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Festival Guide - June 26, 2017
8 crazed concoctions to compete for Sporkies award at Wisconsin State Fair
It's almost time to enjoy the sugar-high-inducing, artery-clogging delights of the Wisconsin State Fair. Among the contenders for this year's fair are eight finalists chosen for the fair's fifth annual food competition, The Sporkies, a competition which challenges fair vendors to create the most ingenious concoctions possible.
Dining - June 26, 2017
What chefs eat: Zach Espinosa of Mr. B's Steakhouse
Zach Espinosa says that the way he eats has been forged largely by the identity he's created as a chef. That means fresh, high quality ingredients, and not too many of them. His picks for great restaurant dishes reflect his experience at both Harbor House and Mr. B's.
Dining - June 20, 2017
Everyone's a wiener on Wednesday with $1 Portillo's hot dogs
Hot diggity dog. It's wiener Wednesday at Portillo's, and that means special pricing on hot dogs. In celebration of summer weather, as well as its new location in Greenfield, Portillo's has announced a special one-day-only $1 hot dog offer.
Dining - June 19, 2017
What chefs eat: Tony Ho of RuYi
Chef Tony Ho was born in Hong Kong, where the influence of Great Britain was pervasive. By the time he moved to the U.S. at age 23, he'd fallen in love with Italian fare and developed a diverse palate for any number of ethnic cuisines.
Bars & Clubs - June 17, 2017
Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Dock18 Cocktail Lab
When it comes to insanely creative cocktails, Dock18 Cocktail Lab inside Twisted Path Distillery is pretty high on my list of favorites. Their monthly cocktail menus are inventive and well executed, and they've got a crew of some of the friendliest bartenders in the city.
Dining - June 16, 2017
On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Solly's Grille
Butter is the start of the show at Solly's, which is known for being one of (if not the) first to serve a Wisconsin butter burger. In fact, according to George Motz's documentary "Hamburger America," Solly's goes through 125 to 150 pounds of butter per week.
Marketplace - June 16, 2017
Made in Milwaukee: Quality Tank Solutions
When it comes to brew kettles, fermentation tanks, lauter tuns, wort receivers and whirlpool tanks, there are few better suppliers than Quality Tank Solutions. Just ask area brewers, many of whom have relied on the company's expertise to get their breweries up and running.
Dining - June 15, 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 - June 14, 2017
Upgrades to Italian Community Center honor the past while looking to future
Significant upgrades are in the works for the Italian Community Center, an entity which has only seen minor renovations since opening in 1990. This year will see upgrades to the ICC's meeting rooms, ballroom and Festa Hall, with future improvements planned for Cafe La Scala and the adjoining courtyard.
Bars & Clubs - June 13, 2017
4 reasons why dads love Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival tickets
If you're like many of us, you're still scrambling for that special gift for Father's Day. Fortunately, if your dad loves beer, there's a super easy gifting fix that will make you the "best son or daughter ever." Here are four reasons why.
Dining - June 13, 2017
Old school venue with rooftop dining planned for former Pastiche in Bay View
It looks as if the former location for Pastiche Bistro and Wine Bar in Bay View won't be vacant for long. In fact, BV 3001 Restaurant and Lounge, an old-new-school venue with a neighborhood supper club vibe, could open in the space as soon as late August or September.
Bars & Clubs - June 13, 2017
Do this: Eat a hole-in-one and sip a John Daly Thursday at The Outsider
Whether you're planning to spend some time watching the U.S. Open at Erin Hills (if so, we've got tips to do it right), or just looking for something fun to do on Thursday evening, we've got an event you won't want to miss ... and not just because it's chock-full of amazing golf-related puns.
Bars & Clubs - June 13, 2017
Camp Bar Tosa approved to expand, add outdoor garden space
The building just to the west of Camp Bar Tosa will soon become an extension of the popular bar and gathering place. Plans for the expansion were approved by a unanimous vote at Monday evening's Wauwatosa Plan Commission meeting.
Bars & Clubs - June 12, 2017
Do this: Karaoke with master brewers at the Drink Brew City Tap Takeover
Love craft beer? Love karaoke? Or do you at least love seeing other people (like folks from local breweries) singing karaoke? Then you won't want to miss the next Drink Brew City Tap Takeover at Third Space Brewing, which will feature plenty of both.
Dining - June 12, 2017
Stella Van Buren offers comfort food with ambiance
Long seen as being being overpriced and underwhelming, there's been an upward trend in hotel dining as brands change their approach to food and decor. Such is the case with venues like the newly minted Stella Van Buren, the Italian steakhouse at the Westin.
Bars & Clubs - June 11, 2017
New shuttles make the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival a no brainer
Beer festivals are fun, but they also pose a conundrum. How does one get to and from the festival safely? The Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, coming up on June 17 at Bayshore Town Center, is tackling the issue head-on with a creative, fun new offering.
Dining - June 11, 2017
7 tip-top reasons to watch "The Great British Baking Show" on PBS
If you haven't already fallen in love with "The Great British Baking Show," I must encourage you to give it a whirl. It's become a national obsession in the U.K., but it also grown a niche following amongst foodies in the U.S. And for good reason.
Dining - June 9, 2017
Dairy ambassadorship plays big role for newly minted Alice in Dairyland
A long-standing Wisconsin tradition took effect this week as Crystal Siemers-Peterman began her role as the state's 70th Alice in Dairyland. The annual position began in 1948, and today's Alice plays a distinctly different role for Wisconsin than in the past.
Dining - June 9, 2017
On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Nite Owl
There's something special about seasonal fare. Asparagus tastes best when it's fresh and local. Citrus fruits shine brighter in the winter. And the first burger of the spring or summer at Nite Owl is rock-solid proof that "absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Dining - June 8, 2017
Looking for a better way to meet your health goals? Meet PlateJoy
PlateJoy, a new personalized menu and grocery delivery service, launches today in Milwaukee. The tech-enabled start-up has solved the problem of planning healthful meals for your family, while catering to individual nutritional needs and desires.
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