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1. Downtown Dining Week 2015 sets its menu of participants
Milwaukee Downtown celebrates its 10th year of Downtown Dining Week this summer. The dining event will run from June 4 through June 11, with 47 new and familiar restaurants and locales prepping three-course options for lunch and dinner.
2. Tosa location will be 500th Dickey's Barbecue Pit
The family-owned Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open its 500th restaurant on Thursday, April 2. The new eatery is located in the Lowe's outlot at 3180 N. 124th St., at Burleigh.
3. The Thirsty Duck promises pizza, duck-pin bowling
Good news for duck pin bowling / Koz's Mini Bowl fans. Brothers Mark and Dan Zierath are opening a six-lane duck pin bowling alley and restaurant called The Thirsty Duck in what is now Pitch's Baby Grand, 11320 W. Bluemound Rd.
4. Fresh Cooking at the Home & Garden Show: Betty Holloway's kale-abration salad
The Fresh Cooking Patio at this year's Realtors Home & Garden Show promises to enliven your taste buds with a packed selection of cooking demonstrations from area chefs and food experts. Here's a preview.
5. Chef Talk: Ardent's Justin Carlisle
In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek interviews Justin Carlisle, chef at Ardent as well as a 2015 James Beard Award semifinalist.
6. Wauwatiki bar and restaurant coming to East Tosa
Another food and drink destination is coming to "the Avenue."
7. Fresh Cooking at the Home & Garden Show: Chef Shovlin's rabbit meatballs
The Fresh Cooking Patio at this year's Realtors Home & Garden Show promises to enliven your taste buds with a packed selection of cooking demonstrations from area chefs and food experts. Here's a preview.
8. Fresh Cooking at the Home & Garden Show: Karen Gill's garbonzo & cashew burgers
The Fresh Cooking Patio at this year's Realtors Home & Garden Show promises to enliven your taste buds with a packed selection of cooking demonstrations from area chefs and food experts. Here's a preview.
9. Fresh Cooking at the Home & Garden Show: Andrew Ruiz's NY strip steak salad
The Fresh Cooking Patio at this year's Realtors Home & Garden Show promises to enliven your taste buds with a packed selection of cooking demonstrations from area chefs and food experts. Here's a preview.
10. Ardent's Justin Carlisle nominated for James Beard Best Chef Midwest
Today, the James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for its 2015 awards from the James Beard House in New York. And Milwaukee has at least one reason to be proud.
11. Fresh Cooking at the Home & Garden Show: Andrew Muraski's Chimichurri
The Fresh Cooking Patio at this year's Realtors Home & Garden Show promises to enliven your taste buds with a packed selection of cooking demonstrations from area chefs and food experts. Here's a preview.
12. Chef Talk: Heritage Tavern's Dan Fox
In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek interviews Heritage Tavern chef - as well as 2015 James Beard semi-finalist - Dan Fox.
13. Bartolotta's picks Urban Ecology Center as 2015 Care-a-lotta Spot-On partner
The Bartolotta Restaurants have chosen Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center as their 2015 Care-a-lotta Spot-On Campaign partner. The restaurant group will spend the next six months helping the Urban Ecology Center raise awareness of its mission as well as funds and friends in a variety of ways.
14. Lucky Ginger prepares to open in Third Ward
Lucky Ginger, a contemporary Asian restaurant, will soon open at 221 N. Water St. in the space formerly occupied by Cynthia's.
15. Outpost Natural Foods plans to remodel flagship store
This morning, Outpost Natural Foods announced that, as a part of its 45th anniversary celebration, the co-op will begin remodeling its flagship location at 100 E. Capitol Dr.
16. The Dogg Haus opens first out of state location in Minneapolis
A new Dogg Haus spot opens in a FreeStyle Yogurt at 5315 Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 19. It is the Chicago-style hot dog restaurant chain's eighth location and first outside of the state.
17. Chef Talk: Braise's Dave Swanson
In his latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek interviews Braise chef/owner - as well as 2015 James Beard semi-finalist - Dave Swanson.
18. Pizza: Squares or triangles?
I grew up thinking there's a practical reason it's called a pizza pie. You don't cut your apple pie into squares do you?
19. Surprise: Rankings show Milwaukee really likes Lenten fish fry
Surprising no one, a new set of rankings from GrubHub placed Milwaukee in the top 10 of U.S. cities that eat the most seafood on Lenten Fridays.
20. Animal abuse video at dairy farm prompts policy change for Great Lakes Cheese
Great Lakes Cheese, one of the largest cheese producers in the country, has just announced a significant new animal welfare policy that will improve the lives of thousands of cows across its dairy supply chain each year.
21. Lake Park Bistro kicks off 20th anniversary with duo of wine dinners
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 28, and to commemorate such an important milestone, the restaurant will celebrate with nearly a dozen special events in the months leading up to it.
22. In search of the perfect pizza: Cranky Al's
My first experience with Cranky Al's, 6901 W. North Ave., was during the Chili'n on the Ave event in Wauwatosa a few years back. Since then, I've been hearing about their pizza and their doughnuts - the crullers in particular.
23. Guinness potato chips appeal to most at Irish Pub
Happy hour drinkers at The Irish Pub weighed in on the new Guinness potato chips.
24. Fred Usinger Day means free suds and sausages
The eighth annual Fred Usinger Day at the Old German Beer Hall takes place on Monday, Feb. 23. It's a day to celebrate the legacy of Usinger's sausages by consuming free sausages and beer.
25. Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passes away
The Third Ward awoke to some sad news this morning. According to an email sent out by Nancy O'Keefe, executive director of the Historic Third Ward Association, Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passed away Thursday night.