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1. Kohler classes inspire home cooks to think, cook and eat like a chef
Destination Kohler offers a delicious way to enhance cooking skills at the weekly Kitchens of Kohler Cooking Demonstration Series at the Demonstration Kitchen. January through April, chefs and guests interact in the intimate, informal working kitchen at The Shops at Woodlake to demonstrate chef-selected recipes from preparation to presentation to final tasting.
2. Trocadero changes ownership
Effective today, Trocadero Gastrobar, 1758 N. Water St., has changed ownership, moving from the Lowlands Group portfolio to the ownership group of its newly opened neighbors, Red Lion Pub.
3. First Look: Riverwest Pizza
Riverwest Pizza opened on Monday at 932 E. Wright St. and the classy yet casual bar and eatery appears to be a good fit for a neighborhood that was in need of more late-night, delivery and brunch options.
4. 8 things I learned about BW3
Though I've had a yen for wings of late, I'm not all that familiar with Buffalo Wild Wings, which before last week I'd visited exactly once, for this. Last week, flying solo for dinner with the kids, I was in the mood for wings and whether or not it's possible, I decided I wasn't going to bring them to McGinn's or Leff's or Club Garibaldi for dinner. We weren't far from the Mayfair Road BW3, so we stopped in. Here are a few things I learned.
5. Holiday happenings
The holiday season is upon us. Enjoy the best of the season with these upcoming events at local establishments.
6. Espana Tapas is closed
Espaņa Tapas House - opened in 2012 - is now closed.
7. Rice N Roll prepares to open on Farwell Avenue
The Rice N Roll Bistro will open in January at 1952 N. Farwell Ave. in the former House of Corned Beef.
8. Whatever happened to "may I please have?"
Come on, good people of Milwaukee, let's put an end to the phrase "I'll do the ...." It's "may I please have (or order) the honey wheat bagel?" "Thank you." That's how you place your order.
9. Meet me for brunch: New spots for weekend nourishment
Milwaukee brunch is a weekend tradition. Here are a few new places to try out on your next brunch rendezvous.
10. This local eatery is one of the "21 best new restaurants" in the country
Thrillist has issued its 2014 list of "The 21 Best New Restaurants in America." And, one Milwaukee restaurant makes the cut.
11. First look: Red Lion Pub
Red Lion Pub, 1850 N. Water St., opened last night. Here's a first look at the new British-themed pub and eatery.
12. Rudy's Mexican restaurant to become Vagabond
Rudy's Mexican Restaurant, 1122 N. Edison St., will close its doors and reopen as Vagabond on Thursday, Dec. 11.
13. Chef Talk: Meritage's Jan Kelly
Kyle Cherek interviews chef Jan Kelly of Meritage.
14. In search of the perfect pizza: Brian's
Rick's constant search for perfect pizza in Milwaukee took him to Brian's in Oak Creek, where things didn't quite go as planned.
15. Buddha Lounge coming to North Avenue
An Asian bar and restaurant called Buddha Lounge will open around Jan. 1, 2015 at 1504 E. North Ave.
16. Ale Asylum Riverhouse names executive chef
Ale Asylum Riverhouse announced today that Robert Klemm was hired as the restaurant's executive chef. The restaurant and bar will open in mid-December in the former Molly Cool's space, 1110 N. Old World 3rd St.
17. Red Lion Pub reveals opening date, menu
Red Lion Pub will open on Friday, Dec. 5 after renovating the former Brocach Irish Pub space, 1850 N. Water St.
18. Simmer Cafe opens today
Downtown has another spot for breakfast and lunch starting today.
19. Playboy likes Blue's Egg
Take it for what its worth, but Playboy Magazine has Blue's Egg as one of its 101 best breakfasts in America (don't worry, the link is reasonably safe for work). The restaurant at 317 N. 76th St. came in 21st place out of 23 Midwest selections, just behind Mickie's Dairy Bar in Madison.
20. Nino's Southern Sides opens this week
Nino's Southern Sides will open later this week at 4470 N. Oakland. Ave. in Shorewood.
21. Two Wisconsin burgers make new "21 Juicy Burgers" list
Mackenzie Kruvant's new "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burger" includes a Milwaukee mention and one from Kenosha.
22. Give yourself the gift of smart eating
It's a given that this time of year includes an inevitable packing on of the pounds, but I am certain this is not just happening from a single meal at Thanksgiving or one Christmas dinner.
23. Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. now serves pizza
Starting today at 4:30 p.m. you can enjoy more than just your typical caffeine jolt from Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
24. Vietnamese banh mi restaurant opening in former Arin Bert space
Vietnamese restaurant XANKIA will open later this year, giving Downtown Milwaukee a new option in dining.
25. No quarters needed for a Milwaukee birthday
What better way to celebrate a birthday in Milwaukee than taking on the parking meter gods with just one quarter, trying a new breakfast, then returning to a tried and true dinner favorite, then taking off to the woods for a ghost tour?