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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Short Orders

The urban modern (with retro flair) style of the Radisson Hotel (2303 N. Mayfair Road), its lobby decorated with colorful paintings of Milwaukee landmarks, was a striking addition to Wauwatosa when it opened in the late ’90s. Along with accommodating visitors to the metro area, the Radisson’s restaurant and bar (especially the bar) provided...
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Mexican food worth a visit to this quiet suburb

South Milwaukee is home to large factories, but it doesn’t have much of a downtown area. There is a strip of about three blocks, but restaurants and even bars are few in number. One place, however, does stand out: Azteca, and its artificial saguaro cactus standing on the sidewalk with a sign announcing a lunch buffet and happy hour...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Sweet Water Organics advances aquaponics in Milwaukee

With the heavy residue of industry still tattooed on its landscape, Milwaukee might not seem like a window into the future of American farming. But it is. Demand for food is growing with the swelling world population, while natural fish populations diminish and farmland disappears under the tread of development, making it necessary to adjust the way we grow our food. Milwaukee is the headquarters for several visionaries...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Steakhouse fills Yanni’s spot in Downtown Milwaukee

It’s not likely that red meat is on its way out, but a few months ago there were two major, meat-centric restaurant vacancies: Yanni’s, located near Cathedral Square, and Cameron’s, at Bayshore Town Center. A Mexican restaurant recently replaced Cameron’s, but in mid-November, placing faith in the red meat concept, Ward’s House of Prime...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

New dining addition to Wauwatosa’s North Avenue

Another eatery opened its doors on North Avenue in East Tosa in November, joining Daymaker Café and Café Hollander as Wauwatosa's newest restaurants. The a la carte menu at Cosmos Café features a balance of traditional Greek and American cuisine, with a couple of...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Short Orders

Over the last few years, Brookfield has seen the most improved dining options in the area. Though new chain restaurants keep appearing, you can also find serious Indian vegetarian food and some excellent Asian options, especially Japanese. Wasabi (15455 W. Bluemound Road), open for more than a year now...
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Food, conversation help charity empower the poor

Donating your time, money and energy to a good cause is a delicious endeavor if you’re a member of Dining for Women (DFW), a nonprofit group that inspires individuals to make a positive global impact through collective giving. Dining for Women is a monthly dinner party where participants bring a dish to pass, and, using the money they would have spent...
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

Thanks to Eric Schlosser’s revelatory 2001 book Fast Food Nation, we know all about the horrors of drive-thru food. It’s in the same spirit that the Schlosser-co-penned documentary Food, Inc. exposes...
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Robert Kenner exposes a toxic chain of consumption

Philip K. Dick, an author of unsettling science fiction, wrote of fearsome systems behind the placid surfaces of our world and mechanisms of control as invisible as ghosts. But even Dick, who died in 1982, never imagined the horror of agribusiness and its hidden influence across the globe. Since the '70s, the food we've been eating isn't the same as before, deceptively similar appearances aside, and the consequences are dire.