Express Milwaukee - Eat & Drink http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-211-1-eat-drink.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Central Standard Craft Distillery - Raising Milwaukee’s spirits http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23684-central-standard-craft-distillery-raising-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-spirits.html


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Tasty Mexican Street Food from Milwaukee’s Taqueria Trucks http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23636-tasty-mexican-street-food-from-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-taqueria-trucks.html

 Those who happen upon Taqueria Buenavista during their daytime commute should consider making a pit stop at this popular, South Side taqueria truck. Parked near 3118 S. Chase Ave., Taqueria Buenavista serves tacos

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Milwaukee Supporting New Food Business Concepts - Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge at MATC http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23610-milwaukee-supporting-new-food-business-concepts-hottest-kitchen-entrepreneur-challenge-at-matc.html

 Greater Milwaukee is a sturdy hub for emerging food artists and continues to gain acclaim for the impressive amount of locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants within the foodie scene. Our city has many unique gourmet restaurants and businesses, mobile food trucks

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Something’s Fishy - Author investigates America’s seafood deficit http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23611-something%25E2%2580%2599s-fishy-author-investigates-america%25E2%2580%2599s-seafood-deficit.html  Food writer Paul Greenberg offers some startling statistics in his new book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. Although the U.S. controls wide expanses of ocean, lake and river, 91% of the seafood we eat comes from abroad, yet one-third of America’s seafood catch is

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Chocolate Made in Milwaukee - Tabal produces six varieties at West Side kitchen http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23600-chocolate-made-in-milwaukee-tabal-produces-six-varieties-at-west-side-kitchen.html

To self-professed lifelong chocolate lover Dan Bieser, chocolate making is more than

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The City Lounge - Historic building sees a new beginning http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23549-the-city-lounge-historic-building-sees-a-new-beginning.html

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

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The Family that Brews Together - Milwaukee’s 4 Brothers Blended Beer Company http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23507-the-family-that-brews-together-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-4-brothers-blended-beer-company.html

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

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Samurai Salad Warrior http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23508-samurai-salad-warrior.html

 Vegan activist Terry Hope Romero is tired of salads she describes as “morose piles of leaves.” Like her, most of us have gotten past iceberg lettuce (except for trendy restaurants peddling over-priced “wedge salads”), but few of us have discovered as many ways as Romero of transforming salads

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Sprecher Beer and Milwaukee Pizza - Delicious combination at the local brewery http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23431-sprecher-beer-and-milwaukee-pizza-delicious-combination-at-the-local-brewery.html

 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

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Game Day in the Woods http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23432-game-day-in-the-woods.html  Many Wisconsinites have tossed a freshly caught fish into the frying pan or gone hunting for mushrooms. John Motoviloff explores the forest-to-table concept in his

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Outpost Natural Foods Adds a New Store - Going Green in Mequon http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23392-outpost-natural-foods-adds-a-new-store-going-green-in-men.html

 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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Something’s Savory in Milwaukee - Full service catering for picnics, parties, barbecues http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23359-something%25E2%2580%2599s-savory-in-milwaukee-full-service-catering-for-picnics-parties-barbecues.html

“We are a well-kept secret,” says Savory Catering & Events owner Guy Lamberg. And now the secret is out. This full-service catering business is gearing up for summer and has a unique outdoor menu for any picnic, graduation party, family reunion or barbecue

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The Future of Food? - Star Chef Dan Barber’s ‘Third Plate’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23360-the-future-of-food-star-chef-dan-barber%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598third-plate%25E2%2580%2599.html

 Many people who trouble themselves over picking the freshest produce at the farmers market will stop at a grocery on their way home for a package of processed bread. It’s the sort of half-measure that frustrates Dan Barber, the James Beard Award-winning Manhattan chef who pioneered

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Food From Milwaukee (With Love) - Gift boxes shine the light on artisan delights from the area http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23315-food-from-milwaukee-%2528with-love%2529-gift-boxes-shine-the-light-on-artisan-delights-from-the-area.html

  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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'Gluten-Free Made Easy' - New book gives healthy tips http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23316-gluten-free-made-easy-new-book-gives-healthy-tips.html

  In their book Gluten-Free Made Easy, Christi Silbaugh and Michele Vilseck make a good point about the benefits of avoiding gluten: Even if you don’t suffer from a gluten allergy, avoiding the stuff means greater awareness of what you eat—and maybe even staying clear of processed foods

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Small Business Owner Living Her Dream - Shorewood’s upbeat bakery, Miss Cupcake http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23269-small-business-owner-living-her-dream-shorewood%25E2%2580%2599s-upbeat-bakery-miss-cupcake.html

 Don’t let the name fool you. Miss Cupcake offers an incredible variety of bakery and treats for all genders and ages to accompany its distinctive cake morsels. Miss Cupcake

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Milwaukee’s Best Street Food - Shepherd Express kicks off summer with Street Eats festival http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23231-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-best-street-food-shepherd-express-kicks-off-summer-with-street-eats-festival.html

 The sun is warm, lake breezes have lost their bite and the grass and trees are turning green. The warm-weather activities we’ve been anticipating throughout a very long winter are here to stay. One great festival to help

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Craft Cocktails and Pop-up Dinners - The Hamilton adds food to its menu of signature drinks http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23200-craft-cocktails-and-pop-up-dinners-the-hamilton-adds-food-to-its-menu-of-signature-drinks.html

 Known for its creative craft cocktails, The Hamilton (823 E. Hamilton St.) has always been a great place for the drink aficionado. Now, in addition to its catered events, the

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Hard Cider Makes a Comeback - Door County’s Island Orchard Cider http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23168-hard-cider-makes-a-comeback-door-county%25E2%2580%2599s-island-orchard-cider.html

 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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Grow Your Own Tea - British author says anyone can do it http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23169-grow-your-own-tea-british-author-says-anyone-can-do-it.html

 American tea drinkers have moved well beyond those familiar Lipton tea bags, sampling a world of options unknown to our grandparents, yet most of us still imagine that tea grows in China (or some other faraway place). In Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending

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New Vitality at VIA Downer - Husband and wife team up at East Side Italian restaurant http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23124-new-vitality-at-via-downer-husband-and-wife-team-up-at-east-side-italian-restaurant.html

 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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Wisconsin's Crowd-Sourced Brewery - How social media inspired MobCraft Beer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23084-wisconsins-crowd-sourced-brewery-how-social-media-inspired-mobcraft-beer.html

 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

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Miller Park's Menu Goes High End http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23051-miller-parks-menu-goes-high-end.html

 Two words are almost guaranteed to make Miller Park Executive Chef John DiMartini cringe: fast food. Since taking over the park’s kitchens, he’s pushed back against the perception that stadium food has to be junk food by

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Eat Like an Italian for an Afternoon - Italian Community Center’s Annual Fundraiser http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23052-eat-like-an-italian-for-an-afternoon-italian-community-center%25E2%2580%2599s-annual-fundraiser.html

 Looking for a fun event to attend to ward off the lingering chilly weather? Then stop by the Italian Community Center on Sunday, April 6, for its 19th Annual “A Taste of Italy” fundraiser. With the purchase of food and beverage tickets

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Not Just a Hotel Restaurant - The Anchorage marks 40 years of delicious dining http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22963-not-just-a-hotel-restaurant-the-anchorage-marks-40-years-of-delicious-dining.html

 You’ve passed that red-lettered sign hundreds of times on I-43 near Bayshore Mall, or maybe celebrated a special event in the well-appointed dining room. The Anchorage

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Taste of the Ward: A Culinary Pièce de Résistance http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22861-taste-of-the-ward-a-culinary-pi%25C3%25A8ce-de-resistance.html

 Skylight Music Theatre has been part of the Milwaukee art scene for more than 50 years and provides our city with wonderful musical theater, including operas, operettas, revues and Broadway musicals. The theater

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Brewers Organics Makes Healthy Organic Eating Easy - Bay View-based company delivers natural food to your door http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22822-brewers-organics-makes-healthy-organic-eating-easy-bay-view-based-company-delivers-natural-food-to-your-door.html ]]> Feasting with the Vegans http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22823-feasting-with-the-vegans.html

 Going vegan is a leap in our society, and the authors of Mayim’s Vegan Table (published by Da Capo) arrived by small steps. Mayim Bialik and Jay Gordon were spurred by the

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Lakefront Brewery on the Rise - Sales are up, new beer hall opens http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22766-lakefront-brewery-on-the-rise-sales-are-up-new-beer-hall-opens.html

 Lakefront Brewery has been a mainstay of

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Indian Groceries & Spices - New Digs, More Spice http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22735-indian-groceries-spices-new-digs-more-spice.html

 Since 1972 the Sanghavi family’s Indian Groceries & Spices has been a “go to” store for any and all exotic spices and ingredients inspired cooks need to create traditional

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