By Maureen Post Special to Published Oct 17, 2009 at 11:28 AM

October is the third annual Dining Month on All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delicious features, chef profiles, unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2009."

Karma Bar & Grill
600 E. Ogden Ave., (414) 220-4118

At first glance, Karma's menu looks like classic bar options of burgers, sandwiches and pizza. And while you can find nachos, quesadillas and chicken strips, they also offer items slightly off the grid like pretzel rolls with beer and bacon cheese sauce or spicy macaroni and cheese with applewood bacon.

Menu: Small twists on classic bar food.

Price: Inexpensive.

When to go: Load up on all-you-can-eat ribs on Tuesdays, build your own pasta on Wednesdays or catch deals on fish tacos on Thursdays. Don't miss the Friday fish fry or Sunday brunch.

Dress: Anything is acceptable; sport team colors to watch the big game, jeans and sweatshirts for casual dinner or business attire during the weekday lunch hour.

Don't miss: Known for its burgers and pizza, you don't want to pass up these traditions at Karma. Want to mix it up a little? Opt for sweet potato fries or Asian cole slaw. The marinated steak sandwich offers a tasty lighter option with mixed greens, sautéed artichoke hearts and portabella mushrooms.

Parking: Find street parking or use the parking lot just east of the restaurant.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.