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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Sunday, April 20, 2014

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126. In search of the perfect pizza: Calderone Club
I've heard great things about the pizza at the Calderone Club, and I've read great things about the pizza at the Calderone Club. Now, I get to write about my great experience at the Calderone Club.
127. Long lunch lines: love them or leave them?
Long lines don't scare me away as long as I know that my order will be taken correctly and promptly after the wait. But I'll argue that there's one driving factor that over rides all others when you're deciding where to dine: convenience.
128. Milwaukee's best Thai, 2013
Combining a sushi bar with authentic Thai cooking under one roof is a Windy City trend that hadn't arrived in Milwaukee until Thai-Namite opened, according to Kim Kongsin, who owns the business with Nini Buranabunyut and Dear Panyasopa. Kongsin emphasizes that Thai-Namite is not an Asian fusion restaurant. Its Thai offerings are straight from her native country.
129. Hue opening a new Vietnamese restaurant in East Tosa
There's another new restaurant coming to Wauwatosa in spring 2014.
130. Milwaukee's best Asian fusion, Vietnamese and Korean restaurant, 2013
Last year's winner repeats in the category of Best Asian fusion, Vietnamese and Korean restaurant, but it lost a bit of its lead. Who is the winner and who is the upstart on its heels? Read on to find out...
131. Four more restaurants that I miss
In 2011, I wrote a blog titled "Seven Milwaukee restaurants that I really miss." I still miss these seven, but as we come close to the end of Dining Month I thought of a few more. So, here they are.
132. Milwaukee's best Middle Eastern, 2013
It's been a back and forth battle between Tulip and Casablanca for Milwaukee's best Middle Eastern restaurant. Which way would the pendulum swing this year?
133. Milwaukee's best Mexican, 2013
Down goes Frazier! After a five-year run, the champ has been defeated and a new restaurant has claimed the belt for Best Mexican in Milwaukee. Click here to see who is now No. 1!
134. Milwaukee's best Japanese, 2013
Once again, readers have again chosen Izumi's as their favorite Japanese restaurant.
135. Tony & Mia's in Delafield to close
After two and a half years, Tony & Mia's in Delafield will officially seat its last customers this weekend.
136. Milwaukee's best Italian, 2013
Though Bartolotta's has branched out into steaks, seafood, French food, gastropubs and beyond, Ristorante Bartolotta has been there from the beginning. For nearly two decades, Joe Bartolotta has run one of the most consistently great Italian restaurants in town.
137. Roman Candle Pizza to open soon
Roman Candle Pizza will open in early December at 133 E. Silver Spring Dr., in Whitefish Bay, in the former Peabody's Interiors.
138. Milwaukee's best Indian restaurant, 2013
In the first six years of balloting, Maharaja ran away with the title of Best Indian. Did this East Side stalwart notch a seven-peat? Read on to find out.
139. Scouting Sprecher's Pub happy hour
Last week, Molly Snyder was on hand on opening day to check out Milwaukee's first Sprecher's Pub, located on the main square at Bayshore Town Center, just a hop, skip and jump from Sprecher Brewery, which is also located in Glendale. I heard the large new pub, located in the space that was formerly home to Bravo! Cucina, has some happy hour specials, so I took that as an opportunity to see the place for myself.
140. Milwaukee's best Greek restaurant, 2013
Oakland Gyros has been the unchallenged king of Milwaukee Greek restaurants of our OnMilwaukee dining month poll. But would 2013 mark the end of their reign?
141. Reunited with Wendy's Frosty
It had been years since I had a Wendy's Frosty. Years. So I went and bought one.
142. In search of the perfect pizza: Slice of NY Pizzeria
Slice of NY Pizzeria recently opened a second location in Milwaukee at 700 W. Wisconsin Ave., so I dropped by. The bad news is that its Entertainment Book coupon is only good at the Kenosha location. The good news is that I think the pizza is worth paying full price.
143. Milwaukee's best French restaurant, 2013
Sometimes you like what you like, and Milwaukeeans have had a favorite French restaurant for years. It's good to be king, and even better to eat like one at this reader favorite.
144. Milwaukee's best wings, 2013
Everyone can calm down and step off the ledge. For the first time, you've unseated Buffalo Wild Wings and voted Point's East Pub as Milwaukee's best wings.
145. Homemade pizza encourages experimentation
Although we don't make pizzas at home as much as we once did, we're trying to get back into it, in part because the kids love to chip in and make their own. While we always make a couple traditional basic fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil pizzas, much of the fun is in trying different things.
146. Quick bite: Chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse
If you read my last "quick bite" and then this one, you might think I eat a lot of salads. I wish I ate more of them. But there are a few in town that I really like, and at the top of the list is the chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse in the Grand Avenue Mall.
147. Milwaukee's best Chinese, 2013
Year after year, readers pick Emperor of China as best Chinese restaurant in Milwaukee and 2013 was no exception.
148. Milwaukee's best vegetarian, 2013
Beans and Barley has long had a stranglehold on this category, dear readers. Do you think it held on for another year or did another eatery unseat this longstanding champ? Read on to find out...
149. Milwaukee's best sandwiches, 2013
Two whole votes separated first place and second place in our survey of the best sandwiches in the city. Would the readers give the edge to the five-time defending champ? Or is there a new champion?
150. Updated: Sherbrooke to reopen as Red Dot
According to an employee at the East Side's Red Dot, Wauwatosa's Sherbrooke will reopen on Monday as another Red Dot Tosa. spoke to the owner this afternoon and received new information.