About an hour north of Milwaukee a couple set up shop on an unassuming side street off the city's main drag to share the husband's legacy of hearty Italian recipes. Their restaurant, Bellafini’s Trattoria, was a highlight
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Tapas, anyone? Over the past year, the biggest trend among local restaurants is tapas—not necessarily the Spanish classics, but instead an international spectrum of small plates. The latest entrant into this field is Clutch, which opened recently on...
Verduras Tea House & Café (181 N. Broadway) offers a unique setting in the Third Ward. You enter through the Artasia store, which specializes in Asian jewelry, artifacts and furnishings. This is such a suitable setting for a tearoom. There is no table...
In 2005, Balzac helped to usher in the concept of “small plate” dining in Milwaukee. Today, “small plates” continue to gain in popularity. Balzac had veered away from that approach over the years, but a recent new menu returns the restaurant to its roots...
First impressions can be deceiving. At Victor’s on Van Buren, the bar is an active meeting place, the music is loud and there is a metal dance floor straight from the ’70s disco era. But in the earlier, quieter hours, Victor’s reveals itself to be an enjoyable full-service restaurant as well.
As spring approaches, I remember fondly last summer's fresh, homegrown tomatoes and the salads we made. Luckily, we live in the 21st century, not the 14th, and tomatoes are available year round. The key to this salad is using sheep's milk feta instead if goat's milk feta. The difference in flavor is really noticeable.