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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:16:02 CDT


Do this: Get a taste of Luxembourg without leaving Milwaukee

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:10:00 CDT

In celebration of May Day, a traditional holiday in Europe, three Milwaukee area restaurants will be hosting unique dinners featuring beer and wine from Luxembourg. Dinners will be held May 1-3 at Story Hill BKC, Newport Shores and Pastiche Bistro and Wine Bar.

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8 spots to sate your pretzel craving on National Pretzel Day

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 CDT

It's National Pretzel Day. So, we asked ourselves: Where can we get one of our favorite giant, soft, delicious pretzels? There are plenty of places. But here are eight great spots to satiate your craving.

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Yokohama will sling more than just ramen when it opens in May

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:01:00 CDT

More ramen is on the way to the East Side. Yokohama is preparing for a mid-May opening at 1932 E. Kenilworth Pl. in the former home of Yield Bar. And Yokohama aims to be not only a destination for ramen, but also a place where guests can experience a bit of Japanese culture.

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Top Note Tonic launches award-winning ready-to-drink beverages

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:26:00 CDT

Last time we caught up with Mary Pellitieri, co-founder of Top Note Tonics, it was 2014. But, as of this month, the beverage start-up has released its first ever ready-to-drink non-alcoholic craft mixers.

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First-ever FTFA Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival to take place May 20

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Summer is almost here, and that means more food trucks on the streets of Milwaukee. It also means more festivals bringing together trucks of all types. Among the first food truck events of the summer is the first ever Milwaukee Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival.

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Baba Ghanouj on East Side is closed

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:59:00 CDT

Baba Ghanouj, 1888 N. Humboldt Ave., has closed. The restaurant, which specialized in fresh Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, opened two years ago. However, it seems a series of hardships made the closure inevitable.

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28th annual KidShare event on May 11 to benefit JCC

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:52:00 CDT

Nearly 40 of Milwaukee's best restaurants, chefs, bakers and caterers will come together for the annual celebration of KidShare: Milwaukee's Finest Culinary Event on Thursday, May 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

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Do this: Eat your way through West Allis with Dine and Dash on May 20

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:36:00 CDT

Get ready to eat your way through West Allis! It's time for the second annual Dine and Dash, an event during which you and your friends are challenged to consume 15 different challenge dishes from participating restaurants.

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Eat this now: Scratch Ice Cream

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:11:00 CDT

Imagine digging into a pint of deep, rich chocolate ice cream. It's velvety smooth, interrupted only by generous pieces of chewy, fudgy homemade brownies.That's exactly what you get when you taste the chocolate brownie ice cream from Scratch Ice Cream.

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What chefs eat: AJ Dixon of Lazy Susan

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:01:00 CDT

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16-hour days? Or on their days off?

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Tropical flavors rule at Likkle Jamayka, which opens today

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:10:00 CDT

Avocadoes. Pineapples. Mangoes. Rum. They're all players on the menu at Likkle Jamayka, the new Caribbean restaurant at 235 S. 2nd St. in Walker's Point., which opens tonight at 5 p.m. for its first dinner service. And we've got a sneak peek at the menu.

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4 Italian red wines to welcome spring

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Summer is beer season in Milwaukee, it's true, but in spring, when the temps can fluctuate wildly, a nice glass of red wine can still warm the soul. Here are four Italian reds I've tasted recently that are worth scouting at fine wine purveyors around town ...

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The Original slated for former East Side Red Dot space

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:36:00 CDT

There's a new tenant on the docket for the the former Red Dot restaurant and bar space at 2498 N Bartlett Ave. The sale of the building is in the works, and a new upscale casual concept called The Original is set to move in as soon as late summer.

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On the Burger Trail: Kewpee Sandwich Shop in Racine

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Wisconsin is a treasure trove of quirky one-of-a-kind spots that seem to hail from another era. Among them is Kewpee, a burger joint that truly captures the spirit of a bygone era. And the burgers? Well, they're as classic as they come. Delicious, too.

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Do this: Can't miss Beer Week brunch at Hinterland

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:01:00 CDT

It's a rare occasion when you can eat brunch at Hinterland, 222 E. Erie St. In fact, it happens but once a year as a kick-off to Milwaukee Beer Week. And you won't want to miss this year's menu, which features a slew of delicious and innovative dishes.

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What chefs eat: Barkha Limbu Daily of the cheel

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:06:00 CDT

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But, what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16-hour days? Or on their days off?

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Purple Door Ice Cream comes to Indulgence in Shorewood

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:01:00 CDT

It's scream-worthy news for Shorewood, as Indulgence Chocolatier's prepares to add Purple Door Ice Cream to its boutique. In preparation, the local chocolate shop will undergo renovations over the next month to add a dipping cabinet.

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Valentine Coffee Co. to open in Oak Creek on May 1

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

According to news released today, the second Valentine Coffee Co. location is slated to open Saturday, May 6. The Drexel Town Square cafe will be the first of its kind for Oak Creek, offering a full coffee program as well as a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

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Soup Bros. owner to launch Boo Boo's sandwich shop

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:01:00 CDT

A new sandwich shop called Boo Boo's is expected to open in early May at 405 S. 2nd St. That's the former home of Philly Way, which closed last July. At the helm of the new restaurant is Richard Regner, owner of Soup Bros.

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Charles Barkley dishes a soul food shoutout to Perkins (no, not that Perkins)

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:00 CDT

NBA fans are used to scratching their heads when it comes to former star and current TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley and his hot takes. And last night was no different - though not for those in the culinary know here in Milwaukee.

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The Ruckus Tosa plan is dead

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:36:00 CDT

Though the owners are still eyeing a second location for The Ruckus burgers and ice cream stand, a plan to open in an old Tosa filling station on 84th and North is now dead.

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Meet Daniela Leon, Milwaukee's arepa queen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Daniela Leon fell in love with Milwaukee after visiting from Venezuela. And now she's found her passion delighting Milwaukeeans with her homemade arepas, traditional corn flatbreads which can be filled with any number of toppings.

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VW Bus will serve smoothies and more at the Public Market

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:01:00 CDT

A new concept serving healthful vegetarian and vegan fare will be coming to the Milwaukee Public Market this June. And it's taking the form of a renovated 1971 Volkswagen Bus.

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Do this: Spring forager dinner with Chef Cole Ersel

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:56:00 CDT

Since leaving his post as executive chef of Wolf Peach, Cole Ersel has been pursuing a variety of creative projects. Among them is an upcoming spring dinner collaboration inspired by foraged items like ramps, fiddleheads and mushrooms.

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Stella Van Buren to open at Westin Hotel in June

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:00 CDT

The Westin Hotel at 550 N. Van Buren St. is taking shape in preparation for its opening during the first week in June. And, among its spiffs will be Stella Van Buren, a new modern Italian-American steakhouse.

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Miss Molly's Cafe and Pastry Shop slated to open this summer on Center Street

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Miss Molly's Cafe and Pastry Shop is slated to open by mid-summer in the former home of Pattaya Thai restaurant. The bakery and cafe will be owned and operated by Molly Sullivan, pastry chef at Black Shoe Hospitality, operators of Blue's Egg, Maxie's and Story Hill BKC.

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3 dishes: Mike Holz of Brunch

Mon, 17 Apr 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 Mike Holz of Brunch, who released a new menu last week.

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Save on Festa Italiana tickets with '$7 for 7 Days Spring Fever Ticket Deal'

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:01:00 CDT

It's never too early to start thinking about Festa Italiana. In fact, planning your visit early will save you $6 per ticket. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Festa is rolling out a "$7 for 7 Days Spring Fever Ticket Deal." A deal for sure.

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What chefs eat: Ana Docta of Great Lakes Distillery

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

There's no shortage of articles and TV shows showcasing the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16-hour days? This week, we ask Ana Docta of Great Lakes Distillery.

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3 Story Project aims to empower neighborhoods through food

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Chef Michael Feker has announced plans for a new philanthropic project based in the Park West and Amani neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The project includes a community focused restaurant, urban agricultural facility, grocer and training center.

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2017 Easter brunch guide

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:45:00 CDT

If you don't want to do the cooking this Easter, a number of local eateries are willing to do the work for you and let you kick back and relax with family, friends or just that special someone.

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Chef Zak Groh takes helm at Milwaukee Art Museum

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:17:00 CDT

Chef Zak Groh, an industry professional with more than 16 years of experience, has taken the helm at the Milwaukee Art Museum. As executive chef, Groh will oversee the museum's culinary program, including Café Calatrava and special events.

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5 Classic fish fries to try in the 414

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:01:00 CDT

What makes a classic fish fry? Well, that depends who you ask. For us, it's about a great old-school atmosphere, delicious fish and friends to share it with. Here are five to try on this Good Friday eve.

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Get a taste of the Caribbean at Likkle Jamayka, which opens next week

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:01:00 CDT

The long-awaited Caribbean restaurant, Likkle Jamayka, will make its debut next week. And Milwaukeeans can expect a casually elegant restaurant, which offers both an authentic taste of Caribbean cuisine and an experience that captures the essence of island culture.

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New walk-up eatery planned for lift station on West Brady Street

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:01:00 CDT

A new seasonal walk-up eatery is in the works for the former Brady Street lift station, located on Pearson St. just below Brady and across from the former Trocadero restaurant.

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BelAir Cantina opens Monday in Brookfield

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:01:00 CDT

It's nearly taco and tequila time in Brookfield. BelAir Cantina's location at the Corners of Brookfield will open to the public on Monday, April 17. The location is located at 250 High St., within the lifestyle center adjacent to Market Square.

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How to make a great grilled cheese every time

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Make the perfect grilled cheese for National Grilled Cheese Day - and every day!

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What chefs eat: Peter Sandroni of La Merenda and Engine Company No. 3

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:01:00 CDT

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But, what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16 hour days? Or on their days off?

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Featured server: Michael Rossi of Swingin' Door Exchange

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:05:00 CDT

Michael Rossi is a natural in the service industry. A year and a half ago, Rossi started working for The Swingin' Door and is happier and more invested in his job than ever.

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Top Milwaukee chefs stand up for environment at Clean Wisconsin gala

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:26:00 CDT

For 47 years, Clean Wisconsin has worked to protect the state's clean water and clean air, and on June 8th the organization will host its 2nd annual Epicurean Evening fundraising gala at Discovery World.

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Dining Hack: What to do about a gift card from a closed restaurant

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:06:00 CDT

Ideally, when you get a gift card, you should use it as soon as possible. But, few people do. And in the time between purchase and redemption, sometimes, the worst happens. The restaurant where you have the gift certificate closes. What can you do?

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Milwaukee, meet your local tropical getaway: The Love Shack

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:01:00 CDT

As we announced Friday, a new Polynesian bar and restaurant called The Love Shack is coming to the former Wine Maniacs space at 106 Seeboth St. in Walker's Point. The city is abuzz with the news. But, what's The Love Shack? And why should you care?

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What chefs eat: Nell Benton of The National

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But, what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16 hour days? Or on their days off?

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Alton Brown in Milwaukee: Where he went and what he ate

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Yesterday evening Food Network star Alton Brown returned to Milwaukee for an installment of his new live show, "Eat Your Science," at the Riverside Theater. And we tracked his trip to the Cream City, as recorded via social media.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 9 Apr 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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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 16:01:00 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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Milwaukee is finally getting a Shake Shack

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 14:15:00 CDT

It looks like Wisconsin is getting its first Shake Shack with a location coming to Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward neighborhood. Four local managerial jobs are listed on the company's website.

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On the Burger Trail: Big Boy burger at Kil@wat

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 11:01:00 CDT

There are reasons to head to Kil@wat, a hotel restaurant you might ordinarily overlook. It's a great, easy spot for a business lunch. The food is accessible but also modern. And they possess a secret weapon: The Classic Big Boy burger.

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The Love Shack opening soon

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 10:20:00 CDT

The Love Shack, a high end Polynesian bar and restaurant, will move into the former Wine Maniacs On the River space, 106 W. Seeboth St.

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Brand new can't-miss lunches and brunches

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Need a new spot for brunch or lunch this weekend? We've got some must-try spots, including a long-awaited lunch launch and a first-time, one-day only brunch especially for Mother's Day.

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