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Articles tagged with 'fish'


Gary's Pet Jungle celebrates 20 wild years

Published Sept. 20, 2014

This summer, Gary Johnson celebrated two decades of owning his pet and pet supply store, Gary's Pet Jungle, 2857 S. Howell Ave. During that, says Johnson, "I've been bitten way less by gerbils than hamsters."


Is it the smell?

Published April 18, 2014

Why don't you cook more fish at home? It's Good Friday, so let's talk fish. Milwaukee's relationship with fish and, of course the fish fry, is unique and wonderful. I'm guessing here, but I bet we consume more fish than the average American.


There's nothing dry about Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

Published Dec. 10, 2012

With over 32,500 animals, representing nearly 1,500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians and insects, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has the most diverse collection in the world. Visiting the Shedd is a completely do-able day trip for Milwaukeeans.


Herring inspires year-round traditions

Published July 12, 2012

It's a common belief among European immigrants that eating herring on Christmas Eve or at the stroke of midnight on New Year's will bring good luck in the coming year. But, why is it that herring is relegated to the winter months?


Did Pfister ghosts help the Brewers sweep the Marlins?

Published May 14, 2009

The Milwaukee Brewers today completed a three game sweep of the Florida Marlins. The Crew's bats came up big in the series with Prince Fielder getting hot, among others. But, according to Marlins' media it might have been the ghosts of The Pfister Hotel that helped knock the Fish off its game.


Our first fish fatality

Published Feb. 4, 2009

"Crap, we have a floater," I thought in my head last night when I went to shake food flakes into our 1-year-old Betta fish's bowl. This isn't, however, what I said to my son who was "daddy" to the deceased fish named Dunebuggy.


Devon Seafood Grill gets it right

Published Jan. 29, 2007

Sure, Devon is a chain and sure it’s located in a mall – two things that usually keep us away – but in seafood-starved Milwaukee fresh fish at a reasonable price and in a warm, comfortable setting is the right equation for getting us to return.


Fish with asparagus and fruit salsa is a snap

Published April 3, 2006

Here is a basic fruit salsa and fish meal that requires minimal preparation time, creates few dirty dishes, and will impress guests, or, better yet, will make a delicious easy meal for one with leftovers for lunch the next day.


Café El Sol bakes Latin flavor into Midwestern fish fry

Published June 14, 2004

The all-you-can-eat fish fry is harder and harder to find these days, but Café El Sol, 1028 S. Ninth St., is located in the United Community Center and offers a bottomless buffet that will fill you to the gills.


Gard's bar/restaurant is an oasis for parched west siders

Published April 22, 2004

Run by a father/daughter team, Gard's dishes up one of the city's best fish fries in its maritime-themed dining room. And the vintage bar is a destination for locals from around this quiet northwestern neighborhood.


Aqua Exhibits is Milwaukee's Kingfish

Published Dec. 10, 2003

For better than 30 years, Aqua Exhibits has been one of the Midwest's largest suppliers of fresh and saltwater tropical fish. Their downtown store even has live sharks swimming around. Here's their story.