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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Today @ various downtown Milwaukee restaurants

If your pants are still fitting properly, then you have not been taking proper advantage of Downtown Dining Week. Through Thursday, restaurants all over the city will continue offering special three-course menus perfect for foodies looking to sample new fare. Among the 30 restaurants offering $10-lunch and $20-dinner . . .
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Today @ various downtown Milwaukee restaurants

Break out the stretchy pants, because Downtown Dining Week begins today. Over the next seven days, restaurants all over the city will be offering special three-course menus perfect for foodies looking to sample new fare. Among the 30 restaurants offering $10-lunch and $20-dinner menus throughout the week are . . .
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hearty pub grub

Two years ago Brew City relocated from its Water Street location to a spot one block to the west. The new site offered three bars, outdoor dining and a fine collection of Milwaukee brewery memorabilia. Recently, however, owner R.C. Schmidt gave Brew City a new name and a very different look. Now it is called Trinity Three Irish Pubs. The three pubs are named Duffy’s, Gallagher’s and Foy’s, and each has its own character.
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Today @ UMOS - noon to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave., where two stages will feature Mexican music and dance, plus children’s entertainment, food, merchandise, piatas, face painting and more. The free event takes place on today and tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 389-6007 . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

Max Dyer, Milwaukee

It's been the leading story in major newspapers and TV news programs for the past week. More than 100 million people are being driven deeper into poverty by a "silent tsunami" of rising food prices, according to World Food Program Executive Director Josette Sheeran. A dozen countries have experienced food riots and strikes.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Milwaukee's secret cafe society

Milwaukee has an adventurous new flavor for its palate: its own underground restaurant. That’s about as much as I can tell you. The crew behind the venture has asked me to withhold who they are, when their next event is, location(s) and even the name their secret café goes by. I can tell you, however, that the name is a reference to Emma Goldman’s journals. They’ll be referred to here as “Café X.” Underground restaurants have sprung up worldwide and, in the United States, range from the Blind Pig outside of San Francisco to the NY Bite Club in the heart of New York City. Blind Pig offers a different theme for each opening and one of the locations they use is a two-car garage furnished with booths that were thrown out from
Friday, March 21, 2008

Ma Fischer’s

Regardless of how hung-over you are, Ma’s gigantic menu can help you sate just about any craving. You can get the requisite eggs, waffles and pancakes, as well as big, cheesy omelets, but Ma’s also serves a full menu 24 hours a day—that means you can get Greek, Italian and even Mexican dinner specials at 9 in the morning . . .
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Book Preview

When Marie Antoinette was reputed (however erroneously) to have waived off the plight of France’s starving masses with the words “Let them eat cake” she was clearly unaware of the dire repercussions. The same might be said of the characters in Joanne Fluke’s best-selling Hannah Swensen mysteries. Dead bodies keep turning up in a small Minnesotan town, bearing evidence of having indulged in Swensen’s sweet delights prior to their demise.