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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

Second location mixes Belgian ale with river views

The old heart of Wauwatosa, also known as Tosa Village, continues to grow as a dining destination. The main intersection, at State and Harwood, features a vintage Cream City brick building with a large neon sign announcing the presence of Cafe Hollander. The restaurant is located...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Farwell restaurant a top spot for Southeast Asian food

You might not guess it based on the sparse setting, but EE-Sane offers some of the best Southeast Asian food in Milwaukee. The small restaurant, which specializes in items from Thailand and Laos, is divided into two sections. A couple of tables and a carryout counter complete the front...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

Enjoy Class, Unique Flavor

Kue’s Bangkok (249 N. Main St., Thiensville) defies the notion that strip mall restaurants are best avoided. This gracefully appointed Thai establishment exudes as much class as it does variety in its extensive menu. In the same way many Mexican taquerias offer tortilla chips before the...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

Middle East pizza and more

For many Milwaukeeans, Abu’s was their first taste of the Middle East. And when the little corner restaurant opened in the late ’70s, Middle Eastern food was an edgy concept in Milwaukee, a city where Cantonese carryout was considered exotic. Over the past 30 years, management of Abu’s...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

The Bungalow’s Authentic Soul Food

Wood paneling and festive orange seat cushions make Bungalow Restaurant & Catering (3466 N. 14th St.) resemble a basement den as much as a crown jewel of the city’s soul food eateries. The authenticity of Bungalow’s Southern-styled menu— heavy on pork, chicken, beef and fish—has...
Monday, Aug. 24, 2009
One of the first wines I every wrote about on the Naked Vine was malbec, not long after having discovered it initially. Since then, I haven't had much of an opportunity to natter on about this until-recently-overlooked varietal. Lovers of French wine know...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Developer bucks economic trend by opening Iron Horse Hotel, Stack’d Burger Bar

Developer Tim Dixon is gaining notoriety for his success in transforming stagnant parcels of land and antiquated buildings around the state into viable properties capable of supporting homes and businesses. Bucking an economic trend that finds more restaurants and bars closing than opening...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Mongolian Barbecue

In recent years, chains featuring Mongolian barbecue have appeared in Glendale and Brookfield. They can be fun, as you choose fresh ingredients, noodles and sauce and then have a chef cook them for you on a large flat-topped grill. The veteran in this field is Wauwatosa’s Genghis Khan (725 N. Mayfair Road)...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

But how does the burger bar stack up?

Stack’d aims for an interesting concept in billing itself as a burger bar. Located in the renovated foundry that once housed The Social, the interior of Stack’d has exposed brick and rafters. The bar remains with its bowling alley wood surface, but the new colors are mellower and the front dining room...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Milwaukee Culinary History

The Silver Spring House (6655 N. Green Bay Ave.) is a vintage piece of Milwaukee County history with origins dating back to 1856. Although the current building was built later, it has abundant charm and beautiful oak woodwork. While the bar is a popular hangout, the Spring House is very much a...

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