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The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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Valhalla brings Scandinavian flair to Old World Third

March 25, 2017 10:01 a.m.

Jarlsburg. Cardamom. Lingonberries. Aquavit. They're all flavors you'll find at the newly opened Valhalla, the much anticipated Scandinavian bar and restaurant owned and operated by Ken and Melissa McNulty of Wisconsin Cheese Mart and Uber Tap Room.


Osteria Del Mondo to reopen Downtown

March 24, 2017 11:17 a.m.

A long-beloved classic is returning to Milwaukee's dining scene. Osteria Del Mondo, the Italian restaurant founded by Marc and Marta Bianchini, will reopen Downtown.


On the Burger Trail: The Big KC Burger at Swingin' Door Exchange

March 24, 2017 11:01 a.m.

The Big KC -- which we assume is named for Mr. Swan himself -- features a half-pound Black Angus burger topped with white cheddar cheese, grilled onions, shaved roast beef, bacon, pepper-jack cheese and mayonnaise on a sesame seed roll for $12.50.


The demise of "all you can drink nights"

March 22, 2017 3:09 p.m.

In Milwaukee, few bars have "all you can drink" nights anymore. Adam "Hawk" Griffin, owner of Fire on Water, offered it at his bar every Thursday night for years, but got rid of it in 2016.


"The Bachelor" Nick Viall returns home for Friday night's Bucks game

March 21, 2017 9:16 p.m.

Thanks to the Milwaukee Bucks, Nick Viall is coming home. On Friday night, the Bucks will not only host the Atlanta Hawks, but also a themed night dedicated to Waukesha's very own star of "The Bachelor" and current "Dancing with the Stars" hoofer.


Doc's Commerce Smokehouse now open Downtown

March 21, 2017 6:01 p.m.

Doc's Commerce Smokehouse fired up its smokers and opened quietly this past weekend in the SpringHill Suites building. The bar at Doc's won't open to the public until later next week. However, there's plenty of barbeque, sweet tea and Sprecher to go around.


Everything you need to know for Wave's do-or-die playoff game tonight vs. Blast

March 21, 2017 2:01 p.m.

The Wave have been in this position before, down a game in a Major Arena Soccer League playoff series and staring at a do-or-die situation at home. They prevailed then, nine days ago, and they hope to do so again tonight. Here's all you need to know about Milwaukee's Game 2 matchup vs. Baltimore.


Where should Alton Brown eat on his next Milwaukee visit?

March 19, 2017 1:56 p.m.

On Saturday, April 8, Food Network star Alton Brown will return to Milwaukee for a new live show, "Eat Your Science," at the Riverside Theater. But before anybody eats their science, Brown plans to eat our city's best - and he wants your help.