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1. Red Light Ramen love goes international
Sure, it's great when Milwaukee food news reverberates across the states. But, when a local concept makes it into an internationally read publication, you know we're onto something. Such is the case with Red Light Ramen.
2. Are you rubbing mayo on your turkey this year? Because everyone else is
Did you know mayo is the new way to achieve a moist, perfectly browned turkey? It's apparently so, at least if you believe the hundreds of food bloggers who have posted their versions of the trendy new turkey recipe.
3. The Moody Cook explores the new world of Milwaukee-style barbecue
In his latest culinary quest, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody talks with Chef Aaron Patin about Iron Grate BBQ Co. and his ambitious new project: a new special cut of rib called the Milwaukee-style.
4. You know it: A Honeypie creation named one of the best pies in U.S.
It's something Milwaukeeans have known for years, but this week, Honeypie Cafe got national recognition for one of its pies, the black bottom banana cream pie, which is cited as "a glorious affair."
5. We made the Captain Steak Joynt's cheese fondue
Recently, we posted a story about the now-defunct Captain's Steak Joynt chain of restaurants and many readers remembered its famous cheese fondue. We got the recipe and last night we made it.
6. Five Guys Burgers and Fries to close East Side location
Despite planned expansion to other area markets, the Five Guys Burgers and Fries, which has been open on Oakland Avenue since 2009, will close Nov. 30.
7. Cousins goes local with Wisconsin cheese, Sprecher rootbeer
For years, Cousins Subs has built its brand on the tagline "Better Bread, Better Subs." And now, it will serve better cheese (and better root beer), too, giving customers more reasons to crave Wisconsin.
8. Host Chris Kimball leaves "America's Test Kitchen"
If you saw Chris Kimball at the Riverside Theater Nov. 3 during the "America's Test Kitchen Live" show, hang onto those memories. It's likely the last time you'll see Kimball's name associated with the popular television show.
9. Beerline Cafe hosts grand opening on Friday
The eco-friendly vegetarian cafe located on the ground floor of the Union Point Condos hosts a grand opening celebration on Friday, featuring its recently completed dining room and samples from the menu.
10. Rosati's Pizza is open
Rosati's opened yesterday at 2238 N. Farwell Ave. in the space that formerly housed Replay Sports Bar, Twisted Fork and, before that, Oriental Drugs.
11. Uncanny Soup Company closes Water Street location
No more soup for you! It's the end of the road for Uncanny Soup Company's Downtown location, according to a post on Facebook this morning. The soup company has been in its Water Street spot for just over a year.
12. Jack Rabbit Slims sets December opening date
Jack Rabbit Slims, a country rock-inspired restaurant in West Allis, has announced its opening date. The restaurant will feature southern/cajun specialties in the former home of the Painted Parrot and Monkey's Caribbean Grill.
13. A delightful read: Fooditor article focuses on Red Light Ramen
It's always great, of course, to see acknowledgement for our city from visiting folks. But, it's even better when the account is written by a James Beard-Award-winning food writer like Michael Gebert. Such is the case with a recent post on Red Light Ramen.
14. Jersey Mike's Subs celebrates grand opening in West Allis
Jersey Mike's Subs, a national sandwich chain which specializes in East Coast-style subs, will host a grand opening celebration for its seventh Milwaukee area location on Nov. 18.
15. Frying Dutchmen food truck hosts preview tonight at Blackbird Bar
This evening, The Frying Dutchmen, a brand new food truck specializing in Dutch street food and pub fare like fries and tosti will debut its wares at Blackbird Bar in Bay View.
16. Colectivo sets opening date for new Mequon cafe
Colectivo will open its 16th Wisconsin cafe on Cedarburg Road in Mequon later this month. The new cafe will feature a pocket park patio and Rumford style fireplace, along with interior details made with wood products from Wisconsin Urban Wood.
17. Potawatomi to honor military personnel on Veterans Day
On Nov. 11, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will recognize guests who have or continue to serve their country. In honor of Veterans Day, the casino's lantern atop the hotel will display patriotic red, white and blue colors.
18. In search of the perfect pizza: Matteo's Italian Ristorante
Rick Rodriguez discovered Matteo's Italian Ristorante after seeing it in his entertainment book, so he drove to Waukesha to check out this classic spot, which serves up pizza along with numerous other specials.
19. Pfister tea service offers respite from the bustle
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy afternoon tea at the Pfister. This relaxing tradition begins Nov. 7 and runs through March.
20. Call for bakers: Marcus annual Holiday Cookie Contest
Does your recipe have what it takes to earn the grand prize in the Marcus Restaurants 7th Annual Cookie Contest? The only way to know is to submit it online before Nov. 29.
21. The Dogg Haus opens second location in Minnesota
Today, The Dogg Haus announced that it will open a new location on Wednesday in Roseville, Minn.
22. Osgood's opens Tuesday at Mayfair Collection
Osgood's, a fast casual concept featuring hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef and smoked meats, will open on the southwest corner of the Mayfair Collection.
23. Tickets for "An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich" on sale this week
The Pabst Theater announced today that "An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich" will be coming to the theater this January.
24. Milwaukee blessings: Purple Door donates book sales to food pantry
So many great things have befallen me as I've made the journey from writer to published author. And one of the best happened to me today.
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