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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Gas stations are not what they used to be—and for those looking for food, that's a good thing. One example is the Walker's Point Plaza Mobil station, located between First and Second streets. The site offers a convenience store, a car wash, a liquor store and two small restaurants offering...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Forward

Springtime is in the air—at least when the sleet, snow and finally stop—and spring rolls are a specialty at Mai Thai, a Thai restaurant that opened last year at 1230 E. Brady St. There spring roll for each season of the year. Winter is wrapped with fresh rice paper and filled with cucumber, bean sprout, hard sausage and a bit of...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Sustainable Cafe

Featuring a striking retro-modern environment of yellow-and-white printed drapes, silk-screen printed posters and clear bubble lights, The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a charming spot for a light meal in Walker’s Point. The cafe menu offers a variety of organic and local ingredients. Try the Mediterranean veggie wrap...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

Taco Supreme

Brookfield’s Haute Taco (18905 W. Capital Drive) has been open for nearly a year. As you would expect, the specialty is gourmet tacos. The carne asada tacos are made with a quality of beef rarely found in such humble fare. The slow-cooked duck and braised short rib tacos take the Mexican specialty into another dimension.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Paris on the Lake

The biggest local restaurant news of 2008 would have to be Adam Siegel’s James Beard Award as Best Chef of the Midwest. Siegel is chef de cuisine at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, as well as at Bacchus. Lake Park Bistro brings a very French feel—and an exceptional wine list—to its classic setting and fine views of Lake...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Coffee Break

On sunny days the light streams into the large windows of A Taste of Art Coffee Bar & Deli (4701 W. Lisbon Ave.). Standard offerings of coffee drinks and fruit smoothies get a boost from a menu that strives for originality and great deals. Among the latter is a Tuesday all-you-can-eat combo of spaghetti, garlic...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Bay View’s Belgian Addition

The Diablos Rojos Restaurant Group, which owns Trocadero and Cafe Hollander, opened two new venues this year. In addition to the Belgian-themed Fat Abbey, the group started Cafe Centraal (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) in the booming neighborhood of Bay View. Cafe Centraal also leans toward Belgium and has the same...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Caribbean Cruise

The Painted Parrot (8028 W. National Ave.) is a fun, colorful restaurant that follows a Caribbean theme. Jamaican murals cover the walls and reggae music blasts from behind the large bar. The menu wanders through the Caribbean with a few Louisiana touches like jambalaya and gumbo.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Out of Africa

While recent months saw the closing of the African Hut, with its West African menu, two East African restaurants opened during the past year. Both are Ethiopian. The better of the two is the Ethiopian Cottage (1824 N. Farwell Ave.). The Cottage has a few tables just large enough to accommodate the injera...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lunch on the RiverWalk

When we reviewed Yaffa (106 W. Wells St.) in January, the Mediterranean restaurant was only open for dinner. Now that summer has arrived, weekday lunches have returned. Yaffa’s outdoor deck, located directly on the RiverWalk, provides a pleasant lunchtime setting in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.