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Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Located on Lake Michigan like we are, Milwaukeeans have an excellent position from which to watch history unfold. We are sitting on the shore of the largest surface freshwater system on the planet, and that comes with a lot of activity. In addition to containing nearly 84% of North America’s surface fresh water...
Eat & Drink
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Witty reflections in ‘Omnivore’s Travel’

When sitting down to a delicious meal at an upscale restaurant, it’s often easy to overlook the extent to which the culinary process is driven not just by creative recipes and skillful execution, but also by passion, determination and really, really long hours. The reality of a career in professional...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Solomon Juneau, Milwaukee’s first mayor, scores pretty high as far as founding fathers go. Born in 1793 in Repentigny, Quebec Province, Canada, a small farming community near Montreal, Juneau signed up as a voyageur at the age of 15 or 16. Voyageurs were crew members hired to man canoes that carried trade goods...
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
In the 18 years that certified childbirth educator and international board-certified lactation consultant Diane Oakland has been facilitating group meetings for new moms, she has noticed a recent...
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
As one of the planet’s most ethnically diverse nations, America is an ideal habitat for adventurous foodies. Immigrants who share their cultures’ culinary customs add another dimension to our country’s mosaic and offer the rest of us an opportunity to expand our palates. For Huma...
Cover Story
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
When you live in a civil society, you can’t do everything you want, when you want, wherever you want. Never is that fact of civilization more clear than when a populous has to start abiding by a newly penned law. Here in Wisconsin, Act 12—also known as the Smoke...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
As we witness the BP oil hemorrhage devastate communities and ravage a precious natural resource, the past reminds us of a similar scenario that occurred in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) 139 years ago...
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park and the East Town Market are three of Milwaukee’s most beloved summertime activities, traditions that many of us commit ourselves to at least once a year. The reason all three are well regarded in their category—ethnic festival, weekly...
Cover Story
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Patio dining in Milwaukee

In the last decade Milwaukee has seen a surge in the number of restaurants that offer outdoor patios, giving our city a vibrancy it hasn’t seen since the old German beer gardens of the late-19th century. Until Mayor John Norquist’s initiative to promote al fresco dining in Milwaukee, getting a permit for outdoor dining was far too challenging for most business owners. That, coupled with the health department’s concerns that food served...

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