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West Allis

This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.

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Rapid review: Lunch at Liquid Johnny's

Nov. 27, 2015 3:06 p.m.

On a recent Friday afternoon, we stopped in for lunch at Liquid Johnny's in West Allis. No, we did not have a "liquid lunch," despite the name of the bar and restaurant, but we certainly thought about it.


Candy Cane Lane plugs in on Friday

Nov. 24, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Candy Cane Lane will celebrate 30 years this season when it plugs in the lights on Friday, Nov. 27. They will stay aglow through Sunday, Dec. 27.


"Good eggs" run Robyn's Nest organization

Nov. 22, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers an array of social services, including The Robyn's Nest, run by Lona Long and a team of volunteers to provide clothing and other items to kids and foster families.


Jack Rabbit Slims sets December opening date

Nov. 12, 2015 10:38 a.m.

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.


Crawdaddy's is coming back to West Allis

Oct. 7, 2015 11:51 a.m.

Yesterday, I lamented the loss of Crawdaddy's Cajun & Creole Restaurant in West Allis in a post, which led to owner Jonathan Klug contacting me to say that the beloved eatery will reopen soon in a new location in 'Stallis.


Support Westallion Brewing Company

Oct. 1, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Last month, OnMilwaukee broke the story about a new brewing company coming to West Allis called Westallion Brewing Company. Every day, the owners Erik and Kim Dorfner get closer to opening the business, and have started a GoFundMe to make the dream a reality.


Maker Faire concocts geek-chic DIY fun

Sept. 27, 2015 7:23 p.m.

Maker Faire rolled into Milwaukee this weekend with a stop at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Running along Harvest Fair, kids of all ages were treated to all sorts of science projects, maker projects and DIY culture. Some 175 vendors participated, and organizers said more than 45,000 attendees visited the show.


Free, family-friendly Maker Faire comes to State Fair Park

Sept. 24, 2015 2:03 p.m.

More than 150 makers will showcase their work, knowledge and skills during the 2015 Maker Faire Milwaukee - a free, family-friendly event, Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.


Urbal Tea blends taste with health

Sept. 11, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Nick Nowaczyk knows he's not reinventing the wheel with his new tea company, Urbal Tea, but he does hope to reach as many people as possible who are not already in the know about the health benefits of ingesting herbs.