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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

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101. Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to open second location at Bayshore
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced this afternoon that it plans to open its second Wisconsin location at Bayshore Town Center. The California-based pizza joint will land across from Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Colectivo Coffee this fall in the sprawling town center.
102. Chef Talk: Blue Jacket's Matt Kerley
In this installment of the Chef Talk series, Wisconsin Foodie's Kyle Cherek chats with Matt Kerley of Blue Jacket Bar & Restaurant in Walker's Point.
103. Chocolate Factory coming to Shorewood
The Chocolate Factory will open its eighth Milwaukee-area location at 4330 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.
104. Top chef and Culver's make strange bedfellows
The saying is that politics makes strange bedfellows, but in Wisconsin it's television and social advertising that is serving as the most dubious matchmaker at the moment. Pepper Grinder Pub Burger anyone?
105. Food Crawl will showcase the delicious side of Walker's Point
Three local organizations join forces to show off a revitalized, and more delicious, side of Historic Walker's Point., Milwaukee Food Tours and MKEfoodies will host the third annual Walker's Point Food Crawl on Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
106. In search of the perfect pizza: Crossroads II
This month, Rick Rodriguez's endless pursuit for the perfect pizza took him to Crossroads II, home of pizza, subs and ... hot ham and rolls?
107. Simmer Truck opening a cafe on Water Street
Simmer truck will soon open its own cafe on Water Street.
108. First Look: The Garage's remodel
After a six-week renovation project, The Garage reopened yesterday and has a completely fresh look and feel. The biggest change is the bar, which is now four-sided and centrally located.
109. Milwaukee butter burger hits NYC, returns to the big screen
Solly's butter laced creation will grace the plates at Tribeca Cinemas on Wednesday, May 7 following an anniversary screening of the 10-year-old film by George Motz called "Hamburger America." Solly's was featured in the documentary.
110. New Colectivo mural graces Third Ward alley
Today, we noticed a new mural in the alley adjacent to the St. Paul Avenue location and wanted to share. In the spirit of the coffee roasters other art, it's vibrant and full of life. And, it signals that the new cafe is indeed opening soon.
111. Aprahamian earns James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest 2014
Justin Aprahamian, owner and executive chef of Sanford, was named best chef in the Midwest at the annual James Beard Awards this evening in New York.
112. An Ugly's brunch isn't ugly at all
Ugly's Pub on Old World Third Street is launching a new American fusion brunch and we got a sneak peek at some of the items on the menu. This brunch isn't "ugly" at all.
113. Milwaukee Cupcake Company to close
Milwaukee Cupcake Company, which opened in 2010 at 316 N. Milwaukee St., will close on Friday, May 23.
114. Door County launches first major food & wine festival
Ellison Bay will host the Door Peninsula's first county-wide food and wine festival, Uncork Summer on Saturday, June 28.
115. SURG launches riverfront event space in Third Ward
SURG Restaurant Group has renovated the 10,000-square foot space that once housed Ryan Braun's Graffito to create a beautiful new events space.
116. East Side's Thai-namite eying East Tosa
Thai-namite, located on Astor and Brady Streets on the East Side, is - like many local bars and restaurants - eying a location in the booming East Tosa neighborhood.
117. 5 great Milwaukee pizzas
In the past, I might've said, "I was born and raised in Brooklyn, so of course I eat a lot of pizza." But pizza is no regional thing anymore, despite the fact that regions have their own special pizza preferences. Here are my preferences for pizza in five Milwaukee "regions," in no particular order.
118. Outpost announces opening date for Mequon location
Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative will open its Mequon store on Monday, May 12 at 11 a.m. The store is the first Outpost location outside of Milwaukee County.
119. East Side Suburpia temporarily closed
After months of keeping irregular hours, the East Side Suburpia, 2264 N. Prospect Ave., is temporarily closed, according to an employee at the Original Suburpia, 10853 W. Bluemound Rd.
120. Sumptuous scallops highlight new Port of Call menu
Not long after moving Downtown, I visited Port of Call for lunch and had a good experience. Fast forward a couple years, after interviewing Chef Adam Pawlak, I headed back over to try some items on the new menu.
121. Celebrate May Day with Lake Park Bistro dessert dinner
If you've got a sweet tooth, Bartolotta's has a treat for you. It's the third annual dessert dinner at Lake Park Bistro.
122. Wine dinners feature Oregon winemaker and Milwaukee native, Dan Rinke
Native Milwaukeean, Dan Rinke of Johan Vineyards, will host three wine dinners this week at INdustri Cafe, Meritage and Prodigal Gastropub.
123. Cafe La Paloma is closed
Walker's Point Mexican eatery Cafe La Paloma has closed. Owner Jose Chavez is hoping to sell the business soon, but regardless, he is no longer going to operate the restaurant that opened last summer.
124. Chef Talk: Waterford Wine Co.'s Ben Christiansen
In this installment of the Chef Talk series, Wisconsin Foodie's Kyle Cherek chats with Ben Christiansen of Waterford Wine Co.
125. East Side's House of Corned Beef is closed
According to an employee, The House of Corned Beef, 1952 N. Farwell Ave., has closed. The original eatery of the same name, 6200 W. Silver Spring Dr., is still in business.