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Brady Street area

Historic Brady Street has long been an ethnically diverse community near Downtown Milwaukee and is easy walking distance to the shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to its diversity, it’s known for its unique mix of specialty retail shops, ethnic cuisine, coffee shops, chic salons and a vibrant nightlife.

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Just the Facts

Jan. 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. - March 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Neutral, dispassionate, accurate—this is what visitors belie...

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Welcome to Bronzeville

Jan. 13, 2017 - Feb. 5, 2017
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

Welcome to Bronzeville. A world premiere by Sheri Williams P...

Articles about Brady Street area


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

Jan. 16, 2017 1:01 p.m.

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.

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A last look at Cempazuchi, which closed Saturday

Jan. 15, 2017 12:01 p.m.

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.

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Former Mimma's Cafe on Brady Street will be reborn as Dorsia

Jan. 11, 2017 4:15 p.m.

When Jeno and Lorenzo Cataldo purchased the Mimma's Cafe property last fall, there was much speculation about what was coming to the space. According to information gleaned this afternoon, the restaurant is slated to reopen sometime this spring as Dorsia.

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Reimagining Brady Street: What would you like to see?

Jan. 6, 2017 2:01 p.m.

There have been numerous closures on Brady Street in recent months, sparking a change in the nature of the popular neighborhood. It's not the first time the area has seen change. But, it begs the question: what's in store for the future of this street?

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Cempazuchi to close after nearly two decades

Jan. 4, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Another Brady Street staple, Cempazuchi Comida Bravo, has announced that it will close in the coming weeks. Known for its regional Mexican cuisine, including mole and fish tacos, the restaurant opened to the public in spring of 1999.

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Sanford chef to step back from Like Minds Brewing

Dec. 20, 2016 3:44 p.m.

It's not a decision taken lightly. However, in an announcement made today, Chef Justin Aprahamian will be stepping back from his role as co-owner of both Like Minds Brewing Company in Chicago and Like Minds brewery and restaurant in Milwaukee.

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Check out the new Mangos Cafe East on Van Buren

Oct. 17, 2016 11:01 a.m.

Van Buren's Whiskey Bar has been utterly transformed from a divey bar into a tiki paradise. And we've got a first look at the space and the menu, which is guaranteed to give you a bit of a tropical reprieve even as the days grow shorter and cooler.

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Chef Talk: Easy Tyger's Evan Greenhalgh

Sept. 23, 2016 6:06 p.m.

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down with Chef Evan Greenhalgh of Easy Tyger to chat about trying to define Easy Tyger, the Milwaukee food scene and just what the heck the difference is between tapas, small plates and shared plates.

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Mimma's to close, as new owners consider options

Sept. 23, 2016 4:10 p.m.

The new owners of the Brady Street building that houses Mimma's met with the restaurant operator, Girolama "Mimma" Megna, and asked her what she wanted to do with the 28-year-old restaurant. Mimma has decided to retire and the future of the space is under consideration.