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East Side and UWM

Milwaukee's East Side, home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers art house cinema, boutique shopping, clusters of night life, dining and more. And the Olmsted-designed Lake Park is a Milwaukee gem.

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Rapid Review: Divino Wine & Dine

Oct. 6, 2016 9:02 a.m.

When Palermo Villa closed, I was fearful that I'd lost one of my absolute favorite Milwaukee pizzerias. But then Dean Cannestra re-opened his sister's restaurant under a new name but with basically the same menu and definitely the same pizza.


Like Minds brewery, taproom and restaurant now open

Oct. 4, 2016 5:30 p.m.

The long-expected brewery, taproom and restaurant - headed by Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and partner John Lavelle - hit some bumps along the road, but with inspections officially cleared, the bar and restaurant is officially open to the public.


3 dishes: Sala's Anthony Balistreri

Sept. 30, 2016 1:01 p.m.

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chef Anthony Balistreri of Sala Italian Restaurant.


First look: Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern is open "fore" business

Sept. 21, 2016 8:05 p.m.

Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern, 1905 E. North Ave., opened to the public at 2 p.m. today and OnMilwaukee was there - ready to chat, drink and putt. Owners David and Marla Poytinger call it "The world's first Maker's Golf Tavern."


Community members deem new mural a racist stereotype; artist apologizes

Sept. 21, 2016 12:40 p.m.

This weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.


When Benjamin Castle ruled Milwaukee's Gold Coast

Sept. 19, 2016 1:06 p.m.

On Feb. 4, 1963, two Milwaukee mansions had their dates with destiny. One distinctive mansion lives on as the otherworldly Villa Terrace Museum. Its contemporary, the David Benjamin mansion, was not quite so lucky.