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The Weekly Nibble: Ward's expected to open soon in Delafield

Published Dec. 16, 2013

This edition of The Weekly Nibble includes an update on the new Ward's House of Prime in Delafield, the long-awaited opening of Cafe Vocar, the opening of Roman Candle Pizzeria in Whitefish Bay, a pre-New Year's Eve wine dinner at c.1880 and a second anniversary celebration for Braise Restaurant.


Prime by the pounds: Ward's gets national attention for its portion sizes

Published June 25, 2012

When Brian Ward opened Ward's House of Prime, he had no intention of presiding over a nationally publicized eating competition. The veteran general manager simply wanted his own upscale restaurant with a beefy flair. But this is Milwaukee, the land of large appetites, and the affable Ward finds himself in the middle of something big. Like serving a hunk of prime rib weighing more than 10 pounds to a single customer.


New owner = new menu at John Hawks Pub

Published March 19, 2012

Brian Ward is firmly established as a Downtown beef baron. His Ward's House of Prime restaurant has received national attention as a midwestern Mecca of red meat. Bobby Bell spent 40 years building John Hawk's Pub into a Downtown institution, first a few steps below the sidewalk at 607 N. Broadway and since 1990 in the office tower on the northwest corner of Water and Wisconsin. When Bell decided to sell Hawk's last year, Ward grabbed the opportunity to buy.


Ward's takes over John Hawks Pub

Published March 25, 2011

Last night, news emerged that John Hawks Pub would get a new owner after 40 years east of the river in Downtown Milwaukee. This morning, an official statement arrived from owner Robert Bell's publicist.


Featured chef: Bill Baumann, Ward's House of Prime

Published March 26, 2010

When Ward's House of Prime opened in the former Yanni's space at 540 E. Mason St. last November, owner Brian Ward -- a local restaurant veteran -- was banking on the skills of his executive chef, Bill Baumann. We talk to Baumann to learn more about his past, his passions and his current work at Ward's.

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