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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

Chef Thi Cao adds impressive touch

A “Chinese New Year” menu featuring Vietnamese food was spotted at a most unusual place this year—Buckley's, that charming bar and restaurant at the corner of Cass and Wells. The menu was courtesy of chef Thi Cao, who has been at...
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Milwaukee restaurateur and chef Dean Cannestra, owner of Nessun Dorma and Libiamo restaurants, insists that the secret to a good marinara sauce is “sweetness.” Cannestra prefers to cook his tomatoes for a shorter period of time, in order to...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hopefully, location isn’t everything. Not that Cool Water is hard to find, but upon entering I couldn’t help but feel that the chic bar and grill would be more at home on Brady Street or Downtown. If youthink for a moment that you've stepped into the Third Ward, you're forgiven, as proprietors...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Thief’s exceptional wines

Standing before a looming wall of wine at the local wine shop or liquor store, you wouldn’t be alone if you felt overwhelmed when faced with the task of picking a bottle. How do you choose which one to buy? Do you base your decision on the type of grape used, the wine’s region of origin or the winery where it was...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

Club Rain

Featuring music from Chicago's DJ Trilogy and Mr. Sinister. There will be an open bar from 9 until 10 p.m., champagne and various giveaways throughout the night...
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

Brats on Third

Since Old World Third Street has long been home to Usinger’s, the city’s premier source of sausages, you may wonder why the Milwaukee Brat House (1013 N. Old World Third St.) didn’t open years ago. Instead, it debuted this summer, just across the street from Usinger’s.
Friday, April 11, 2008

Elsa’s

Back when the best that most Milwaukee bars could offer was a shot and a beer, there was Elsa’s, serving a touch of big-city class. Over the past quarter-century many restaurants, bars and nightclubs have come and gone while Elsa’s has thrived, changing little except for the art displayed on the elegant walls.
Friday, March 21, 2008

Palm Tavern

Since opening earlier this decade with little fanfare, the Palm Tavern has become a low-key Bay View nightspot, known for its inconspicuous blink-and-miss-it location, a dark yet welcoming interior decorated with music posters and thrift-store seating and a hip selection of recorded music. Owner Bruno Johnson knows a few things . . .

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