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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fine Middle Eastern cuisine near UW-Milwaukee

The area around the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Locust Street goes by the name of University Square—appropriate, since UW-Milwaukee is just a few blocks away. The area features a diverse array of restaurants. In addition to the usual pizza, burger and sub joints you will find Greek gyros and...
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Short Orders

The longtime East Side fixture Hooligans (2017 E. North Ave.) opened in the 1930s. Over the years it has evolved from a place where you could purchase to-go bottles of Thunderbird to the upscale establishment it is today, appealing to martini drinkers as well as those looking for the many import and American craft...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Colorful West Allis restaurant offers Caribbean flavors

Recent years have not been kind to the area's few Caribbean-themed restaurants. Following the closures of Edgar's Calypso and the Good Life, there are none to be found in the city of Milwaukee. The Painted Parrot, however, remains alive and well in West Allis...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Short Orders

Buca di Beppo is a restaurant chain with locations around the country, but the local spot (1233 N. Van Buren St.) does not feel like a generic eatery. The windowless exterior looks like it comes from the 1950s. The interior walls are covered with every type of Italian-American clutter imaginable—a special treat is the...
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fish and chips, weekend brunch among the attractions

Brocach, in business in Milwaukee since December 2007, pulls off the Irish theme quite well. The original Brocach is located in Madison, right on Capitol Square. The name is especially appropriate for Wisconsin, as "brocach" is Gaelic for "badger den...
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Brocach does not have a monopoly on Irish charm, of course. Here are some other spots to try when you get a craving for a pint of Guinness with a corned beef sandwich...
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Restaurant boasts homemade curry paste, extensive list of entrees

Not that long ago, it was a rarity to find a Thai restaurant in this area. The first was Thai Royal, which opened in the early 1980s. Today there are many choices, with some better than others. Perhaps the best option is the Bangkok House, which has been in business for a decade...
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Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

Short Orders

When Huan Xi (2428 N. Murray Ave.) opened last autumn, its printed menu looked like that of any other Chinese carryout restaurant. The true joys were found when ordering off of the menu, as Huan Xi offers some of the best Chinese fare in the area. An additional menu was added recently, focusing on regional...