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Dining Out
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Botanas’ Inviting Fare and Furnishings

 Botanas looks deceptively small upon entering, but the rambling space contains a number of dining rooms plus a large outdoor patio. Some of the rooms in this popular Mexican restaurant are quite elaborate. The front one has
Dining Out
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Short Orders

 Tulip (360 E. Erie St.) is the Third Ward’s sole full-service Turkish restaurant. It can be busy on weekends but seems under-appreciated throughout the weekdays. The comfortable setting includes sofas in front of an inviting fireplace
Dining Out
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Rodizio Grill fills the gap in South American dining

 It was quite a surprise last summer when Sabor, Milwaukee’s only Brazilian restaurant
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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

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 Vietnamese restaurants seem to be the fastest-growing segment among local ethnic restaurants. The latest to open is Pho Hai Tuyet (204 W. Layton Ave.), whose original location at 27th and Howard closed a few months ago
Dining Out
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Reviewing the hottest spots (and trends) of 2012

 2012 has been a very active year for local restaurants. As the year began, Braise Restaurant was the new place to go. The emphasis is on locally sourced produce and meats, which deserves to be called the Trend of the Year
Dining Out
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Short Orders

 Although the hours at McKiernan’s (2066 S. 37th St.) had been erratic at first, the bar is now on a consistent schedule, including lunch. Located on a quiet street in a residential neighborhood, you have to know where to find it
Dining Out
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Milwaukee landmark serves food again

 In 2010 the restaurant at Turner Hall closed its doors. Quite a shame as the Hall, constructed in 1882, has a lot of charm. The restaurant reopened a few weeks ago and a few improvements have been made. The wood floors
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

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Kiku (202 W. Wisconsin Ave.) is a favorite Japanese restaurant among Shepherd Express readers. Although the restaurant has two bars, the space is not especially large. The menu has a breadth of seafood entrée options
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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Hooligan’s stays distinctive with superb tavern food

 Hooligan’s has been in business since 1936. The nearly triangular-shaped corner bar, just a stone’s throw from the Oriental Theatre, has evolved in recent decades. At one time it was a place to buy bottles of Thunderbird
Dining Out
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

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Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn (1319 E. Henry Clay St.) actually predates the village of Whitefish Bay. When Pandl’s opened, it stood in an area of resorts and beer gardens—a daytrip for Milwaukee residents who arrived by