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Eat & Drink
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Historic building sees a new beginning

The building that currently houses the City Lounge (3455 E. Layton Ave.) has had a long and storied history. Originally opened in 1925 as the Esgandarian Hotel, the building was built by brothers of that name. By the 1980s the space had been converted to a bar known as the East
Dining Out
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 If you’re out for a summer cruise and looking for a memorable food spot, drive out to Cedarburg for some tasty treats at Wayne’s Drive-In (1331 Covered Bridge Road). This ’50s-style drive-in serves up classic butter burgers, crispy fries and amazing shakes and malts made with Cedar Crest
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Milwaukee’s 4 Brothers Blended Beer Company

Starting a business with family members can be fraught with all sorts of challenges caused by mixing personal with professional. Or, as others find, it may bring them closer together, like the Gohsman brothers, who have banded together to create the 4 Brothers Blended Beer Company
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Delicious combination at the local brewery

 Local beer enthusiasts have been pairing tall mugs of Sprecher beer and piping-hot pizza since 1985. Sprecher Brewing Company recently decided to take that familiar combo a step further early this year when
Dining Out
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 Summer is all about firing up the grill and enjoying some delicious barbecue. That’s great if you have time and energy to spare. But if you want incredible barbecue without all of the fuss, head over to Double B’s BBQ in West Allis (7420 W. Greenfield Ave.). Slow-smoked baby back ribs
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Going Green in Mequon

 The Outpost has always been a bastion of healthy, green living long before it was trendy. Once staffed by volunteers and lofty dreams, the Outpost has grown a lot since its humble 1970s origin as a simple food co-op. Today the Outpost brand has evolved into two cafés and a thriving chain of four
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The food cart that added brick and mortar

Jason Joyner and Amber Atlee, owners of the Culinary Twists food cart, celebrated the grand opening of the Twisted Bistro in March. The Culinary Twists cart, seen at farmers’ markets all around town last year, was known
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kiku also serves the full range of Japanese cuisine

 For the past five years Kiku has been one of Milwaukee’s favorite sushi restaurants. A frequent entry in the Shepherd Express’ Best of Milwaukee Readers’ Choice Awards, Kiku was voted Best Japanese Restaurant several times. Located on the busy corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Second
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gift boxes shine the light on artisan delights from the area

  Late in 2013, Paul Fredrich and his wife, Lori, launched a food gift box business with a unique twist. From Milwaukee With Love is all about shining a spotlight on small-batch, artisan food producers in the Milwaukee area. In addition to being Milwaukee natives, the Fredrichs know quite