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Dining
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

South Side street vendors offer authentic fare

Nowadays, “taqueria” often refers to restaurants that serve authentic Mexican cuisine, but the term originally applied to street vendors. In Milwaukee, Taqueria trucks parked throughout the South Side are continuing that tradition by serving Mexican food on the go. Tacos, burritos, tostadas, tortas and quesadillas are all affordably priced because...
Books
Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

Book Review

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel spent eight months in Iraq with Battalion 2-16, between January 2007 and January 2008. The 2-16 was deployed to Baghdad as part of President Bush’s new strategy for Iraq, a drastic troop increase and counterinsurgency effort known as “the surge.” The unpopular...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
If your idea of crafts is limited to appliqué sweatshirts and Styrofoam snowmen, local artist/filmmaker Faythe Levine can help you get beyond those crafting misconceptions. For the last three years, Levine has been traveling across the country, filming and promoting Handmade Nation, a documentary about the thriving do-it-yourself (DIY) indie craft movement...
BOM 2009
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Up & Under Pub

There isn’t anything wrong with some of Milwaukee’s more relaxed open mic nights, but Up & Under Pub has remained the city’s favorite by putting on an engaging show. Every Monday
BOM 2009
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Body Ritual

If you’re planning on getting a piercing, especially one that involves a more complicated procedure, it’s probably best to go somewhere reputable. The experienced piercing artists at Body
BOM 2009
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Custom Tattoo

Custom Tattoo opened in June 2007, but the business has already accumulated plenty of praise and awards. Co-owner Greg Foster is an accomplished and experienced tattoo artist whose work has been featu
BOM 2009
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Dragonfly

If you’re searching for a vintage suede jacket or an art deco ashtray, Dragonfly is a good place to start looking. The Brady Street shop carries vintage furnishings and clothing, as well as cont
BOM 2009
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
Located in Bayshore Town Center, Specs Appeal carries an extensive collection of designer eyewear and prescription sunglasses. The family-owned and -operated business is a one-stop-shop, providing eye
BOM 2009
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009

Qdoba Mexican Grill

To local burrito aficionados, size matters, and the burritos at Qdoba Mexican Grill are certainly muy grande. The fast-food chain has generated a loyal following by packing giant flour tortillas with
BOM 2009
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009

Emperor of China

The always-reliable Emperor of China has consistently been rated as one of Milwaukee’s best Chinese restaurants by Shepherd Express readers. The menu is regionally diverse and offers dozens of c