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What began as a small village on the west side of Milwaukee county has since exploded into a growing suburb with charming parks, hip businesses and a good school system.

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The Ruckus Tosa plan is dead

April 19, 2017 1:36 p.m.

Though the owners are still eyeing a second location for The Ruckus burgers and ice cream stand, a plan to open in an old Tosa filling station on 84th and North is now dead.


Wauwatosa bar guide

March 14, 2017 5:02 p.m.

Slowly but surely, Wauwatosa is becoming a popular destination for thirsty Milwaukeeans in search of good drink and good times.


Milwaukee's best sports bar, 2017

March 10, 2017 1:02 p.m.

Many of Milwaukee's favorite sports bars are located near a stadium, ballpark or arena, which contributes to their popularity as pre- and post-game hangout spots. But for the fourth year in a row, readers selected a place that is not, because it's just that good.


Bartolotta lunch with author Hyland spotlights Piemontese wine & food

March 7, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Chicago wine and food writer Tom Hyland celebrates the cuisine of Italy's Piemonte region in "The Wines and Foods of Piemonte." On Saturday, March 11, Ristorante Bartolotta fetes the book with a special lunch featuring Piemontese food and wine pairings.


The Map Store is folding after 80 years in Milwaukee

Feb. 10, 2017 10:01 a.m.

There was a time that I, and folks like me who love and are fascinated by maps, needed no directions to Milwaukee Map Service, aka The Map Store, currently located at 3720 N. 124th St. But times are changing and this mother of all map stores is folding.


Urban spelunking: Hoyt Park's Great Hall

Jan. 19, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Looking for an unusual place to watch the Packers take on the Falcons this Sunday in the NFC title game? Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa has the perfect spot. Located between The Landing Beer Garden and the Hoyt Park Pool is a Grand Hall that was built in the '30s by the WPA.


Gilles Frozen Custard, born in 1938, gets a makeover

Jan. 18, 2017 1:03 p.m.

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.


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

Jan. 17, 2017 3:01 p.m.

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.