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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

New floor and balcony, same great qualities

Casablanca’s story continues to evolve. Jesse Musa opened the restaurant in the late ’80s at a modest location on Mitchell Street. It later moved to a larger place on... 
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

New evening menu features tasty small plates

Ed Wahhab, a successful graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, ultimately found the restaurant business preferable to nuclear engineering. In 2007, he opened Sababa, a casual café that mainly catered to...
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...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Story for Scheherazade

So wildly varied is the recording output of Milwaukee poet, singer, trumpeter and activist Harvey Taylor that one never knows where he will go from one album to the next. Inspired by last year's Middle Eastern uprisings, Taylor and various local...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

Middle East pizza and more

For many Milwaukeeans, Abu’s was their first taste of the Middle East. And when the little corner restaurant opened in the late ’70s, Middle Eastern food was an edgy concept in Milwaukee, a city where Cantonese carryout was considered exotic. Over the past 30 years, management of Abu’s...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lunch on the RiverWalk

When we reviewed Yaffa (106 W. Wells St.) in January, the Mediterranean restaurant was only open for dinner. Now that summer has arrived, weekday lunches have returned. Yaffa’s outdoor deck, located directly on the RiverWalk, provides a pleasant lunchtime setting in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

An Interview with Sandy Tolan

Ten years ago, when Israel was celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, Milwaukee-born journalist Sandy Tolan set out for Israel and the West Bank too seek out the human side of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What he discovered was a literal embodiment of the common ground between the two sides:

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