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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Fish fries are a remarkably rigid local tradition. Reluctant to mess with a proven favorite, restaurants take few liberties with their Friday specials, so diners will find essentially the same meal regardless of where they go: fish, rye bread, coleslaw and...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Short Orders

The flags of the United States, Mexico and Greece fly in front of Tello's Grille & Cafe (200 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington), telegraphing the staple cuisines of this roomy, quirky establishment in the city's downtown. A recent dinner with friends found...
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

The best Mexican restaurant to open in Milwaukee this year

Revolucion is a very ambitious Mexican restaurant in a modest location on Morgan Avenue. There are about a dozen tables surrounded by attractive décor featuring tasteful lighting and framed photos of Mexican revolutionaries. On every table is a...
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011

Short Orders

The outdoor patio at El Canaveral (2501 W. Greenfield Ave.) is a favorite summer spot, complementing the vintage corner tavern with a rare blue-and-white Schlitz mosaic...
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Short Orders

Last autumn the city welcomed the opening of BelAir Cantina (1935 N. Water St.) at the site that formerly housed the Good Life. Now that the outdoor dining patio is open, with tables overlooking the Milwaukee River, this is the best time of year for a visit. Warm weather outside also means fresh air inside, as the glass...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Owners of El Fuego open restaurant near Southridge Mall

From the owners of El Fuego comes a second Mexican restaurant, El Beso. The restaurant, located near Southridge Mall, boasts a Technicolor exterior—a hacienda painted in vibrant colors. The entrance beckons with a fountain and Mexican music, and the inside proves to be as colorful as the outside...
Monday, June 21, 2010

Short Orders

Walk into Mr. Churro (2333 W. National Ave.) and discover a Mexican bakery. You will find flans, pastries and, of course, churros—Mexico’s answer to the donut. Mr. Churro also offers a side dining area, which is usually busy. Breakfast attracts an early-morning crowd, as the doors open at 6 a.m. Regardless of...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Short Orders

When it comes to local Mexican dining, vegetarians are usually out of luck. Options typically consist of a cheese quesadilla and possibly a cheese chimichanga. Even most bean items are out because they might be cooked with lard. An exception to this vegetarian dilemma can be found on the menu at...
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...

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