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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Short Orders

The Mexican restaurant La Canoa (1520 W. Lincoln Ave., www.lacanoamilwaukee.com) specializes in seafood. Hand-carved chairs portray every type of sea creature and the bar is housed inside of what looks like a beached boat. Free starters are a major plus. In addition to chips and salsa, diners receive seafood empanadas and a small serving of tart fish ceviche...
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Live music adds to casual ambiance at Elm Grove restaurant

Bluemound Road west of 124th Street seems to be one strip mall after another, with every restaurant chain imaginable, but it is easy enough to escape this scene and find unique, compelling places to dine. A few blocks north in Elm Grove, for example, you will encounter Village Court, a small development of shops and offices...
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Short Orders

Summer is the ideal time to visit Barnacle Bud's (1955 S. Hilbert St., barnacle-buds.com). That is, if you can find it—Hilbert Street only runs for two blocks. Just look for all the parked cars and a small building at the end of the street. The highlight is a large outdoor deck that overlooks the Kinnickinnic River...
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rooftop deck spices up Third Ward restaurant

The Good Harvest Market, located at the corner of Broadway and St. Paul Avenue, never really got off the ground. It always seemed like a lonely store. But the atmosphere has changed now that the market has been replaced by Café Benelux, the latest restaurant by the locally owned Lowlands Group...
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Short Orders

In addition to its original destination in West Allis and a second site at the Milwaukee Public Market, West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe recently added a third location on the East Side (2974 N. Oakland Ave., in the former Bella's Fat Cat). This version differs from the others in that it offers a café and deli and tables...
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Elegant atmosphere sets the stage for a memorable meal

The location at 780 N. Jefferson St. would seem to be a prime spot, but it has proven difficult for restaurants. In recent years it has been home to Singha II, Los Mitos and Ed Debevic's—all part of restaurant history. But never give up on a promising site, especially with the new contender, Zaafaran...
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Enjoy small plates and a view overlooking the city

Roots opened seven years ago in the Brewers Hill neighborhood, on a site that offers a spectacular view overlooking the city of Milwaukee. Under the guidance of chef/owner John Raymond, Roots became a pioneer in the use of locally sourced organic ingredients...
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Elegance sets the tone at Brady Street mainstay

When Mimma Megna opened her café on Brady Street in 1989, the area was vastly different from today's scene of cute boutiques, wine bars and martini lounges. Far from being a coincidence, Mimma's Café helped to usher in the neighborhood's revitalization...
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Short Orders

Last autumn the city welcomed the opening of BelAir Cantina (1935 N. Water St.) at the site that formerly housed the Good Life. Now that the outdoor dining patio is open, with tables overlooking the Milwaukee River, this is the best time of year for a visit. Warm weather outside also means fresh air inside, as the glass...
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Inviting space, imaginative food make Brookfield restaurant stand out

Among the few area restaurants devoted to vegetarian food, most have basic settings. One exception is Café Manna, which opened in Brookfield Town Centre in 2008. Located in the building just east of Sendik's Market, Café Manna is an inviting place to dine...