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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Executive chef Dominic Zumpano adds flair to Italian flavors

Ryan Braun's Waterfront restaurant opened a little more than a year ago at a prime location, where Water Street meets the Milwaukee River. Though it was named after the Milwaukee Brewers star, it was a restaurant rather than a sports tribute place...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Short Orders

Vietnamese restaurants have been opening in the Milwaukee area at an accelerated pace of late. While many of the recent openings have occurred on South 27th Street in Milwaukee, another has just started in Wauwatosa. Miss Saigon (9201 W. Center St...
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Enjoy authentic classics like sarma and chevapchichi

Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant, located in the shadow of St. Josaphat's Basilica, is a place to be festive. The dining room features stained glass and coats of arms from the former Yugoslavia, fruit brandies of the Balkans are amply stocked in...
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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The exterior of Fiesta Garibaldi (5108 W. Bluemound Road) is a riot of color typical of Mexican restaurants. So at a recent visit it was quite a surprise to find a reworked interior filled with high-top tables painted in Green Bay Packers green. The restaurant remains...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sushi and starter courses alone warrant multiple visits

Nanakusa, a Japanese restaurant with some exceptional and unusual sushi, recently closed its doors in the Third Ward. Fortunately, aficionados of Japanese food already have another quality option. A few blocks from Nanakusa's former spot is Screaming...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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A short while back, Chili Lili's Chili Bar (525 E. Menomonee St.) offered a special called "Menomonee Street magma." The dish featured chili prepared with beef tips, pork shoulder, habañero and molasses. It was slightly sweet, with overtones of habañero...
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quality steak, fair prices in one-of-a-kind setting

Typically, a building without windows is not overly inviting. But Butch's Old Casino defies expectations. In fact, the interior is very inviting. In the bar area, one may observe the chefs in the open-air kitchen. A mezzanine circles the main dining room...
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Antigua Latin Restaurant (5823 W. Burnham St.) offers one of the area's most interesting menus. You will find pupusas from El Salvador, empanadas from Argentina, and cochinita pibil, pulled pork from the Yucatan. After 5 p.m. the specialty is paella, the famous rice...
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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Good food meets comfort in Milwaukee, Brookfield locations

Charro opened on Milwaukee Street a little over two years ago. Its menu dabbled in the foods of Latin America and featured hints of Spain. Owners Omar Shaikh, Tom Wackman and Michael Polaski, part of the SURG Restaurant Group, soon added a second location in Brookfield. In early January, however...
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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Short Orders

There is no place quite like Le Rêve (7610 Harwood Ave.), located in the historic heart of Wauwatosa. It is a true patisserie, with expertly prepared tarts, tortes and gateaux on display in glass cases. This is a fine spot for breakfast, but the café also offers French lunches and dinners. Think of crepes, steak and frites...

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