Kanpai rolls out happy hour specials
Kanpai Sushi Lounge in the Third Ward announced new happy hour specials, which include discounts on sushi rolls, tapas and drinks. The entire sushi menu is up to 50 percent off during happy hour.
How can I get potlucky?
I love a potluck. I love the word. I love the concept. I love (most of) the food. However, I am running out of ideas for dishes to bring. One can only make so many taco dips.
This editor's restaurant choices
For each of the 50 categories in the annual OnMilwaukee.com Best of Milwaukee Dining poll, we, as a team select our "editors' choice." Many of them I agree with, and some I don't. But in the spirit of democracy, I don't refute any of them. In some categories, I have very real favorites ...
In search of the perfect pizza: Pepi's Pizza
I own one of those Entertainment Books that expires next week, so I thought this would be a good time to start using it. As I paged through the pseudo pizzeria section, I noticed Pepi's Pizza had a coupon in there. It seemed like as good a time as any to try them out.
Give "Dining-at-home" Month a try
All this talk of food during OnMilwaukee.com's Dining Month has me fantasizing about my favorite places to go OUT to eat. But, frequent eating out wreaks havoc on my waistline and makes a major dent in my wallet, so I choose to cook at home.
Rumors still swirl about Pizza Man reopening
Despite buzz in the local real estate industry that Pizza Man will soon reopen, former owner Mike Amidzich says, at this point, it's not happening. Do you think people lost interest in Pizza Man or would they still like to see Pizza Man resurface somewhere?
Changes in store for Lulu's cafe
Lulu, 2265 S. Howell Ave., is remodeling the cafe side of the space. Co-owner Sarah Jonas says the cafe - which opened in 2001 - closed yesterday but will reopen in about four weeks.
Rotten tipper learned lesson
Doing something mean and stupid at a Big Boy restaurant as a kid really affected this girl.
Key West comes to the Public Market
Award-winning chef and cookbook author Norman Van Aken and his son, fellow chef and co-author Justin, will appear at the Milwaukee Public Market Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. to promote their new book, "My New Key West Kitchen: Recipes & Stories."
Five Milwaukee restaurants I miss
Whether they were sold, closed or reincarnated, here are five Milwaukee restaurants I miss.
South Woods Restaurant to close
According to an employee, after more than 40 years in business, South Woods Restaurant in Cudahy will serve its last meal on Oct. 31.
Help create a cheese cave
If you love cheese, family farms, inspiring teenagers or naked babies in superman capes eating bananas, even just a little bit, check this out.
In search of the perfect pizza: NYPD
Recently a friend of mine asked me if I had tried NYPD and simply raved about how great it was. On my first visit, which was months ago, I thought the wings were great and the pizza was average. But, I trust her palette, so I decided I should give them another try.
Kil@wat's Parisian menu sets the stage for Ballet's "La Boheme"
An evening at the ballet isn't complete without a chic dining experience to set the stage.
Tazinos Pizza opening Downtown
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, a new Tazinos Pizza & Salad Bar Bistro will open in the CityCenter at 735 building, 735 N. Water St. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 5 p.m.
East Side Classic Slice is no more
The East Side's Classic Slice, 1609 E. North Ave., officially closed today.
What I crave from the Milwaukee dining scene
I don't really have a lot of complaints about the Milwaukee dining scene. For a city of its size, Milwaukee has amazing restaurants, chefs and diversity. In fact, per capita, one would be very hard-pressed to find a city that's better. My biggest complaints, I guess, is that I don't have enough time to try everything. But if I had to nitpick, there are a few additions I'd like to see in town.
Stefanko paints a new menu inspired by Rembrandt
Last week, Milwaukee Art Museum opened "Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London." At the same time, the museum's Cafe Calatrava launched a new menu inspired by the show, which runs through Jan. 13.
Soup's On morphs from cafe to cookbook
Mary Krimmer, who owned the Third Ward-based Soup's On (now Cynthia's), recently published a cookbook, "Soup's On: From Cafe to Cookbook."
Lunch: The perfect time for a wild rumpus
It's always a pleasure to sample a restaurant's new menu. I find it's a bit like getting inside a chef's mind for a moment - and peering around at the ingenuity and imagination that lies there. I had the opportunity to do just that as I joined part of the crew of OnMilwaukee.com for a retreat luncheon at the Rumpus Room last week.
Why oh why are they so obsessed with Noodles?
Every time I suggest we go out to eat, the kids want to go to one place: Noodles & Company.
My life as a waitress
Here it is: my manifesto in defense of servers and a protocol for treating them like humans.
My last supper
What if there was just one meal you could eat the rest of your life, what would it be?
In search of the perfect pizza: Mr. D's II
My first experience with Mr. D's II, 11078 W. National Ave., was when it was just Mr. D's on Greenfield Avenue. I was instantly drawn to the sauce. I was disappointed when that location closed and excited to see that Mike Ziegler, owner of Mr. D's II, brought it back in West Allis.
Five restaurants I don't eat at anymore
It seems that, more than anything, life changes have a way of affecting where we eat.