Express Milwaukee - Dining Out http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-210-1-dining-out.html Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Kosher Corner http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23849-kosher-corner.html The Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis (1414 N. Prospect Ave.), located off the lobby of the Jewish Home and Care Center, caters to residents and visitors but is open to the public. While bagels and cream cheese are on hand, most of the items are contemporary American with a rabbinical ]]> Adventures in Chinese Dining - Peking House offers the usual (and so much more) http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23827-adventures-in-chinese-dining-peking-house-offers-the-usual-%2528and-so-much-more%2529.html The first thing lunchtime visitors will notice at Peking House is a buffet. Those that request a menu will find that, at first, it looks just like every other Chinese menu]]> Upscale Donuts in the Third Ward - Short Order http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23807-upscale-donuts-in-the-third-ward-short-order.html It’s hard to miss the symbolism in Holey Moley Coffee]]> Thai Bangkok’s Bounty of Flavors - Short Orders http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23808-thai-bangkok%25E2%2580%2599s-bounty-of-flavors-short-orders.html The attraction of Thai Bangkok (9112 W. Brown Deer Road) is its reasonably priced menu. Debit and credit card usage is limited to orders over $15, but that’s no difficulty when getting an appetizer and soup alongside an entrée. Especially good is the gang pad pak with choice of meat or tofu]]> Tapas in the Third Ward - Exceptional cuisine at Kasana http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23806-tapas-in-the-third-ward-exceptional-cuisine-at-kasana.html Kasana is many things—a collective kitchen and caterer, a gallery, an event space and]]> Milwaukee Beer Bistro Serves Diners by the Pint - Brewing up tasty dishes in Riverwest http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23759-milwaukee-beer-bistro-serves-diners-by-the-pint-brewing-up-tasty-dishes-in-riverwest.html

 At Milwaukee Beer Bistro the beer doesn’t just come in a pint glass, it comes on your plate. This relatively new restaurant in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood specializes in beer-infused cooking. Each dish is paired with a beer that will heighten the flavors of the dish, whether a

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Walker’s Point’s Inaugural Foodie Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23761-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point%25E2%2580%2599s-inaugural-foodie-week.html


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Chic Downtown Soul Food - Short Order http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23721-chic-downtown-soul-food-short-order.html

Soul food comes Downtown! Actually, Chic Cafe (770 N. Jefferson St., lower level) calls itself Southern American cuisine. But by whatever name, Chic’s sort of African American fare usually doesn’t appear on menus beyond the Northwest Side. Then too, the offerings here aren’t quite what

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Pachuquena or Texana? JC King's Offers Abundant Torta Combinations http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23738-pachuquena-or-texana-jc-kings-offers-abundant-torta-combinations.html My mission: Try as many tortas as I could at JC King's Tortas, a small Mexican restaurant on Milwaukee’s South Side. What actually happened: I tried four, cried uncle and left stuffed and happy. ]]> Cielito Lindo’s Mexican Tradition - Tasty cooking, affordable prices http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23716-cielito-lindo%25E2%2580%2599s-mexican-tradition-tasty-cooking-affordable-prices.html

 Imagination and innovation will always be celebrated in the restaurant business. But just as creativity should be encouraged in hopes of breaking new culinary ground, traditional outlooks must also continue to ensure the consistent creation of authentic cuisine. Upon entering Cielito Lindo it is

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Taking Salads Seriously - Mequon’s Salotto Zarletti also serves pasta and pizza in an inviting setting http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23683-taking-salads-seriously-men%25E2%2580%2599s-salotto-zarletti-also-serves-pasta-and-pizza-in-an-inviting-setting.html

 Brian Zarletti continues to expand his empire. After successes like the aptly named Zarletti along with Rustico and Stubby’s, he has set his eyes on Mequon. The location of his newest place

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Stellar Soul Food on Capitol http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23669-stellar-soul-food-on-capitol.html Located inside a former church, Stella J’s Soul Food (7434 W. Capitol Drive) has been transformed into a roomy space accented with arched colored brick, the kind of setting one may at first mistake for the sort of Greek family eatery. Amid chicken and pork chops fried or smothered (that]]> Come to Armenian Fest for Shish-kabob and More http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23646-come-to-armenian-fest-for-shish-kabob-and-more.html

 It’s almost time for one of the longest-running ethnic celebrations in the area—Armenian Fest (7825 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield). Although it may not garner as much attention as some of the lakefront ethnic festivals, Armenian fest

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Street Eats Meets Urban Island Beach Party - Shepherd Express hits the beach with NEWaukee at Lakeshore State Park http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23643-street-eats-meets-urban-island-beach-party-shepherd-express-hits-the-beach-with-newaukee-at-lakeshore-state-park.html

 The Shepherd Express is joining with NEWaukee for the upcoming fourth annual Urban Island Beach Party. This year, the Shepherd is adding to the fun by running its popular Street Eats Mobile Food Festival as part of the party

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The European-Style Baltica Tea Room and Gift Shop http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23607-the-european-style-baltica-tea-room-and-gift-shop.html

 In the hustle and bustle of our busy schedules, it’s sometimes hard to find a moment to sit back and relax. But when you do, Baltica Bistro (223 N. Franklin St., Port Washington) is the perfect place to savor those moments of serenity. Located in a restored 1854 Italianate-style J. Thill building

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Uppa Yard’s Jamaican Curry and Jerk Chicken http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23608-uppa-yard%25E2%2580%2599s-jamaican-curry-and-jerk-chicken.html

Green, yellow and black decor? Bob Marley pictures? The toasting of a dancehall reggae mix tape mingling with savory aromas in the air? Check!  If the patois name doesn’t give away the ethnicity of the cuisine, the surroundings at Uppa Yard (4925 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) surely signal Jamaica. A

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Southern Style at Mama Nana http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23578-southern-style-at-mama-nana.html

 Mama Nana’s Pick-Mar Family Restaurant (7276 N. Teutonia Ave.) merits bypassing the chain joints nearby. The TVs aren’t too loud as to impede conversation and for those not in the mood for the African American specialties, the menu is wide enough for most any appetite. But many of

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New Menu at Smyth - What’s up at the Iron Horse Hotel restaurant? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23568-new-menu-at-smyth-what%25E2%2580%2599s-up-at-the-iron-horse-hotel-restaurant.html

 Over the past several years Milwaukee has been blessed to see an ever-increasing number of “casual fine dining” establishments, places where the food is elevated and the service is top notch, yet the environment is relaxed

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Wayne’s Classic Drive-in Experience http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23540-wayne%25E2%2580%2599s-classic-drive-in-experience.html

 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

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Elsa’s, Downtown Milwaukee’s Enduring Classic - Comfort food served with class http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23524-elsa%25E2%2580%2599s-downtown-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-enduring-classic-comfort-food-served-with-class.html

After more than 30 years in the same Downtown spot, Elsa’s classic, never-out-of-fashion look has endured. Patrons

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Casually Elegant Spanish Dining - Come to Racine’s Olde Madrid http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23504-casually-elegant-spanish-dining-come-to-racine%25E2%2580%2599s-olde-madrid.html

 Stepping into Olde Madrid in Downtown Racine on a busy Saturday evening, you’re met by a hospitable staff and some enticing aromas. The dining room seats just 60, but it features a bar where you can sample the eclectic wine list while awaiting your table. The bistro’s positive attitude

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Northpoint Custard: Burgers With a View http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23505-northpoint-custard-burgers-with-a-view.html

 Few things are better on a hot day along the lakeshore than a delicious burger and some refreshing custard. Northpoint Custard (2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive) at Bradford Beach is perfect for grabbing a quick

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Rocket Baby Lands in Bay View http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23426-rocket-baby-lands-in-bay-view.html

 One of Tosa’s treasures, Rocket Baby Bakery, has expanded its profile by opening an outlet in Bay View. The new venue (2452 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) is tucked into a glass, steel and cement storefront alongside Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar. The small setting lacks the charm of the Tosa

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Small Plates and Small Parties at Ardent - East Side hideaway with a fresh, understated menu http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23430-small-plates-and-small-parties-at-ardent-east-side-hideaway-with-a-fresh-understated-menu.html

Ardent opened quietly on Milwaukee’s East Side in the latter part of 2013. It is a discreet setting, a bit isolated in an area better known for carryout pizza and Thai fare. You enter by walking down a

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Double B’s Wood Smoked Perfection http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23395-double-b%25E2%2580%2599s-wood-smoked-perfection.html

 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

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Anchored by Great, Affordable Entrées http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23396-anchored-by-great-affordable-entrees.html

The bowl of red snapper soup served with a small carafe of sherry is only one sign that The Anchorage (4700 N. Port Washington Road) isn’t merely a hotel restaurant, despite its location off the lobby of the Hilton. Commanding a panoramic view of the Milwaukee River and a split-level bar and

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Serving Delightful Dinners - Zak’s Café’s winning evening menu http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23387-serving-delightful-dinners-zak%25E2%2580%2599s-cafe%25E2%2580%2599s-winning-evening-menu.html

 Though café is part of its name, Zak’s Café is also a full-service restaurant/bar and a hidden treasure when it comes to evening dining. This two-story venue is cozy and welcoming, with mahogany and green hues back-dropped by Cream City Brick and adorned with beautiful artwork

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From Culinary Twists to Twisted Bistro - The food cart that added brick and mortar http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23357-from-culinary-twists-to-twisted-bistro-the-food-cart-that-added-brick-and-mortar.html

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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Catch a Game at Catch 22 Bar and Grill http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23358-catch-a-game-at-catch-22-bar-and-grill.html

 Looking for a sociable place to grab a burger, get a few drinks and watch a baseball, football or basketball game with a group of friends? Catch 22 Bar & Grill (770 N. Milwaukee St.) is the place to be. This relaxed sports bar has 22 TVs, daily specials, happy hours Monday-Friday 3-7 p.m. and

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A Local Favorite for Sushi - Kiku also serves the full range of Japanese cuisine http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23317-a-local-favorite-for-sushi-kiku-also-serves-the-full-range-of-japanese-cuisine.html

 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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