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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
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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
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Classic Italian fare without the fuss

 On the eastern edge of Milwaukee’s trendy Third Ward, practically at the front gates of the Summerfest grounds, Cafe La Scala has been quietly turning out Italian favorites at budget-friendly prices for several years. Although
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blaze in Brookfield offers variety and friendly service

 Wisconsin’s most recent California culinary import comes in the form of a new Blaze Pizza franchise that opened in late 2013. Blaze offers a 21st-century approach to
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Door County’s Island Orchard Cider

 Beer has long been the drink of choice for many Americans, yet there was a time when hard cider was more common than beer in America. Cider production never quite recovered after prohibition and sort of languished here in the States, being reduced almost to a novelty. The ciders that
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Husband and wife team up at East Side Italian restaurant

 The past six months have brought some significant changes at VIA Downer (2625 N. Downer Ave.). This casual Italian eatery, located in the old Coffee Trader building, has been around for about four years. In August 2013, Keia Rodriguez took over as general manager. Not too long after
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Monday, April 7, 2014

How social media inspired MobCraft Beer

 To stand out in the crowded craft beer market these days, you need a solid hook to attract people to your brand. Madison-based MobCraft Beer has developed a unique draw that has earned them a lot of attention from beer