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Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Milwaukee's Irish Fest runs Aug. 18-21

There's significant dispute over which county first invented Irish coffee, that mixture of whiskey and sweetened coffee topped with cream, but in a way both Donegal and Derry counties can lay claim to the popular hot drink. One of the most widely accepted origin stories...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Exhibit explores the room’s evolution from 20th century onward

The kitchen—its purpose, its function, even its placement within the house—is constantly in flux, adapting to suit the lifestyles of a culture. In American society, what was once a hot, dirty room of travail has become an epicenter of family life, functioning not only as a place to prepare...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Franklin pub and eatery well worth the trip

If the Hideaway Pub and Eatery was located a little closer to downtown Milwaukee, the habitual winners of the city’s “Best Buffalo Wings” awards (you know who you are) would get a run for their money. But alas, the Hideaway is indeed hidden, just off Ryan Road, sheltered by the...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hotel Metro’s green kitchen

When you think about the energy consumed by one restaurant in terms of the waste generated and the resources used—food, electricity, water, gas—it’s a significant amount. And that’s just one restaurant on one block of one street in one city of one state, in just one country. With each level...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lessons in Japanese cuisine

Benihana may be internationally known for theatrical teppanyaki favorites like the steaming onion choo-choo train and the ol’ eggshell in the chef’s hat-flip trick, but it has another Japanese specialty hidden up its kimono sleeve: sushi! While the enduring Asian culinary tradition of sushi...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Milwaukeeans plant for the future

When faced with a radical crisis, when survival is threatened, an organism will either die or adapt to the circumstances within its habitat. Adaptation is a basic phenomenon of biology, and humanity is certainly not exempt. In fact, our highly developed brains, capable of language, introspection, problem solving and...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Milwaukeeans plant for the future

When faced with a radical crisis, when survival is threatened, an organism will either die or adapt to the circumstances within its habitat. Adaptation is a basic phenomenon of biology, and humanity is certainly not exempt. In fact, our highly developed brains, capable of language, introspection, problem solving and...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well-loved smokehouse rises from the ashes

Devotees of the Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse are thanking their lucky stars that the 18-year-old restaurant barely skipped a beat after a fire destroyed its former digs at 19990 W. Greenfield Ave. in Brookfield a year ago. As owners Frank Hornick, Joe Zupan and Sondra Bartolotta sifted through the ashes...
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Food Crawl Walking Milwaukee’s culinary past

Milwaukee’s cuisine is an edible storybook telling a tale of our state’s thriving agricultural production and our city’s unique cultural diversity. The ethnic grocery stores and specialty food shops that dot the city speak of the immigrants who opened businesses to sell the familiar comforts of home. Compelled to tell the...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It’s not just beer and brats

There isn’t a city in the country that tailgates with the unrelenting loyalty and passion of Milwaukee and its Brewers fans. Devoted parishioners of the almighty Church of Baseball regard tailgating as a rite of passage, where the uninitiated are prohibited from calling Milwaukee home until they have knelt before a...

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