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Dining - July 25, 2017
3 dishes: Kenneth Hardiman of Mason Street Grill
In this series, we ask chefs to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Mason Street Grill's new executive chef, Kenneth Hardiman, about his take on some classic dishes from the restaurant's menu.
Festival Guide - July 24, 2017
You pick: Which new Wisconsin State Fair foods should we try?
There appears to be a variety of themes among the new dishes being offered at the Wisconsin State Fair - from new breakfast items, to bacon, unicorns and even (erp!) bugs. But, which ones should Lori Fredrich, our dining editor, try and review this year?
Dining - July 24, 2017
Jow Nai Fouquet announces September closing
Jow Nai Fouquet, the East Side restaurant specializing in fare from southern Thailand, has announced that it will be closing its doors sometime this September.
Bars & Clubs - July 22, 2017
Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Braise Restaurant
I'm enamoured of grabbing a quick bite at the Braise Bar. There's plenty to love about the welcoming space where the bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable and there's always something interesting to nibble. It's even better when I've got a two-for-one deal in my pocket.
Dining - July 21, 2017
On the Burger Trail: The Mc Dot at Red Dot Tosa
Red Dot might be famous for its poutine (and that's a worthy reason to visit). But what about the burgers? We found out this week with a visit to the neighborhood bar in East Tosa.
Dining - July 20, 2017
On the Burger Trail: Milwaukee's best burgers
We're on the hunt for the best burgers in the Milwaukee area. To complete our task, we're exploring diners and dive bars, as well as some of the city's more high end restaurants and sharing our observations with you. Here are the fruits of our labor.
Dining - July 20, 2017
Eat cake! A peek at Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop, which opens Saturday
July 22 happens to be Pastry Chef Molly Sullivan's birthday. It's also the day on which her dream of opening a cafe comes true. So, when you pay your first visit to Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop, ordering a piece of cake is absolutely the right thing to do.
Dining - July 20, 2017
La Plancha Honduran restaurant to open on Historic Mitchell Street
La Plancha is slated to open on Historic Mitchell Street this fall. La Plancha, which means "the iron" in Spanish, will serve a combination of familiar Latin American fare, as well as Honduran specialties including baleadas, papusas and torrejas.
Dining - July 20, 2017
A local love story: Afro Fusion Cuisine partnerships beget growth
It's been five years since the launch of Afro Fusion Cuisine. And growth for the Wauwatosa-based small business has been based largely based on local support, including partnerships with Hometown Sausage Kitchen and Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative.
Dining - July 19, 2017
The Bacon Co. pop-ups are all about the pig
What do you picture when we say the word "bacon"? In all likelihood, your brain goes directly to the crispy, caramelized strips most often found on breakfast plates and in BLTs. But a new bacon-based restaurant concept is working to augment that vision.
Dining - July 19, 2017
8 quotable dishes to relish at the Ambassador Hotel's The Fitz
The new restaurant at the Ambassador Hotel was named with a nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald, an author whose beautiful prose ruled during the roaring '20s. Interestingly, that same prose is an apt descriptor for some of our favorite dishes at The Fitz.
Bars & Clubs - July 17, 2017
Martini is a no-go for Walker's Point; former Chez Jacques up for lease again
Looks like the former Chez Jacques location is up for grabs again. Plans for Martini, the bar, lounge and events space planned for the location, have since dissolved, leaving the building up for lease.
Dining - July 17, 2017
Charles E. Fromage to feature cheese, wine and more on Vliet Street
There's something delightful coming to the old LA Family Barbers space. And the venue's name and tagline are as clever as can be. Charles E. Fromage, "a place where adults can be adults," is both a play on words and an apt description of what guests will find.
Dining - July 17, 2017
Arancine are the belle of the ball at Festa Italiana
We're less than a week away from the 40th annual Festa Italiana (July 21-23), where one of the most popular dishes served is arancine, Sicilian fried rice balls. But, what are they? And how are they made. Dean Cannestra of Divino shows us how.
Dining - July 17, 2017
Freshfin Poke to open second location in Third Ward
There will be another healthy lunch option in the Third Ward beginning this fall. Freshfin Poke, the East Side restaurant specializing in made-to-order poke bowls, will open a second location in the Landmark Building beginning this fall.
Dining - July 14, 2017
On the burger trail: The double cheeseburger at Kroll's East
You've got to appreciate the history in a place that dates back as far as Kroll's. The story begins in the 1930s. And it's up for debate whether or not Kroll's beat Solly's to the punch in terms of being the first to serve butter burgers.
Dining - July 13, 2017
Do this: Two Thursday night food events you won't want to miss
Looking for something to do this evening? You're in luck. Here are two ways to enjoy our great, but fleeting, Milwaukee summer: Big Paella at Hotel Madrid and Taps & Tapas at Red Lion.
Marketplace - July 12, 2017
Brennan's Market to close after 75 years
Competition in the food retail market has increased dramatically in recent years. And we're beginning to see the fallout. A statement released this week by Madison-based Brennan's Market indicates that the grocery will be closing all of its stores.
Dining - July 12, 2017
Goody Gourmets to close Brown Deer shop, open in Glendale
The City of Glendale Plan Commission approved plans for a new location for gourmet popcorn and confections retailer Goody Gourmets. The snazzy new shop will offer an expanded product selection as well as a seating area for customers.
Bars & Clubs - July 12, 2017
Move over Rumchata! New Milk & Honey liqueur pairs with just about anything
The new Milk & Honey liqueur has it all: a sexy bottle, ingredients that date back to ancient times and a story that includes East Coast bootleggers. Add its versatility in pairing with spirits, and you've got a winning liqueur with roots in Sherman Park.
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