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Milwaukee brunch guide Image

Milwaukee brunch guide

Published Sunday, July 23

The weekly grind hardly allows time for a.m. bacon, eggs and hash browns, and if there is time to whip 'em up, they're usually scarfed down fast. That's why weekend brunches are such a relaxing treat. Check out our list of the local Sunday morning hot spots and take some time to savor simple and elaborate breakfast treats.

On the Burger Trail: The Mc Dot at Red Dot Tosa Image

On the Burger Trail: The Mc Dot at Red Dot Tosa

Published Friday, July 21

Red Dot might be famous for its poutine (and that's a worthy reason to visit). But what about their burgers? We found out this week with a visit to the neighborhood bar in East Tosa.

Taking a break from summer beer to taste new wines ... and one vodka Image

Taking a break from summer beer to taste new wines ... and one vodka

Published Friday, July 21

With beer season in full swing - though of course it's always beer season in Brew City - I admit I've fallen a bit behind on tasting new wines. But I have set my mind to the task - and I know you're thinking, hard work - and uncorked a few that I'm sharing with you here.

Eat cake! A peek at Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop, which opens Saturday Image

Eat cake! A peek at Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop, which opens Saturday

Published Thursday, July 20

July 22 happens to be Pastry Chef Molly Sullivan's birthday. It's also the day on which her dream of opening a cafe comes true. So, when you pay your first visit to Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop, ordering a piece of cake is absolutely the right thing to do.

La Plancha Honduran restaurant to open on Historic Mitchell Street Image

La Plancha Honduran restaurant to open on Historic Mitchell Street

Published Thursday, July 20

La Plancha is slated to open on Historic Mitchell Street this fall. La Plancha, which means "the iron" in Spanish, will serve a combination of familiar Latin American fare, as well as Honduran specialties including baleadas, papusas and torrejas.

A local love story: Afro Fusion Cuisine partnerships beget growth Image

A local love story: Afro Fusion Cuisine partnerships beget growth

Published Thursday, July 20

It's been five years since the launch of Afro Fusion Cuisine. And growth for the Wauwatosa-based small business has been based largely based on local support, including partnerships with Hometown Sausage Kitchen and Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative.

Transfer Pizza uncovers and might revive The Haven Bar name Image

Transfer Pizza uncovers and might revive The Haven Bar name

Published Thursday, July 20

In 2015, brothers John and Russell Rossetto - owners of Transfer Pizza - bought the former bar building next door at 107 W. Mitchell St. On the west facade of the bar they've uncovered an old sign advertising The Haven Bar. So, what now?

The Bacon Co. pop-ups are all about the pig Image

The Bacon Co. pop-ups are all about the pig

Published Wednesday, July 19

What do you picture when we say the word "bacon"? In all likelihood, your brain goes directly to the crispy, caramelized strips most often found on breakfast plates and in BLTs. But a new bacon-based restaurant concept is working to augment that vision.

8 quotable dishes to relish at the Ambassador Hotel's The Fitz Image

8 quotable dishes to relish at the Ambassador Hotel's The Fitz

Published Wednesday, July 19

The new restaurant at the Ambassador Hotel was named with a nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald, an author whose beautiful prose ruled during the roaring '20s. Interestingly, that same prose is an apt descriptor for some of our favorite dishes at The Fitz.

Charles E. Fromage to feature cheese, wine and more on Vliet Street Image

Charles E. Fromage to feature cheese, wine and more on Vliet Street

Published Monday, July 17

There's something delightful coming to the old LA Family Barbers space. And the venue's name and tagline are as clever as can be. Charles E. Fromage, "a place where adults can be adults," is both a play on words and an apt description of what guests will find.

Arancine are the belle of the ball at Festa Italiana Image

Arancine are the belle of the ball at Festa Italiana

Published Monday, July 17

We're less than a week away from the 40th annual Festa Italiana (July 21-23), where one of the most popular dishes served is arancine, Sicilian fried rice balls. But, what are they? And how are they made. Dean Cannestra of Divino shows us how.

Freshfin Poke to open second location in Third Ward  Image

Freshfin Poke to open second location in Third Ward

Published Monday, July 17

There will be another healthy lunch option in the Third Ward beginning this fall. Freshfin Poke, the East Side restaurant specializing in made-to-order poke bowls, will open a second location in the Landmark Building beginning this fall.

On the burger trail: The double cheeseburger at Kroll's East Image

On the burger trail: The double cheeseburger at Kroll's East

Published Friday, July 14

You've got to appreciate the history in a place that dates back as far as Kroll's. The story begins in the 1930s. And it's up for debate whether or not Kroll's beat Solly's to the punch in terms of being the first to serve butter burgers.

Goody Gourmets to close Brown Deer shop, open in Glendale Image

Goody Gourmets to close Brown Deer shop, open in Glendale

Published Wednesday, July 12

The City of Glendale Plan Commission approved plans for a new location for gourmet popcorn and confections retailer Goody Gourmets. The snazzy new shop will offer an expanded product selection as well as a seating area for customers.