Express Milwaukee - Eat & Drink http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-211-1-eat-drink.html Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Lionheart Spices - Add a pinch of local flavor to your cooking http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24215-lionheart-spices-add-a-pinch-of-local-flavor-to-your-cooking.html After years of being bored by the bland barbecue spice blends available at their local grocery store, brothers Luke and Peter Leonhardt began experimenting to create their own signature blend. The results were so popular with friends and family that they decided to package and sell their]]> Gluten-Free Flavors - The Lagrasse Girls’ guide to healthier cooking http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24216-gluten-free-flavors-the-lagrasse-girls%25E2%2580%2599-guide-to-healthier-cooking.html Gluten free surfaced with a slightly dowdy reputation a few years back not unlike the image of “health food” 30 years ago. Lingering doubts about gluten-free flavor should be put to rest by the latest cookbook from Jillian Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson. In The Lagasse Girls’ Big Flavor]]> The New Sausage in Town - Have You Tried SA Braai? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24181-the-new-sausage-in-town-have-you-tried-sa-braai.html In a region so well known for a love of bratwurst, it may be hard for a newcomer to carve out a place of recognition. Peruse the aisle of local grocery stores, and you’ll ]]> New at Hi Hat Lounge - Expanded Brunch and Cocktail Menus http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24171-new-at-hi-hat-lounge-expanded-brunch-and-cocktail-menus.html
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Bunzel’s Family Tradition - West Side grocery going strong after 40 years http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24130-bunzel%25E2%2580%2599s-family-tradition-west-side-grocery-going-strong-after-40-years.html If shopping at big-box grocery stores depresses you and makes you long for a more personal, less utilitarian experience, maybe it’s time for you to visit a West Side ]]> Chef Irvine’s Cooking Challenge - Star chef’s Cream City debut at Milwaukee Theatre http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24103-chef-irvine%25E2%2580%2599s-cooking-challenge-star-chef%25E2%2580%2599s-cream-city-debut-at-milwaukee-theatre.html Everyone loves to watch a good cooking challenge, though most often we only get to enjoy the action on a TV screen. Well Milwaukeeans, here is your chance to watch an incredible chef take the stage in person. Robert Irvine, host of The Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible” and ]]> Thai-namite at the Public Market http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24084-thai-namite-at-the-public-market.html ]]> Colectivo Expands with Troubadour Bakery, Keg Company Beer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24061-colectivo-expands-with-troubadour-bakery-keg-company-beer.html
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Milwaukee Bars Recognized in National Poll - Blue Jacket, Goodkind and Lucky Joe’s for Best New Bar http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24020-milwaukee-bars-recognized-in-national-poll-blue-jacket-goodkind-and-lucky-joe%25E2%2580%2599s-for-best-new-bar.html ]]> Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farm - Growing veggies (and a stronger community) http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23992-milwaukee-urban-discovery-farm-growing-veggies-%2528and-a-stronger-community%2529.html The local food movement is changing not only what we eat, but where that food is grown. Most of us live in cities or towns, and we purchase our fruits and veggies from a neighborhood grocery store. Idealistic and health-conscious shoppers]]> For Ramen Lovers - Creative recipes for the humble noodle http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23993-for-ramen-lovers-creative-recipes-for-the-humble-noodle.html Ramen noodles are associated with dorm life—with saving money during the week for that weekend binge. Toni Patrick admits to her college-years emersion in ramen, but coming from a family of cookbook authors, she felt motivated to explore what can be done with the humble]]> Shepherd Express’ Final Street Eats of the Summer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23973-shepherd-express%25E2%2580%2599-final-street-eats-of-the-summer.html The time has come for this year’s final Shepherd Express’ Street Eats Mobile Food Fest. The Sept. 12 event will showcase Milwaukee’s growing food truck scene, offering some]]> Milwaukee: The Best City for Bacon? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23914-milwaukee-the-best-city-for-bacon.html Milwaukee's been on a ton of those “Best Cities” lists lately, and we've made the list yet again. This time it's Huffington Post's The 11 Greatest Foodie Cities in America. That's quite a ]]> Creativity Lives at Studio Lounge - Cocktails served with music and art http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23903-creativity-lives-at-studio-lounge-cocktails-served-with-music-and-art.html Enjoying a drink and a night of dancing at Milwaukee’s Studio Lounge (2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) is like being transported across the globe without having to leave the comforts of the city]]> Giving Chicken a Whole New Cluck - Marco Pollo food truck at September Street Eats http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23865-giving-chicken-a-whole-new-cluck-marco-pollo-food-truck-at-september-street-eats.html Milwaukee’s food truck scene has steadily gained popularity over the last few years. Mobile restaurants continue to pop up each summer and the variety is becoming quite impressive. One of the newest is Marco Pollo Global Cluck Truck, which hit the streets for the first time this May]]> Focused on Environment and Community - Purple Door Ice Cream in Walker’s Point http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23831-focused-on-environment-and-community-purple-door-ice-cream-in-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point.html If you’re craving creamy ice cream and flavorful sorbet, Purple Door Ice Cream’s new retail location is unquestionably]]> Produce is King at Growing Power Café http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23809-produce-is-king-at-growing-power-cafe.html Few Milwaukeeans have attracted as much press in recent years as Will Allen. The charismatic local leader of the urban farming movement, Allen has received national media attention for his ]]> We Grow Greens - Food education and employment skills for teens http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23760-we-grow-greens-food-education-and-employment-skills-for-teens.html

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Turkey Donuts and Kangaroo Potstickers - We Sampled the Sad and the Sublime at the Wisconsin State Fair http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23739-turkey-donuts-and-kangaroo-potstickers-we-sampled-the-sad-and-the-sublime-at-the-wisconsin-state-fair.html Everyone has their favorite foods at the State Fair, the old standbys that they eat every year. Mine include the butterflied pork chop sandwich near the Coliseum, a cheeseburger from Major Goolsby's, and almost anything in the Wisconsin Products]]> Sendik’s Food Markets, UW-Milwaukee Bring Nutrition Information to the Public http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23720-sendik%25E2%2580%2599s-food-markets-uw-milwaukee-bring-nutrition-information-to-the-public.html

 When in the grocery store, nutrition-conscious shoppers tend to read labels and will often make purchasing decisions based on how much salt, calories or fat a particular product may have. That works pretty well

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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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