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1. Tickets on sale Friday for "Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten" at the Riverside
Best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten will be back in Milwaukee for a show at the Riverside Theater on March 8. Her performance will offer an insider view of her hit television show, "Barefoot Contessa," along with a Q&A.
2. Corner Bakery prepping new location in Shorewood
Corner Bakery will replace the Baker's Square at 1305 E. Capitol Dr. in the Village of Shorewood.
3. JB's on 41 goes fresh with new menu and beer pairings at Junction Bar & Grill
The Junction Bar & Grill has released a new menu with a focus on fresh ingredients along with craft beer and food pairings. The restaurant, located inside JB's on 41, has a reputation for its housemade pizzas. But a new menu features fresh new offerings.
4. Sendik's to host Hatch chile pepper roasting events at select stores
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.
5. You can now grab lunch at Tre Rivali and a seat on the patio
You've had dinner in the dining room and a cocktail on the rooftop patio. And now you can enjoy lunch (inside or on the patio) at Tre Rivali, the new restaurant inside the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel at 200 N. Broadway St.
6. 10 tickets released for Plate Collective Dinner at dandan
Plate Collective dinners feature unique dishes made by talented chefs which are served up in beautiful handmade pottery created by local artist, Kate Riley. The next dinner will take place on Sept. 18 at dandan in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
7. Limited tickets available for annual rosť dinner at c.1880
The annual rosť dinner at c.1880 has become one of the most illustrious celebrations of summer, with the initial event selling out with unprecedented speed. However, a second seating on Aug. 24 means that a few more rosť lovers can get in on the fun.
8. Lowlands hires director of operations to oversee market expansion
As rapid expansion looms on the horizon - including a new Cafe Hollander location in Brookfield - Lowlands Group has appointed Dave DeMarco as its new Director of Operations. DeMarco brings 17 years of retail and restaurant experience to the table.
9. Skip the line with Portillo's new online ordering app
A new Portillo's app, which launched today, offers customers the ability to skip the line and order food for pick-up at the counter or drive-thru for any of the concept's 44 restaurants, including the new Wisconsin location in Brookfield.
10. In search of the perfect pizza: Fixture Pizza Pub
Rick Rodriguez says he doesn't think he's ever written about a pizza place as new as Fixture Pizza Pub. In this installment of his pizza blog, he gives the lowdown on the space, the food and a few other interesting facts about the owners and offerings.
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11. Caribbean restaurant to replace Ginger in Walker's Point
The news broke today that Ginger Tapas Bar is closed. The restaurant, which has operated in Walker's Point since 2008, is in the midst of a sale to new owners who plan to open a new restaurant in the space moving forward.
12. Pepi's Place on Brady is closed, but frozen Pepi's pizza still available
Pepi's Place opened in its East Side home at 1330 E. Brady St. last February. But, according to an announcement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page Tuesday night, the restaurant has served its last slices of pizza inthe shiny new digs.
13. McCormick & Schmick's closed at Mayfair
The west side has been hopping with openings of late, most notably the triad of Bartolotta's-managed restaurants - including ABV Social, Cafe Grace & Taqueria El Jefe. However, it seems the flux of openings begetting closings has also begun in the area.
14. Georgie Porgie's names five finalists in frozen custard flavor contest
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurants have organized a Flavor of the Day frozen custard contest. And after sampling scoops from more than 165 entries, we now know the five frozen custard flavor finalists.
15. Sassy Cows 'n Cones event kicks off Milk Money program at Outpost Co-op
During an upcoming fundraiser at Outpost shoppers are invited to meet baby cows from Sassy Cow Creamery and make $3 donations for Sassy Cow ice cream cones, with 100% of proceeds supporting the Milk Money program in partnership with Hunger Task Force.
16. Where is the mechanical La Perla pepper now?
OnMilwaukee recently asked La Perla's co-owner what happened to the pepper now that the restaurant was sold.
17. Invent your own flavor and win custard for a year at Georgie Porgie's
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurants are partnering with OnMilwaukee on a Flavor of the Day frozen custard contest. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25.
18. Sustainable|Kitchens partners with business investor Dan O'Hearn
On June 22, Justin Johnson, CEO/founder of scratch-food and sustainability-focused consulting firm Sustainable|Kitchens - headquartered in Milwaukee - partnered with Wausau native Dan O'Hearn, setting sights on clients from across the country.
19. BelAir Cantina announces the 2016 Powered by Tacos Award recipient
For the past three years, BelAir Cantina has selected a local organization that is making a tremendous impact on our community to receive at least $25,000 in proceeds from sales of a custom taco, through the Powered By Tacos collaboration.
20. In search of the perfect pizza: Shaker's Cigar Bar
Sometimes Rick Rodriguez looks in unexpected places for pizza - like Shaker's Cigar Bar, for instance. But does this venue that regularly gets onto lists of the most haunted bars in America make the cut when it comes to delicious pizza?
21. Canal Street Cafť to open at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on July 18
On July 18, Milwaukee will have its first chance to taste the fare from Canal Street Cafe, a brand new comfort food concept that replaces the now-shuttered Locavore at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
22. Sake Tumi closes temporarily to accommodate refresh, new menu
Sake Tumi, the Asian fusion sushi restaurant on Milwaukee Street, has announced that it will be closed for the next month to accommodate renovations. Changes include a new menu designed by new master sushi chef, James Oh.
23. Italian beef has landed: Portillo's to open in Brookfield on July 19
The Italian beef has landed. Right alongside the cake shakes. There are officially less than two weeks before Chicagoland's fast-food staple opens its first location. The state's first Portillo's will open in Brookfield on Tuesday, July 19.
24. Summer gets cheesier with second annual Summer of Curds Giveaway
Here's how to win an awesome box of cheese curds and cheese paraphernalia. And as a bonus, we'll show you a site where you can find amazing facts and recipes for how to best use up all those Wisconsin cheese curds you're going to eat this summer.
25. Wine Maniacs hosts soft opening for new menu on July 14
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, Wine Maniacs On The River, 106 W. Seebooth St., in Milwaukee will host a soft≠ opening to introduce customers to samples from their new menu, designed by Chef Justin Johnson of Sustainable | Kitchens.