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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Barnacle Bud's is hidden among old warehouses and grain elevators and is filled with nautical kitsch. The main draw is a large wooden deck overlooking the Kinnickinnic River. Yes, there is a boat dock...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Although offering a wide variety of tea along with cucumber and watercress sandwiches for traditionalists, many items on the day menu follow an Asian theme...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A saloon with 1890s charm with a bar said to be the longest east of the Mississippi. The dining room serves burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and a few dinner entrees...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The food of Ethiopia can be fiery. Alem offers a gentler version, though their hot pepper sauce still has richness and depth of flavor. Try the doro wot, chicken with a hardboiled egg, prepared...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Images of the tiny ethnic grocery store and the specialty food shop exert a powerful pull on our inner-foodie-the narrow aisles, the neighborly chitchat at the deli counter or bakery case, that specialty food the place is famous for, the owners and cashiers who know the regulars by name. Mammoth supermarkets the size of a city block offering low prices and convenient one-stop shopping are swallowing these little gems, leaving a homogenized foodscape in their wake. Thanks to conscientious citizens unfazed by the tempting fluorescent glow of corporately owned groceries...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Being a city literally built on the mass consumption of beer, Milwaukee's corner bars and taverns have always been an integral part of neighborhood culture and economy. To be sure, many if not most taverns found within the greater metro area could be classified as classic "corner" bars. However, certain establishments have been open since the peak of the Milwaukee brewery boom in the mid-1900s, some even dating as far back as Prohibition. For the ultimate experience in Old Milwaukee barhopping, try Tony's Tavern in Historic Walker's Point. Save for a television set and jukebox purchased in the 1960s...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
From catching an awesome club, theater or co-op concert to hanging out with other locals in your favorite neighborhood haunt of choice, Milwaukee's options for fun are increasingly abundant as the sun goes down. While no neighborhood is completely genre-specific, the residents of each do take pride in their own unique flavor. Milwaukee has always been known for impressive bar-per-capita numbers. This is perhaps most evident in the student- and campus oriented East Side, with the Jazz Estate and Vox being the quieter and relaxed alternative to the louder and rowdier BBC and Cans...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It's easy enough being under 21 in Milwaukee during the summer. The season is so rich with outdoor street, music and ethnic festivals that there's almost always something to do. The long winters, however, are a different story. Once the city moves its drinking indoors, under-agers are shut out. There are still some solid options for students without fake IDs, though. The corner bars and clubs that host some of the city's best music may be off limits, but Milwaukee's biggest, most active music venues are mostly all ages; The Pabst Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Riverside Theater and the Rave...

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