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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Milwaukee Author

Milwaukee is home to all kinds of writers—novelists and essayists, poets and journalists. But when we think “Milwaukee writer,” it’s impossible not to put John Gurda at the head of the list. More than anyone, he reminds us of our city’s unique and valuable heritage. Gurda became a local history superstar when his...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Stage Actress

It’s tempting to award this title to Mary MacDonald Kerr, Jacque Troy or any of a wide selection of well-known Milwaukee actresses that turned in brilliant appearances this year, but the lesser-known Liz Mistele has arguably had a better 2010 than any actor in town. Mistele appeared in at least five shows in 12...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Local Radio Personality

If anyone in this city embodies the “Do what you love and success will follow” adage, it’s Tom Crawford, station manager and DJ for WMSE. His relationship with the indie station began in the early-’80s when his band was interviewed on-air and three of their songs were played. By 1983 Crawford was rocking the...
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
For 20 years, the Shepherd Express has had Milwaukeeans weigh in on the city’s best food, shopping, arts, nightlife, politicians and personalities for the annual Best of Milwaukee awards, the city’s longest-running readers’ choice poll. The results of this year’s vote will run in next week’s issue, but they’ll be announced first at a Tuesday night award ceremony and party that, as always, is open...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Best Soup

There’s a reason why Soup’s On has built up such a loyal following, even in the summer months when soup would seem to be too hot to handle. The Water Street café (and gallery) serves up four homemade soups a day—there’s always a vegan choice and some kind of chili—and they’re always outstanding. The place has...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Best Pizza

Art Kumbalek here, busting through the Critics’ curtain to mention that I’ve enjoyed Lisa’s pizza pies since Jimmy Carter was president. I’ll bet you a buck two-eighty I’ve ordered more than 600 pizzas from this family-owned East Side Italian restaurant now in its 50th year of top-notch food and service. I’ve dined in...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Best Mexican Restaurant

Riviera Maya is a bona fide once-a-week establishment—the type of restaurant you can enjoy visiting at least every seven days without diminishing the joy. Whether you stick to a favorite (chips and guac with a bowl of tortilla soup) or explore the offerings (traditional fare like tacos, tostadas and burritos, as well as...
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Best Buffet

Casablanca struck gold with its wonderful weekday vegetarian buffets at lunchtime, an array augmented by chicken and lamb on Sundays (you can also ask for meat during the week if you’re really hungry for it). For anyone unfamiliar with the flavorful but seldom too spicy cuisine of the Near East, Casablanca’s buffet is an...

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