Express Milwaukee - Eat/Drink http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-211-1-eat_drink.html Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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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Changing Perceptions at the Stackner Cabaret - Whiskey Dinner serves distinctive American flavors http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22695-changing-perceptions-at-the-stackner-cabaret-whiskey-dinner-serves-distinctive-american-flavors.html The Stackner Cabaret (108 E. Wells St.) has upped its culinary game since chef Clifford Hull took the reins early in the 2012-2013 season]]> Horny Goat Takes the Gold - Milwaukee brew pub wins big at International Beer and Cider Festival http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22637-horny-goat-takes-the-gold-milwaukee-brew-pub-wins-big-at-international-beer-and-cider-festival.html

 Milwaukee’s Horny Goat Brewing Company

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The Best of What Made Wisconsin Famous - Superb selection at West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22616-the-best-of-what-made-wisconsin-famous-superb-selection-at-west-allis-cheese-and-sausage-shoppe.html

Wisconsin is all about cheese and sausage. The family owned West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe (WAC) has been providing these characteristic Wisconsin foods for 

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Bringing Hawaiian Sunshine to Milwaukee - Ono Kine Grindz stocks island delicacies http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22563-bringing-hawaiian-sunshine-to-milwaukee-ono-kine-grindz-stocks-island-delicacies.html ]]> Candy Raisins on the Shelf - Osmanium brings back a Milwaukee favorite http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22532-candy-raisins-on-the-shelf-osmanium-brings-back-a-milwaukee-favorite.html

 Love them or hate them, Candy Raisins are making a comeback. The unique candy disappeared from store shelves back in 2008 when the Necco Candy Company, Candy

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'Food Lovers' Guide to Wisconsin - New book explores some of the area's best places to eat http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22485-food-lovers-guide-to-wisconsin-new-book-explores-some-of-the-areas-best-places-to-eat.html

 What better front cover for Food Lovers’ Guide to Wisconsin: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings than a brimming bowl of mac ’n’ cheese? In their latest book, longtime Shepherd Express writers Martin Hintz and Pam Percy report on their favorite restaurants, specialty

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Eating off the Land - Writer follows the journey from farm to table http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22486-eating-off-the-land-writer-follows-the-journey-from-farm-to-table.html

 Most of us will never be able to live like Kurt Timmermeister, nor would most of us want to—but we’d all love to be invited to his place for dinner. Timmermeister lives on a small farm in an idyllic setting, an island in Puget Sound. He grows much of his own food and shares his sometimes

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Urban Farming With Milwaukee’s Central Greens - Garden Fresh All Year Round http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22466-urban-farming-with-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-central-greens-garden-fresh-all-year-round.html

 Milwaukee’s newest urban farm, Central Greens, opened in March 2013 and has been providing the Milwaukee metro area with wonderful fresh herbs, greens and fish. Like their fellow local urban farmers

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Painting the Town Red (or Any Color You Chose) - Arté Wine and Paint Studio http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22349-painting-the-town-red-%2528or-any-color-you-chose%2529-arte-wine-and-paint-studio.html

 Wine-lovers in the Milwaukee area have lately enjoyed a renaissance in places to savor a glass (or two) of the fruit of the vine. Wine bars have popped up all over the

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Riverwest Public House - Strengthening community while serving up drinks http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22313-riverwest-public-house-strengthening-community-while-serving-up-drinks.html

 The Riverwest neighborhood has long been a melting pot of individualism and community activism. College students, families, old hippies and young professionals mingle well together in this enclave of diversity. The

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Kehr’s Candies Carry on a Sweet Tradition http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22265-kehr%25E2%2580%2599s-candies-carry-on-a-sweet-tradition.html

 With its worn wooden floors, vintage signage and exceptional customer service, Kehr’s Kandy Kitchen (3533 West Lisbon Ave.) evokes an assured, old-fashioned charm. Located on the corner of 36th Street and Lisbon Avenue, Kehr’s factory location features tempting displays of hand-dipped

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Door Peninsula Winery’s Holiday Offerings http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22266-door-peninsula-winery%25E2%2580%2599s-holiday-offerings.html

 Pick up one of Door Peninsula Winery’s celebrated holiday offerings and become the toast of your next family gathering. Specializing in fruit wines

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Ma Baensch Herring - Healthy treat for the holidays and beyond http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22228-ma-baensch-herring-healthy-treat-for-the-holidays-and-beyond.html

 When friends and family gather over the holiday season, herring is often included on relish trays or appetizer tables. Here in Milwaukee, herring lovers frequently reach for hometown favorite Ma Baensch’s herring. Ma Baensch’s story began in 1932 when Lena Baensch started selling her

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Great Lakes Distillery Rising With The Micros - Small Brands Fight Back http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22229-great-lakes-distillery-rising-with-the-micros-small-brands-fight-back.html

 Transnational corporate Goliaths dominate the world, yet the Davids are fighting back. Steve Akley’s book Small Brand America looks at 25 of those Davids in the food and beverage industry

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Holiday Folk Fair Celebrates 70 Years - Sample the world’s food at State Fair Park http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22190-holiday-folk-fair-celebrates-70-years-sample-the-world%25E2%2580%2599s-food-at-state-fair-park.html

 The festivals that celebrate Milwaukee’s ethnic pride, culture and community all summer are over for the season. Yet, there is still one more opportunity in 2013 to take in a celebration of Milwaukee’s ethnic

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Wisconsin’s YumTum Baby Food - Healthy Food For Super Babies http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22142-wisconsin%25E2%2580%2599s-yumtum-baby-food-healthy-food-for-super-babies.html

 In the not-so-distant past, parents fed their kids food that was quick, convenient or provoked the least amount of complaining. Unfortunately that approach contributed to the rise in childhood obesity and

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Show Me the Greens: Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Markets http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22093-show-me-the-greens-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-winter-farmers-markets.html

 As local home gardeners and full-time farmers can attest, the growing season ends after the first frost. Not much left but some barren patches of dirt and a straggly bit of brown vegetation that hasn’t been pulled up

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World of Beer comes to Brew City - With 500 bottles of beer on the wall, there’s no lack of options http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22052-world-of-beer-comes-to-brew-city-with-500-bottles-of-beer-on-the-wall-there%25E2%2580%2599s-no-lack-of-options.html

 For people who are concerned that the World of Beer franchise won’t offer enough craft beers from the area, relax. There are lots of local brews represented here

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James Beard Local Dish Challenge - Wolf Peach steps up http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22014-james-beard-local-dish-challenge-wolf-peach-steps-up.html

 The James Beard Foundation, known for excellence in dining, has challenged more than 100 restaurants around the country to create a special single dish that

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Serve. Taste. Give. - Local chefs and foodies help the hungry http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22015-serve-taste-give-local-chefs-and-foodies-help-the-hungry.html  SERVE 60, a national initiative that challenges people to volunteer an hour of service, has inspired a friendly competition among local chefs. Chefs from Wolf Peach, Odd Duck, Rumpus Room, La Merenda

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