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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Short Orders

In addition to its original destination in West Allis and a second site at the Milwaukee Public Market, West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe recently added a third location on the East Side (2974 N. Oakland Ave., in the former Bella's Fat Cat). This version differs from the others in that it offers a café and deli and tables...
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gourmet brats are in, gator on a stick is out

Zaffiro's Pizza and Trinity Three Irish Pubs are the latest Milwaukee restaurants to set up shop at Summerfest. A newcomer to the festival's Ethnic Village, Zaffiro's will be serving 8-inch mini-pizzas, available in cheese, pepperoni, sausage or vegetable, as well as garlic and cheese bread and a hearty...
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...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Short Orders

Lamb is the type of meat that typically should be cooked on the rare side. In fact, in most cases a well-done rack of lamb seems almost criminal. However, it is possible to cook it thoroughly and still have a good, tasty piece of lamb. This is the case with the Turkish lamb pita served at Juniper 61 (6030 W. North Ave...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Appetizers, pastas and pizzas worth a visit

The spot on Downer Avenue that once housed the Coffee Trader has seen mixed success over the years. The Original Pancake House has occupied part of the spot since 2006, but the other half saw Pizzeria Piccola and Ristorante Bartolotta fail to take off. Now there is a new contender by the name of Via Downer...
Monday, June 21, 2010

Short Orders

Walk into Mr. Churro (2333 W. National Ave.) and discover a Mexican bakery. You will find flans, pastries and, of course, churros—Mexico’s answer to the donut. Mr. Churro also offers a side dining area, which is usually busy. Breakfast attracts an early-morning crowd, as the doors open at 6 a.m. Regardless of...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Short Order

The Savoy Room at the Shorecrest Hotel was closed for many months but reopened in March as the Savoy Piano Bar and Lounge. Now there is a black grand piano and the tablecloths are matching. The Art Deco interior looks more dazzling than ever. There also is a new casual menu. Those who remember the late Sally...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Short Orders

Japanese restaurants are becoming more common in Milwaukee—seemingly every neighborhood has one. Too often, however, the menus feature the same options for tempura, teriyaki and sushi. One restaurant that breaks the mold is Midori Fusion (11002 N. Port Washington Road). The Japanese restaurant, located in a...
12.27.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This column by Jayson Stark amasses a large number of strange, but true facts from this past baseball season. Some of the feats are truly remarkable.Worth the read....

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