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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lunch on the RiverWalk

When we reviewed Yaffa (106 W. Wells St.) in January, the Mediterranean restaurant was only open for dinner. Now that summer has arrived, weekday lunches have returned. Yaffa’s outdoor deck, located directly on the RiverWalk, provides a pleasant lunchtime setting in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Zarletti’s newest success

Entrepreneur Brian Zarletti recently opened his third local restaurant. The first was Cafe Zarletti, located in South Milwaukee; the second arrived as the even simpler-named Zarletti, in downtown Milwaukee; and now Rustico has been added to the scene. All three restaurants offer Italian fare in casual settings, though...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Healthy, tasty and fun

For many decades the neighborhood around East North Avenue has been a destination for film lovers, thanks to the Oriental Theatre. With its proximity to UW- Milwaukee, the area became one of the city’s party lands, a zone of happy hours and half-price pitchers, of bars and youthful clubs...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Supper at Bobu’s

It was sometime after World War II when the supper club became middle-class America’s choice for a night on the town. Supper clubs were neither four-star restaurants nor diners, but offered good food familiar to American tastes in a relaxed setting.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Affordable haute cuisine

Brookfield is not the place where I would expect to find a good Mexican restaurant, especially one with the French-sounding name of Haute Taco. Moreover, this is a place that takes liberties like making tacos with duck breast and short ribs!
Monday, May 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Public Market - 7 p.m.

Most any vegetarian will tell you that by and large, living a meat-free lifestyle is pretty easy, but occasionally you run out of new foods to try. Tonight Chef Winnie Stein of the vegetarian Moosewood Restaurant will present some ideas for healthy dishes—many made with free, local ingredients—at a 7 p.m. cooking demonstration at . . .
Monday, March 17, 2008

Max Dyer, Milwaukee

The past three months have brought us bad news about rising rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and global warming - all linked conclusively to consumption of meat and dairy products.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Nessun Dorma’s generous fare

Everybody likes a good deal at a restaurant, especially when the food proves as good as the prices. One of these rarities is located in the Riverwest area: Nessun Dorma, which opened more than five years ago in a former corner tavern.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Yaffa’s modified menu

When chef/owner John Chitko opened Yaffa two years ago, he redefined the experience of Mediterranean dining in Milwaukee. The overall concept wasn’t new, but Yaffa made it different by focusing on Middle Eastern and Moroccan dishes, with a few touches from Europe.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Alem’s authentic cuisine

Although Ethiopian food isn’t new to Milwaukee, the first restaurant completely devoted to this unique fare didn’t open until last year. Now there is a second place to enjoy these unusual dishes: Alem Ethiopian Village.