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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:16:03 CDT


First Look: DiModa Pizza and Hotspot

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:56:00 CDT

In Italian, "di moda" means "fashionable" or "trendy," hence the owners of the new DiModa Pizza and Hotspot - which opened in the former Trocadero space this weekend - thought it was the ideal name for their concept.

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What chefs eat: Zach Espinosa of Mr. B's Steakhouse

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Zach Espinosa says that the way he eats has been forged largely by the identity he's created as a chef. That means fresh, high quality ingredients, and not too many of them. His picks for great restaurant dishes reflect his experience at both Harbor House and Mr. B's.

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McDonald's adds McDelivery in Milwaukee with UberEATS

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 CDT

McDelivery on UberEATS is available at more than 50 McDonald's restaurants throughout Milwaukee.

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Chef Talk: Chef/owner AJ Dixon of Lazy Susan

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:06:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with AJ Dixon, chef and owner of Lazy Susan, for a conversation about the restaurant's namesake, how she landed in Bay View and how everything and anything inspires her food.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:01:00 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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Move over, delivery boys; delivery bots are now legal in Wisconsin

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:56:00 CDT

Time to start welcoming our new robot overlords - and tip them generously for dropping off our dinners. A new Wisconsin law officially allows ground delivery robots to roll on sidewalks and crosswalks on their way to drop off nline-ordered packages.

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If you take away my black coffee, I will kill you

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:39:00 CDT

I love black coffee, so I took a little umbrage to a new study published in the journal Appetite, which cited a connection between black coffee drinkers and sadists, psychopaths and narcissists.

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King Crab Shack's Vietnamese-Cajun seafood is coming to Brady Street

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The unique, zesty culinary hybrid of Vietnamese-Cajun seafood is coming to Brady Street. At least, that's what signs on the former Pepi's Place storefront, 1330 E. Brady St., would suggest, as it appears The King Crab Shack will open a second location there soon.

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Milwaukee Public Market renews Moo and Brew anew for you on June 22

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Celebrate National Dairy Month - otherwise known in Wisconsin as any of the 12 months of the year - with Moo and Brew, a local cheese, ice cream and beer tasting hosted at the Milwaukee Public Market on Thursday, June 22.

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Everyone's a wiener on Wednesday with $1 Portillo's hot dogs

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Hot diggity dog. It's wiener Wednesday at Portillo's, and that means special pricing on hot dogs. In celebration of summer weather, as well as its new location in Greenfield, Portillo's has announced a special one-day-only $1 hot dog offer.

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What chefs eat: Tony Ho of RuYi

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Chef Tony Ho was born in Hong Kong, where the influence of Great Britain was pervasive. By the time he moved to the U.S. at age 23, he'd fallen in love with Italian fare and developed a diverse palate for any number of ethnic cuisines.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Solly's Grille

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Butter is the start of the show at Solly's, which is known for being one of (if not the) first to serve a Wisconsin butter burger. In fact, according to George Motz's documentary "Hamburger America," Solly's goes through 125 to 150 pounds of butter per week.

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Upgrades to Italian Community Center honor the past while looking to future

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:56:00 CDT

Significant upgrades are in the works for the Italian Community Center, an entity which has only seen minor renovations since opening in 1990. This year will see upgrades to the ICC's meeting rooms, ballroom and Festa Hall, with future improvements planned for Cafe La Scala and the adjoining courtyard.

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Old school venue with rooftop dining planned for former Pastiche in Bay View

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:42:00 CDT

It looks as if the former location for Pastiche Bistro and Wine Bar in Bay View won't be vacant for long. In fact, BV 3001 Restaurant and Lounge, an old-new-school venue with a neighborhood supper club vibe, could open in the space as soon as late August or September.

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Stella Van Buren offers comfort food with ambiance

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Long seen as being being overpriced and underwhelming, there's been an upward trend in hotel dining as brands change their approach to food and decor. Such is the case with venues like the newly minted Stella Van Buren, the Italian steakhouse at the Westin.

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7 tip-top reasons to watch "The Great British Baking Show" on PBS

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 13:01:00 CDT

If you haven't already fallen in love with "The Great British Baking Show," I must encourage you to give it a whirl. It's become a national obsession in the U.K., but it also grown a niche following amongst foodies in the U.S. And for good reason.

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Dairy ambassadorship plays big role for newly minted Alice in Dairyland

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 16:12:00 CDT

A long-standing Wisconsin tradition took effect this week as Crystal Siemers-Peterman began her role as the state's 70th Alice in Dairyland. The annual position began in 1948, and today's Alice plays a distinctly different role for Wisconsin than in the past.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Nite Owl

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

There's something special about seasonal fare. Asparagus tastes best when it's fresh and local. Citrus fruits shine brighter in the winter. And the first burger of the spring or summer at Nite Owl is rock-solid proof that "absence makes the heart grow fonder."

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Looking for a better way to meet your health goals? Meet PlateJoy

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:02:00 CDT

PlateJoy, a new personalized menu and grocery delivery service, launches today in Milwaukee. The tech-enabled start-up has solved the problem of planning healthful meals for your family, while catering to individual nutritional needs and desires.

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Summerfest cooks up a second annual Big Gig BBQ for Sept. 3

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:24:00 CDT

It's time to mark your calendars for a day filled with barbecue and live music at the Summerfest grounds. The Big Gig BBQ is back, and it's ready to showcase some of the best rubbed, slathered and smoked meats in the area.

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Every day is like sundae; happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and even though it's Wednesday, it sure feels like a sundae. In fact, in Wisconsin, where ice cream and the related frozen custard are beloved, every day is like sundae.

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8 perfect picnic spots for any day of the week

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 11:03:00 CDT

It's time to make the most of summer. And that means outdoor dining on patios, but also picnicking in some of Milwaukee's glorious parks. Here are some ideas for grab-and-go feasts, as well as some of the best places to enjoy your meal al fresco.

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Do this: Ginner at Blue's Egg on June 9

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 14:02:00 CDT

What do you call it when four creatively prepared courses are paired with a selection of imaginative gin-based cocktails? Ginner, of course. And you won't want to miss this uniquely paired gin cocktail dinner Friday, June 9 at Blue's Egg.

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The aPorkalypse is upon us: A peek at the new Walt's Sandwich Place

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 12:03:00 CDT

Formerly home of the Picnic Basket, this quaint counter service restaurant not only has a new owner and a new name, but also a larger menu. It's also home to the aPorkalypse sub, a virtual pork-a-palooza featuring slow roasted BBQ pork, bacon, ham, cheddar, jalapeño cilantro coleslaw and pickles.

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Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan launches Secret Garden Dinner Series

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 20:02:00 CDT

Experience the enchantment of Bookworm Gardens during their inaugural Secret Garden Dinner series. The series features themed three-course dinners from Sheboygan area chefs, as well as music, raffles and more. Save room for this literary and culinary journey.

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West Allis and Oak Creek to host summer food truck series

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Wednesday evenings in Oak Creek and West Allis are looking pretty delicious. A brand new traveling food truck series will make stops in both cities will feature 15 of Milwaukee's best food trucks and carts every other Wednesday evening through September.

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Artisan Ramen to feature housemade noodles in Downtown shop

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 14:15:00 CDT

It looks like there's more ramen on the way to Milwaukee. This time it's in the form of a new restaurant called Artisan Ramen, which is slated to open in the former home of Hibachi Boy, which closed last September.

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Forget what you know about Belgian waffles: Meet Press

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Press marries Emily Thomas's lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant with Aaron Rosko's love for Belgium, which he discovered while studying abroad. The result is a creatively delicious waffle truck that might just change the way you look at waffles.

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11 tasty photos from the sixth annual Walker's Point Food Crawl

Sat, 3 Jun 2017 20:27:00 CDT

A little rain couldn't damper the belly-filling fun of the sixth annual Walker's Point Food Crawl on Saturday afternoon, as gastronomes tasted their way through the historic neighborhood, sampling old favorites and trying out new spots.

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On the Burger Trail: The Classic at Miller Time Pub and Grill

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:03:00 CDT

At the Miller Time Pub and Grill, I ordered The Classic, because with a name like that, it should be the most solid burger on the menu. Right? Right. It features two freshly ground beef patties, American cheese, signature beer onions, crisp lettuce and tomato.

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It's National Donut Day, though 49% Americans apparently couldn't care less

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:01:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee celebrated National Donut Day at Cranky Al's this morning, but "Donut Index" data suggests 49% of Americans are lukewarm on doughnuts. Hmmm.

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Laughing Taco is now open in Walker's Point

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 17:54:00 CDT

Life is complicated. Thank goodness that's not true for everything. Take, for instance, the tacos at The Laughing Taco, open now at 1033 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point, which are as simple as can be.

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Anodyne Cafe now open in Wauwatosa

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:01:00 CDT

The new Anodyne Cafe in Wauwatosa opened today. The shiny cafe has already seen its share of excited new customers, and it's no wonder. The cafe is decked out with a sleek European look and great patio spaces in both front and back.

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First ever Eat on Vliet event set for June 10

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Eat on Vliet will take place Saturday, June 10 and its purpose will be to highlight the variety of dining establishments within the corridor of 43rd to 60th Streets. During the event, local restaurants will have special offers and events throughout the day and into the evening.

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Donut Squad brings creative doughnuts to East Side starting June 2

Wed, 31 May 2017 20:07:00 CDT

There's a new doughnut shop in town. But, what you'll find at the new Donut Squad on the East Side aren't just any old run-of-the-mill doughnuts. They're creative cakey and yeasty creations that are likely to be available from breakfast through bar time.

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Get your tickets to the Walker's Point Food Crawl on June 3

Wed, 31 May 2017 15:02:00 CDT

It's time to loosen your belts and make room for a leisurely day of eating. The sixth annual Walker's Point Food Crawl will take place on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3 p.m., and you won't want to miss the opportunity to taste your way through the the neighborhood.

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Sap-Sap products and dinners highlight Lao cuisine

Wed, 31 May 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Ever had Lao-style barbecue? It's a rarity in Milwaukee, where Laotian fare like larb, green papaya salad sai oua (Lao sauage) often take a backseat to popular Thai dishes at area restaurants. That's something Alex Hanesakda is trying to change.

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New Milwaukee Brat House will be tailored to its Shorewood neighborhood

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Milwaukee Brat House is establishing a second location in Shorewood. But it will be more than beer and bratwurst, according to owner Andrew Fronek.

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Get ready to chow down on Downtown Dining Week 2017

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:01:00 CDT

It's time to start saving some room in your stomach for Downtown Dining Week, returning to several Milwaukee eateries this summer from June 1 to 8. And here are this year's palate-pleasing participants.

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Bowls to open June 5 in Walker's Point

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:04:00 CDT

It's almost June, and that means more sunshine and patio meals. But in between deep fried festival fare, it also means plenty of light, nourishing fare. Fortunately, eating well will be a whole lot easier thanks to Bowls restaurant, which opens June 5.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Fred's in Burlington

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Fred's could be mistaken for an ordinary corner tavern. But it's built an iconic reputation for its burgers, which are definitely worth the drive to Burlington's quaint downtown area.

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Take a peek: George's Garage now open in Oak Creek

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:56:00 CDT

In April, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant announced plans to double the seating for their Oak Creek location. The expansion, called George's Garage, opened to the public today. It's decor reflect a more grown up Georgie Porgie with a passion for cars and family.

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You asked for it, you got it: Captain's Steak Joynt's cheese fondue recipe

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:45:00 CDT

This weekend, OnMilwaukee posted a story about the Captain's Steak Joynt chains that were around Milwaukee and the state in the 1970s and `80s. Numerous people commented via Facebook that they remembered and loved the cheese fondue that was a staple at the Captain's salad bar. Here's the recipe.

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Dining flashback: Captain's Steak Joynt

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:29:00 CDT

Here's a look back at the Captain's Steak Joynt, a local chain of nautical-themed restaurants owned by the Marcus Corporation. Anyone remember 'em? The treasure chest filled with prizes? The salad bar shaped like a boat?

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How to eat and drink like a Milwaukee pirate

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:02:00 CDT

If you're going to get serious about your piratetry on Milwaukee Talk Like a Pirate Day, you might as well go all out. Here are a few of the things you might find (and eat) on a pirate ship, along with delicious modern day equivalents that are perfectly suited for any Milwaukee pirate.

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Book your event now (and enjoy the fancy new menu) at Good City Hall

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 CDT

Now is the time to book your wedding or corporate events at Good City Hall, the new event space at Good City Brewing Co. And we've got details on the new banquet menu, which includes higher-end sit-down fare, as well as a classic fish fry.

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What chefs eat: Juan Urbieta of Ristorante Bartolotta

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Juan Urbieta never wanted to be a chef. In fact, he had his heart set on becoming a commercial pilot. But, when those plans fell through, he discovered a passion for Italian fare and an unabating love for pizza.

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Another cookie-lover PSA regarding Treat Bake Shop

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:01:00 CDT

If one of your favorite things about Fridays is the fact that it's Cookie Day at Treat Bakeshop in the Third Ward, then you're going to want to read this news. After all, it relates to your love for delicious cookies. And it will make your life better.

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Do this: Eat all the cheese at the first-ever Curds and Kegs on June 8

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Where can you find three distilleries, nine breweries and a boat-load of cheese? ... at Curds and Kegs, of course. The first annual event will be held at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. on Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Food and music rules at The Little Gig on June 25

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:02:00 CDT

It's festival season in Milwaukee, and the folks from Boone and Crockett and Dandan are getting in on the action. As a precursor to the city's annual Big Gig, they are gearing up to host The Little Gig, a summer celebration featuring live music and great food.

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