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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Casablanca’s Middle Eastern flavor

Casablanca provides a perfect example of a restaurant settling on the right location. Chef/owner Jesse Musa first opened Casablanca at Mitchell Street more than 20 years ago. He then relocated to Oakland Avenue, only to return to Mitchell Street a few years later. In 2001 the restaurant closed its doors, but in 2005...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Pasta Tree prevails

With 27 years under its belt, Pasta Tree must be doing something right. Over the years the restaurant has doubled in size. The current layout is an improvement over a dining area that for many years seemed crowded and cramped (some would call it “cozy and romantic”). Although the new area, which...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Waukesha Deli

If you’re not from Waukesha, you’ll want to check MapQuest for directions, but it’s worth the ride. The Rochester Deli (143 E. Broadway, 262-522-9611), wedged within the labyrinth of downtown Waukesha across from the Freeman offices, is a family business. Chef Dan Strackbein...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Pleasantly Polish

Although Milwaukee’s Polish-American population remains large, Polish restaurants have dwindled. The one with the nicest setting, Polonez (4016 S. Packard Ave.), is located in a quiet residential neighborhood of St. Francis. There you will find Polish standards like pierogies, stuffed cabbage and bigos. The bar is...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Tips on tipping

You’ve seen them before. The uberwaiters and waitresses who manage to provide stellar service to seven tables simultaneously, all the while balancing a 10-pound tray on their shoulders. Waiting tables is a job based on reciprocity. These hardworking food servers have to command a very specific set of skills...
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...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

The Village’s new bistro

The historic center of Wauwatosa is a far cry from Mayfair Road. Also called “The Village,” it houses a number of 19th-century buildings occupied by shops and restaurants, the latest of which is a cafe named Le Reve. Le Reve, which opened in June, is the dream of owners Therese Hittman and Andrew Schneider.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008

Middle East Buffet

Casablanca (728 E. Brady St.) offers outdoor seating, a lounge where it’s possible to smoke from a water pipe, and a pleasant dining room. The large menu, which is strictly vegetarian on weekdays, sets high standards for Middle Eastern food. A first timer might want to try the weekday lunch...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Roux Brothers ranks among the best

In 2005 John Smurawa opened Roux Brothers, a small place in Shorewood geared to the carryout trade but stocked with a large selection of bottled hot sauces. Smurawa had more ambitious plans, however, and in 2007 moved to larger quarters in Cedarburg.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

Dining at the Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum’s recent opening comes just a few weeks before the corporation’s 105th anniversary, and it’s already attracting tourists for the splendid collection of motorcycles. Naturally there is a gift shop and, for those who have time to stay longer, a cafe and restaurant.

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