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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, Sept. 7, 2011

Neighborhoods

Riverwest, located west of the Milwaukee River and Upper East Side, is an artsy, comfortable neighborhood. It's home to interesting bars and shops, as well as proud homeowners genuinely devoted to creating a beautiful and welcoming...
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

And why are so many young people the victims of violence?

Why have Milwaukee's young people been engaged in violence this summer? The specific causes of the fights at the Wisconsin State Fair last week and in Riverwest in July may never be fully known, even though they're being endlessly analyzed in local media...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

25 years of daring theater

Out for a long walk one night, Mark Bucher kept going and going until he found himself on a bleak stretch of South Kinnickinnic Avenue, among the ruins of a once-thriving business district in an obscure corner of town called Bay View. It was the mid-’80s and Bay View’s renaissance was still over a decade away. “I saw this empty storefront,” recalls Bucher, who...
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

Mexican restaurant is Riverwest’s latest dining option

Café Corazon is the newest addition to Riverwest dining. The restaurants in this neighborhood tend to be small, and Café Corazon is no exception. The Mexican eatery is located in a curious triangular-shaped building that once housed a tavern but had remained vacant for years. The small bar is front and center, with a few tables surrounding it. The wall behind the bar is filled with some Day of the Dead skulls and religious artifacts. The Spanish word “corazon...

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