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Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Short Orders

If you’re looking for a unique restaurant that’s all about Wisconsin, then be sure to stop at the Brat Stop (12304 75th St., Kenosha). Located a short distance from the Wisconsin/Illinois state border, this bi-level restaurant offers a wide range of food. I recommend starting out with a warm cup of cheese beer soup that...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Short Order

Summer has finally arrived, so lather on some sunscreen and head down to Bradford Beach to enjoy some sun, sand and great food...
Cover Story
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Keeping Travel Cheap

Given the current state of the economy, it may be difficult to spring for a plane ticket to an exotic locale; luckily, Wisconsin has no lack of fun day trips. Some of them are kid-friendly and others are more suited for adults. But no matter which trip you decide to take, you will likely bring home...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
If you're sick of the cookie-cutter fashion styles found in Milwaukee's shopping centers, there are alternatives. Although several fashion boutiques have succumbed to the falling economy, a number of survivors remain and feature original designs by Wisconsin natives and people from all over the world. Bay View's charming Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery is housed in beautiful surroundings, with tin ceilings, original artwork and doilies dancing from above. The T-shirts, thermals and sweatshirts give off an enchanted nature vibe, decorated with colorful rainbows, insects, whales, giant octopuses...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Drive Right In

With summer approaching, it’s time to try a new drivein restaurant, Sonic (2080 Miller Park Way). Clad in a signature uniform, a server on roller skates delivers food to your car window. The menu offers a variety of fast-food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and the entire menu is available all day). The bacon...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Growing up in the retail fashion industry, boutique owner Clai Green watched as his grandparents ran clothing stores in Brooklyn, N.Y., from the 1950s through the late '70s. In 1986 Clay decided to pursue his own career in retail, opening his first store in St. Louis, then Chicago and now Milwaukee. Currently...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Work, family, a social life, politics, intimacy and religion can be hard to balance. Many times people end up giving all of their attention to one aspect of life and disregarding the others. In her book Lifewheel, Kathy Kouzmanoff, a former Franciscan nun and psychotherapist, helps people see where they stand...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Sustainable Cafe

Featuring a striking retro-modern environment of yellow-and-white printed drapes, silk-screen printed posters and clear bubble lights, The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a charming spot for a light meal in Walker’s Point. The cafe menu offers a variety of organic and local ingredients. Try the Mediterranean veggie wrap...
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Book Preview

On Jan. 31 through the first hour of Feb. 1, Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust St.) will host its 15th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit. This year's poets from Milwaukee and beyond will be a diverse group, ranging from teachers to truck drivers, musicians and more. Performers can present their word by simply speaking, or they can also accompany their reading with music or visuals. Three of the marathon's...

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