Express Milwaukee - Dining Out http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-210-1-dining-out.html Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Enjoy Wisconsin’s True Heritage: Beer, Cheese and Sausage at Stein & Dine http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23123-enjoy-wisconsin%25E2%2580%2599s-true-heritage-beer-cheese-and-sausage-at-stein-dine.html

 Last year, more than 2,000 people enjoyed the Shepherd Express’ first annual beer, cheese and sausage festival Stein & Dine and in about a week, they can do it again. On April 26, the Shepherd Express will celebrate

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Thiensville’s Greek Prime Minister http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23132-thiensville%25E2%2580%2599s-greek-prime-minister.html

 Greek-American family restaurants are so ubiquitous that little things can make the difference. Thiensville’s Prime Minister (517 N. Main St.) distinguishes itself on at least a couple of accounts. The clean, well-lit space is attractive, its beige stucco walls painted with twigs and branches

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Tosa’s German Beer Hall - Café Bavaria serves entrées, starters and (lots of) beer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23087-tosa%25E2%2580%2599s-german-beer-hall-cafe-bavaria-serves-entrees-starters-and-%2528lots-of%2529-beer.html

The Lowlands restaurant group continues to expand. Now, in addition to the Café Centraal, Café Benelux, two Café Hollanders and the Trocadero Gastrobar, the group has added another locale

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Smoked Meat, Draft Beer and Big Portions - Atlas BBQ adds to Downtown Grafton http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23023-smoked-meat-draft-beer-and-big-portions-atlas-bbq-adds-to-downtown-grafton.html

 Grafton’s Downtown area is experiencing a renaissance. New restaurants and coffee shops have been making it a destination rather than a place to just pass through

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Milwaukee’s BBQ King - Short Orders http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23024-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-bbq-king-short-orders.html

 Recent radio ads for Ashley’s Bar-B-Que (1501 W. Center St.) claim “We’re baaack!” and it’s good to have the city’s self-proclaimed king of grilled meat around again. You’re on your own as to where to eat it after you get your order

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Searching for Great Tacos? - Downhome Mexican at Taqueria Arandas http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22962-searching-for-great-tacos-downhome-mexican-at-taqueria-arandas.html

 The West Side taqueria scene can be a bit daunting. Drive away from the lake on National, Mitchell or Lincoln in search of chili peppers and cerveza and you’re met

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Take Me Out to the Sandlot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22964-take-me-out-to-the-sandlot.html

 There are two strips of bars that are conveniently close to Miller Park—for before or after Milwaukee Brewers games. One is along Bluemound Avenue and the other on

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Ramen with a Contemporary Twist - Tochi revamps the old Anaba with creative Asian fusion http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22860-ramen-with-a-contemporary-twist-tochi-revamps-the-old-anaba-with-creative-asian-fusion.html

 Many were disappointed when the Anaba Tea Room quietly closed its doors a few months ago. True, the menu was a bit quirky with lunches offering little more than pots of tea and tiny

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Canada Comes to East Tosa http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22871-canada-comes-to-east-tosa.html

 One of the newer restaurants to enter the burgeoning East Tosa food district is Red Dot (6715 W. North Ave.). Last fall Red Dot took over the space formerly occupied by short-lived Sherbrooke Restaurant and Shepherd’s before that. Red Dot offers dishes that put a fresh twist on traditional bar

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New Café Embracing Riverwest Community - Café Vocar quickly making a name for itself http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22807-new-cafe-embracing-riverwest-community-cafe-vocar-quickly-making-a-name-for-itself.html

The Riverwest community has recently welcomed a fantastic new restaurant to its stomping grounds. Opened this past December, Café Vocar is located on the corner of Wright and Bremen just a few blocks down from Humboldt Avenue in a quintessential 1894 Riverwest building.

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Little DeMarinis Brings Back the Original Pizza - Little DeMarinis Brings Back the Original Pizza http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22753-little-demarinis-brings-back-the-original-pizza-little-demarinis-brings-back-the-original-pizza.html

 Early last month, fans of a Bay View mainstay, Mama]]>
Come to Poppa for Custard http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22763-come-to-poppa-for-custard.html

 On a recent afternoon, two smiling couples emerged from Pop’s Custard (N87 W16459 Appleton Ave.) grasping turtle sundaes and root beer floats as they attempted to shield their faces from the blustering wind, while patrons seated inside the popular Menomonee Falls restaurant dined on

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New Berlin’s PeachTree Offers Something Special For Everyone - Greek-American Comfort Food http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22711-new-berlin%25E2%2580%2599s-peachtree-offers-something-special-for-everyone-greek-american-comfort-food.html

 A veritable celebration of stocked breadbaskets, free refills and comfort food, The PeachTree Restaurant manages to both meet and exceed diner expectations by serving affordable Greek and American cuisine in a

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Allium Serves Wisconsin with a European Accent - Great café in a historic spot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22668-allium-serves-wisconsin-with-a-european-accent-great-cafe-in-a-historic-spot.html The lovely building is an architectural gem from Milwaukee’s days as an outpost of European culture in the era of Cream City brick and beer barons. During the 1960s this discrete, East Side landmark housed the Avant-Garde Coffeehouse, which brought folk and blues to the stage and]]> Conscientious Coffee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22664-conscientious-coffee.html

 Tucked into a bay down the hall and around the corner from the cavernous lobby of the 411 Building, Coffee with a Conscience (411 E. Wisconsin Ave.) is an attractive, efficiently

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Twisted Willow Offers Healthy, Casual Yet Classy Dining - From farm to table to Port Washington http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22630-twisted-willow-offers-healthy-casual-yet-classy-dining-from-farm-to-table-to-port-washington.html ]]> Casa Di Giorgio’s Big Italian Menu http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22611-casa-di-giorgio%25E2%2580%2599s-big-italian-menu.html Nearing 60 years of operation, Franklin’s Casa Di Giorgio (3137 W. Rawson Ave.]]> Milwaukee's New Korean Contender - Stone Bowl Grill will please novices as well as aficionados http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22608-milwaukees-new-korean-contender-stone-bowl-grill-will-please-novices-as-well-as-aficionados.html

 Korean food is not new to this area but for some odd reason it has never really taken off. Korean restaurants such as Blue Tower and Ko-Am came and went; Seoul has

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The Warm Heartiness of Puerto Rico - La Borincana brings pork and plantains to Milwaukee’s South Side http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22562-the-warm-heartiness-of-puerto-rico-la-borincana-brings-pork-and-plantains-to-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-south-side.html

The couple that owns La Borincana, which specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine, has expansion plans for the establishment they have operated for the past few years. If all goes as planned, outdoor dining should be possible in the building’s backyard this spring, and a liquor license might be in

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Blue Jacket's Ever-Changing Menu - A local food experience served with craft beer and cocktails http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22531-blue-jackets-ever-changing-menu-a-local-food-experience-served-with-craft-beer-and-cocktails.html

 Milwaukeeans who love restaurants with craft cocktails and interesting locally sourced food have had much to cheer about this past year. Open since June 2013, Blue Jacket is prominent among this new class of

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Bollywood Grill Offers Many Unique, Succulent Choices - The Spicy Side of India http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22484-bollywood-grill-offers-many-unique-succulent-choices-the-spicy-side-of-india.html

 The East Side Indian restaurant Mayura closed a few months ago after building a reputation for very decent Indian regional fare. But patrons have no need to worry. Mayura is back under a new

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Glass Nickel’s Homemade Pizza Crust http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22487-glass-nickel%25E2%2580%2599s-homemade-pizza-crust.html

 Located at 1504 E. North Ave., Glass Nickel Pizza’s Milwaukee-themed, post-industrial interior (read: kick-ass gear-themed tables and metal accents) adds a unique style to the area’s lively restaurant scene. Pies are GNP’s forte, bringing together homemade crusts (hand-tossed, thick and

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Marty’s Pizza serves Italian-American comfort food - Rectangular Pizzas and Other Delights http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22464-marty%25E2%2580%2599s-pizza-serves-italian-american-comfort-food-rectangular-pizzas-and-other-delights.html

 Since opening in 1957, Marty’s Pizza efficaciously transitioned from celebrated pizza

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Mozzaluna’s Wood-Fired Pizza Perfection http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22465-mozzaluna%25E2%2580%2599s-wood-fired-pizza-perfection.html

 Nestled in Brookfield’s quaint Stonewood Village Center (17700 W. Capitol Drive), Mozzaluna Pizzeria and Ristorante is drawing crowds with their authentic, wood-fired pizzas. The traditionally hand-tossed pizzas

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Mekong Café Offers A Taste Of Vietnam, Laos And Thailand - Three Nations, One Menu http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22413-mekong-cafe-offers-a-taste-of-vietnam-laos-and-thailand-three-nations-one-menu.html

 Named after one of the world’s longest rivers and

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New Direction for North Avenue Grill - Delicious comfort food at affordable prices http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22390-new-direction-for-north-avenue-grill-delicious-comfort-food-at-affordable-prices.html

It’s been nearly a year since John’s Sandwich Shop alum, Mike Topolovich, purchased the North Avenue Grill in Wauwatosa. The increasing popularity of the new North Avenue Grill speaks to Topolovich’s ability 

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Afternoon Tea at the Pfister Hotel - One Lump or Two? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22391-afternoon-tea-at-the-pfister-hotel-one-lump-or-two.html

 If you’re struggling to keep up with the hustle and bustle of year-end activities, perhaps it’s the perfect time to take a step back from modern life and slow things down with a full afternoon tea at the elegant Pfister

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Café el Sol: Where Mexico Meets Puerto Rico http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22348-cafe-el-sol-where-mexico-meets-puerto-rico.html

Start the day with a warm cup of coffee at Café el Sol—and end the evening with a margarita. Housed on the lower level of that Walker’s Point success story, the sprawling United Community Center, Café el Sol has evolved

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Delightful Olive Oil http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22339-delightful-olive-oil.html

 For a few years folks have been buying high-end vinegars and oils by the bottle at Oro di Oliva, an olive oil boutique in the Village of Wauwatosa (7606 Harwood Ave

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Global Cuisine, Local Sources - La Merenda serves small-plate dishes with an international flair http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22312-global-cuisine-local-sources-la-merenda-serves-small-plate-dishes-with-an-international-flair.html

 A Walker’s Point hot spot since 2007, La Merenda Bar & International Tapas was a pathfinder when it opened, marking the Milwaukee neighborhood’s emergence as the new foodie destination

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