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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

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126. Potawatomi reaches finals in Restaurant Association's awards
Potawatomi Bingo Casino has been recognized for its menu development initiative by the The National Restaurant Association through a nomination as a finalist for the 2014 Operator Innovations Awards.
127. Get saucy in the kitchen
Nothing compares to the health and satisfaction of a home cooked meal prepared with wisely chosen ingredients. Does it take some planning? Yes. Does it take some organized shopping? Yes. Does it take a lot of time? Nope.
128. A blissful bite at the Milwaukee Beer Bistro
Beer has never been my drink of choice, and I don't know anything about craft beers. If I have three beers a year, you could say I am on a real binge. So it was with more than a little curiosity and trepidation that my wife and I went to dinner at the Milwaukee Beer Bistro. Imagine my surprise then when I had a great dinner, including the best Brussels sprouts I have ever had. And I mean by a big margin.
129. Chef Talk: Thi Cao of Buckley's
In this 50th installment of the Chef Talk series, Wisconsin Foodie's Kyle Cherek chats with Thi Cao, head chef at Buckley's on Cass Street.
130. Are Brat House wings "totally awesome"?
Last week, I wrote about Club Garibaldi's dry, spicy wings on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the invention of the buffalo wing. That led friend Colin Deval to ask if I'd ever tried his current favorites, which are plated up at the Milwaukee Brat House on Old World 3rd Street. I hadn't tried 'em, so we met for lunch there this week.
131. Fattoni's in Tosa is closed
Wauwatosa-based Italian deli, Fattoni's, is closed. Owned by Tony Mandella, Fattoni's, 7212 W. North Ave., served made-to-order sandwiches, soups, pizzas, Sunday ham and rolls and entrees.
132. Hawthorne Coffee Roasters hosts open houses
You've read about the newest coffee roaster in town, Hawthorne Coffee Roasters. Now, starting today, you can get a first-hand glimpse of their operations and free samples of their coffee by attending one of their upcoming open houses.
133. 32nd annual Taste of Milwaukee to raise funds for cerebral palsy
The 32nd annual Taste of Milwaukee - Thursday, March 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center at 1721 W. Canal St. All proceeds from the event will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin.
134. TGI Fridays at Miller Park set for a spring remodeling
The Brewers and their loyal fans aren't the only ones getting ready for the upcoming season. This afternoon, TGI Fridays announced they are prepping a new contemporary design upgrade for their Miller Park location this month.
135. Happy 50th birthday, wings
Yesterday, Buffalo, N.Y. - and much of America - celebrated the 50th anniversary of the invention of Buffalo-style chicken wings. I toasted the wing at Club Garibaldi in Bay View.
136. New Downtown diner
Omar Amin and Alaa Musa will open BB's (which loosely stands for "build a breakfast / build a burger") on Tuesday, April 1 at 633 W. Wisconsin Ave.
137. In search of the perfect pizza: Pizzeria 3301
Palermo's updated its cafe at Pizzeria 3301 with a wood-burning oven made in Italy using ashes from Mount Vesuvius and by sending its executive chef to Washington to become a certified pizzaiolo. But does the pizza live up to these lofty measures?
138. Bartolotta's partners with Victory Garden Initiative
Bartolotta Restaurant Group's Care-a-lotta program has partnered with Milwaukee's Victory Garden Initiative, an organization committed to building communities that grow their own food for the purpose of creating a community-based, sustainable, nutritious food system.
139. Sprecher Brewing Co. partners with Milwaukee Pizza Co.
Sprecher Brewing Co. has four new products on the market thanks to a new partnership with the Milwaukee Pizza Co.
140. Free Stone Creek tours warm up Sunday afternoons
The free tour at Stone Creek factory takes place every Sunday at noon and does not require pre-registration. It lasts about an hour and includes coffee and espresso samples. We went recently and had a very tasty time.
141. Epicurious names Colectivo one of America's 25 best cafes
Epicurious.com named Milwaukee's Colectivo Coffee one of America's 25 best coffee shops.
142. Kalahari opens another new restaurant in the Dells
Barely three months after opening Double Cut Charcoal Grill, the Kalahari Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells is opening another new restaurant today: Wisconsin Brew Pub.
143. Chef Talk: Recipe demos collection
"Wisconsin Foodie" host Kyle Cherek revisits some of the best recipe demonstrations with Milwaukee chefs in this latest installment of the "Chef Talk" video series.
144. Sugar River Dairy coming to Walker's Point
The Sugar River Dairy will move into the Fix Building in the former Purple Door space, 138 W. Bruce St. This is the second location for the yogurt company based in Albany, Wis.
145. Glass Nickel closes after less than a year on North Avenue
Last March we reported that Glass Nickel Pizza Co., which was launched in Madison in 1997, was opening a new location at 1504 E. North Ave., in a storefront that had previously housed La Piazza, Clutch and Node coffee shop. After less than a year in operation, the East Side Glass Nickel Pizza location is closed.
146. Angelic Bakehouse releases Flatzza
Beginning today, Angelic Bakehouse, the only producer in the central U.S. of fresh, sprouted grain products, will add a new offering to its product line.
147. Local Farmer Open House offers savvy consumers fresh local choices
Event connects consumers with farms that offer community supported agriculture programs.
148. Dishcrawlin' the ward
A crawl through the Third Ward that included some of the area's hottest restaurants? That's a Dishcrawl.
149. East Side cheese and sausage shop closes
The West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe, 2974 N. Oakland Ave., is closed. The Public Market location, however, remains open.
150. Ardent, Aprahamian, Swanson are Beard semifinalists
Justin Carlisle's new Ardent, Sanford's Justin Aprahamian and Braise's Dave Swanson are semifinalists for the James Beard Award for "Best New Restaurant" in the country. The nominations were announced this morning in Orlando, Fla.