Dreaming of frozen custard
Despite the fact that it's cold outside, I wake up in the middle of the night a lot these days thinking about frozen custard. That's because I'm co-authoring a book about this delicacy at the moment and it's consuming me even more than I consume custard, which is saying something.
New Shorewood Metro Market opens Feb. 16
The new Shorewood Metro Market, 4075 N. Oakland Ave., opens Feb. 16, less than a year after the company bulldozed its old Pick 'N Save location that stood just north of the new building.
Requiem for a brie: Researchers find cheese triggers the brain like hard drugs
Want to know why you crave those cheese curds? According to a recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan, cheese triggers the same part of the brain as several hard drugs do.
MPS launches new two-year culinary program for high school students
Thanks to a new two-year culinary program launching this fall in Milwaukee Public Schools, students will soon be able to get a head start on future careers in the hospitality industry.
Joey Buona's closes, plans to reopen
Today it was announced that, after 14 years, Joey Buona's closed its doors, but there are plans for it to reopen in the future.
In search of the perfect pizza: Doc's Dry Dock
Rick Rodriguez says the 25 minute drive to Doc's Dry Dock in Pewaukee is worth the trip, especially for their BBQ chicken pizza, which sported a crisp crust with spicy sauce and a special secret seasoning.
Colectivo's Lakefront Cafe closed for updates on Wednesday, Feb. 3
Colectivo Coffee's Lakefront Cafe on Lincoln Memorial Dr. will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3 to accommodate a number of updates to the space, most of which aim to bring additional efficiency to the operation.
Cooking will be focus of new Mukwonago Food Pantry program
A new community kitchen project spearheaded by the Mukwonago Food Pantry and Resource Center with support from RIG, Sustainable|Kitchens and Boelter will help to fight hunger through cooking and education.
Milwaukee muddpie pizza debuts Friday at Bucks game
The Milwaukee Muddpie, a pizza featuring chicken, pepperoni, bacon, BBQ sauce, ranch, jalapenos and banana peppers will debut Friday at the Bucks vs. Heat game. It was created by five team members.
E-cookbooks will never replace the real thing
Dining Writer Lori Fredrich makes the case for the enduring value of print cookbooks, a medium she finds valuable even in a world that's become increasingly filled with e-books and online cooking apps.
Get diabetes by merely looking at these terrifying mega-milkshakes
It may be hard to tell, but these horrific weapons of mass diabetes, first unearthed in a Buzzfeed post Monday, are technically milkshakes, currently served up by Black Tap out in New York City - and currently going viral.
Making mozzarella at home
Zoe got her hands on one of Northern Brewer's cheese-making kits for the first time, and it was an interesting experience.
Crawdaddy's to open on Fat Tuesday
The significance of a Fat Tuesday (re)opening of Crawdaddy's won't be lost on fans of the popular cajun and creole restaurant, which always gussied things up for the Mardi Gras holiday at the old location.
Bad fat/good fat: Is it all relative?
There is a massive amount of nutrition misinformation to be found on the internet, especially when it comes to fat. But, is there really a fairly simple solution to the question of which kinds of fat we should eat?
Yo Mama! will close Shorewood location
Yesterday, Yo Mama! announced on Facebook that it will close its Shorewood location. The news comes on the back of an announcement that Yo Mama! will expand its offerings to include ice cream.
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. stands up for African farmers
Milwaukee's Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. has announced support of Radio Lifeline, a Wisconsin nonprofit which aims to improve conditions for farmers in some of the most challenged coffee growing regions in the world.
Aladdin's City Cafe open in Zeidler Municipal Building
There's another convenient location to get food created by Azmi Alaedin, chef and owner of Aladdin - Tastes of the East in the Milwaukee Public Market, thanks to the new Aladdin's City Cafe in the Zeidler Municipal Building.
Blackfinn Ameripub on its way to Brookfield Square
As early as late February, Blackfinn Ameripub, a restaurant concept which bills itself as the "evolution of the American pub" will open in the new addition at Brookfield Square.
Kickapoo Coffee named among best coffee shops in U.S. by Gear Patrol
An article published today by Gear Patrol named one of Milwaukee's newest coffee shops one of the 25 best in America. The list focuses on unique shops with unique stories, something Kickapoo definitely has.
Milwaukee dishes highlighted in USA Today feature on Wisconsin cheese
Wisconsin is more than beer, brats and cheese. But, we've got to admit it, our cheese is pretty darned good. And "USA Today" thinks so too, judging from their slideshow of dishes from area restaurants.
In search of the perfect pizza: Nori's
Rick Rodriguez tries out Nori's Pizza, a New York-style pizza spot that opened on South 13th Street in July. The verdict? Even after just a short period, Nori's seems to be establishing a reputation for good 'za.
Marcus announces lead for SafeHouse rebrand
According to news released by the Marcus Corporation this week, brand development for Milwaukee's iconic spy-themed restaurant, the SafeHouse, will fall under the leadership of Peggy Williams-Smith.
Simmer announces closing
Simmer, the food truck and cafe operation specializing in soups, panini and salads, has announced its closing.
Amilinda listed among Thrillist's "Best New Restaurants in America"
Buzz buzz buzz. Milwaukee restaurant Amilinda made Thrillist's list of "Best Restaurants in America." Here's what writer Liz Childers had to say about the new spot in Milwaukee's Downtown.
Chefs' generosity goes national in AP story on Guest House
A feel-good story by Carrie Antlfinger of the Associated Press is making the rounds nationally this week. And the focus is on Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and his work with the Guest House of Milwaukee.