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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:16:04 CDT


Fiesta Cafe concept reflects lifetime of restaurant experience

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:01:00 CDT

We broke the news last week that Fiesta Cafe is slated to open this spring in Walker's Point. This week, we had the opportunity to chat in more depth with veteran restaurateur Valdemar Escobar, owner of the Fiesta Garibaldi restaurants, about both his impressive career and his plans for the new breakfast, brunch and lunch spot.

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CyrilandAlice brunch pop-up pays homage to the power of food and family

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:02:00 CDT

Some of life's best memories are created while sharing meals with family and friends. And that idea forms the basis for the new CyrilandAlice brunch pop-up, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Amilinda, 315 E. Wisconsin Ave.

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3 Dishes: Klayton Mutchler of Phoenix Hospitality

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:02:00 CDT

What's in a restaurant? 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 Klayton Mutchler of ABV Social, Cafe Grace and Taqueria El Jefe.

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Hatched harnesses passion for local in scratch-made pies

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:56:00 CDT

If you're a fan of pie, there's good news on the horizon. Hatched, a new company specializing in small-batch pies is receiving accolades and slowly gaining a steady following in Milwaukee.

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Restaurants we vow to visit

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:03:00 CDT

The OnMilwaukee editors pledged to visit, in the near future, one Milwaukee restaurant they have wanted to check out for a while. Make this pledge with us!

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Greige to bring elegant desserts to Brix Building in Walker's Point

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:56:00 CDT

There's a brand new venue coming to the Brix Building in Walker's Point. And Greige patisserie - which will focus on artfully designed desserts - promises to be more than just your average bakery.

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On the Burger Trail: The Bacon, Avocado Cheddar Burger at The Knick

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:02:00 CDT

The Knick's burgers have been recommended to me by a number of people, most recently OnMilwaukee reader Mark Sedarski who says he's never disappointed by the thick, juicy well-prepared burgers.

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Bounce Milwaukee launches mock chicken leg pizza

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:02:00 CDT

I kid you not, the folks at Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., have created a limited edition mock chicken leg pizza. And it's for a great cause.

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OnMilwaukee's best dining of 2017-18

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:56:00 CDT

Find the best dining options of the 2017-2018 season.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:51:00 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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New Thurston Woods restaurant offers residents American soul food

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:56:00 CDT

Danicha Brown and Vishalla Davis have wanted to start a restaurant for several years. On Saturday, Jan. 6, they opened Shake N' Bake American Soul Kitchen inside Hibo Foods, 3432 W. Silver Spring Dr., Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Burning Through Brew City: EE-Sane's papaya salad/hot and spicy beef

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:06:00 CDT

It's time to reignite Burning Through Brew City - and we're back with a bang as we head off to a restaurant that's been one of the most recommended places ever since we started this wildly ill-advised quest: EE-Sane.

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New SportClub bar and restaurant will celebrate all things sports

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:02:00 CDT

In October, we brought you the news that the long-vacant Blackthorn Pub space had been acquired by Mike Eitel, entrepreneur and owner of Nomad World Pub on Brady Street. Today, we have more details on the concept going into that space.

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Fiesta Cafe slated for former Wayward Kitchen space in Walker's Point

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:30:00 CDT

There's a new venue coming to Walker's Point. Fiesta Cafe is slated to open sometime this spring at 1407 S. 1st St. in the former home of Wayward Kitchen.

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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:59:00 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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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Mibb's and Viv's

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:02:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin-style brandy old fashioned.

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Do this now: Make a 2018 Milwaukee restaurant list

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:07:00 CDT

As I thought about my recent restaurant visits I couldn't help but think that I was ignoring my own advice: make a restaurant list and hit places you haven't been. So, that needed to change - and now it has.

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Birch + Butcher launches Sunday brunch service

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:02:00 CDT

We got a first look at the brunch at Birch + Butcher, which offers a smattering of creative dishes in both small and larger plate formats, along with a nice selection of brunch-worthy drinks.

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Did you know the most popular avocado was invented by a Milwaukeean?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:01:00 CDT

Like avocado toast? Well, Rudolph Hass, who was born in Milwaukee and lived here until he was in his 20s, invented the Hass avocado that today accounts for more than 80 percent all avocado crops in the United States and 95 percent of California's.

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St. Francis Brewery kicks off barrel-aged beer series this weekend

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:02:00 CDT

If you haven't been to St. Francis Brewery in a while, it might be worth your time to return. After all, the South Side brewpub has undergone numerous changes to its beer program thanks to brewmaster Matthew Hofmann, who took over brewing operations in May 2017.

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O'Brien's Pub ups the ante on pub fare with new hydroponic garden

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:03:00 CDT

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Just ask the folks at O'Brien's Pub, 4928 W. Vliet St., where - after nearly 20 years of serving up traditional pub grub - they've been taking steps toward upping the ante on traditional casual pub fare.

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Sip and Purr Cat Cafe has found a home

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:17:00 CDT

In August, we shared the news about plans for Sip and Purr Cat Cafe, Milwaukee's first interactive adoption center and eatery. And today, we're pleased to announce that we have news that the cafe has found a home on Milwaukee's East Side.

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On the Burger Trail: Jake's Burger

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:03:00 CDT

Lori Fredrich has fond memories of a burger she ate years ago at Jake's Restaurant on North Avenue in Wauwatosa. But would the signature burger at the newer Jake's Burger in Brookfield meet muster? She had to find out.

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Water Buffalo bids adieu after more than a decade on the Riverwalk

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:03:00 CDT

Changes are imminent for Water Buffalo, the restaurant located at 249 N. Water St. in the Historic Third Ward. The restaurant, which was closed over the holidays to offer staff a welcome breather, will not reopen in 2018. Instead, it will be replaced by a new concept.

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Peking House Restaurant has closed

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 14:03:00 CDT

Peking House, the Chinese restaurant located in the Jefferson Building at 780 Jefferson St. Downtown quietly closed earlier this week. A call to the restaurant today confirmed the news.

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Do this: Monday night Spiked Cereal pop-up brunch bar at Vermuteria 600

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:03:00 CDT

Love brunch? How about brunch for dinner? Scratch that. How about a crazy '80s and '90s cereal-themed brunch for dinner on Monday night? Beginning Monday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., you can experience just that at Vermuteria 600.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Paulie's Pub and Eatery

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.

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9 spots in the Milwaukee area to find king cake for Epiphany or Mardi Gras

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:16:00 CDT

Saturday marks Epiphany, also known as Kings Day or Twelfth Night. One of the elements born of Epiphany is the king cake, a sweet, circular pastry, cake or bread which is baked in the shape of a king's crown - and here's where you can find it.

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The internet has spoken, and it says that Snack Boys is opening soon

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:03:00 CDT

It looks like Snack Boys, the new restaurant at 814 S. 2nd St., is just about two weeks away from opening. If you believe what you read on the internet, that is.

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After more than 40 years, Madison's Ella's Deli announces closing

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 13:36:00 CDT

It's the end of an era for Ella's Deli, the popular kosher-style deli and ice cream parlor located at 2902 E. Washington Ave. in Madison.

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City kicks off restaurant grading system with today's 5 O'Clock Steak inspection

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 17:12:00 CDT

The City of Milwaukee's restaurant Sanitation Grading System kicked off this afternoon when the Milwaukee Health Department made an anything but surprise inspection visit to Five O'Clock Steakhouse, 2416 W. State St.

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On the Burger Trail: Milwaukee's best burgers

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:02:00 CDT

We're on the hunt for the best burgers in the Milwaukee area and beyond. To complete our task, we're exploring diners and dive bars, as well as some of the city's more high end restaurants and sharing our observations with you. Here are the fruits of our labor.

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Hello Falafel to close this week, space to be converted into event space

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:30:00 CDT

It looks like it's farewell to Hello Falafel, at least for the time being, as Ross Bachhuber and Melissa Buchholz, owners of both Odd Duck and the Bay View falafel eatery, prepare to convert the restaurant into a private event space.

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One door closes and another opens: A look at dining losses and gains in 2017

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:01:00 CDT

Each year, dining writer Lori Fredrich finds herself watching the ebb and flow of dining in Milwaukee, which inevitably includes a host of both openings and closings. And, as we enter 2018, she recounts some of the biggest gains and losses of the year.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: The Brown Bottle

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.

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John's Sandwich Shop in Tosa has closed, and a new venue is on the way

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:26:00 CDT

John's Sandwich Shop, 8913 W. North Ave., has closed its doors. The longtime Wauwatosa staple quietly turned off its lights sometime in the past week or so and put all of its assets up for auction. But a new venue is on its way.

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There's breakfast, brunch and tie-dye on the way at Toast in Walker's Point

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:33:00 CDT

There's a new breakfast and brunch spot settling into the former Zak's Cafe at 231 S. 2nd St. And it sounds like it's going to be a hoot.

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The new Raucous Daucus food truck braves the cold to nourish souls

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

There's a new food truck on the streets. And it's run by brave, thick-skinned souls who have decided to brave the cold winter weather in order to bring nourishing fare to the masses.

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Chinese restaurant guide

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:01:00 CDT

There have been Chinese restaurants in Milwaukee for decades and decades and some of the originals still remain. Here's an updated guide of old classics and new spots to try out!

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Jim Dandy's in Oak Creek

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin-style brandy old fashioned.

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Chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them: Chef Jodi of Cafe Soeurette

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:03:00 CDT

"Like most people, my first tattoos came out of rebellion," notes Chef Jodi Janisse-Kanzenbach of Cafe Soeurette in West Bend. "But, it's really turned into an appreciation for the art and the designs that the artists create."

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Give them chocolate! Your guide to delicious finds at area chocolate shops

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:46:00 CDT

For centuries, chocolate has been a classic choice for gifting. Milwaukee is rich with chocolatiers and candy makers, each of whom create their own unique style of indulgent treats. And those treats are perfect for last minute gifting during the holiday season!

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PhiloCoffia takes barrel-aged coffee to the next level

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Are you a coffee lover who also has an appreciation for bourbon, cognac or tequila? If so, PhiloÇoffia has your number. The new Bay View-based company specializes in barrel-aged coffee that offers up the flavor of barrel-aged spirits without any of the alcohol.

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Mor Bakery and Cafe slated to open in Lincoln Warehouse

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

There's a new bakery coming to the northern end of the Lincoln Warehouse, 2018 S. 1st St. in Bay View. And it's a project that's been more than a decade in the making.

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Izumi's will leave long-time sushi legacy as it clears way for Kanpai 2

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:33:00 CDT

Milwaukee will lose a longtime East Side staple as Izumi's Japanese restaurant prepares to close its doors. The sushi restaurant, which opened in 1993, has not only been Milwaukee's longest-running sushi restaurant, but owner Fujiko Yamauchi has blazed some trails of her own.

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Grassroots Salad Company to move into former Capriotti's space Downtown

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:38:00 CDT

It's been nearly a month since Capriotti's Sandwich Shop at 111 E. Wisconsin Ave. (in the Chase Tower) went dark. But the space won't be empty for long.

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Ashley's Bar-B-Que owner brings smoked meats and more to Port Washington

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:12:00 CDT

Beginning later this week, a landmark hotel restaurant will find new life. And Port Washington residents will get a taste of the classic Ashley's barbeque that Milwaukeeans have grown to know and love.

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Do This: Kick off the new year with Dandan's New Year's Day dim sum

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:16:00 CDT

If you've been waiting for the moment that you could enjoy dim sum in Milwaukee, you might want to set aside some time on Jan. 1 between noon and 4 p.m.

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On the Burger Trail: The Peppercorn Horsey at North Avenue Grill

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

North Avenue Grill is a haven for scratch-made diner style fare. So we figured it would be a good bet for a stop on the Burger Trail. Turns out the house favorite burger is a half-pound patty topped with bacon, cheese, onion strings and a tangy horsey sauce. And it was a treat.

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