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Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Brookfield restaurant takes over for Sticks & Stones

Local foods and craft beers are among the themes of ParkSide 23, which opened in Brookfield in November. The meats come from Wisconsin producers and the beer list focuses on micros. A 10,000-square-foot kitchen garden is in the works so that vegetables and herbs can be grown just a few hundred feet away from the dining room...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Takara’s Quality Japanese Food

In the early 1980s, Milwaukee had just one sushi bar: Koto. But times have changed, and even suburbs like Greenfield and Brookfield now have multiple options for Japanese food. Bluemound Road in Waukesha County could practically be called Sushi Alley, with places like Fujiyama and Wasabi.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 25, Rise Against w/ Rancid and The Riverboat Gamblers @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, Summerfest, 6:30 p.m. As with previous Rise Against albums, the band’s latest record, Appeal To Reason, mixes hard-charging punk tracks with more traditional rock songs...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well-loved smokehouse rises from the ashes

Devotees of the Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse are thanking their lucky stars that the 18-year-old restaurant barely skipped a beat after a fire destroyed its former digs at 19990 W. Greenfield Ave. in Brookfield a year ago. As owners Frank Hornick, Joe Zupan and Sondra Bartolotta sifted through the ashes...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Work, family, a social life, politics, intimacy and religion can be hard to balance. Many times people end up giving all of their attention to one aspect of life and disregarding the others. In her book Lifewheel, Kathy Kouzmanoff, a former Franciscan nun and psychotherapist, helps people see where they stand...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

A Sweet Deal

Bombay Sweets has two unlikely locations, one in a Brookfield strip mall (19555 W. Bluemound Road) and the original at 3401 S. 13th St. As the name suggests, the cooking is East Indian, but in this case everything is vegetarian. The setting is modest—you order at the counter and help yourself to plastic flatware...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Milwaukee’s Umami Moto

Michael Polaski’s Umami Moto is already a familiar dining spot in Brookfield, where it has gained note for its menu of Asian fusion. A second Umami Moto opened in downtown Milwaukee this summer, located on Milwaukee Street in the former Eve. This time Polaski has two additional partners: Tom Wackman and...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Art Preview

  An extraordinary collection of artists will appear throughout the Milwaukee area this weekend. In Brookfield, the third annual Hidden River Art Festival returns to the grounds of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts...
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

Agave Southwestern Grille

Pandl’s has long been a familiar name in the North Shore, with restaurants in Whitefish Bay and Bayside. The newer location in Bayside is owned by Jim and Jere Pandl, who also own Eagan’s on Water and the Milwaukee Waterfront Deli. They have now added a fourth property, this time in Brookfield, and it’s completely unlike the others.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

Sushi in Brookfield

Three years ago, Fujiyama opened in West Allis (2916 S. 108th St.). The strip-mall location offered two options for dining: a hibachi table (for a Benihana-style experience) or the dining room with a full menu and sushi bar. Fujiyama has now opened a second restaurant, this time in Brookfield...