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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Frozen Custard

In truth, pretty much all frozen custard is great. The FDA requires frozen custard to contain at least 10% milkfat, and it’s practically impossible to botch a treat that decadent. For the most memorable custard experience, though, you can’t beat the Old Milwaukee, drive-in feel of Leon’s, a neon-lit South Side...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Fish Fry

The almighty Wisconsin fish fry—traditionally comprised of battered fish, french fries or potato pancakes, coleslaw, a slice of rye bread, a side of tartar sauce and one or two slices of lemon—is a source of civic pride here in Milwaukee, a weekly Friday-night tradition that’s celebrated year-round. Tess, a quaint...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Delivery Menu

The name Pizza Shuttle doesn’t convey the true scope of the restaurant’s massive delivery menu: Just About Everything You Can Imagine Shuttle would be far more fitting. Subs, wraps, pitas, burgers, hot dogs, gyros, salads, desserts, soups, pasta dinners and fried chicken are among the more conventional offerings, but if...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Coffee Shop

Beyond serving us some of the world’s best coffee beans and tea leaves, as well as some of the tastiest locally sourced food in the city, the owners of Alterra have given Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs a comfortable haven, a place where customers can hatch ideas, write novels, create art, share conversation...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Burger

A clear conscience has a powerful effect on the palate. Sobelman’s Tallgrass Grill makes big, juicy burgers with beef from the Tallgrass Beef Co. Unlike cattle raised on a traditional feedlot, where they’re kept in pens and fed grain, Tallgrass cattle live in pastures where they’re free to graze on grass at their own pace...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Buffalo Wings

The Hideaway may be off the beaten path, but that certainly doesn’t keep devotees from making the trek to Franklin for the restaurant’s stellar Buffalo wings. The plump pieces of poultry are dredged in homemade breading, fried and tossed in a customer’s choice of nine flavorful sauces—wimpy, medium, hot, inferno...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Best Beer for Snobs Pretending Not to Be Beer Snobs

Not every beer outing calls for a fedora hat, double pinky rings and the loud proclamation that you “only drink imports served between 46 and 46.5 degrees Fahrenheit,” but that doesn’t mean you have to leave your discerning taste at home. Those looking to enjoy a quality craft beer while avoiding the tag of beer...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

African Restaurant

Africa is a large continent with many nations, so talking about African food is similar to speaking of European food (do you mean fish and chips or pasta?). Ethiopian Cottage is a fine representative of the food of East Africa, where injera—a soft, crepe-like sourdough bread—serves as plate, utensil and part...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Summer Festival

Milwaukee may be better known for its German heritage, but the city hosts the largest celebration of Celtic culture in the country. One of Milwaukee’s most vibrant ethnic festivals, Irish Fest reliably draws some of the most popular Celtic and Celtic-rock bands from around the world. Each year Irish Fest patrons...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Movie Theatre

It’s a landmark as well as a cultural institution. Milwaukee’s only functioning movie palace from the 1920s is an architectural gem—an eclectic blend of the Near East and the Far East. Even the economic decision to split the old theater in three hasn’t diminished the Oriental’s splendor. Although it occasionally makes room...

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