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Dining Out
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Short Orders

Casablanca (728 E. Brady St.) continues to be a Milwaukee favorite for Middle Eastern fare. The restaurant is in the midst of a major construction project—the building is encased in scaffolding, there is a temporary kitchen, and steel columns...
Dining Out
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Top East Indian cuisine for a low price

Many people like Bombay Sweets for its simplicity: There is no table service, plates and cutlery are made of plastic, and the offerings are strictly vegetarian. The food is very good—some of the very best East Indian cuisine in the area...
Dining Out
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Short Orders

Riverwest's Centro Café (808 E. Center St.) opened its doors in mid-2009 and quickly became a popular spot for casual Italian fare—so popular, in fact, that the small restaurant was overflowing with customers. An expansion allowed Centro...
2012 Summer Guide
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
On a hot summer day, the best time to enjoy the outdoors is in the morning. Why not start with an outdoor breakfast? On weekends, you'll find no shortage of places at which to enjoy brunch while seated outside. Finding a place...
Dining Out
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wine, cheese and small plates in tranquil setting

In 2005, Balzac helped to usher in the concept of “small plate” dining in Milwaukee. Today, “small plates” continue to gain in popularity. Balzac had veered away from that approach over the years, but a recent new menu returns the restaurant to its roots...
Dining Out
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The borders between Asian restaurants are blurring, as Japanese sushi bars now are often found in places that specialize in Chinese and Thai food. The reverse situation occurs at Kyoto (7453 W. Layton Ave.), a Japanese restaurant that also serves some...
Dining Out
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Elegant bar area is a popular destination

It's always fun to debate which restaurant serves the best burger in town. Some places that come to mind are Solly's, AJ Bombers and Sobelman's. Another contender, quite unlike the others, is Elsa's—or, more formally, Elsa's on the Park...
Dining Out
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Short Orders

The original Sven's Café, located in Bay View, continues to draw crowds. The place roasts its own coffee; organic and fair trade coffees are a specialty. Sven's has opened a second location in Milwaukee's Downtown (624 N. Water St.), in the spot of...
Dining Out
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Enjoy great deals on falafel, kebabs

There is no table service, the flatware and plates are made of plastic, and the place closes at 6:30 p.m.—and yet Arin Bert Coffee & Grill holds a special place in Milwaukee. How so? It happens to be the first place to serve Armenian food here...
Dining Out
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Short Orders

The vivid purple exterior of Rocket Baby Bakery (6822 W. North Ave.) offers little clue of the interior. Inside it has the classic feel of an early-20th-century bakery, with tile floors, marble counters and a wooden ceiling. The front window displays the...