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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Bar Food

Club Garibaldi, one of Bay View’s most inclusive corner taps, doesn’t market its kitchen much, but it lays claim to one of the city’s most satisfying (and most overlooked) inexpensive burgers, a plump, immensely flavorful patty topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion and served with a pile of crispy fries—the...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Bang for Your Buck Bar

With an abundance of economical corner bars in just about every beloved Milwaukee neighborhood, the Shepherd Express had a particularly tough time deciding which establishment should hold the esteemed title of Best Bang for Your Buck Bar. Though the research was enjoyable (and surprisingly inexpensive), it was...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

State Legislator

North Side Rep. Tamara Grigsby has used her social work background well since being elected to the state Assembly in 2004. As the chair of the Committee on Children and Families, Grigsby had to protect the embattled but necessary Wisconsin Shares program from attacks from Republicans—who want to kill the...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Milwaukee’s Jerk of the Year

The readers and the critics agree on this one. There wasn’t much competition for this honor, since Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker beat the second-place finisher by almost 5 to 1. So where do we begin? Let’s start with Walker’s complete phoniness—on the county budget and his laughable tax...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Local Entrepreneur

A true entrepreneur is a visionary who can see beyond the conventional wisdom and turn a vision into a reality. Jim Godsil is such a person, a man who has been one of the pioneers in urban agriculture in Milwaukee. He had the vision to see that in a city that was proudly built on beer and heavy, gritty industry...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Milwaukee County Supervisor

What can we say about the Milwaukee County Board’s Renaissance Man that hasn’t already been said? Gerry Broderick is a former Milwaukee police officer, high-school teacher, acclaimed artist and small-business owner who has an encyclopedic knowledge of local politics. And he’s a humorous and unfailingly...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Milwaukee Alderperson

The blessing and the curse of representing the politically engaged 3rd District is that, well, it’s so politically engaged. But we think that Alderman Nik Kovac has handled the issues of the East Side and UW-Milwaukee community well. He asks for his constituents’ input on development projects, which can...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Local Activist

Repairers of the Breach provides vital services to the city’s neediest residents. Led by MacCanon Brown, this pioneering program serves between 130 and 150 homeless adults each day. In addition to a health clinic that opened earlier this month at 1335 W. Vliet St., this nonprofit serves Milwaukee’s homeless...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant

Milwaukee’s vegans and vegetarians—with their low cholesterol, radiant complexions and sustained energy—love the Riverwest Co-op Café for its creative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that boast a wealth of reasonably priced made-to-order meals. The café serves local and organic foods produced by...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Street Food Vendor

The solar-powered Satellite Crepes cart can be spotted orbiting around the city of Milwaukee, stopping at lunch, dinner and bar time to serve the hungry hordes on the campuses of local universities, at community gatherings and outside crowded taverns. Owners Dirk and Janeen Werderich cook their crepes with fresh...

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