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Dining Out
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Short Orders

The menu at NaNa Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar (4511 N. Oakland Ave.) is unique in Milwaukee County. The sushi list is normal enough but the entrées are cleverly organized. They are grouped by the sauces, from which you then
Dining Out
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

From deluxe to dressed-down on Brady Street

Though they share the same kitchen, the Hi Hat Lounge and Hi Hat Garage are very different in character. The Lounge opened in 1998 in an old Cream City brick schoolhouse. It has an intriguing interior. The street level is
Dining Out
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Pleasant ambiance and good value

 The recently opened Fushimi Sushi Buffet is a restaurant where you may want to linger for a while. It’s located in a place where chicken wings were once sold and, happily, the new interior is unrecognizable. Just off the entry is a pleasant full bar that specializes in sake. The next
Dining Out
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Short Orders

 Milwaukee’s German restaurants seem to be disappearing one by one. Places like John Ernst Café and Ritter’s Inn are all history. But Karl Ratzsch’s (320 E. Mason St.) continues to rank with the best. The interior is filled with Old World charm and the food is not to be overlooked
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
Dining Out
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Short Orders

 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

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