chatted about family, world travel and food, food, food.

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Milwaukee's best bakery, 2016

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:02:00 CDT

It looks like there isn't just one bakery taking the cake this time around.

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#WeWant: our favorite Milwaukee meals, here and gone

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:02:00 CDT

In honor of Dining Month this week's edition of #WeWant shares some of our favorite dishes - both here and gone - around town. Bon Appetit!

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Milwaukee's best brunch, 2016

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:00 CDT

Everyone loves brunch and most people have a particular place that's their go-to favorite spot to eat it. That's certainly the case with OnMilwaukee readers, whose 2016 voting results looked a lot like those from last year.

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Milwaukee's best Middle Eastern, 2016

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:26:00 CDT

Of all the Middle Eastern joints in all the towns in all the world, Milwaukee continues to walk into - and vote best in the city - this one, which won for the fifth year in a row.

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Wauwatosa dining guide

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:56:00 CDT

Wauwatosa's dining scene has evolved dramatically over the recent years, exploding with new options from the string of North Avenue eateries on the east to the new options at the Mayfair Collection on the west and right down in the heart of the Village itself.

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Milwaukee's best burger, 2016

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:02:00 CDT

Who will reign king of the burger in Milwaukee after a highly contested race in the annual OnMilwaukee Best of Dining readers poll? Find out here!

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Milwaukee's best gyros, 2016

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:01:00 CDT

It may be time to retire the winner, this counter-serve, cash-only, late-night East Side institution that's been chosen 10 years in a row now, from the voting for Best Gyros and just induct it into the OnMilwaukee Dining Hall of Fame.

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Rapid review: Kim's Thai

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Maybe you tried Kim's Thai for the first time when it was located in Pacific Produce on South 27th Street. But, have you tried their new dine-in location on Layton? Their comprehensive covers myriad Thai dishes from curries to whole Thai-style snapper.

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Delicious Wisconsin place names

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:16:00 CDT

My copy of Edward Callary's super interesting book "Place Names of Wisconsin" arrived this morning and I must've been really really hungry, because the names of some Wisconsin towns and villages just jumped right out at me.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2016

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee is a city packed full of delicious Friday night frys, a real hometown tradition. But which is the best of them all, according to you? The answer won't likely surprise you, though a couple longtime runners up have been ousted.

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Eat this now: Mr. Dye's Pies brandy old fashioned cherry pie

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:01:00 CDT

What? A pie that tastes like a brandy old fashioned? Yup. Mr. Dye's pies is at it again with a new pie flavor that incorporates the flavors of Wisconsin's favorite cocktail - including cherries, brandy and orange zest - into a pie that you need to try.

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Milwaukee's best bar food, 2016

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:02:00 CDT

The readers have spoken and they've got something new in mind for Milwaukee's best bar food. There was plenty of change with this category, as three new establishments were voted into the top five this year and last year's winner fell to fifth.

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Rapid review: Cafe Lulu

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:17:00 CDT

Unlike seemingly everyone else in Milwaukee, I don't drink the Bay View Kool-Aid (it's PBR). But like everyone else who's ever been there, I do love Cafe Lulu. It's a three-time OnMilwaukee winner for best sandwiches, but the Asian slaw is the real star. I brought two D.C. friends to try it. This is our story.

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