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Rick Rodriguez's Articles
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Dining - April 2, 2014
In search of the perfect pizza: Tenuta's
I've been hearing about Tenuta's, 2995 S. Clement Ave., in Bay View from a few friends over the past few years, so I thought I'd finally pay a visit.
Dining - March 5, 2014
In search of the perfect pizza: Pizzeria 3301
Palermo's updated its cafe at Pizzeria 3301 with a wood-burning oven made in Italy using ashes from Mount Vesuvius and by sending its executive chef to Washington to become a certified pizzaiolo. But does the pizza live up to these lofty measures?
Dining - Feb. 5, 2014
In search of the perfect pizza: Caradaro Club
Maybe I should have started with the Caradaro Club, but better late than never.
Dining - Jan. 1, 2014
In search of the perfect pizza: Lalli's Pizza
Nine years ago, an office discussion turned to favorite pizzas, and a co-worker announced that his favorite pizza was Lalli's Pizza, 8826 W. North Ave. A couple of weeks later, I tried Lalli's pizza, and I really liked it. I recently visited Lalli's Pizza again, and I enjoyed the pizza as much as I did on my first visit, which speaks to their consistency.
Dining - Dec. 4, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Mama's Pizza
In my last job, I spent some time on Milwaukee's Northwest Side and drove past a few businesses that looked to have some history. One of them was Mama's Pizza and Italian Cuisine.
Dining - Nov. 27, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Pulo's Pizza
When I started writing these blogs, my focus was on finding family owned and operated pizzerias, using recipes passed down over multiple generations. Pulo's Pizza certainly fits that mold.
Dining - Nov. 20, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Runaway Meatball
I'd heard about this pizza place that opened in July called Runaway Meatball, 3592 N. Oakland Ave., and I kept seeing ads in one of the local periodicals, so I figured I may as well pay them a visit.
Dining - Nov. 13, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Ricardo's
Over the years, I rarely ventured into Greendale unless I was visiting a cousin for a family gathering. I've heard great things about Ferch's Malt Shoppe over the years but still haven't had a chance to visit. I've also heard great things about Ricardo's Pizza over the years and never had a chance to visit until recently.
Dining - Nov. 6, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Ann's Italian Restaurant
I've heard about Ann's Italian Restaurant, 5969 S. 108th Pl., and driven past a couple of times, but I've never dined there. A friend recommended their pizza to me recently, so I went to check it out.
Dining - Oct. 30, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Calderone Club
I've heard great things about the pizza at the Calderone Club, and I've read great things about the pizza at the Calderone Club. Now, I get to write about my great experience at the Calderone Club.
Dining - Oct. 23, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Slice of NY Pizzeria
Slice of NY Pizzeria recently opened a second location in Milwaukee at 700 W. Wisconsin Ave., so I dropped by. The bad news is that its Entertainment Book coupon is only good at the Kenosha location. The good news is that I think the pizza is worth paying full price.
Dining - Oct. 16, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Balistreri's
Balistreri's Italian American Ristorante opened in 1968 as the family's fourth restaurant, situated in its current location on 68th Street. Balistreri's Bluemound Inn, 6501 W. Bluemound Rd., followed much later, in 1996, and remains one of the two restaurants still open, along with the Wauwatosa location. It's one tasty pizza in two locations, all wrapped up in a package for you.
Dining - Oct. 9, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Marty's Pizza
I was first introduced to Marty's Pizza, 16680 W. Bluemound Rd., when I worked in Brookfield. Sales or training meetings often featured Marty's party pizzas for lunch. Marty's pizzas are different from most in that they're all made into square or rectangular pies, as opposed to the more common round pizzas. The dough is made fresh daily, and all pizza crusts come in one style: thin and crispy.
Dining - Oct. 2, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Pizza Man
While I typically share the history of the pizzerias I visit, Pizza Man's story has been told, told again, and then told some more by every media outlet in Milwaukee. So I'll spare you that segment. In fact, I try not to blog about pizzerias who get their fair share of press, but I thought this thin crust pizza was worth blogging about.
Dining - Sept. 25, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Downtown Pizza
I happened to be in Grafton on business, and as luck would have it, my meeting ended around lunch time. A few friends recommended Atlas BBQ and Downtown Pizza. Since I visited Atlas on a previous Grafton visit, so this time I decided on Downtown Pizza, located at 1228 12th Ave.
Dining - Sept. 18, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Wells Brothers
I often find myself in Racine, but it took overhearing an admiring conversation at a different pizzeria to bring Wells Brothers Pizza to my notice. I stopped into this third-generation, award-winning family business to see what all the fuss was about.
Dining - Sept. 11, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Bennolli's
Picture "Main Street in Small Town, USA" like you see in some of the movies. Now modernize it with newer buildings, more cars and an Art Walk event like the one taking place on the afternoon of my visit. That's Delafield. This is where Tom Halverson opened Bennolli's Pizza seven years ago, a small pizzeria that strives to use the freshest ingredients.
Dining - Sept. 4, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Happy Tap
At the east end of the Lincoln Avenue Pizza Strip sits Happy Tap, 6801 W. Beloit Rd. I've driven past it dozens of times, curious about the signs on the building advertising "original thin crust pizza."
Dining - Aug. 28, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Times Square Pizza
I stopped in to visit an old favorite, Times Square Pizza, which shares a space with Atomic Chocolate Company and is owned by the same chef. The New York style pizza was as great as I remembered, and I found out about an exciting new venture owner Sean Henninger is undertaking (hint: it involves pigs, parties and a smoker).
Dining - Aug. 21, 2013
In search of the perfect pizza: Rounding Third
I've visited Rounding Third Bar & Grill on Bluemound Road, and I've taken its shuttle to Brewers games, but I didn't know about the Rounding Third Pizzeria, 7119 S. 76 St., until a friend of mine told me about it.
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