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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Mexican fare for all tastes

When Jalapeno Loco opened in the mid-1990s, the restaurant occupied a modest spot near downtown Cudahy. It quickly proved successful, earning a solid reputation for its Mexican food and margaritas. Eight years ago, owners Hugo and Janet Saynes moved to a larger location near the airport. The bigger kitchen...
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, July 16, 2008

Fiendish Food

One of my favorite Mexican foods is camarones a la diabla—the devil’s shrimp. In theory means shrimp in a fiendishly spicy red pepper sauce, but even in Mexico the level of spicing varies considerably. A simple beachside restaurant at Zihuatanejo served camarones lived up to this fiery reputation.
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cracker, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Pulse

With its crunchy alt-rock guitars and its “leave me alone and let me get stoned” mentality, Cracker’s best-known hit, “Low,” is pure ’90s, but the rest of the band’s catalogue doesn’t date so easily. Like frontman David Lowery’s other band, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker continues to record spry rock albums spiked...
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Today @ UMOS - noon to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave., where two stages will feature Mexican music and dance, plus children’s entertainment, food, merchandise, piatas, face painting and more. The free event takes place on today and tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 389-6007 . . .
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rio West’s modest Mex

The Riverwest neighborhood continues to show signs of revitalization. The most noticeable addition is the new Alterra Coffee Roasters, located at Humboldt and Chambers. A few blocks to the south, you’ll find another new sign: The Rio West Cantina...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mexican Express

A former train station is an unusual location for a restaurant, but La Estacion (319 Williams St.) makes it work. The Mexican restaurant is located just south of Waukesha’s city center in the old Chicago and North Western depot, built in the days when Waukesha was a major resort renowned for its mineral springs.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007

Pepe’s Mexican cantina

Every iota of Pepe’s Rockn’ Taco Shack seems to scream, “We’re here to have a good time!”