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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:16:03 CDT


Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:26:00 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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Alice's Garden director takes "farmer to table" meals to The Tandem

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:56:00 CDT

Building on the popular "farm to table" concept, in which restaurants seek out the freshest local ingredients, The Tandem owner Caitlin Cullen hosted Venice Williams as a guest chef for a "farmer to table" event, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:26:00 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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Anodyne Coffee announced as first tenant for Mequon Public Market

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:30:00 CDT

Anodyne Coffee Roasting has been announced as the first tenant for the Mequon Public Market, a curated development which aims to be a go-to destination for prepared foods, farm fresh produce, music and culture.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: The Packing House

Fri, 23 Feb 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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Made in Milwaukee: Usinger's

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:46:00 CDT

Flip over a package of Usinger's braunschweiger and you'll find a minimal list of ingredients: pork liver, pork, salt, beef, onions, spices. And that old fashioned, no frills ingredient list is a pride-point for company, which has produced traditional sausages and meat products for over 130 years.

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Crab Spice House appears to be opening Downtown

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:48:00 CDT

After years of vacancy, the restaurant on the ground floor of the Chalet on the River, 823 N. Plankinton Ave., appears to have a new tenant. Signs in the window of the building read "Crab Spice House."

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Toast sets opening date in Walker's Point

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:56:00 CDT

Dig out your tie-dyed T-shirts and get ready: It's almost time for Toast. That's the groovy new breakfast, brunch and lunch spot going into the the former Zak's Cafe at 231 S. 2nd St.

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Do This: Enjoy the happiest hour of the day during Taste and Toast

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:26:00 CDT

The weather might be cold and dreary, but it's a great time to get out and support some of Milwaukee's best restaurants. You can do so during the upcoming Taste and Toast, an annual event featuring specially priced small plates, appetizers and beverages.

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Agave is at the heart of the new Blue Bat Kitchen and Tequilaria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

It's official: there's a brand new concept coming to the former Water Buffalo restaurant at 249 N. Water St. in the Historic Third Ward, and it promises to quench not only your thirst, but your hunger for imaginative cuisine.

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30 chefs will serve up lots of heart at second annual Dim Sum + Give Some

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:02:00 CDT

Dim Sum + Give Some is more than just another charitable event. It's the story of a community coming together to support a local chef whose life, work and response to tragedy has been an inspiration for many.

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Little DeMarinis pizzeria to close sooner than expected

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:02:00 CDT

It's time to circle a date on your calendar for a final night of pizza (or fish fry) at Little DeMarinis. The popular Bay View pizzeria will serve its final thin-crust pies on Saturday, March 3.

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Coquette Cafe in the Third Ward has closed after 19 years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:40:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Third Ward has lost its classic French bistro. Coquette Cafe served its last meals on Sunday, according to chef and owner Nick Burki, who expressed much gratitude to those who supported the restaurant over the past 19 years.

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Do this: Try the bigger, better brunch at Cafe Grace

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:02:00 CDT

Beginning Sunday, Feb. 25, there will be even more to love about brunch at Café Grace, the French-inspired cafe at The Mayfair Collection, 11200 W. Burleigh St.

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Chef Mitch Ciohon unveils new names for his burger and taco concepts

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 CDT

It's official. Both Gypsy Taco and Gypsy Burger have new monikers. Owner Chef Ciohon announced the new names on social media this weekend. Here, he chats with us about the thinking behind the new names.

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

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:01:00 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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Historic pub Silver Spring House is closed

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:25:00 CDT

The Silver Spring House, 6655 N. Green Bay Ave., in Glendale is closed.

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On the Burger Trail: The cheeseburger at Kopp's

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

In just over a year on the burger trail, I've eaten exactly 50 burgers. To mark the milestone, it only seemed right to feature one of Milwaukee's most renowned burgers.

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Get Your Ass In Here: El Salvador Restaurant

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:03:00 CDT

El Salvador Restaurant, 2316 S. 6th St., is Milwaukee's (and possibly Wisconsin's) only Salvadoran eatery. If you've never gone out for pupusas, put it on your list for 2018.

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Burning Through Brew City: The King Crab Shack's crazy cajun crab legs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:56:00 CDT

It's time to bib up and chow down as Burning Through Brew City heads to Brady Street to see how the crazy cajun crab legs at The King Crab Shack rank. Could this underwater treat still bring the fire?

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: Butler Inn

Fri, 16 Feb 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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Donuts are coming to Bay View, with new Sweet Rings shop

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:35:00 CDT

Spring will be a little bit sweeter in Bay View, as a family-run handmade donut shop plans to open and become known as the neighborhood donut dealer. Sweet Rings is moving from its Cudahy bakery to the former East Side Ovens space at 2899 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

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Chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them: Gunther Stenzel of the cheel

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:02:00 CDT

Gunther Stenzel grew up in a family where tattoos were the norm. And he says the art he's chosen for his body is a way of highlighting the various things that have held importance for him in his life.

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Milwaukee home to five semifinalists for 2018 James Beard awards

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:04:00 CDT

This morning, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2018 awards. And Milwaukee has five reasons to be proud.

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Romantic dining guide

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:32:00 CDT

Cupid is readying his arrows for Valentine's Day, which means it's time to come up with the perfect place to pitch some woo and wine and dine that special someone. From elegant restaurants to little holes in the wall, you'd be hard-pressed to run out of dining options in Brew City.

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Do this: Get a taste of Mimma's Cafe at upcoming dinner and classes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:02:00 CDT

For nearly 30 years, dishes from Mimma's Cafe on Brady Street were a staple for Milwaukeeans looking for classic Italian dishes. If you miss those flavors, you'll be delighted by these upcoming opportunities to taste Mimma's classic dishes once again.

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Pete's Pops gears up for expansion with brick and mortar shop on Vliet

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:27:00 CDT

Summer is coming (eventually). And when it arrives, there will be a new spot to get some relief from the heat. Thanks to a new brick and mortar location, Pete's Pops will soon have a home base to make (and sell) its delicious pops.

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Celesta to bring vegan butchery and vegetable-forward fare to East Side

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:16:00 CDT

There is a new vegan eatery coming to the East Side. And if its tagline is any indication, it promises to be uniquely delicious.

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6 uniquely delicious ideas for Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:01:00 CDT

Sure, you can make a reservation at your favorite spot. But we thought it might be nice to curate a few of the more unique ways to celebrate this Hallmark holiday ... with food and drink, of course.

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Grate Modern Mac and Cheese to open second location in Greenfield

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:02:00 CDT

More cheese is always better, right? The folks at Grate Modern Mac and Cheese are counting on it.

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The Fermentorium and Fro Zone both slated to open at East Tosa Centre

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:02:00 CDT

Beer and ice cream are both in the works at an exciting new development on the corner of 70th Street and West North Avenue in Wauwatosa. Both businesses are part of a larger vision for the development, which was designed to fill a variety of needs in the community.

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Care-a-lotta seeks non-profit partner for 2019 fundraising gala

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:30:00 CDT

Care-a-lotta is beginning the process of choosing its next non-profit partner for a fully-funded and staffed fundraising gala. Interested organizations are encouraged to apply online before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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Build-your-own schnitzel is among new offerings at The Schwabenhof

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:02:00 CDT

The Lenten season will mark another milestone for The Schwabenhof. After more than 30 years offering dinner service on Wednesdays and Fridays only, the kitchen will extend its hours to include both lunch and dinner service, along with dinner and lunch specials.

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Finding a taste of New Orleans: Milwaukeeans from NOLA weigh in

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, we reached out to a variety of former New Orleans residents who now live in Milwaukee to tap their brains for recommendations for things to eat during the Carnival season.

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On the Burger Trail: The Draft Burger at Bier and Burger

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

Sometimes a restaurant's name makes it a clear candidate for the Burger Trail. Such is the case with Bier and Burger, a new Hales Corners bar and restaurant that opened its doors last November.

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Milwaukee's best buffets

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:30:00 CDT

Approach a buffet with an open mind and with caution. Sample something new and expand your horizons, but limit your intake and you won't have to worry about expanding your waistline.

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African Garden restaurant opens on South Side

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:01:00 CDT

African Garden, 1428 W. Lincoln Ave., opened on Jan. 1 and is starting to develop a following thanks to its Somali-themed menu of rice, pasta, chapatti and samosa dishes, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Delicious baked goods and more coming at SmallPie in Bay View

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:02:00 CDT

There's a new little cafe on the docket for Bay View. The venue, which will be called SmallPie, is located at 2504 E. Oklahoma Ave. in a quaint building which formerly housed an old-school gas station.

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Burning Through Brew City: Kawa's Hell Fire ramen

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:01:00 CDT

Burning Through Brew City's search for spice takes us to the East Side, home of the newly opened Kawa Ramen and Sushi - as well as a spicy bowl of broth called the Hell Fire ramen. But will this dish take us to heat heaven?

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Caradaro Club: Milwaukee's first pizza

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:46:00 CDT

Milwaukee was slow to the pizza party. While Lombardi's became America's first pizzeria in New York City in 1905, pizza wouldn't arrive in Milwaukee until 1945 when John Caravella and Joe Todaro opened the Caradaro Club at 326 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward.

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Konnecting through Kimchi, South Korea's national dish

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:02:00 CDT

Do you think about kimchi as a condiment? Wonder how to eat it? Or even how to make it? We've gathered numerous facts about South Korea's national dish from a Milwaukeean whose life and business has been built around making connections through kimchi.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: The Brass Tap

Fri, 9 Feb 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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In search of Milwaukee's perfect pizza

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:06:00 CDT

Happy National Pizza Day! Milwaukee loves pizza. Our neighborhoods are filled with pizzerias - all unique, bursting with flavor and filled with storied histories. One Milwaukeean has eaten his way through the lion's share. His hard work translates into your guide to great pizza in greater Milwaukee.

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Sabor Tropical Latin Inspired Kitchen and Lounge to open in Walker's Point

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 16:17:00 CDT

Sabor Latin Inspired Kitchen and Lounge, a new restaurant and sports lounge, is slated to open at 631 W. National Ave., the former home of Quimera Cocina Boricua.

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Rise and Grind Cafe moving into former Growing Power Cafe and Market

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 14:56:00 CDT

There's a new cafe and community space moving into the former Growing Power Market and Cafe at 2737 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. And it promises to serve as both a community gathering place and a healthy breakfast and lunch destination.

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The Real Good Life makes delicious meals for busy people

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

The Real Good Life is a meal delivery service that specializes in family-friendly meals that are hearty and homey, while also incorporating seasonal vegetables and healthful ingredients including select organic produce.

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Celebrate a Wisco favorite with "An Old Fashioned Love Song" menu at c.1880

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 19:46:00 CDT

In the gusty month of February, there's little better than sitting inside a warm bar, chatting it up with the bartender and sipping on a warming cocktail. It's in that spirit that c.1880 has launched the Old Fashioned Love Song menu, a celebration of Wisconsin's favorite cocktail.

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Get 'em early or get 'em late: Gypsy burgers at Rogues Gallery

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:56:00 CDT

If you've been waiting to try any one of Gypsy Burger's offerings at Rogues Gallery, 134 E. Juneau Ave., now would be a good time to do it.

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First Look: Oak Barrel Public House, which opens on Friday

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:02:00 CDT

There's a new bar and restaurant opening this week on Old World Third Street. Oak Barrel Public House will officially open its doors to the public on Friday, Feb. 9. In the meantime, we got a look at both the space and the food.

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Gyro MKE promises fresh housemade offerings on Wisconsin Avenue

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:02:00 CDT

Fresh affordable options will be the name of the game at the new Gyro MKE, which is slated to open in the Library Hill development on Wisconsin Avenue.

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