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Milwaukee's Best Carribean Restaurant

Good Life

Nov. 15, 2009
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It’s been a turbulent year for Good Life, an East Side Caribbean restaurant that has been hit particularly hard by the closing of its nearest thoroughfare, the Humboldt Bridge. The year brought management changes and a new menu that emphasized sandwiches and appetizers over entrees, but the food remains excellent. The mango mahi mahi bathes in a pool of pomegranate reduction and mango salsa, while the roasted Red Stripe chicken is moistened by a beer butter sauce. Jerk tofu and curried tofu make great options for vegetarians and are served with vibrant sides like fried plantains of garlicky Cuban corn on the cob (adorned with mayo and Cotija cheese instead of the usual butter). Strong, fruity tropical drinks, a hearty Sunday brunch menu and a pleasant patio help this place live up to its name.


1935 N. Water St.



Runners-up: Cubanitas, Bayou


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