Articles tagged with 'First Look'


Coffee, fluffy eggs and unicorns rule at the new Red June Cafe

Published Nov. 21, 2017

There's a new option for coffee, breakfast and lunch Downtown, thanks to the opening of Red June Cafe. It's difficult to miss the cheerful cafe with its black and white awnings, painted windows and bright red door, all of which are indicative of the cafe's friendly neighborhood personality.


First Look: Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Published Nov. 9, 2017

Though it's already been serving customers for more than a week now, the first Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Wisconsin officially opens at The Corners of Brookfield on Friday, Nov. 10. We stopped in for a peek on Wednesday and here's what we found.


Breakfast and lunch dishes abound at Sweet Diner in the Third Ward

Published Nov. 8, 2017

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.


First Look: Point Burger Bar Express

Published Oct. 10, 2017

Brian Ward has opened his third Point Burger Bar location, but this one - at 322 W. State St. - is the first to use an "express" model, with a walk-up window, as well as indoor seating. We stopped in to have a look ... and a taste.


A peek beyond the gates of Strange Town, which opens today

Published Oct. 4, 2017

Strange Town will open its doors to the public today. And when you take your first jaunt inside the eclectic digs, you'll find a remarkably amiable space sporting lovely details and a chill, comfortable vibe. Top that off with great drinks and a beautiful menu of plant-based fare.


First look: Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh

Published Sept. 28, 2017

Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh, Michael Vitucci's newest East Side sports bar and restaurant, offers comfortably cozy digs, bourbon pours, a beer list of more than 30 craft brews and a menu filled with Italian-inspired bar fare.


It's all about the details at Kawa Ramen and Sushi

Published Sept. 27, 2017

There are more than a few reasons to give Kawa a try. And it all boils down to the the finer details, including fish delivered fresh daily, ramen that's made in house with broth that's simmered for 10 or more hours, and a menu that pays homage to the culture of Japan.


First look: New Mitchell Street branch library

Published Sept. 26, 2017

When Milwaukee Public Library announced it would open a new near South Side branch library to replace the Forest Home location, we were the first inside. Now, the library celebrates its grand opening from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, and again, we were the first inside.


MOTOR shows off dining room upgrades, new Can Room

Published Sept. 21, 2017

If you haven't been to MOTOR Bar & Restaurant in a while, there's good reason to make a visit. The riverfront restaurant not only has one of the best patios in the city, the staff has also been hard at work making improvements and adding a new casual venue called the MOTOR Can Room.


The Original offers creative takes on familiar fare

Published Sept. 20, 2017

The Original officially opens its doors to the public at 2498 N. Bartlett Ave. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. In the meantime, we've got a first look at what you can expect from the casual upscale eatery that has moved into the space that formerly housed Red Dot.


Community and creativity come together at Gathering Place Brewing Co.

Published Aug. 17, 2017

During Gathering Place Brewing Company's grand opening this weekend, folks will get a first look at the new brewery and tap room. But, they'll also meet the brains behind the operation: Joe Yeado, a Kansas City native who made the decision to call Milwaukee home.


We paid a visit to the new Iron Grate BBQ Co. and it was grate

Published Aug. 12, 2017

In late June, we reported that Iron Grate BBQ Co would be moving into its own digs. Well, beginning yesterday at 11 a.m., the doors of the restaurant were officially open at 4125 S. Howell Ave. And, even on its inaugural day, business was steady.