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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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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.


Westallion Brewing Co. stampedes into 'Stallis

Sept. 10, 2015 10:20 a.m.

When Westallion Brewing Co. opens next year, it will be West Allis' first brewing company. Erik and Kim Dorfner are the husband-and-wife team behind the venture and they hope to open the brewery on April 23, 2016, which is the 500 year anniversary of Reinheitsgrebot, the German "Beer Purity Law."


TomKen's restaurant undergoes major renovation

Aug. 18, 2015 7:48 p.m.

Because of the popularity of the restaurant, TomKen's Friendly Fried Chicken will undergo a major renovation and expansion project that started quietly this week and will, hopefully, conclude in October. Don't worry, Wing Night isn't going anywhere.


Offerings are fresh and unique at Lucky Bakery & BBQ

Aug. 17, 2015 11:02 a.m.

West Allis has always been a sort of under-rated hot spot for gems like TomKen's Friendly Fried Chicken, Antigua and Chef Paz restaurants. But, most recently, it's also become the city's best spot to sample Chinese bakery and barbeque.


The gross glory of competitive eating

Aug. 15, 2015 5:19 a.m.

This year was by far Molly Snyder's best speed eating effort, but after downing a baked potato covered in cheese and three full-sized cream puffs she feels ridiculously bloated. See the glory and grossness in this video.


Wit and wisdom from the State Fair Step Wives

Aug. 14, 2015 4:15 p.m.

The women who enter the culinary competitions at the Wisconsin State Fair are pretty intrepid. They're also driven, funny and extremely loyal to one another.