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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

The Very Best of The Pogues (Shout! Factory)

 Coupling the rough-hewn spirit of an Irish session with the rough and tumble energy of punk rock seems almost obvious now. When The Pogues first tried it in the early ’80s, it was a revelation. The Irish-British band’s signature
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Short Orders

 Although the hours at McKiernan’s (2066 S. 37th St.) had been erratic at first, the bar is now on a consistent schedule, including lunch. Located on a quiet street in a residential neighborhood, you have to know where to find it
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Blackthorn is an urbane Irish pub with an uncluttered interior. The point is to order Guinness or perhaps to try some of the pub fare...
Monday, March 12, 2012

Voice of Ages (Hear Music)

If the parallels weren't already evident, famed Irish folk band The Chieftains make it perfectly clear on Voice of Ages that Celtic music and U.S. folk, especially in its currently commercially palatable Americana guise, share more than a few chromosomes...
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Downtown Milwaukee's Blackthorn Pub

It's hard to believe that County Clare and its Irish pub fare were once a bit of a novelty here. Now Irish restaurants with names like Mo's, Mulligan's and Brocach seem to be everywhere in Milwaukee. More continue to open. One of the more recent is the Blackthorn Pub & Grill...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

City Dining Guide

The 2011 City Guide to Milwaukee's Irish cuisine.
Friday, April 9, 2010

Metro Milwaukee Dining Guide

For the look and feel of an Irish pub there is little competition for the two-leveled Brocach. Beer flows freely form the taps and the interior always feels warm and cozy. There also is a substantial menu of things Irish, Scottish and beyond. A traditional Irish stew has a whole lamb shank, Scottish smoked...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

The mob mentality

The city of Milwaukee has witnessed more than its share of depravity at the hands of individuals acting alone, but its citizens have also been known to resort to mob violence when things get heated. One such case resulted in Milwaukee’s only lynching. As Robert Wells, author of This Is Milwaukee...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oakland Trattoria Shows Its Irish Side

The Oakland Trattoria, recipient of a recent makeover, has converted half of its space to an Irish pub. Known as the Black Rose (2856 N. Oakland Ave.), the pub features a separate entrance, though it’s also possible to enter from the trattoria. The many booths and two bars...