By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Oct 11, 2007 at 5:12 AM

The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

While on the inside, Trocadero strives to offer a slice of the City of Light, with its faux Metro passage, its lovely murals, delicious cheese and the zinc bar, out back, Trocadero is a patio lover's dream.

Trocadero offers a year-round (heated when necessary) patio -- a spacious terrace with a fountain, and private, shady gardens that make you wish Wisconsin weather was more accommodating to dining al fresco (heat lamps don't cut it in a snow storm).

In Paris, sitting outdoors means being crammed in between pedestrians and traffic -- everyone facing the sidewalk for maximum view -- at the Troc the patio has an often tranquil vibe, since there are few passersby to gawk at. editor's choice: Water Buffalo 

2. Milwaukee Ale House
3. Rock Bottom Brewery
4. Roots
5. Water Buffalo
6. Barnacle Bud's
7. The Harp
8. Pieces of Eight
9. Rip Tide
10. Tess
11. La Perla
12. The Wicked Hop
13. Palomino
14. Brew City BBQ
15. Bayou

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”