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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Short Orders

When thinking about what to order at Benji’s Deli (4156 N. Oakland Ave. and 8683 N. Port Washington Road), corned beef and pastrami instantly come to mind. Then again, so do soups like the homemade chicken broth and tart cabbage borscht. For the hungry appetite, there is nothing like the simply described...
09.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
It�s official. The soon-to-launch Open Book Co-op has signed a one-year lease with Roundy�s for the Oakland Avenue site that had housed the Harry W. Schwartz bookstore. Organizers hope that those who miss the Schwartz shop will return to the location for its books and community atmosphere. But the co-op, which will include a 400-square-foot caf�, will only open if it signs enough members to cover ...
06.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Fans of the shuttered Harry W. Schwartz Bookstore in Shorewood will be happy to hear that a new North Shore bookstore/caf� is in the works. According to Keith Schmitz, the proposed venture, dubbed Open Book, will be a co-op, like REI and Outpost Natural Foods, that would fill the void in the community left by the closing of Schwartz’s Oakland Avenue store. “If you were bummed out by Schwartz’s ...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Hot Opening:

Musician Paul (Reno Nevada) Jonas’ dream to own a bar has been realized with the opening of his trendy Tonic Tavern on South Kinnickinnic. Redoing a former garage, Jonas was aided by carpenter Bill Backes, Uptown Savages’ drummer, and Elm Grove designer Stephanie Berg. At his hot grand...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Busy Market

Some businesses are recession-proof. City Market’s three locations around greater Milwaukee are bustling places, humming with conversation and the sound of orders being taken. The coffee/ sandwich shops serve the local Stone Creek brew along with a variety of tastefully composed...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

The British pub quiz

As the days grow shorter and the cold weather sets in, grills and patio furniture are stored for the winter and social lives are mostly relegated to the indoors. If your billiards game is unaligned and bowling just isn’t your sport, you can always engage in more cerebral pleasures during the colder months.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Going to Chicago?

The City of Big Shoulders is known for many things: the Bears, the blues, corrupt politics and the world’s best hot dogs. You can find the latter at Halsted and Madison (4415 N. Oakland Ave.)—not the Windy City intersection, but a Shorewood deli operated by a pair of married couples, Mike and Giobanna Radicevich and David and Debra Tatarowicz.
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

Wasserman’s Senate run opens up an opportunity

State Rep. Sheldon Wasserman’s decision to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Republican Alberta Darling created an opening for Democrats. Not only does Wasserman have a shot at turning a Republican district Democratic, but the Assembly seat he’s vacating allows an up-and-coming Democrat to serve in the...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Milwaukee and more

It’s a beautiful coupling really: Milwaukee’s ethnic diversity combined with our cherished Wisconsin fish fry. Just to get a grasp on our reverence for the almighty fish fry, know that restaurants in other parts of the country, if they offer them at all, often relegate their fish fries to Fridays during Lent, a mere 40 days, mind you.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tonight at the Schwartz Bookshop in Shorewood

It’s a damn busy night for Milwaukee: Not only do we get an appearance from a Beatle (it’s Ringo, but still) but also one from the infamous author Salman Rushdie, who reads from his newest book, The Enchantress Of Florence, a meticulously researched tome set in the Mughal Empire, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz...