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Dining - Nov. 20, 2017
On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Dr. Dawg
It was a blustery afternoon when I drove up to Glendale to check out the burger at Dr. Dawg. And if any of you are giving me sidelong glances for expecting a Chicago-style hot dog joint to serve up a great burger, you'd be even more surprised by how many people recommended the burger as a must-try.
Dining - Nov. 19, 2017
Snack Boys promises serious cuisine with a not-so-serious attitude
There are time when leaving your expectations at the door is entirely the right protocol. Such will be the case at the forthcoming Snack Boys, a restaurant expected to open in the former All Purpose space at 814 S. 2nd St. sometime in mid-to-late December.
Bars & Clubs - Nov. 17, 2017
Do This: Get to Dock18 Cocktail Lab Saturday for its last hurrah
Saturday, Nov. 18 marks the final day for Bittercube's residency at the Twisted Path Distillery tasting room. And -- whether you've paid them a visit in the past, or still need to check out one of the city's best kept cocktail secrets -- you'll want to stop by for a final sip.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 17, 2017
The holidays mean great deals at some of Milwaukee's best hotels
Whether you're a local planning a holiday staycation or a visitor planning a holiday trip to the Cream City, we've got a list of some of the best hotel deals you'll find on Cyber Monday 2017 (and some even a bit sooner).
Dining - Nov. 17, 2017
Thank Cod it's Fryday: Canal Street Cafe
If you're looking for a spot where you can find a solid fish fry that's served seven days a week, look no further than Canal Street Cafe, located just inside the front doors at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.
Dining - Nov. 17, 2017
Wood-fired delights await at Birch + Butcher, which opens today
We got a first look at the space and menu at the new Birch + Butcher restaurant during the restaurant's soft opening on Thursday, Nov. 16. And there's every reason to put the restaurant on your list of spots to visit.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 16, 2017
One tank weekend getaways: A food lovers guide to La Crosse
La Crosse didn't spring to mind as I was contemplating interesting weekend getaways for the fall. However, it became an interesting challenge to research the area, pinpoint a few spots I was interested in visiting and plan what turned out to be a lovely weekend trip that left me both invigorated and refreshed.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 16, 2017
The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse is the sweet spot for a Driftless vacation
Recently I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in La Crosse. While I was there, I had the treat of staying at the Charmant, a boutique hotel managed by Aparium Hotel Group, the operators of Milwaukee's Iron Horse Hotel.
Dining - Nov. 15, 2017
New menu at Cucina Italian Restaurant pays homage to regional Italian fare
Changes have been brewing at Cucina Italian Restaurant, 725 E. Woodlake Rd. in Kohler. That's thanks to influence brought to the restaurant by chef and manager Bill Terranova, who began his tenure in late 2016.
Dining - Nov. 15, 2017
3 Dishes: Patrick Murphy of Kindred
In this series, we ask chefs to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Patrick Murphy of Kindred about creating comforting, memorable fare that's appropriate for sharing.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 15, 2017
Kimpton Journeyman offers visitors every reason to fall for the Cream City
Whether it's a staycation or a trip to a new locale, the place you stay when you visit a city can set the tone for your entire trip. That's why it pays to seek out spots like the Kimpton Journeyman, where the location is just as compelling as the hotel itself.
Dining - Nov. 14, 2017
Thrillist names Five O'Clock Steakhouse among best in nation
National publications are taking a hint from OnMilwaukee readers these days, it seems. In our 2017 Dining Month Readers Poll, you selected Five O'Clock Steakhouse among your favorites in the city in two categories. And now Thrillist has done the same.
Dining - Nov. 14, 2017
7 great reasons to check out Cantina Tequila & Taco Bar on Old World 3rd
It's been just over three weeks since Cantina moved into the space at 1110 N. Old World 3rd St. that formerly housed Matador. We got a look at some of Cantina's top offerings. And here are seven good reasons to check it out.
Dining - Nov. 13, 2017
3 dishes: Joshua Rogers of Smyth
In this series, we ask chefs around the city to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. This time, we talk with Joshua Rogers of Smyth at the Iron Horse Hotel about his approach to food as well as the impact his team has on the menu.
Dining - Nov. 13, 2017
On the Burger Trail: The Plaza Burger at Cafe at the Plaza
For as many times as I've dined at the Cafe, I've never ordered a burger. So, I ordered up the cafe's namesake burger: The Plaza Burger featuring a half-pound beef patty, Wisconsin cheddar and American cheeses, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a brioche bun.
Dining - Nov. 11, 2017
Birch + Butcher retail space now open at North End
The butcher shop portion of Birch + Butcher, the new restaurant and superette located in the North End's Denim Park development opened softly this weekend, serving fresh hot coffee from Chicago's Dark Matter and a selection of fresh meat cuts, cheeses and charcuterie.
Dining - Nov. 10, 2017
Thank Cod it's Fryday: Jonny Hammers
Jonny Hammers is a spot with personality and a distinctly friendly vibe. And if the rumors I've heard are true, the kitchen puts out better-than-average bar fare. In fact, there were all the indications that this could well be the perfect spot to encounter a true hidden gem of a fish fry.
Dining - Nov. 9, 2017
Sake Tumi to debut new menu, interior upgrades next week
Changes are on the horizon at a Downtown sushi staple. Sake Tumi is gearing up to debut a new menu, as well as the beginnings of an interior refresh, on Monday, Nov. 14.
Dining - Nov. 9, 2017
Chefs' tattoos & the stories behind them: Paul Zerkel of Goodkind
Paul Zerkel, chef and co-owner of Goodkind, says he's always appreciated -- and trusted -- the artistic sense that tattoo artists bring to the table. And that's resulted in some very creative body art over the years that both marks milestones and pays homage to art.
Dining - Nov. 8, 2017
Breakfast and lunch dishes abound at Sweet Diner in the Third Ward
Milwaukeeans are in for a treat with the opening of Sweet Diner, a welcome new addition to the Historic Third Ward neighborhood. The new breakfast and lunch spot opened today and we paid it a visit to get a peek at both the space and offerings.
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