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101. Marcus announces lead for SafeHouse rebrand
According to news released by the Marcus Corporation this week, brand development for Milwaukee's iconic spy-themed restaurant, the SafeHouse, will fall under the leadership of Peggy Williams-Smith.
102. Simmer announces closing
Simmer, the food truck and cafe operation specializing in soups, panini and salads, has announced its closing.
103. Amilinda listed among Thrillist's "Best New Restaurants in America"
Buzz buzz buzz. Milwaukee restaurant Amilinda made Thrillist's list of "Best Restaurants in America." Here's what writer Liz Childers had to say about the new spot in Milwaukee's Downtown.
104. Chefs' generosity goes national in AP story on Guest House
A feel-good story by Carrie Antlfinger of the Associated Press is making the rounds nationally this week. And the focus is on Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and his work with the Guest House of Milwaukee.
105. U.S. Foods to purchase Waukesha-based Dierks Foods
Wisconsin will lose another locally owned food-based company, according to information released by U.S. Foods this morning. The Illinois based distributor will be purchasing Waukesha-based Dierks by the end of 2015.
106. New Palermo's Pizza aims to combat hunger
There's a new way to contribute to the fight against hunger in Milwaukee, thanks to Mission Pizza Company -- an homage to the generosity of Palermo's immigrant founders, Gaspare and Zina Fallucca.
107. Agave Southwest Bar & Grill rolls out new menu Friday
Agave Southwest Bar & Grill, which opened on Plankinton Avenue in May, will debut a new menu starting Friday, featuring a combination of American style favorites along with Southwestern inspired fare.
108. Jamba Juice opens Friday at East Pointe
Jamba Juice opened its first area location at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa in 2013, with a second following at the Brookfield Fashion Center. On Friday, it opens near Downtown Milwaukee.
109. Today in food atrocities: Mountain Dew-flavored wings
Chicken wings are good. Mountain Dew is good. The idea of literally mixing the two together, however? Um, less good ... unless you're Buffalo Wild Wings apparently, who introduced a Zesty Citrus sauce showcasing the caffeinated beverage.
110. How I ditched the Lean Pockets and learned to love cooking
Aside from the adventurous night where I'd concede to defeat over starvation and muster up the courage to throw a couple chicken strips in the oven, I had never legitimately made any sort of meal for myself ... ever. Until recently.
111. Milwaukeeans featured on Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America"
The new season of Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" - a show on which hosts Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell help to reform seemingly hopeless home cooks - will feature two contestants from Milwaukee.
112. In search of the perfect pizza: Riverwest Pizza
Pizza lover Rick Rodriguez grew up in Riverwest and enjoyed pizza from two neighborhood restaurants. Since then, a void in neighborhood pizzerias developed. Fortunately, in December 2014, Riverwest Pizza opened.
113. Iron Grate BBQ Co. postpones opening
Iron Grate BBQ Co., the much anticipated barbecue restaurant set to open at 4177 S. Howell Ave., will be a bit longer in coming than expected according to news gleaned from Chef Aaron Patin this morning.
114. Red Light Ramen love goes international
Sure, it's great when Milwaukee food news reverberates across the states. But, when a local concept makes it into an internationally read publication, you know we're onto something. Such is the case with Red Light Ramen.
115. Are you rubbing mayo on your turkey this year? Because everyone else is
Did you know mayo is the new way to achieve a moist, perfectly browned turkey? It's apparently so, at least if you believe the hundreds of food bloggers who have posted their versions of the trendy new turkey recipe.
116. The Moody Cook explores the new world of Milwaukee-style barbecue
In his latest culinary quest, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody talks with Chef Aaron Patin about Iron Grate BBQ Co. and his ambitious new project: a new special cut of rib called the Milwaukee-style.
117. You know it: A Honeypie creation named one of the best pies in U.S.
It's something Milwaukeeans have known for years, but this week, Honeypie Cafe got national recognition for one of its pies, the black bottom banana cream pie, which is cited as "a glorious affair."
118. We made the Captain Steak Joynt's cheese fondue
Recently, we posted a story about the now-defunct Captain's Steak Joynt chain of restaurants and many readers remembered its famous cheese fondue. We got the recipe and last night we made it.
119. Five Guys Burgers and Fries to close East Side location
Despite planned expansion to other area markets, the Five Guys Burgers and Fries, which has been open on Oakland Avenue since 2009, will close Nov. 30.
120. Cousins goes local with Wisconsin cheese, Sprecher rootbeer
For years, Cousins Subs has built its brand on the tagline "Better Bread, Better Subs." And now, it will serve better cheese (and better root beer), too, giving customers more reasons to crave Wisconsin.
121. Host Chris Kimball leaves "America's Test Kitchen"
If you saw Chris Kimball at the Riverside Theater Nov. 3 during the "America's Test Kitchen Live" show, hang onto those memories. It's likely the last time you'll see Kimball's name associated with the popular television show.
122. Beerline Cafe hosts grand opening on Friday
The eco-friendly vegetarian cafe located on the ground floor of the Union Point Condos hosts a grand opening celebration on Friday, featuring its recently completed dining room and samples from the menu.
123. Rosati's Pizza is open
Rosati's opened yesterday at 2238 N. Farwell Ave. in the space that formerly housed Replay Sports Bar, Twisted Fork and, before that, Oriental Drugs.
124. Uncanny Soup Company closes Water Street location
No more soup for you! It's the end of the road for Uncanny Soup Company's Downtown location, according to a post on Facebook this morning. The soup company has been in its Water Street spot for just over a year.
125. Jack Rabbit Slims sets December opening date
Jack Rabbit Slims, a country rock-inspired restaurant in West Allis, has announced its opening date. The restaurant will feature southern/cajun specialties in the former home of the Painted Parrot and Monkey's Caribbean Grill.