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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gelato confections and massive hot dogs join the lineup

At least one new food item is guaranteed to create a spectacle at Summerfest this year. Martino's, a longtime staple of the festival's Miller Lite Oasis area, is now selling a nearly 2-foot-long Chicago hot dog, a 1-pound link heaping with tomatoes...
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Short Orders

Verduras Tea House & Café (181 N. Broadway) offers a unique setting in the Third Ward. You enter through the Artasia store, which specializes in Asian jewelry, artifacts and furnishings. This is such a suitable setting for a tearoom. There is no table...
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Barbecue ribs, steak and fish fry among favorites

Many Milwaukeeans will recognize the name Pitch's from its booths at Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair. The menu has changed over the years, but the summertime booths still offer a hint of the food found at the restaurant...
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Short Orders

“Comfort food doesn't have to be unhealthy” is the motto at Dr. Dawg (6969 N. Port Washington Road), located in Glendale Market. This fast-food gourmet sandwich restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, goes out of its way to be inventive...
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Longtime favorite offers authentic, quality cuisine

What to order? With more than 200 items to choose from, many of which come in meat or vegetarian options, the menu at Singha is a bit like a Thai version of War and Peace. That diversity has helped Singha Thai, which opened in 1989...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Garlic may not have the glamorous cachet of strawberries or chocolate, both of which have inspired their own southeastern Wisconsin festivals, but it has its share of fanatics, which makes the food a worthy if eccentric theme for Braise's first street...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Short Orders

Sitting inconspicuously on the south shore of St. Francis, Bert's Bar (3907 S. Lake Drive) is the sort of place where everybody knows your name—real fast. Aside from the personable bartenders, Bert's features a comfortable patio facing the lake...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Milwaukee pub in a class of its own

The exterior of Fritz's Pub looks like many corner bars in Milwaukee. And upon entering, it still fits the bill, with its dark, windowless interior, sheet-paneling walls and imitation brick. But Fritz's menu, which includes some Serbian items...
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Short Orders

Casablanca (728 E. Brady St.) continues to be a Milwaukee favorite for Middle Eastern fare. The restaurant is in the midst of a major construction project—the building is encased in scaffolding, there is a temporary kitchen, and steel columns...
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Korean barbecue, maki sushi among highlights

Situated on the block of Milwaukee Street between Wisconsin and Mason, part of a thriving scene of bars and restaurants, is Sake Tumi. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a long sushi bar that dominates the dining area. Sake Tumi's original...

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