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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Milwaukee pub in a class of its own

The exterior of Fritz's Pub looks like many corner bars in Milwaukee. And upon entering, it still fits the bill, with its dark, windowless interior, sheet-paneling walls and imitation brick. But Fritz's menu, which includes some Serbian items...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Ilija's Place 3701 E. Squire Ave., Cudahy Ilija's is a Serbian restaurant that exudes authenticity and charm, from the rugs on the wall to...
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Short Orders

With its womblike interior of curtains and kilims, Ilija's Place (3701 E. Squire Ave., Cudahy) is dark and comfortable. But come summer, light streams into the fenced-in patio where, every Saturday (weather permitting), a pig is roasted on a spit in a brick fireplace. The pigs come from a local farmer and are cooked...
Sunday, June 26, 2011

An Old Town in the New World

Many restaurateurs have stories, but Alex Radicevich's were better than most. A member of the anti-Nazi resistance in Yugoslavia during World War II, he was imprisoned afterward by Marshal Tito's Communist regime. After escaping to Western Europe, Alex, his wife Rada and their children made their way to Milwaukee in 1959. They came here because his parents had already opened...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Short Orders

Fritz’s Pub, located at the corner of Oklahoma Avenue and 20th Street (3086 S. 20th St.), may look like just another corner tavern, but locals know that Fritz’s stands out for its food. You’ll find daily soups, burgers and a decent corned beef sandwich, but the best things here are Serbian. The Fritzburger is a...
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Warm service, hearty food in quiet setting

Ilija’s Place is located in a quiet residential neighborhood away from the factories of Cudahy. It is easy to pass by this plain, red brick building with dark windows, though a neon sign and ornamental ironwork around the...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Balkan Nights

The hearty aroma of paprika and soulful sound of Balkan music are in the air at Old Town Serbian Gourmet House (522 W. Lincoln Ave.). One of Milwaukee’s favorite long-running ethnic restaurants, Old Town recently added some new attractions. On the culinary side is one of the city’s finest Friday fish...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Serbian Lunch

Ilija’s Place (3701 E. Squire Ave.) is a former corner bar on a side street in Cudahy. It’s worth looking for. Inside is a friendly ethnic sensory overload with walls covered in icons, geometric patterned rugs, prints illustrating Serbian history and musical instruments. Most lunches (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) are $11 or less...
Friday, April 25, 2008

Three Brothers

Three Brothers’ cozy dining room feels like an old kitchen, with bare, Formica tabletops and mismatched china. Make yourself at home, because you’ll be there for a while. This old-fashioned restaurant specializes in slow-cooked food, and one of their signature dishes, burek—