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Dining Out
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Short Orders

The Swingin' Door Exchange (219 E. Michigan St.) has been under new ownership for more than a year now. While the bar still looks the same, the food has been improved and the menu offers more variety. It is a fine spot for a Friday fish fry...
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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Short Orders

For a holiday dining experience that truly stands out, make a visit to that temple of German dining, the venerable Karl Ratzsch's (320 E. Mason St.). The décor, accented with oil paintings and beer steins, makes a fine backdrop for evergreen garlands and white...
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Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Wide-ranging entrée and sushi options add variety

Local restaurants continue to combine the food of many nations when it comes to Asian cuisine. Sushi bars have popped up in Chinese and Thai restaurants, and some places offer a little of everything. Add the recently opened NaNa Asian Fusion...
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Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Short Orders

With 53 choice craft beers on tap, Stubby's Pub & Grub (2060 N. Humboldt Ave.) has one of the area's most thoughtful beer lists. There also are big, 750-ml bottles of beer, many from Belgium. The grub is in for some changes next year, as last month...
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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Supper club meets Italy at classic Milwaukee restaurant

Balistreri's Bluemound Inn adds Italian accents to the feel of a classic supper club. You enter into the barroom, where you will almost always find a few regulars enjoying a drink. White linen tablecloths adorned with butcher paper dot the landscape...
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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Short Orders

After many years of having only one Peruvian restaurant in the Milwaukee area, two opened their doors in 2011. In addition to Mr. Sebass, which we reviewed in October, there is La Parihuela (9039 W. National Ave., West Allis). The exterior signs advertise...
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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Bartolotta scores again with Water Street gastropub

The Bartolotta restaurant empire continues to expand. In 2010, it was the Harbor House, a joint venture with local philanthropist Michael Cudahy. This October, it was the Rumpus Room, located on Water Street in Milwaukee's Downtown...
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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

Walker's Point has another gem in Milwaukee dining scene

The Walker's Point neighborhood seems to be an incubator for good restaurants, as evidenced by new options like INdustri Café and Juto. Another recent opening, Kafe Kultura, adds even more variety to the mix. The menu is all about Latin America...