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West Allis

This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.

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Jack Rabbit Slims trades its smoker for a pizza oven

Feb. 17, 2017 1:43 p.m.

Jack Rabbit Slims, 8028 W. National Ave. in West Allis, is undergoing a bit of an identity change. The restaurant, which opened in December 2015 as a country music bar and barbecue restaurant, has taken the last few months to step back and reevaluate.

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State Fair adds rock legend John Mellencamp to Main Stage lineup

Feb. 15, 2017 2:05 p.m.

Today, the Wisconsin State Fair announced it'll bring some R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. to this year's headliner lineup, with heartland rock legend John Mellencamp taking the Main State, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, on Friday, Aug. 4.

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State Fair announces first 2017 headliners

Jan. 25, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Today, Wisconsin State Fair officials announced the first two of its 11 headlining shows slated for the 2017 festival, which runs Thursday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 13 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

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Fortune Restaurant to launch dim sum in February

Jan. 23, 2017 1:01 p.m.

The paucity of dim sum in Milwaukee is beginning to lessen. Fortune Restaurant in West Allis announced this weekend on Facebook that dim sum is coming soon. We spoke with a restaurant representative who provided some detail about the new offering.

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3 Dishes: Chef Nicolas Ramos and Citlali Mendieta-Ramos of Antigua

Dec. 16, 2016 11:01 a.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 hef Nicolas Ramos and Citlali Mendieta-Ramos of Antigua in West Allis.

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Westallion Brewing Co. races to the finish line

Dec. 5, 2016 4:36 p.m.

In the past few years, West Allis has upped its style with numerous new, contemporary shops, bars and eateries. In early 2017, West Allis will welcome its first brewery, Westallion Brewing Co. An open house is slated at the brewery for Friday, Dec. 16.

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West Allis dining guide

Oct. 30, 2016 1:01 p.m.

West Allis has always been known for its low-key bar scene, top notch pub fare and classic eateries. But the swifty developing neighborhood is also one of the city's best spots to sample Chinese bakery, barbecue and locally minded comfort food fare.