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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...
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Enjoy small plates and a view overlooking the city

Roots opened seven years ago in the Brewers Hill neighborhood, on a site that offers a spectacular view overlooking the city of Milwaukee. Under the guidance of chef/owner John Raymond, Roots became a pioneer in the use of locally sourced organic ingredients...
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Short Orders

The historic center of downtown Waukesha continues to be an incubator for interesting restaurants. The newest is Key Westconsin (331 Riverfront Plaza, Waukesha), which offers the flavors of Key West in Wisconsin. Located along the Fox River just across from Waukesha State Bank, it is a light and airy place...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Colorful West Allis restaurant offers Caribbean flavors

Recent years have not been kind to the area's few Caribbean-themed restaurants. Following the closures of Edgar's Calypso and the Good Life, there are none to be found in the city of Milwaukee. The Painted Parrot, however, remains alive and well in West Allis...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest nights of the year for many restaurants, this time around falls on a Monday, traditionally the slowest night of the week for dining out. That creates some interesting opportunities for diners. Since many couples will celebrate the holiday early, a number of restaurants will...
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Brookfield restaurant takes over for Sticks & Stones

Local foods and craft beers are among the themes of ParkSide 23, which opened in Brookfield in November. The meats come from Wisconsin producers and the beer list focuses on micros. A 10,000-square-foot kitchen garden is in the works so that vegetables and herbs can be grown just a few hundred feet away from the dining room...
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
“Do you like dogs?” The Sweet Partner in Crime and I had been dating for a few weeks when she invited me to swing by her place for some food and a glass or three of wine. My family had had dogs while I was growing up, although my sister was much more interested in them. I like pooches, though, and since I had some...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
When in doubt...pink. Words to live by when you're considering food pairings. Few things go better with...well...everything than rosé. As I've pointed out in the past -- I'm not talking about white zinfandel here. White zin is perfect for...
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
"You know, Mike -- by nature, you're a cynical bastard. But when you write about wine, you always find the good stuff. Have you ever run into a wine you didn't like?" Actual quote from a recent conversation. And it's a good question. I mean, I'm usually pretty lucky with...
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...

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