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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:16:05 CDT


Milwaukee fish fry guide

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:01:00 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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On the Burger Trail: The MOAB at Gina's Sports Dock in Pewaukee

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

There's friendly service and above-average bar food waiting for you at Gina's Sports Dock, a casual lakeside pub on Pewaukee Lake. And that includes their signature burger: The MOAB, meaning Mother of All Burgers. But, does it live up to its name?

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Sendik's stores host Hatch chile pepper roasting extravaganza

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:56:00 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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12 celestial snacks to enjoy during the eclipse

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Cheers! The eclipse of 2017 is nearly upon us. But the big question is, what should we eat? Milwaukee's first views of the eclipse begin just before the lunch hour, so eating is precisely the appropriate way to celebrate this solar spectacle.

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New Memory Cafe marks step toward dementia-friendly Milwaukee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In Milwaukee County's latest effort to improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, a number of area organizations are opening the sixth Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Café at Daddy's Soul Food and Grill, 754 N. 27th St.

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Do this: Story Hill BKC's Bar Bites Beer Bash on Aug. 28

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:02:00 CDT

If you love trying new, interesting beer, you won't want to miss Story Hill BKC's upcoming Bar Bites Beer Bash, which features beer samples from 12 breweries along with great bar bites. Preview tappings are also available Tuesdays leading up to the event.

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Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. plans two Milwaukee restaurants

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:59:00 CDT

Though the specifics are sparse, Chicago's multi-location poké purveyor, Aloha Poké Co. has announced that it will expand to a number of cities, including Milwaukee, which will get two restaurants.

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Mequon Joey Gerard's will close this weekend and reopen as Mr. B's

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:01:00 CDT

The days are growing short for last meals at Joey Gerard's Supper Club in Mequon. The restaurant will close on Saturday, Aug. 19 as it makes way for its transition to a Mr. B's Steakhouse.

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Farewell, Hinterland

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:56:00 CDT

There are several restaurants in history where I wish I had dined before they were lost to time. Though not as storied, nationally or internationally lauded, last week, another hallmark of good eating for me personally and my city said goodbye.

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Join us for the Food Truck Brunch Series starting Aug. 20

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:04:00 CDT

The first ever Food Truck Brunch Series takes place on Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17, with some of the most popular food trucks in the Milwaukee area hosting pop-up brunches at Bay View Park, Klode Park and Juneau Park, respectively.

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The Diplomat opens on Brady Street tomorrow

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:59:00 CDT

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Chef Dane Baldwin will open the doors to The Diplomat, his highly anticipated restaurant in the former Bosley on Brady space on Brady Street.

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Giovanni's on Old World Third will look for new location, pending building sale

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:04:00 CDT

Giovanni's, the Italian restaurant at 1033 N. Old World 3rd St. will remain open, at least for the time-being. However, the Italian restaurant is currently entertaining the sale of the building and scouting out a new location.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:21:00 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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We paid a visit to the new Iron Grate BBQ Co. and it was grate

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:02:00 CDT

In late June, we reported that Iron Grate BBQ Co would be moving into its own digs. Well, beginning yesterday at 11 a.m., the doors of the restaurant were officially open at 4125 S. Howell Ave. And, even on its inaugural day, business was steady.

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New Starbucks coming to Downtown

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:17:00 CDT

Starbucks has job postings for a new location at Northwestern Mutual just off Wisconsin Avenue in Downtown Milwaukee. There's also a small sign with the company's logo at Cass and Wisconsin.

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On the Burger Trail: The double cheeseburger at The Kiltie Drive-In

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

One of the hallmarks of spring in Lake Country is when The Kiltie in Oconomowoc opens for the season. And there's good reason for that. Almost nothing has more summer promise than a night at this nostalgic drive-in, which is open seasonally.

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Albanese's twist on an Italian favorite is a winner at Sporkies

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:31:00 CDT

The 2017 Sporkies competition, held this morning at the Wisconsin State Fair, was a gut-busting barrel of fun, with eight creations competing for the coveted Golden Spork Award. And Albanese's came out on top with its Spaghetti and Meatballs Mozzarella Sticks.

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Tickets now on sale for the 2017 Kohler Food and Wine Experience

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 13:22:00 CDT

Summer is still blazing, but autumn is knocking at the door. Fortunately, there are plenty of good things to look forward to this fall. And one is the annual Kohler Food and Wine Experience, which will take place Oct. 19-22.

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Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub is closed

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:46:00 CDT

After almost a decade in the Third Ward, Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, located at 222 E. Erie St., closed Tuesday night.

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What's better than tacos? Tacos on the Iron Horse Hotel patio

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

What are you doing next Tuesday? You could be indulging in unlimited tacos at one of Milwaukee's best patios. That's because every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at both The Yard and Branded at the Iron Horse Hotel. And that means unlimited tacos with all the fixins.

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Do this: Taste of Wellspring dinner on the farm Aug. 26

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:01:00 CDT

We're on the cusp of the dog days of summer, and that means plentiful harvests and fresh, delicious produce. And you can enjoy all of that, while supporting Wellspring's organic farm and educational programming, during the upcoming Taste of Wellspring.

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A look at Stone Creek's new Harwood Avenue Cafe in Wauwatosa

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 15:02:00 CDT

The new Stone Creek Cafe at 7954 Harwood Ave. in Wauwatosa officially opened its doors today. And when we arrived early this afternoon, the cafe was alive with folks getting their first peek at the new coffee shop.

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9 Milwaukee frozen custard stands we miss

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:56:00 CDT

While the fame of Gilles, Leon's, Kopp's and Culver's endures, through the years, dozens of other custard stands have come and gone. Here is a sampling of some of them, from the new book, "Milwaukee Frozen Custard."

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Dining Hack: A lesson in sushi with Chef Tony Ho of RuYi

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:01:00 CDT

As sushi gets more common and accessible throughout the country, it's become socially acceptable to do any number of things to your sushi. But, for those in the know, including folks like Chef Tony Ho of RuYi, there are a number of great pointers for eating sushi properly.

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Finalists named in tonight's frozen custard contest at Georgie Porgie's

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:15:00 CDT

Monday is the final tasting to pick a winner for Georgie Porgie's frozen custard flavor contest, held in honor of National Frozen Custard Day. Here are details on the five finalists. Free samples of all are available tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Creek restaurant.

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On the Burger Trail: Company Burger at Company Brewing

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 11:01:00 CDT

I've always liked the laid back vibe at Company Brewing. There's something warm, inviting and lived-in about it. And when you pair that with owner and brewmaster George Bregar's beer, or one of the tap cocktails, it's a pretty great spot to hang just about any night of the week.

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Outdoor dining guide

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 15:06:00 CDT

It's easier than ever to find an outdoor culinary experience in Milwaukee. Whether on the Riverwalk, Brady Street, the Third Ward or Downtown, fresh-air feasting in Milwaukee is easy, fun and full of adventure.

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Bubbly Veuve Clicquot floats this Milwaukee boat cru-ise

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:02:00 CDT

We've got booze cruises and a paddle tavern, but the French always know how to take things to another level, don't they? Now, at least for a limited time, Milwaukee's got the Veuve Clicquot Voyage.

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You go girl! Wolf Peach owner receives women's leadership fellowship

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:01:00 CDT

The James Beard Foundation has announced the members of the inaugural class for the Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program. Among the 21 women who will participate in the program is Milwaukee's own Gina Gruenewald, owner of Wolf Peach and Supper.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Downtown Kitchen

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Why pick one place to grab a Downtown lunch on the cheap when you can pick pretty much five different places all at once? That's the deal at Downtown Kitchen, located inside the U.S. Bank center.

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Wood-fired cuisine on docket for new Birch + Butcher

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Miles Borghgraef is the sort of chef whose mind never really comes to rest. And it's one of the many reasons Milwaukee diners have good reason to look forward to his latest project, Birch + Butcher, a restaurant and butcher shop in the new North End development

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Longtime Milwaukeeans: Here's the guacamole recipe from El Condor

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:46:00 CDT

It's National Avocado Day, and so we dug up this guac recipe from a classic, long-gone Milwaukee restaurant: El Condor, which was known for, among other offerings, its great guacamole.

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Milwaukee's secret gardens: The second floor deck garden at Onesto

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Probably the last place you'd expect to find a garden is two stories up in the middle of the Third Ward. But, if you gaze up to the second floor balcony behind Onesto you might spy a burst of green. That's because that unused second story space has been repurposed into a fully functional kitchen garden.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: The Dogg Haus

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:04:00 CDT

Grabbing a quick lunch can be a challenge on its own, but grabbing a quick lunch that tastes good and is affordable is even harder. Luckily I found what I was looking for at The Dogg Haus on Water Street.

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Burning Through Brew City: Red Rock Saloon's TCB ghost pepper wings

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:56:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee's Nick Barth and Matt Mueller are on a journey, burning their buds across the Brew City to find its spiciest dishes. The first stop on their capsaicin-rich quest: Red Rock Saloon for its TCB ghost pepper wings.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: My Office

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:01:00 CDT

My Office, a beloved hidden gem and unabashed Downtown dive bar, is known first for its booze and second for its breakfast. But between the morning crowd fueling up for the day and the early-morning crowd winding down a night out, the establishment serves a quick, easy and very good lunch.

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Almost too gouda to brie true: Great finds at the Village Cheese Shop in Tosa

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:03:00 CDT

If you love food, there's something magical about a great cheese shop. And magic is waiting for you at The Village Cheese Shop, which opened earlier this summer in downtown Wauwatosa. Here's a glimpse at some of the wonderful things you'll find.

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This national news will make you want to scoop into Milwaukee custard

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:02:00 CDT

As National Frozen Custard Day - which is Aug. 8 - approaches, there's a scoop or two of custard news emerging, as if from a classic Carvel Custard King machine.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 CDT

It's legal, I asked. Not kidding. When I order this $4.99 meal from the good people at the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe at the Milwaukee Public Market I usually preface it with, "is it legal for me to order off the kids menu?"

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On the Burger Trail: The Milwaukee Burger at AJ Bombers

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Deciding which AJ Bombers burger to eat for the Burger Trail series wasn't simple. After all, there's a laundry list of options from which to choose. But, since award-winning burgers should be the best of the bunch, I opted for the Travel Channel's Food Wars Champion The Milwaukee Burger.

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Friendship is at the heart of new Kompali taqueria on Brady

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:33:00 CDT

Kompali, a new full service taqueria, is on the way. And it promises both traditional and internationally inspired tacos, along with appetizers and tequila and mezcal-based cocktails. It will also cater to the late-night crowd on Brady with a kitchen that stays open until midnight.

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Taste the nostalgia: The Big Boy Reunion on Aug. 9

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:01:00 CDT

For folks who remember the heyday of the Marc's Big Boy restaurants, the flavors of the Big Boy Burger conjure a wealth of fond memories. Now, thanks to Ovation Communities, a bit of that nostalgia will return for one special day during the Big Boy Reunion.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Real Chili

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Feel free to argue, but I contend Real Chili is the best chili in America. And it's still pretty cheap. You can get a bowl of chili with one 75-cent topping for under $7, but a soda will push you over.

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Get a sneak peek at The Diplomat during Brady Street Festival

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Anticipation has been mounting for the opening of The Diplomat, the new restaurant located in the former home of Bosley's on Brady at 815 E. Brady St. But, curious diners can get a sneak peek at the new space during a special open house during the Brady Street Festival

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Soup House

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:02:00 CDT

I love the ritual of holing up with a steaming bowl of soup and some great bread and warming my soul from the inside out. And typically, a bowl of soup - even the delicious housemade variety - won't break the bank. Such is the case at Soup House.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Margarita Paradise

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:04:00 CDT

The taco plate at Margarita Paradise is a tasty deal for $5 - and an even tastier deal when you add another taco for $7.

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Fried chicken, mac and cheese on the docket for Hot Head Fried Chicken

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:01:00 CDT

It's a great time to be a fried chicken lover in Milwaukee. In fact, the fried chicken scene, which includes favorites like The Tandem and Merriment Social, will get even better later this summer when Bumstead Provisions takes on a new identity as Hot Head Chicken.

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Downtown food trucks: Your guide to mobile eats every day of the week

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The trickiest part of grabbing your meal from a food truck is determining where you're going to find one. Fortunately, we've got your number. This guide is tailor-made to be your go-to for where to find great food trucks in Downtown Milwaukee any day of the week.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Brick 3 Pizza

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:02:00 CDT

Fast, cheap and good. It really can be done at this pizza-by-the-slice place on Old World 3rd Street.

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3 dishes: Kenneth Hardiman of Mason Street Grill

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In this series, we ask chefs to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Mason Street Grill's new executive chef, Kenneth Hardiman, about his take on some classic dishes from the restaurant's menu.

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