Five restaurants I "always" forget about
Allow me to list five area restaurants that I "always" seem to forget about. Holding my feet to the Dining Month fire, I'll do my best to get to these great spots again very soon.
Maple bourbon wings? Yes, please
I went to McGinn's Sports Bar, 5901 W. Bluemound Rd., Wednesday evening to watch the Pirates-Cardinals game. Although the Bucs didn't win, I did because I tasted, for the first time, McGinn's sweet sweet maple bourbon chicken wings.
Milwaukee's best seafood, 2013
For the third straight year, Harbor House took top prize in our readers' poll for Best Seafood. In a crowded field of excellent choices, it bested runner up, St. Paul's Fish Company, by more than 10 percent. Notably, Harbor House also won Best View/Patio in this year's survey.
In search of the perfect pizza: Marty's Pizza
I was first introduced to Marty's Pizza, 16680 W. Bluemound Rd., when I worked in Brookfield. Sales or training meetings often featured Marty's party pizzas for lunch. Marty's pizzas are different from most in that they're all made into square or rectangular pies, as opposed to the more common round pizzas. The dough is made fresh daily, and all pizza crusts come in one style: thin and crispy.
Diversity of menu is Terra's biggest asset
The availability of breakfast foods is arguably the best part of this Mexican/American restaurant that recently moved from National Avenue to the former Pedrano's/Kafe Kultura space.
Milwaukee's best comfort food/bar food, 2013
Who will win the debut of the best comfort food/bar food category in this year's OnMilwaukee.com Best of Dining poll? Read on to find out!
Milwaukee's best desserts, 2013
This year, we combined the dessert, custard and frozen yogurt categories into one delectable mega-category. Would Honeypie still be crowned champion? Or would Yo Mama or Kopp's claim the sweetest title of all Dining Month?
Milwaukee's best coffee shop/cafe, 2013
Milwaukee is known for its local brews (of coffee) and this category is becoming more popular year after year. Which coffee shop/cafe brought home the title this year?
Milwaukee's best small plates, 2013
Since 2009, this restaurant has dominated the best of small plates category.
Milwaukee best view/patio, 2013
OnMilwaukee.com readers picked the view from Harbor House as the city's best once again this year, giving the restaurant the title for the fourth straight time. It's hard to argue, too, with its close-up views of Lake Michigan, the U.S. Bank Building, Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Its patio is great, too.
Inspiration found at lunch at Buckley's
At his wonderful Milwaukee restaurant, Buckley's, Mike Buckley's fandom was contagious for me today. And since it's Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, it's all the better that I say, "Let's go Red Sox!"
Edible Arrangements coming Downtown
An Edible Arrangements will soon open at 720 N. Water St. The franchise offers fresh fruit arrangements and chocolate-dipped fruit for pick-up or delivery seven days a week.
Milwaukee's best burger, 2013
Some may try to convince you that there are burger wars in Milwaukee, but once again OnMilwaukee.com readers have put that idea to rest, overwhelmingly voting one restaurant the undisputed patty potentate.
Has the ice cream truck culture melted?
Here comes the old man, "back in my day" speech... But, seriously, back in my day, we had two ice cream trucks a day come down our block. Fast forward to today and I rarely see an ice cream truck. When I do, it looks to be extremely questionable. In fact, often it looks like it might be on its last drive, headed to the scrapyard.
Lookin' for lox
Where can a local lady find delicious lox?
Milwaukee's best breakfast/brunch, 2013
For the past two years, you, the readers, have handed the title of Milwaukee's best breakfast/brunch to Blue's Egg. Would the third time be the charm? Click here to find out.
Former De Marini's space most likely to become Goodkind
Love Bowl LLC announced through social media that their new restaurant that will most likely open next year in the former Mama De Marini's space, 2457 S. Wentowrth Ave., will be called Goodkind.
Quick bite: Pearadise salad at The Green Kitchen
I certainly don't mind ordering just a salad for lunch, but if it's anything less than spectacular, I find myself regretting the decision until dinner. Fortunately, there's a tried and true go-to salad for me at The Green Kitchen in the Milwaukee Public Market. The $7.95 "Pearadise" salad is just about perfect - albeit a little expensive.
Why Dining Month?
Someone asked me recently why OnMilwaukee.com created Dining Month, and why we picked October? The answer isn't that complicated, really, but if you're interested, I'm happy to share the methods behind our madness.
In search of the perfect pizza: Pizza Man
While I typically share the history of the pizzerias I visit, Pizza Man's story has been told, told again, and then told some more by every media outlet in Milwaukee. So I'll spare you that segment. In fact, I try not to blog about pizzerias who get their fair share of press, but I thought this thin crust pizza was worth blogging about.
Milwaukee's best steak, 2013
The "best steak" category is always hotly contested here in Milwaukee, and this year was no different. Which restaurant did you, the readers, decide served up the choicest cuts?
Best new restaurant, 2013
Many great new restaurants opened in Milwaukee in the past year and you, the OnMilwaukee.com readers, picked one as the very best. Click here to find out which one it was.
Lunch bet: Mai Thai
I had never dined at Mai Thai, which currently inhabits the location, until this week, under its new ownership. I stopped in for lunch, where I had a great meal at a good price - $8.95 for appetizer, soup and an entree - and chatted with co-owner Eric Grethe.
East Pointe Five Guys Burgers is closed
Five Guys Burgers and Fries inside the East Pointe Marketplace at 544 E. Ogden Ave. is closed. It opened about two years ago.
In search of the perfect pizza: Downtown Pizza
I happened to be in Grafton on business, and as luck would have it, my meeting ended around lunch time. A few friends recommended Atlas BBQ and Downtown Pizza. Since I visited Atlas on a previous Grafton visit, so this time I decided on Downtown Pizza, located at 1228 12th Ave.