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On the Burger Trail: Sal's Pub & Grill in Menomonee Falls Image

On the Burger Trail: Sal's Pub & Grill in Menomonee Falls

Published Friday, Jan. 20

This week's stop on the burger trail - which was recommended by OnMilwaukee reader Lillian Lakritz - took us to Menomonee Falls, where we visited Sal's Pub & Grill, a low-key bar and restaurant which offers up an expansive list of pub fare.

FreshFin Poke to host grand opening on Jan. 28 Image

FreshFin Poke to host grand opening on Jan. 28

Published Thursday, Jan. 19

FreshFin Poké (po-kay) is Milwaukee's first poké restaurant and will be hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, Jan. 28. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as free tastings of FreshFin's signature bowls.

Bring The Ruckus: A look at Shorewood's new burger & ice cream shop Image

Bring The Ruckus: A look at Shorewood's new burger & ice cream shop

Published Wednesday, Jan. 18

The Ruckus, a new fast casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo, launched today at 4144 N. Oakland Ave. And if the line of onlookers present when the restaurant opened at 10:30 a.m. was any indication, Shorewood is in for something special.

Gilles Frozen Custard, born in 1938, gets a makeover Image

Gilles Frozen Custard, born in 1938, gets a makeover

Published Wednesday, Jan. 18

When Gilles announced renovations last spring to Milwaukee's oldest surviving custard stand at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. - and still one of the city's beloved favorites - you didn't have to worry about losing access to Gilliecookies or Those Things.

Progress continues on Maison French restaurant in Washington Heights Image

Progress continues on Maison French restaurant in Washington Heights

Published Wednesday, Jan. 18

Remodeling is in progress at Maison, the new French restaurant opening in the former Washington Heights neighborhood home of Meritage. According to owner and Chef Michael Quinn, work is on schedule for an opening in late January or early February.

4 new features you'll find at the refreshed Cafe Hollander in Tosa Image

4 new features you'll find at the refreshed Cafe Hollander in Tosa

Published Tuesday, Jan. 17

In addition to refinished hardwood floors, additional reclaimed wood accents and new paint throughout the restaurant, there are numerous new features which diners can enjoy during their next visit ... or during the upcoming Tour de Tosa progressive dinner on Jan. 26.

Mason Street Grill to close Jan. 22 for interior refresh Image

Mason Street Grill to close Jan. 22 for interior refresh

Published Tuesday, Jan. 17

Mason Street Grill celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. And, as part of the festivities, the restaurant will be temporarily closing to accommodate a refresh in decor. We've got the details on the changes, which include a brand new dining experience.

The Ruckus opens this week in Shorewood Image

The Ruckus opens this week in Shorewood

Published Monday, Jan. 16

Looks like the ruckus is about to begin in Shorewood. The new fast casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo will offer up a basic menu featuring burgers, hot dogs and ice cream along with housemade churros served up fresh and hot with dipping sauces.

Purple Door Ice Cream closed through Jan. 31 Image

Purple Door Ice Cream closed through Jan. 31

Published Monday, Jan. 16

Looks like you'll have to suppress your local ice cream cravings for a couple of weeks. The Purple Door Ice Cream scoop shop at 205 S. 2nd St. is taking a two-week hiatus.

3 Dishes: Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro Image

3 Dishes: Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro

Published Monday, Jan. 16

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chefs Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro.

Is a hot dog a sandwich? The debate boils up again  Image

Is a hot dog a sandwich? The debate boils up again

Published Monday, Jan. 16

Let's take a break from arguing about politics to address something, er, meatier - like is a hot dog a sandwich? This question surfaces and resurfaces all the time, and it turns out people are frank (ahem) and opinionated on the matter.

A last look at Cempazuchi, which closed Saturday Image

A last look at Cempazuchi, which closed Saturday

Published Sunday, Jan. 15

Cempazuchi quietly closed its doors Saturday night. It's not always possible to revisit an old favorite before it closes, but we were lucky enough to pay a visit on Friday to bid adieu to the restaurant, which opened in April 1999.

The Winchester closes for good Image

The Winchester closes for good

Published Friday, Jan. 13

After a year and a half in business, The Winchester - named after a reference from the film "Shaun of the Dead" - closed for good.

EsterEv changes reservation system to accommodate diners Image

EsterEv changes reservation system to accommodate diners

Published Friday, Jan. 13

Despite its obvious advantages to the restaurant, EsterEv - the chef's table restaurant inside dandan - will switch its reservation platform from Tock to OpenTable beginning this afternoon. And the changes were made specifically with the customer in mind.

On the Burger Trail: Mazo's Image

On the Burger Trail: Mazo's

Published Friday, Jan. 13

It seemed appropriate to begin our hike down the burger trail with one of Milwaukee's classic cheeseburgers. So we paid a visit to Mazo's, the cozy old-school diner that's been slinging delicious burgers since 1934. How does the burger stack up?