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Dining Out
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

Outdoor terrace adds new touch to longtime favorite

Harry's Bar & Grill is one of the few real bars in Shorewood, a place where you can feel comfortable drinking a beer and watching a baseball game on the flat-panel TVs. But Harry's also is very much a restaurant, with an international bistro approach and fare that includes fish...
Dining Out
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Gas stations are not what they used to be—and for those looking for food, that's a good thing. One example is the Walker's Point Plaza Mobil station, located between First and Second streets. The site offers a convenience store, a car wash, a liquor store and two small restaurants offering...
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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Expect low prices, friendly service and Friday fish fries

Milwaukee's streetscape is filled with corner taverns dating from the 1890s to the early parts of the 20th century, before Prohibition temporarily ended the party. A typical example is located at the corner of South First and West Florida streets, just south of the Third Ward...
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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Short Orders

The action starts early at Bosley on Brady (815 E. Brady St.), thanks to a 4-6 p.m. weekday “happy hour” that offers appetizers at bargain prices. For $5, diners can enjoy items like fried calamari, steak tacos or tropical ceviche. Some great pistachio-crusted scallops...
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Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Authentic food makes Waukesha restaurant a destination

Meiji Cuisine, located on Waukesha's northeast side, offers diners a split personality. Patrons will find two dining areas, separated by a bar. The first area specializes in Japanese food, featuring a sushi bar and a few hibachi tables. The second area, which highlights a Chinese menu, is even more...
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Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Short Orders

Jefferson Street, just south of Cathedral Square, still retains a few 19th-century buildings. One, a vintage Cream City brick residence, is home to Serum (785 N. Jefferson St.), which bills itself as “the hidden kitchen.” Serum is also very much a bar, built in 2005 when the place was Brio Trattoria. The kitchen...
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Downtown Milwaukee's Blackthorn Pub

It's hard to believe that County Clare and its Irish pub fare were once a bit of a novelty here. Now Irish restaurants with names like Mo's, Mulligan's and Brocach seem to be everywhere in Milwaukee. More continue to open. One of the more recent is the Blackthorn Pub & Grill...
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Short Orders

The main building of the Horny Goat Hideaway is undergoing renovation but the fun here still continues. Just enter at the north gate for a seat at the summer bar or one of the many outdoor tables. The bar has a roof and it converts to open-air when the weather is balmy. Many of the outdoor tables are located along...
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Live music, Art Deco style add to the dining experience

In 1976, Joe and John Balistrieri opened Snug's at the landmark Shorecrest Hotel. In its early years, Snug's was the only Milwaukee restaurant to offer outdoor dining. It lasted for many years, before giving way to a series of restaurants that came and went. In 2002 veteran restaurateur Sally Papia reopened the place as the Savoy Room, but she passed away in 2005 and...