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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:16:03 CDT


Victory Garden Initiative launches fifth annual orchard contest

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:46:00 CDT

For the fifth year in a row, Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) is giving away five community orchards through the Fruity Nutty 5 Contest. Apply via mail or email by Feb. 1, to win up to 30 fruit and nut trees.

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Hotel Madrid expected to open this fall in Walker's Point

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee, Ernest Hemingway, vermouth and Spain will all come together in the latest project from Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group. Hotel Madrid is the culmination of over a year of work, resulting in a restaurant, bar and hotel unlike any others.

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Chef Talk: Easy Tyger's Evan Greenhalgh

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:06:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Chef Evan Greenhalgh of Easy Tyger to chat about trying to define Easy Tyger, the Milwaukee food scene and just what the heck the difference is between tapas, small plates and shared plates.

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Mimma's to close, as new owners consider options

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:10:00 CDT

The new owners of the Brady Street building that houses Mimma's met with the restaurant operator, Girolama "Mimma" Megna, and asked her what she wanted to do with the 28-year-old restaurant. Mimma has decided to retire and the future of the space is under consideration.

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A life punctuated by coffee: The story of Pilcrow Coffee in Bronzeville

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:06:00 CDT

Meet Pilcrow Coffee: a new roaster that's settling into a new space on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville Neighborhood. The company plans to roll out its coffee - including nitro-infused cold brew - to consumers in the next month or so.

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Georgie Porgie's celebrates 25 years with anniversary bash

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:56:00 CDT

To celebrate 25 years in Oak Creek, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant is hosting a 25th anniversary community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1 at its Oak Creek location at 9555 S. Howell Ave.

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Camino launches house-made sausages with Saturday Sausage Fest

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

From its inception, Camino has consistently hit the mark with regard to both its craft beer list and menu, which has gained a reputation for its elevated bar fare. And now, they've taken things a step further by launching house-made sausages

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Vote now or forever hold your peace: OnMilwaukee's Best of Dining 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:02:00 CDT

You vote, you decide. In OnMilwaukee's 14th annual readers' poll to pick Brew City's best restaurants, you'll find 40 questions asking you to choose your favorites.

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Enjoy your beer with the bears at Zoo Brew on Sept. 29

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:15:00 CDT

Enjoy beer from 30 breweries along with and food samples from over 20 local food vendors in various locations around the Zoo, including the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country, the Peck Welcome Center and the Flamingo Patio Beer Garden.

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Fox Fire Truck aims to up the ante with restaurant-quality cuisine

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

The number of food trucks in Milwaukee has increased exponentially, showcasing offerings from Mexican, Filipino and Jamaican fare to burgers, barbecue and more. Now, the Fox Fire Food Truck wants to up the game with restaurant-quality offerings.

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8 delicious options for National Cheeseburger Day

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:01:00 CDT

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with one of the best burgers in town.

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Jo-Cat's Pub owners purchase Mimma's building

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:10:00 CDT

Jeno and Lorenzo Cataldo, the owners of Jo-Cats Pub, 1113 E. Brady St., bought the building next door that houses Mimma's. The future of the Italian restaurant, which opened in 1988, is yet to be determined.

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Drum roll please: All-American grilled cheese sandwich winner

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:48:00 CDT

Each year, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board hosts a contest, the Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe Showdown, challenging home cooks to submit their best recipes for creative grilled cheese sandwiches. And we've got the goods on this year's winner.

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2016 Milwaukee tea guide

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:02:00 CDT

When Rishi Tea opened shop in 1997, it cornered the market on local tea providers. In the past two decades, Milwaukee has welcomed numerous independent and chain tea retailers. This info should come in handy now that it's almost hot tea season.

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Boilermakers, boards and brunch on tap at Bumstead Provisions

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:01:00 CDT

Bumstead Provisions is due to open in less than a week. And we've got the scoop on its offerings, which encompass a playful juxtaposition between high and low-end fare that will appeal to those who have a penchant for both the delicious and unique.

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Ma Fischer has finally returned to Ma Fischer's Restaurant

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:18:00 CDT

After 40 years of customers walking into Ma Fischer's restaurant and asking the staff, "Where's Ma?" there is finally someone to point to. Today, a 5-foot-8-inch statue of the former owner, Jackie Fischer, was erected outside the popular East Side diner.

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The Farmer's Wife brings local, sustainable fare to West Allis

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:15:00 CDT

Farm-to-table dining has become best practice among restaurants located in Metro Milwaukee over the past decade, and it's the inspiration behind a new West Allis restaurant called The Farmer's Wife, which could open to the public as soon as Oct. 1.

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Hibachi Boy closing Sept. 14

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:01:00 CDT

Hibachi Boy, the Japanese fast casual restaurant located at 530 E. Mason St., has announced that it will close this week. The restaurant, which opened in April, specialized in Japanese style grilled items, rice and noodle dishes and sushi.

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Dining and cooking classes showcase local bounty at the Osthoff Resort

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:15:00 CDT

An organic garden at the Osthoff Resort now begets plentiful produce for use at Lola's on the Lake, Otto's, The Elkhart Inn, as well as for hands-on classes at the Osthoff in-house French cooking school, L'ecole de la Maison.

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3 dishes: Wayward Kitchen's Tyler Mason

Mon, 12 Sep 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 Tyler Mason of Wayward Kitchen and Bar.

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dandan launches lunch service and announces inaugural dinner events

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:01:00 CDT

In just over a week, dinner won't be the only option at dandan, the Chinese American restaurant located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Read for details regarding the forthcoming lunch menu as well as other details you simply need to know.

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Double B's takes its barbecue on the road

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:01:00 CDT

If you haven't made it out to West Allis to try the wares at Double B's BBQ, 7420 W. Greenfield Ave., the restaurant is making it easy for barbecue loving customers to sample its wares with the launch of a new food truck.

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Brewers Organics adds meal delivery thanks to chef partnership

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:44:00 CDT

Brewers Organics will begin offering ready-to-eat meals for delivery beginning next week. The Wisconsin-based organic grocery delivery service has announced a partnership with Zak Groh, owner of Whisk Culinary, to bring fresh, ready to eat meals, directly to customer's homes.

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Chef Talk: Merriment Social's Andrew Miller

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Chef Andrew Miller of Merriment Social to chat about what he likes to cook on and off the job, as well as sticking out in the growing Milwaukee food scene.

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The Chocolate Factory opens Oak Creek location

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:12:00 CDT

The Chocolate Factory, long known for its ice cream and subs, has opened a new location in Drexel Town Square, the Oak Creek development that includes a new City Hall and library, as well as retail stores, restaurants, shops, businesses and apartments.

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Bosley on Brady closed for reconcepting

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 07:01:00 CDT

According to a sign posted on the door at Bosley on Brady, the restaurant is closed. The sign at 815 E. Brady St. reads: "We thank you for your loyal patronage and look forward to seeing you in a few months as we remodel."

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In search of the perfect pizza: Jimmy's Grotto

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:35:00 CDT

In his 100th pizza blog, Rick ventures out to Waukesha where, upon the recommendation of a friend or two, he tries pizza, garlic cheese bread and ponza rottas from Jimmy's Grotto. What's a ponza rotta? Well, you'll have to read to find out.

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FreshFin Poke on its way to the East Side this fall

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:28:00 CDT

The East Side will soon have a new fast-casual restaurant. This time, it comes in the form of a fast-casual poke concept that's been sweeping the nation. FreshFin Poke is the name of the restaurant that's slated to open in November.

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Golden Rod Cottage gives new meaning to the urban farm concept

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:01:00 CDT

Golden Rod Cottage, an urban farm in Milwaukee's Historic Cold Spring Park Neighborhood that supplies produce to area restaurants, wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for tragic circumstances that led Stephen Seefeldt to begin growing his own food.

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SALA Modern Sicilian Dining marks 15 years with Oct. 2 celebration

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:37:00 CDT

One of Milwaukee's favorite Italian restaurants is celebrating 15 years in business. Siblings Tony and Teresa Balistreri opened Sala restaurant in 2001, with a commitment to serving Sicilian fare rooted in family tradition and fresh local ingredients.

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8 questions for Milwaukee foodies Chris and Erica Stolarski

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee is filled with amazing people. And some of those people -- like Chris and Erica Stolarski -- are wild about food. 8 Questions is a series that focuses on food lovers in our midst. They aren't chefs. But, they know a thing or two about eating.

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Chef Sandroni channels experience with cancer into "Taste of Hope"

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

The recent "Taste of Hope" dinner brought together six chefs who donated their time to help raise funds to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma. But, maybe none had a more fervid motivation than Peter Sandroni, owner of La Merenda and Engine Company No. 3.

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StoneFire Pizza turns 10, upgrades facility, offers buffet for a dime

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:06:00 CDT

Ten years ago, StoneFire Pizza Co. opened in New Berlin as an upscale alternative to family-friendly restaurants and game centers. There have been a lot of changes in the past five years, and September is a particularly good time to check 'em out because the massive buffet costs only 10 cents.

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Cousins Subs invites community to tackle cancer in September

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:01:00 CDT

Eat at Cousins and be a part of the fight against cancer. In September all Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs restaurants will donate a portion of every combo meal sold to Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation for local research and cancer care in the state.

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Van Buren's Whiskey Bar to offer tiki and tacos as Mangos Cafe East

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

East Siders have about a week to fit in a last visit to Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill at 1682 N. Van Buren St. The bar and restaurant is in the midst of a remodel that will transform the space into a tropical Caribbean themed bar and restaurant.

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Chef Talk: David Magnasco of The Chef's Table

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:26:00 CDT

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with David Magnasco of The Chef's Table to chat about the balance between serving one's customers and serving one's creativity, flying under the radar and the origins of The Chef's Table.

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RAWR! Easy Tyger fights hunger with fall benefit for Hunger Task Force

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:01:00 CDT

Itching to do some good as the harvest season approaches? Mark this date on your calendars. On Monday, Oct. 3 beginning at 6 p.m., Easy Tyger, along with six of Milwaukee's best restaurants, will serve up delicious eats to benefit for the Hunger Task Force.

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MPS ProStart culinary program serves up bright new options for students

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:01:00 CDT

The new ProStart program aims to engage students in the culinary arts while providing tools to jumpstart their careers in the growing food industry. And it could be one of the most exciting things to happen to Milwaukee's culinary scene so far.

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Chef Joshua Rogers takes helm at Iron Horse Hotel

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:01:00 CDT

There's a new executive chef at the helm at the Iron Horse Hotel. Chef Joshua Rogers joins the hotel from the Cheeca Lodge and Spa. Rogers will lead the hotel's team of culinary professionals at Smyth, Branded and The Yard as well as catering operations.

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#WeWant: boozy edition

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:01:00 CDT

This edition of the OnMilwaukee #WeWant includes some of our favorite boozy picks. Bottoms up!

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 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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Pastiche prepares for Downtown location opening on Sept. 1

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:26:00 CDT

The window signs are up, and Chefs Michael Engel and Rachael Karr are preparing for a Sept. 1 opening of the new Downtown location of Pastiche in the Hotel Metro, featuring a dinner menu modeled after its former Bay View location's offerings.

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3 dishes: Irie Zulu's Yollande Deacon

Fri, 26 Aug 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 have to offer. In this edition, we talk with Chef Yollande Deacon of Irie Zulu in East Tosa.

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Peru meets Japan in new Nikkei sushi offerings at C-Viche

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Before you gasp in disbelief that a restaurant specializing in Peruvian, Mexican and Ecuadorian fare serves sushi, we'd like to clarify it's not just any sushi. It's Nikkei sushi, a spectacular cross-pollination between Peruvian and Japanese cuisines.

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Tickets on sale Friday for "Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten" at the Riverside

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:35:00 CDT

Best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten will be back in Milwaukee for a show at the Riverside Theater on March 8. Her performance will offer an insider view of her hit television show, "Barefoot Contessa," along with a QandA.

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3 dishes: Plum Lounge's Adam Pawlak

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:46:00 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 Adam Pawlak of Plum Lounge on Jefferson Street.

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Corner Bakery prepping new location in Shorewood

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:20:00 CDT

Corner Bakery will replace the Baker's Square at 1305 E. Capitol Dr. in the Village of Shorewood.

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Eat, drink and learn with Milwaukee Food and City Tours

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:07:00 CDT

Recently, as part our Urban Exploring series that's underway this summer, OnMilwaukee went on a Milwaukee Food and City Tours in the Third Ward with host Karen Featherstone. The experience was filling for both the mind and stomach.

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JB's on 41 goes fresh with new menu and beer pairings at Junction Bar and Grill

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:30:00 CDT

The Junction Bar and Grill has released a new menu with a focus on fresh ingredients along with craft beer and food pairings. The restaurant, located inside JB's on 41, has a reputation for its housemade pizzas. But a new menu features fresh new offerings.

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Sendik's to host Hatch chile pepper roasting events at select stores

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:45:00 CDT

We've entered the dog days of summer, and Sendik's is celebrating with a special offering: Hatch chile peppers from New Mexico. These unique peppers, which are common in Southwestern cooking, are rarely - if ever - found in Wisconsin in their fresh form.

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