Shepherd Express - Dining Out http://shepherdexpress.com/articles.sec-411-1-dining-out.html Mon, 21 Aug 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Milwaukee Burger Week Guide 2017 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30220-milwaukee-burger-week-guide-2017.html   ]]> Drinks Rule at The Love Shack (But Don't Forget Hawaiian Small Plates) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30239-drinks-rule-at-the-love-shack-%2528but-dont-forget-hawaiian-small-plates%2529.html   ]]> Ambassador Hotel Brings Back 'Great Gatsby' Days With Sophisticated Takes on American Classics http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30199-ambassador-hotel-brings-back-great-gatsby-days-with-sophisticated-takes-on-american-classics.html
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Trendy Space and Classic Flavors at The Laughing Taco http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30153-trendy-space-and-classic-flavors-at-the-laughing-taco.html
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Spending Time at El Tsunami http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30141-spending-time-at-el-tsunami.html   ]]> More Choices for Breakfast, Pizza and Polynesian, Plus Rebooting the Ambassador Hotel - New in Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30114-more-choices-for-breakfast-pizza-and-polynesian-plus-rebooting-the-ambassador-hotel-new-in-milwaukee.html   ]]> Where They Eat: Ronnie Oldham, chef, Balzac Wine Bar http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30115-where-they-eat-ronnie-oldham-chef-balzac-wine-bar.html   ]]> Maison is Washington Heights' Home for French Cuisine http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30095-maison-is-washington-heights-home-for-french-cuisine.html   ]]> Italian Comfort Food (Plus Small Plates and Craft Cocktails) at Stella Van Buren http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30057-italian-comfort-food-%2528plus-small-plates-and-craft-cocktails%2529-at-stella-van-buren.html   ]]> Ardent Serves a One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience http://shepherdexpress.com/article-30007-ardent-serves-a-one-of-a-kind-dining-experience.html
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French Food in Washington Heights, Plus New Restaurants in Walker's Point and the East Side http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29970-french-food-in-washington-heights-plus-new-restaurants-in-walkers-point-and-the-east-side.html   ]]> Where They Eat: Melissa Buchholz and Ross Bachhuber, Owners, Odd Duck and Hello Falafel http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29972-where-they-eat-melissa-buchholz-and-ross-bachhuber-owners-odd-duck-and-hello-falafel.html   ]]> Mr. B's Steakhouse a Classic Dining Experience http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29899-mr-bs-steakhouse-a-classic-dining-experience.html   ]]> The Real Dorsia Brings Modern Italy to Brady Street http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29861-the-real-dorsia-brings-modern-italy-to-brady-street.html   ]]> Dining on Milwaukee's Riverwalk http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29742-dining-on-milwaukees-riverwalk.html   ]]> Fox Point's Peking Chef is Worth the Drive http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29822-fox-points-peking-chef-is-worth-the-drive.html   ]]> Downtown Dining Week Offers Budget Dining at Top Restaurants http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29806-downtown-dining-week-offers-budget-dining-at-top-restaurants.html   ]]> New in MKE: Openings and Closings on Milwaukee’s Dining Scene http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29793-new-in-mke-openings-and-closings-on-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-dining-scene.html   ]]> Where They Eat: Yollande Deacon, chef and owner, Irie Zulu http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29795-where-they-eat-yollande-deacon-chef-and-owner-irie-zulu.html   ]]> Put Some South in Your Mouth at Doc’s http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29716-put-some-south-in-your-mouth-at-doc%25E2%2580%2599s.html   ]]> Branch Out with Unique Mexican Meals http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29690-branch-out-with-unique-mexican-meals.html   ]]> New This Month in Milwaukee Dining (April 2017) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29658-new-this-month-in-milwaukee-dining-%2528april-2017%2529.html ]]> Where They Eat: Heather Terhune - Executive Chef, Tre Rivali http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29659-where-they-eat-heather-terhune-executive-chef-tre-rivali.html ]]> AppeThai Brings Nuanced, Gorgeous Thai to the North Shore http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29607-appethai-brings-nuanced-gorgeous-thai-to-the-north-shore.html ]]> Dining and Gathering at Bay View's Kindred http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29568-dining-and-gathering-at-bay-views-kindred.html   ]]> Home-Style Southern Dishes Served Downtown at Chic Underground Lounge http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29531-home-style-southern-dishes-served-downtown-at-chic-underground-lounge.html ]]> Flavors From Around the World Pop Up Across the City http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29488-flavors-from-around-the-world-pop-up-across-the-city.html   ]]> Where They Eat: Thomas Hauck - Owner and chef of c. 1880 and Karl Ratzsch http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29490-where-they-eat-thomas-hauck-owner-and-chef-of-c-1880-and-karl-ratzsch.html   ]]> The Tandem Offers Classic, Uncomplicated Food and Tried-and-True Cocktails http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29463-the-tandem-offers-classic-uncomplicated-food-and-tried-and-true-cocktails.html   ]]> SALA Brings Modern Sicilian Flavor to UWM Neighborhood http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29423-sala-brings-modern-sicilian-flavor-to-uwm-neighborhood.html ]]> Sleek Surrounds and Asian Food at Buddha Lounge http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29374-sleek-surrounds-and-asian-food-at-buddha-lounge.html   ]]> Ten Classic Milwaukee Fish Frys http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29310-ten-classic-milwaukee-fish-frys.html ]]> Belfrē Kitchen Has Fun with American Cuisine - Farm-to-table dishes and changing menu in Delafield landmark http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29330-belfr%25C4%2593-kitchen-has-fun-with-american-cuisine-farm-to-table-dishes-and-changing-menu-in-delafield-landmark.html   ]]> What's New in Milwaukee Dining and Drinking: February 2017 http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29284-whats-new-in-milwaukee-dining-and-drinking-february-2017.html ]]> Where They Eat: Gregory Leon, Chef and Co-owner of Amilinda http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29289-where-they-eat-gregory-leon-chef-and-co-owner-of-amilinda.html ]]> Bella Italiana: Potawatomi's Beautiful New Italian Restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29254-bella-italiana-potawatomis-beautiful-new-italian-restaurant.html ]]> Riverwest Filling Station, a Neighborhood Corner Tap Offering Beer, Burgers and Israeli Bar Food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29192-riverwest-filling-station-a-neighborhood-corner-tap-offering-beer-burgers-and-israeli-bar-food.html   ]]> Papa Luigi's 'Milwaukee-Style Pizza' a Destination in Cudahy http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29160-papa-luigis-milwaukee-style-pizza-a-destination-in-cudahy.html ]]> This Month in Milwaukee Restaurants http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29107-this-month-in-milwaukee-restaurants.html So far, the new year meant big changes in the Milwaukee dining scene, including many new restaurants, but also many closings as well. Here are the latest spots around town, from multiple pizza places ]]> Chefs Branch Out with Restaurants Within Their Restaurants http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29075-chefs-branch-out-with-restaurants-within-their-restaurants.html   ]]> How Bee’s Cuisine Became the East Side’s Go-to Spot for Southeast Asian Food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29021-how-bee%25E2%2580%2599s-cuisine-became-the-east-side%25E2%2580%2599s-go-to-spot-for-southeast-asian-food.html   ]]> Great Daily Specials (and Wisconsin Comfort Food) at Mequon's Range Line Inn http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28992-great-daily-specials-%2528and-wisconsin-comfort-food%2529-at-mens-range-line-inn.html ]]> New Restaurants Open in Milwaukee (Despite the Cold and Snow) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28959-new-restaurants-open-in-milwaukee-%2528despite-the-cold-and-snow%2529.html ]]> Tess Serves Upscale American Food, Tap Beer and Peace and Quiet http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28942-tess-serves-upscale-american-food-tap-beer-and-peace-and-quiet.html ]]> Wall Street Drink Exchange Brings Downtown Style to Elm Grove http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28908-wall-street-drink-exchange-brings-downtown-style-to-elm-grove.html
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Comfort Food at The Farmer’s Wife - West Allis restaurant serves inventive American classics http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28873-comfort-food-at-the-farmer%25E2%2580%2599s-wife-west-allis-restaurant-serves-inventive-american-classics.html   ]]> Inspired Dining at Delafield’s I.d. - Creative menu with many options served in a relaxed atmosphere http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28815-inspired-dining-at-delafield%25E2%2580%2599s-id-creative-menu-with-many-options-served-in-a-relaxed-atmosphere.html   ]]> What’s New in Milwaukee Dining? - November brings Thai curries, soul food, gourmet Spanish and more http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28790-what%25E2%2580%2599s-new-in-milwaukee-dining-november-brings-thai-curries-soul-food-gourmet-spanish-and-more.html   ]]> Wauwatosa Huế brings Vietnamese to West North Avenue - Second location hits the same high notes as the original http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28748-wauwatosa-hu%25E1%25BA%25BF-brings-vietnamese-to-west-north-avenue-second-location-hits-the-same-high-notes-as-the-original.html   ]]> Good Messy Barbecue in Walker’s Point - Ashley’s Que adds excellent vibes to their down home meals http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28709-good-messy-barbecue-in-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point-ashley%25E2%2580%2599s-que-adds-excellent-vibes-to-their-down-home-meals.html   ]]> The Smoky, Tantalizing Smell of Slow-Cooked Meat - Great barbecue at Downtown Milwaukee Smoke Shack http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28677-the-smoky-tantalizing-smell-of-slow-cooked-meat%2509-great-barbecue-at-downtown-milwaukee-smoke-shack.html   ]]> Mango’s Café East Brings the Caribbean to Brady Street http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28659-mango%25E2%2580%2599s-cafe-east-brings-the-caribbean-to-brady-street.html   ]]> What’s New in Milwaukee Dining? - Comfort food for every taste and budget at recently opened restaurants, bars http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28648-what%25E2%2580%2599s-new-in-milwaukee-dining-comfort-food-for-every-taste-and-budget-at-recently-opened-restaurants-bars.html   ]]> Somali Dining at Blue Star Café - Cozy East Side spot features the cuisine of East Africa http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28600-somali-dining-at-blue-star-cafe-cozy-east-side-spot-features-the-cuisine-of-east-africa.html   ]]> Shorewood’s Classic Kosher-Style Restaurant - Benji’s Deli serves borscht, matzo, kreplach and more http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28560-shorewood%25E2%2580%2599s-classic-kosher-style-restaurant-benji%25E2%2580%2599s-deli-serves-borscht-matzo-kreplach-and-more.html   ]]> A Real Wisconsin Supper Club Experience - HobNob serves steaks, chops and cocktails in a classic setting http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28523-a-real-wisconsin-supper-club-experience-hobnob-serves-steaks-chops-and-cocktails-in-a-classic-setting.html   ]]> Hello Falafel Serves Up Tasty, Healthy Fare in Bay View http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28513-hello-falafel-serves-up-tasty-healthy-fare-in-bay-view.html   ]]> Shorewood Gathers at Cloud Red - Craft beer and house-made bar food in a casual setting http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28474-shorewood-gathers-at-cloud-red-craft-beer-and-house-made-bar-food-in-a-casual-setting.html    ]]> Café Grace’s Classic Bistro - A touch of Paris at The Mayfair Collection http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28421-cafe-grace%25E2%2580%2599s-classic-bistro-a-touch-of-paris-at-the-mayfair-collection.html   ]]> Wisdom and Burritos on Milwaukee’s East Side - Mr. Señor’s sticks with ‘good Mexican food’ from family recipes http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28398-wisdom-and-burritos-on-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-east-side-mr-senor%25E2%2580%2599s-sticks-with-%25E2%2580%2598good-mexican-food%25E2%2580%2599-from-family-recipes.html ]]> It’s So Cool to Eat Noodles - Finally getting a table at Red Light Ramen http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28367-it%25E2%2580%2599s-so-cool-to-eat-noodles-finally-getting-a-table-at-red-light-ramen.html   ]]> Hearty German Meals at Kegel’s Inn - Historic West Allis restaurant continues to serve authentic Old World food, beer, hospitality http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28333-hearty-german-meals-at-kegel%25E2%2580%2599s-inn-historic-west-allis-restaurant-continues-to-serve-authentic-old-world-food-beer-hospitality.html   ]]> Simply Mediterranean and Simply Fantastic - Tre Rivali brings wood-fired, well-crafted dining to the Third Ward http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28301-simply-mediterranean-and-simply-fantastic-tre-rivali-brings-wood-fired-well-crafted-dining-to-the-third-ward.html   ]]> A Playful Chinese Delight - The new DanDan boasts extraordinary layers of flavor http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28302-a-playful-chinese-delight-the-new-dandan-boasts-extraordinary-layers-of-flavor.html   ]]> At Ease at Easy Tyger - Creative dishes inspired by international street food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28291-at-ease-at-easy-tyger-creative-dishes-inspired-by-international-street-food.html   ]]> A Taste of Polynesia in Wauwatosa - Wauwatiki Bar and Grill http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28238-a-taste-of-polynesia-in-wauwatosa-wauwatiki-bar-and-grill.html   ]]> A Steakhouse of 'Rare' Quality - Superb customer service and great food at new Downtown venue http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28211-a-steakhouse-of-rare-quality-superb-customer-service-and-great-food-at-new-downtown-venue.html    ]]> The New Old Karl Ratzsch Reconnects to Its German Heritage http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28176-the-new-old-karl-ratzsch-reconnects-to-its-german-heritage.html ]]> Chicago’s Rosati’s Comes to Milwaukee’s East Side - A good place for pizza, bloody marys and watching sports http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28135-chicago%25E2%2580%2599s-rosati%25E2%2580%2599s-comes-to-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-east-side-a-good-place-for-pizza-bloody-marys-and-watching-sports.html   ]]> A Great Place for Cajun and Creole Cuisine - Crawdaddy’s is all about the Big Easy http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28101-a-great-place-for-cajun-and-creole-cuisine-crawdaddy%25E2%2580%2599s-is-all-about-the-big-easy.html   ]]> Happy Birthday 5 O’Clock Steakhouse - 70 years of great food at Milwaukee supper club http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28065-happy-birthday-5-o%25E2%2580%2599clock-steakhouse-70-years-of-great-food-at-milwaukee-supper-club.html    ]]> Casual Dining and Naughty Nights at MiKeys - Downtown venue offers smoked meats and ‘social bites’ http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28024-casual-dining-and-naughty-nights-at-mikeys-downtown-venue-offers-smoked-meats-and-%25E2%2580%2598social-bites%25E2%2580%2599.html   ]]> Gentleness and Care are Hallmarks of the Beerline Café http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28007-gentleness-and-care-are-hallmarks-of-the-beerline-cafe.html    ]]> The Ever-Changing Menu at Triskele’s - Comfortable setting and great food in Walker’s Point http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27955-the-ever-changing-menu-at-triskele%25E2%2580%2599s-comfortable-setting-and-great-food-in-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point.html    ]]> Devon Seafood + Steak Breaks Chain Restaurant Stereotypes http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27935-devon-seafood-%252B-steak-breaks-chain-restaurant-stereotypes.html    ]]> Seeking Soul Food in Milwaukee - Where to find the best places in town for cornbread, candied yams and fried okra http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27939-seeking-soul-food-in-milwaukee-where-to-find-the-best-places-in-town-for-cornbread-candied-yams-and-fried-okra.html    ]]> A Culinary Tour of West Allis http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27878-a-culinary-tour-of-west-allis.html Stallis. Westallica. Whatever your preferred handle for our Liberace-yielding neighbors to the left, it’s hard to broach the blue-collar burg of West Allis without invoking a smirking air of ]]> For Carnevors Only - Memorable meats and more at Downtown destination http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27888-for-carnevors-only-memorable-meats-and-more-at-downtown-destination.html   ]]> Lucky Ginger’s Asian Fusion - Funky new restaurant on Milwaukee’s busy Water Street http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27849-lucky-ginger%25E2%2580%2599s-asian-fusion-funky-new-restaurant-on-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-busy-water-street.html   ]]> Café Corazón Adds More Mexican to Bay View - Popular Riverwest restaurant opens on South Side http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27828-cafe-corazon-adds-more-mexican-to-bay-view-popular-riverwest-restaurant-opens-on-south-side.html ]]> Giovanni’s Welcome Return - Fine dining Italian style in Downtown Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27799-giovanni%25E2%2580%2599s-welcome-return-fine-dining-italian-style-in-downtown-milwaukee.html   ]]> Cudahy's Pancake House Offers Much More than Just Pancakes http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27742-cudahys-pancake-house-offers-much-more-than-just-pancakes.html    ]]> Latin America on a Bay View Corner - Great ceviche (and much more) at C-viche http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27704-latin-america-on-a-bay-view-corner-great-ceviche-%2528and-much-more%2529-at-c-viche.html   ]]> The Taste of Spain and Portugal - Leisurely dining, fine Iberian dishes at Amilinda http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27661-the-taste-of-spain-and-portugal-leisurely-dining-fine-iberian-dishes-at-amilinda.html   ]]> Strip Mall Eatery Reveals Fresh Surprises http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27620-strip-mall-eatery-reveals-fresh-surprises.html   ]]> Mequon’s Café 1505 Pairs Fresh, Local Ingredients with Good Service http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27609-men%25E2%2580%2599s-cafe-1505-pairs-fresh-local-ingredients-with-good-service.html   ]]> Ruscello at Nordstom Brings Contemporary Dining to Mayfair Mall http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27551-ruscello-at-nordstom-brings-contemporary-dining-to-mayfair-mall.html   ]]> Another Option for Burgers (and More) on Mequon’s Port Washington Road http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27552-another-option-for-burgers-%2528and-more%2529-on-men%25E2%2580%2599s-port-washington-road.html  ]]> Irie Zulu’s Menu Spans Africa and Jamaica - Rotating dishes at cozy Wauwatosa restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27507-irie-zulu%25E2%2580%2599s-menu-spans-africa-and-jamaica-rotating-dishes-at-cozy-wauwatosa-restaurant.html   ]]> Camino Brings Craft Attitude to Casual Dining - 2nd Street bar and grill adds a casual air to Walker’s Point’s restaurant scene http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27502-camino-brings-craft-attitude-to-casual-dining-2nd-street-bar-and-grill-adds-a-casual-air-to-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point%25E2%2580%2599s-restaurant-scene.html   ]]> Best Things to Order from Pizza Shuttle When You've Had Too Much http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27458-best-things-to-order-from-pizza-shuttle-when-youve-had-too-much.html    ]]> Waterford’s Café 213: A Destination For Lake Country Tourists - Thoughtfully prepared food, relaxing atmosphere http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27488-waterford%25E2%2580%2599s-cafe-213-a-destination-for-lake-country-tourists-thoughtfully-prepared-food-relaxing-atmosphere.html   ]]> A Kiss From Old Mexico - El Beso cooks with love at Greenfield location http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27427-a-kiss-from-old-mexico-el-beso-cooks-with-love-at-greenfield-location.html   ]]> Barbeque Milwaukee Style - Iron Grate BBQ smokes the meat with Midwest as well as Southern flair http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27385-barbeque-milwaukee-style-iron-grate-bbq-smokes-the-meat-with-midwest-as-well-as-southern-flair.html   ]]> Milwaukee’s Super New Supper Club - Contemporary spin on classic menu at the Shorecrest http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27350-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-super-new-supper-club-contemporary-spin-on-classic-menu-at-the-shorecrest.html   ]]> Casa Noble’s Affordable Takes on Classic Mexican Dishes http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27315-casa-noble%25E2%2580%2599s-affordable-takes-on-classic-mexican-dishes.html Casa Noble is a welcome addition to Milwaukee’s roster of Mexican restaurants. Featuring affordable takes on classic Mexican dishes and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s definitely wor]]> Thick Burgers and Creamy Shakes at Cudahy Burger Joint http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27283-thick-burgers-and-creamy-shakes-at-cudahy-burger-joint.html    ]]> Southwest Rustic Cooking in the Heart of Downtown - Agave serves generous portions from a creative menu http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27280-southwest-rustic-cooking-in-the-heart-of-downtown-agave-serves-generous-portions-from-a-creative-menu.html   ]]> Refined Comfort Food and Casual Elegance at Buckley's http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27233-refined-comfort-food-and-casual-elegance-at-buckleys.html   ]]> Redbar Serves More than the Usual Bar Food - Chef Sean Henninger performs wonders in the kitchen http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27195-redbar-serves-more-than-the-usual-bar-food-chef-sean-henninger-performs-wonders-in-the-kitchen.html   ]]> PJ Piper Pancake House Restaurant: Serving Old and New Classics in Cedarburg, Seven Days a Week http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27142-pj-piper-pancake-house-restaurant-serving-old-and-new-classics-in-cedarburg-seven-days-a-week.html    ]]> Key Westconsin - Florida-style feast (without the sand in your shoes) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27114-key-westconsin-florida-style-feast-%2528without-the-sand-in-your-shoes%2529.html    ]]> Where Thai and Sushi Come Together - Rice N Roll rocks the taste buds with unique flavors http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27076-where-thai-and-sushi-come-together-rice-n-roll-rocks-the-taste-buds-with-unique-flavors.html Rice N Roll Bistro, the newest in the row of ethnic restaurants on Farwell Avenue, is a great addition to the East Side. The minimalist modern décor and small sushi counter may not be fancy, but when the food is that good it doesn’t matter that you are sitting on a ]]> Pete’s is More than a Fruit Market http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27078-pete%25E2%2580%2599s-is-more-than-a-fruit-market.html A refreshing throwback to the supermarkets of decades past, Pete’s Fruit Market (1400 S. Union St.) has remained a South Side fixture for more than 20 years by catering to the diverse tastes of the surrounding neighborhood. Carrying Mexican meats, cheeses and bakery]]> Company Brewing is More than a Brewery - Riverwest’s newest eatery serves appetizers through entrées http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27050-company-brewing-is-more-than-a-brewery-riverwest%25E2%2580%2599s-newest-eatery-serves-appetizers-through-entrees.html The new kid in the Riverwest neighborhood, Company Brewing has come out of the gate swinging, featuring excellent food and a wide variety of beer, wine and tap cocktails]]> Twisted Cork for Fine Spirits and Small-Batch Wines - More than a wine bar—it’s an experience. http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27021-twisted-cork-for-fine-spirits-and-small-batch-wines-more-than-a-wine-bar%25E2%2580%2594it%25E2%2580%2599s-an-experience.html Located on a busy strip in Muskego, Twisted Cork is a warm and welcoming place for neighbors to meet and, as owner Greg Gonzales says, “to educate people on other great wines that are out there. People get stuck on labels and regions and are missing out ]]> 5 Great Milwaukee Tamale Destinations - Enjoy a taste of a Mexican holiday tradition http://shepherdexpress.com/article-27006-5-great-milwaukee-tamale-destinations-enjoy-a-taste-of-a-mexican-holiday-tradition.html
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Cream & Crepe Café’s Hearty Lunches, Delicious Desserts - Country quaintness in historic Cedarburg setting http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26982-cream-crepe-cafe%25E2%2580%2599s-hearty-lunches-delicious-desserts-country-quaintness-in-historic-cedarburg-setting.html There are many small businesses nestled in the historic three-story building known as the Cedar Creek Settlement in Cedarburg. Originally built as a woolen mill in 1864, which later supplied the first electricity to the town, this restored ]]> Bass Bay, A Classic Supper Club - Muskego’s hidden gem is worth looking for http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26948-bass-bay-a-classic-supper-club-muskego%25E2%2580%2599s-hidden-gem-is-worth-looking-for.html

One of the hottest new brew houses and eateries to hit the area’s dining scene is a hidden gem tucked away in a Muskego neighborhood on Bass Bay.

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Sandra’s on the Park Brings Classy Comfort to Hales Corners http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26913-sandra%25E2%2580%2599s-on-the-park-brings-classy-comfort-to-hales-corners.html When thinking about where to dine in the southwestern metro Milwaukee area in the past, most locals would have directed you to one of the many classic supper clubs like Clifford’s, or The Bosch Tavern. Now]]> Kabob Hub Offers Late-Night Mediterranean http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26915-kabob-hub-offers-late-night-mediterranean.html Given how lively the neighborhood’s nightlife is, it’s puzzling how few late-night dining options there are in Riverwest. The area’s kitchens close long before its bars do, leaving drinkers to stumble home on an empty ]]> Downtown’s New Plum Lounge - Pairing up for a pleasurable dining experience http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26875-downtown%25E2%2580%2599s-new-plum-lounge-pairing-up-for-a-pleasurable-dining-experience.html New kid on the block, Plum Lounge (780 N. Jefferson St.), is heating things up for the longstanding Cathedral Square destination. From the outdoor winter-withstanding fire bar, hookahs and VIP bottle service]]> Anmol Brings Pakistan to Near South Side - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26877-anmol-brings-pakistan-to-near-south-side-short-order.html Its name translates to “priceless” from Sanskrit, and Anmol Restaurant (711 W. Historic Mitchell St.) matches that definition with its Pakistani and Indian dishes. Among them is Anmol’s rendition of haleem, a stew chock-full of wheat, lentils and ]]> 6 Great Burgers (That aren't Sobelman's or A.J. Bombers) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26845-6-great-burgers-%2528that-arent-sobelmans-or-aj-bombers%2529.html     ]]> The Anchorage Restaurant’s Legacy Continues With A New Look & Ownership http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26819-the-anchorage-restaurant%25E2%2580%2599s-legacy-continues-with-a-new-look-ownership.html    ]]> Class-A Dining at Nordstrom - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26821-class-a-dining-at-nordstrom-short-order.html Nordstrom brings a high level for shopping to Milwaukee with its new outlet at Mayfair, and with it comes a surprise—a superb restaurant-bar tucked into the department store’s east end. The Italian-Mediterranean bistro has its own name]]> Farmstead Restaurant Serves Up Midwest Americana http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26772-farmstead-restaurant-serves-up-midwest-americana.html    ]]> Hot as a ‘Roman Candle’ - Whitefish Bay outpost of Madison pizzeria delivers fresh and local http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26739-hot-as-a-%25E2%2580%2598roman-candle%25E2%2580%2599-whitefish-bay-outpost-of-madison-pizzeria-delivers-fresh-and-local.html There’s more than just the expected pizza happening at The Roman Candle. A planetary/space theme loosely defines the décor, supported by artwork and graphics of planets and rockets. There’s also a quality theme with pizza sauces, salad ]]> Koppa’s Promises a ‘Fulbeli’ at the Deli http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26741-koppa%25E2%2580%2599s-promises-a-%25E2%2580%2598fulbeli%25E2%2580%2599-at-the-deli.html Koppa’s is a much-esteemed holdover from Milwaukee’s past as a locally owned neighborhood corner grocery. The old place has changed hands over the years but has retained its character, including the Fulbeli Deli, popular for carryouts but with a few tables and ]]> A Taste of the Middle East near Marquette http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26742-a-taste-of-the-middle-east-near-marquette.html The aroma of roasted lamb, spices and steamed rice hits you as soon as you open the door; finally some variety has been added to the limited restaurant options in Marquette University’s neighborhood. What was once known as The Broken Yolk is now Mendy ]]> Milwaukee's Top 6 Steak Sandwiches http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26722-milwaukees-top-6-steak-sandwiches.html Whenever somebody asks us to dinner at Coerper’s – or Jackson Grill or Eddie Martini’s or any of the dry-aging and “how-would-you-like-that-cooked”? gaggle for that matter – the ins]]> Get the Party Started at Merriment Social - Fun food and drinks at Fifth Ward restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26698-get-the-party-started-at-merriment-social-fun-food-and-drinks-at-fifth-ward-restaurant.html

The word “merriment” is defined as fun, gaiety and enjoyment, and Merriment Social is just that. It’s more than dinner—it is a social, festive activity.

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Myra’s South American Snacks - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26701-myra%25E2%2580%2599s-south-american-snacks-short-order.html Myra’s Jugos y Frutas (1406 W. Historic Mitchell St.; 414-235-1555) offers ham sandwiches, nachos and quesadillas within its vividly pastel surroundings, but Myra’s is decidedly something other than another South Side Mexican restaurant. Better ]]> Chef Paz Restaurant - A bright taste of Peru in West Allis http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26651-chef-paz-restaurant-a-bright-taste-of-peru-in-west-allis.html On a cool autumn day in Wisconsin, few things are nicer than a piping hot plate of delicious food in an inviting atmosphere. A delightful gem nestled in the heart of West Allis, Chef Paz will fill you up and warm your heart. What was ]]> Flavors of Pakistan - K2 Grill offers tandoori chicken and much more http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26652-flavors-of-pakistan-k2-grill-offers-tandoori-chicken-and-much-more.html On the sidewalk outside K2 Grill, the faint scent of cumin lingers in the air. Inside, the Pakistani music videos running on the flat screen enhance the sensation of a trip to a world far away from busy Farwell Avenue]]> Los Paisa’s Mexican Home Cooking - Traditional dishes fill the plates at Bayside restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26604-los-paisa%25E2%2580%2599s-mexican-home-cooking-traditional-dishes-fill-the-plates-at-bayside-restaurant.html Los Paisa Restaurante Mexicano takes the idea of home-style Mexican food fairly literally. The building it operates in is, after all, a home. In fact, if it wasn’t for the neon “open” signs in the window, you might think you’re entering someone’s ]]> Phở Việt a Good Choice for Vietnamese Cuisine http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26566-ph%25E1%25BB%259F-vi%25E1%25BB%2587t-a-good-choice-for-vietnamese-cuisine.html A quick Googling of “Vietnamese restaurant Milwaukee” results in some 20 hits, reflecting a substantial growth in our city’s Asian population. Indeed, long gone (thank goodness!) are the days when egg foo ]]> More than a Cheese & Sausage Café http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26569-more-than-a-cheese-sausage-cafe.html West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe (6832 W. Becher St.) specializes in its namesakes. Right next door sits the Shoppe’s café serving a long list of breakfast items all day long and daily sandwich specials on weekdays. It’s a pleasant]]> Explore Japan at Izumi’s - A tradition of excellence for 25 years http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26525-explore-japan-at-izumi%25E2%2580%2599s-a-tradition-of-excellence-for-25-years.html For many Milwaukeeans, Izumi’s Japanese Restaurant was where they had their first experience with “exotic” Japanese food. When Izumi’s first opened in 1988, sushi was something you’d only hear about in ]]> Sharing Coffee, Books, Music http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26528-sharing-coffee-books-music.html
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Drinking at Stubby’s - Beer, whiskey and (yes!) food along the river http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26480-drinking-at-stubby%25E2%2580%2599s-beer-whiskey-and-%2528yes_%2529-food-along-the-river.html There’s no doubt that the owners of Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar know and love beer. Past the obvious—a beer menu featuring 53 constantly rotating taps, everything from Flemish sours to local pale ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts—there’s hardly a ]]> Taking a Trip to Britain - Red Lion Pub serves pub food in lovely setting http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26438-taking-a-trip-to-britain-red-lion-pub-serves-pub-food-in-lovely-setting.html Brocach had transformed a ghostly site at the north end of Water Street’s Tannery Row into a warm, beating, old world Irish pub. Meanwhile, British-born Chris Tinker and David Price opened an authentic ]]> North Side Grill and Takeout - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26439-north-side-grill-and-takeout-short-order.html At Chicken & Grill House (3526 W. Silver Spring Drive) chicken dinners, shrimp, fried perch, tilapia and catfish are the marquee draw. Delve deeper into the menu, and there’s an international flair and diversity unusual for a Northwest Side ]]> Vietnamese Noodles Restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26406-vietnamese-noodles-restaurant.html Vietnamese Noodles is a casual restaurant serving mostly traditional Vietnamese cuisine for dining in and carrying out in Mequon’s Concord Court Plaza]]> K2’s Indian-Pakistani Grill - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26407-k2%25E2%2580%2599s-indian-pakistani-grill-short-order.html Blink and you might miss it—and that would be a shame. K2 Grill (1828 N. Farwell Ave.) is set inconspicuously in the strip mall also housing Ethiopian Cottage. Although popular for takeout and deliveries, K2 is attractively laid out and a great place]]> In Season at Amilinda - From Spain and Portugal to local farmers http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26363-in-season-at-amilinda-from-spain-and-portugal-to-local-farmers.html Amilinda’s Spanish-Portuguese-inspired menu is drawn from tradition and the travels of chef-co-owner Greg LeónLeón is one the most approachable restaurateurs in the biz, as is co-owner Orry DeYoung. Everything from tiles, exposed Cream City brick walls]]> Good Bar Food at School Yard - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26364-good-bar-food-at-school-yard-short-order.html Football season is fast approaching and School Yard Bar & Grill (1815 E Kenilworth Place) is gearing up for crowds of ravenous fans. A sports bar at heart, there are TVs aplenty, along with a pool table, air hockey and darts to keep you busy ]]> Maxie’s Wonderful Curbside Service - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26365-maxie%25E2%2580%2599s-wonderful-curbside-service-short-order.html Maxie’s Curbside, a wooden hut on the parking lot of Maxie’s Southern Comfort, offers a delicious takeout lunch menu Monday through Friday 11a.m.-2 p.m. The food is downright delicious. Popular are the Carolina pulled pork sandwich and ]]> Kawa Restaurant - Traditional Japanese, creative sushi in Glendale http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26325-kawa-restaurant-traditional-japanese-creative-sushi-in-glendale.html Kawa is another recent, welcome addition to North Shore’s dining scene. Located in the space occupied for a decade by Irina’s Kitchen, Kawa can seat about 40 patrons tops, but features a menu of Japanese kitchen and sushi bar items ]]> Baba Ghanouj, Shish-kabob and More http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26327-baba-ghanouj-shish-kabob-and-more.html The East Side corner spot that once housed Greek Village Gyros has become Baba Ghanouj, 1888 N. Humboldt Ave. Much has remained, including gyros, Greek salads and fries, a bright airy ambience and friendly service. Of course, the cuisines ]]> Soul Food Buffet http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26328-soul-food-buffet.html The menu at Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille (754 N. 27th St.) includes a daily soul food buffet. Baked and fried chicken are the staples amid the lunch and supper spread, where other main courses such as barbecued ribs, meatloaf, catfish, pork chops]]> Authentic Tastes of Mexico and Latin America - Antigua covers the continent with flavor and love http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26292-authentic-tastes-of-mexico-and-latin-america-antigua-covers-the-continent-with-flavor-and-love.html Antigua Mexican and Latin Restaurant’s multi-colored warm walls encircle an inviting space where the food is neither fancy nor fussy, but fresh and prepared with love and dedication. Their motto is “No hay cocina sin amor” (“There is no kitchen without love]]> Soul Food on 27th Street http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26294-soul-food-on-27th-street.html 27th Street Fish & Chicken Market (3371 N. 27th St.) specializes in takeout, though there are a couple seats facing the window where the homey fare can be enjoyed. Chicken wings, gizzards and tenders may be had in various combinations. Also served are pork chops]]> Harvey’s Central Grille - A friendly find off Mequon’s beaten path http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26255-harvey%25E2%2580%2599s-central-grille-a-friendly-find-off-men%25E2%2580%2599s-beaten-path.html I first discovered Harvey’s Central Grille as a result of making a wrong turn. It’s tucked away peacefully off the retail hustle of Mequon Road in an office park that resembles a grouping of large houses more than buildings. The homey feeling continues upon ]]> Hawaii in Tosa - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26257-hawaii-in-tosa-short-order.html Ono Kine Grindz (7215 W North Ave.) started as a specialty Hawaiian grocery and added dining and take-out not long after its opening. Entrées on the combo plate include Kalua pig (smoked pulled pork) and char siu chicken (slightly sweet and ]]> Chicken, Skillets and Soul Food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26258-chicken-skillets-and-soul-food.html At A Chik & A Skillet Soul Food Restaurant (923 N. 27th St.), roast beef and baked chicken & dressing are only served Sundays, but the rest of the week the aforementioned fowl may be had fried or smothered in gravy. Those options apply]]> Polka Time on Sunday - Polonez’s Polish-American brunch http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26217-polka-time-on-sunday-polonez%25E2%2580%2599s-polish-american-brunch.html Sundays are among the busiest days for Milwaukee restaurants thanks to the Sunday brunch. Nowadays the popular midday meal comes in many forms. Joining the traditional buffet lineup, with fresh-made omelets and a carved meat ]]> Wining, Dining in Elm Grove http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26219-wining-dining-in-elm-grove.html For four years, the long-running Grove restaurant, occupying a prime spot in the heart of Elm Grove, has sat vacant. Finally, this spring, the space was filled by a new restaurant, Rewined (890 Elm Grove Road). As the name suggests, wine is their specialty—empty bottles ]]> Original Pancake House Serves Breakfast All Day Long http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26179-original-pancake-house-serves-breakfast-all-day-long.html The Original Pancake House is a national franchise whose East Side location is a popular breakfast spot in our city. It’s worth pointing out that you can get breakfast all day, everyday. This is a plus for someone who misses the breakfast mark by five minutes ]]> Tea Time at Schuster Mansion - Dining Out http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26181-tea-time-at-schuster-mansion-dining-out.html The high-calorie English tradition of high tea is no mere beverage and biscuit but a meal unto itself (and heavy on the desserts). For the past six years, the Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast (3209 W. Wells St.) has served a scrumptious high tea in lacey Victorian ]]> Casual Dining in Whitefish Bay - The Bay Restaurant serves American fare seven days a week http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26144-casual-dining-in-whitefish-bay-the-bay-restaurant-serves-american-fare-seven-days-a-week.html By The Bay, For The Bay. This is The Bay Restaurant’s tagline and surely it practices what it preaches. Nestled next to the Fox Bay Cinema Grill on Whitefish Bay’s “Main Street” of East Silver Spring Drive, The Bay is a comfortable and casual restaurant with an ]]> Pleasant Times at Pleasant Kafe http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26146-pleasant-times-at-pleasant-kafe.html Pleasant Kafe (1600 N. Jackson St.) is an appealing coffee, wine and espresso bar providing a worthy second life for the corner shop that for a century was home to Dentice Brothers Famous Italian Sausages. Freshly ]]> Maxfield’s Pancake House Offers Abundant Choices for Brunch, Breakfast and Lunch http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26101-maxfield%25E2%2580%2599s-pancake-house-offers-abundant-choices-for-brunch-breakfast-and-lunch.html The family owned, family oriented restaurant made its way from Illinois to Fox Point via marriage a few years back. The Wauwatosa branch is three years old. Both restaurants feature an amazingly abundant menu ]]> North Shore Boulangerie’s Fresh Bread and Pastries http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26106-north-shore-boulangerie%25E2%2580%2599s-fresh-bread-and-pastries.html What do you do with a master’s degree in yeast biogenics? Gene Webb chose to become a bread artisan—and opened North Shore Boulangerie (4401 N. Oakland Ave.). His studies with Alsatian bakers and pastry chefs in Chicago and Paris ]]> North Star American Bistro - A foodie gem in Shorewood http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26073-north-star-american-bistro-a-foodie-gem-in-shorewood.html Real. Good. Food. is North Star Bistro’s motto. A pretty simple concept, though most of us would agree finding it executed successfully and consistently is more often the exception than the rule. Not only does North Star deliver on such foodie-friendly eats]]> Meritage Celebrates Eight Years of Success and Great Food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26031-meritage-celebrates-eight-years-of-success-and-great-food.html Jan Kelly, chef-owner of Meritage restaurant, was at the forefront of sourcing local while partnering with Growing Power over the past eight years. Her dedication to working with farmers to bring the best crop for the season to the plate shows in her contemporary ]]> José’s Blue Sombrero - Lots of tacos, great guacamole, intriguing specials http://shepherdexpress.com/article-26006-jose%25E2%2580%2599s-blue-sombrero-lots-of-tacos-great-guacamole-intriguing-specials.html When it comes to your typical Mexican restaurant, I’m hard pressed to find items on the menu I haven’t ordered time and time again. Burrito. Enchilada. Tostada. Fajita. Yawn. It’s not that these popular creations haven’t earned their due respect. They have. But you ]]> nines American Bistro - Private club dining available to everyone http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25966-nines-american-bistro-private-club-dining-available-to-everyone.html nines American Bistro is located at the corner of casual and elegance. Figuratively, of course, but the establishment did go as far as installing two custom, intersecting street signs bearing both words at its entrance to ensure there are no mixed messages. In other ]]> Milwaukee Burger Co. Finally Comes to MKE http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25968-milwaukee-burger-co-finally-comes-to-mke.html Ironically, it took many years for the Milwaukee Burger Company (6421 S 27th St.), a small chain of four locations around Wisconsin, to open up in Milwaukee. It’s a sports bar first and foremost with TVs everywhere you look. Bar food, burgers]]> El Fuego’s Mexican and Tex-Mex Menu - Many choices at popular South Side restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25925-el-fuego%25E2%2580%2599s-mexican-and-tex-mex-menu-many-choices-at-popular-south-side-restaurant.html Stepping into the popular El Fuego is a wonderful sensory bombardment with the décor of every Mexican restaurant you’ve ever been to all rolled into one. The heavy wooden front door recalls a ]]> Zoup! Zooms into Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25928-zoup_-zooms-into-milwaukee.html Zoup!, a national fast casual chain, has opened their first Wisconsin location at 1433 N. Jefferson St. Soup is the main focus of the menu, but a large number of salads and sandwiches are also available. A dozen varieties of soup are offered each ]]> Botanas II Opens in Patio Banquet Hall - Same good food in a new location http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25857-botanas-ii-opens-in-patio-banquet-hall-same-good-food-in-a-new-location.html Botanas II, modeled after the original Botanas in Walker’s Point, opened recently in the old Patio Banquet Hall. The spacious bar, with its red lighting, comfortable seating and two large, curved-screen TVs, make it a great place for sports fans to watch a game]]> Double B’s BBQ - Smoked meat and burgers in the heart of West Allis http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25811-double-b%25E2%2580%2599s-bbq-smoked-meat-and-burgers-in-the-heart-of-west-allis.html When Double B’s replaced Bunker’s in Downtown West Allis a few years ago, many people worried about the switch, since Bunker’s was a popular spot in the community. Turns out there ]]> From Pasta to Pizza - Centro Café’s locally sourced Italian cuisine http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25761-from-pasta-to-pizza-centro-cafe%25E2%2580%2599s-locally-sourced-italian-cuisine.html A little storefront-turned-restaurant, Centro Café glows on Center Street in Riverwest, a beacon of Italian food made with locally produced ingredients. You will feel immediate warmth as soon as ]]> Milwaukee Sail Loft for Classic Seafood - Riverside restaurant also serves sandwiches, small plates http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25719-milwaukee-sail-loft-for-classic-seafood-riverside-restaurant-also-serves-sandwiches-small-plates.html Though Milwaukee Sail Loft is open year round, the restaurant really comes alive in summer. It’s situated at the southern-most point of the Third Ward, tucked into the bend of the river that comes ]]> Remington’s River Inn Serves Up Homemade Comfort Food with a Northwoods Feel http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25656-remington%25E2%2580%2599s-river-inn-serves-up-homemade-comfort-food-with-a-northwoods-feel.html Approach the entrance of Remington’s River Inn and you’ll notice two things: The first is a logo of a Labrador Retriever etched into the glass of the front window. And the second is a plaque on the building’s front façade from the Historic Preservation Commission]]> Cajun Cooking at Mayfair Mall http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25658-cajun-cooking-at-mayfair-mall.html The Louisiana cuisine served at Cajun Big Easy (2500 N. Mayfair Road, Mayfair Mall Food Court) may not be as fashionable as a couple of decades ago, but it’s heartening to see it in a fast-food setting operated by local ]]> Bel Air Cantina’s New Brunch Menu - Old favorites remain, new selections added http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25610-bel-air-cantina%25E2%2580%2599s-new-brunch-menu-old-favorites-remain-new-selections-added.html Bel Air Cantina unveiled a new menu on Monday with an expanded brunch selection to premiere this Saturday and Sunday at the restaurant’s three locations. Last Sunday, patrons were invited to preview the ]]> Bakery and More at North Shore Boulangerie http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25612-bakery-and-more-at-north-shore-boulangerie.html The ornate historic building at the north end of Shorewood’s business district was home to many things over the last century, including a pharmacy and an art gallery. Resplendent in yellow and blue, the landmark now houses North Shore ]]> Pizza Comes to Conca D’Oro - Fine new additions to longtime Italian ristorante http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25563-pizza-comes-to-conca-d%25E2%2580%2599oro-fine-new-additions-to-longtime-italian-ristorante.html With a green Ristorante Siciliano awning to mark the spot, Carini’s La Conca D’Oro has been a mainstay on the Upper East Side for many years. Recently, the long-running restaurant sacrificed a few tables in the rear for a welcome new addition, a wood-fired pizza oven]]> The Braising Pan - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25565-the-braising-pan-short-order.html West Bend’s The Braising Pan (1100 N. Main St.) is worth the drive for a casual atmosphere with lower prices than those at some of Milwaukee’s Teutonic eateries. A variety of schnitzels, rinderrouladen, sauerbraten and veal liver with onions, apples and bacon will set a continental cuisine ]]> Mad For Mad Rooster - Consistency, style and good food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25502-mad-for-mad-rooster-consistency-style-and-good-food.html A big red barn on Greenfield Avenue houses one of the best breakfast spots in Milwaukee. One word to describe Mad Rooster’s food and service would be consistent. Across the board, both were consistently good and made it an enjoyable and tasty experience. After a few visits, I felt like Norm walking into Cheers]]> Vinchi’s Back Room Pizza http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25504-vinchi%25E2%2580%2599s-back-room-pizza.html Vinchi’s Pizza (3158 S. Howell Ave.) delivers a hearty, straightforward treatment of the Italian classic. It’s nestled away at the back of The Bubbler, a neighborhood bar with a homey feel decked out with dartboards and wood wainscoting. Pizza is the name of the game, although an enthusiastic fan]]> Movida’s Spanish Heart and Soul - Fifth Ward restaurant offers small plates, communal imbibing http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25462-movida%25E2%2580%2599s-spanish-heart-and-soul-fifth-ward-restaurant-offers-small-plates-communal-imbibing.html Spanish eateries in Milwaukee have met with mixed success but the opening of Movida sets a new standard in español de cocina that everyone can enjoy. The restaurant is a collaboration of cousins Andrei Mikhail and Sean Schoenecker, two locals with long residencies in Madrid. Through]]> Finding Indonesia at Peking Chef http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25463-finding-indonesia-at-peking-chef.html Comprised of thousands of islands, it’s no great surprise that Indonesia is home to many styles of food. Unlike Madison and Appleton, Milwaukee hasn’t had an Indonesian restaurant. As may be deduced from its name, the menu at Peking Chef (8673 N. Port Washington Road) isn’t fully ]]> Balzac Turns 10 - Wine, small plates and great style http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25337-balzac-turns-10-wine-small-plates-and-great-style.html This year marks the 10th anniversary for Balzac, a restaurant that served small plates before it was the trend. They still do it in style. Balzac has a refreshingly fun vibe generated by both diners and staff. It’s a great place to go with a group or on your own. Don’t like dining alone? The bar has premium seating with a ]]> Great Pizza at Mozzaluna - Wood-fired oven insures flavor and authenticity http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25295-great-pizza-at-mozzaluna-wood-fired-oven-insures-flavor-and-authenticity.html Tucked inside the Old World Wisconsin-like Stonewood Village in Brookfield is a cozy Italian restaurant serving Neapolitan-style pizzas. Still the most common style of pizza in Italy, Neopolitan ]]> An Array of Asian Cuisines at Buddha Lounge http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25297-an-array-of-asian-cuisines-at-buddha-lounge.html While many of its neighboring restaurants cater to the student pocketbook, the new Buddha Lounge (1504 E. North Ave.) aims for a more upscale clientele. The menu cherry picks from Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Chinese staples, with price points to match the dining room’s lavish modern décor: $12 banh mi ]]> Sharing the Feeling at Lazy Susan - Daily menu, community spirit at Bay View restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25256-sharing-the-feeling-at-lazy-susan-daily-menu-community-spirit-at-bay-view-restaurant.html ]]> Thai Favorites at Elephant Café - Fresh ingredients, many choices and wonderful flavors http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25190-thai-favorites-at-elephant-cafe-fresh-ingredients-many-choices-and-wonderful-flavors.html In Thailand, the elephant with trunk lifted is a symbol of good fortune, especially if you walk under the noble beast three times. So, after three trips to Elephant Café I was feeling pretty lucky to have tasted a good ]]> Perfect Banh Mi Sandwiches at Xankia - Short Orders http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25192-perfect-banh-mi-sandwiches-at-xankia-short-orders.html In December the banh mi shop Xankia (formerly known as Banh Mi Nhu Y) relocated from its small space in Greenfield’s Pacific Produce grocery store to a Milwaukee storefront at 222 W. Wells St., which is good news for a Downtown that can always use more cheap lunch options]]> Love Handle in the Clock Tower http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25157-love-handle-in-the-clock-tower.html Love Handle (2215 E. North Ave.) pushes culinary boundaries with their innovative sandwich and small-plate offerings. Although a tad hard to find (it’s located in the East Side’s Clock Tower Office Building and kitty corner from Whole Foods), Love Handle’s interior is both cozy and kitschy. Ornate]]> Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub - Serving high-quality food and drink http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25144-hinterland-erie-street-gastropub-serving-high-quality-food-and-drink.html One might associate gastropubs with upscale bar food, but Hinterland is true to the real meaning of the term—a pub serving high-quality food and drink. Its décor is as interesting as the menu—animal skin rugs]]> Meraki’s Inspirational Menu - ‘Essence of your soul’ in Walker’s Point http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25101-meraki%25E2%2580%2599s-inspirational-menu-%25E2%2580%2598essence-of-your-soul%25E2%2580%2599-in-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point.html The Walker’s Point neighborhood has recently gained another new dining establishment along South Second Street. Meraki opened in mid-December and is owned and operated by Blue Jacket ]]> A Third Life for Turner Hall Restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25104-a-third-life-for-turner-hall-restaurant.html The future of the Turner Hall Restaurant was left in doubt once again last fall, when the BMO Harris Bradley Center opted out of its operating agreement with the restaurant across the street at 1038 N. Fourth St. It didn’t take long, however, for the restaurant to find new owners, and ones]]> La Fuente’s Mexican Favorites and Tex Mex Specialties - Destination dining all over the Milwaukee area http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25054-la-fuente%25E2%2580%2599s-mexican-favorites-and-tex-mex-specialties-destination-dining-all-over-the-milwaukee-area.html Mexican food is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines in America, but that wasn’t always the case. When La Fuente opened in 1991 at 625 S. Fifth St., it was one of the first Mexican ]]> Yes, Something Smells Good http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25055-yes-something-smells-good.html Walking into Something Smells Good (8704 W. Brown Deer Road), one might be forgiven for believing the space should have been named Something Looks Good. White walls adorned with paintings by Funkadelic album cover artist Pedro Bell and underground comix maven R. Crumb]]> A Beautiful Experience at c.1880 - Forward food in a vintage setting http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25011-a-beautiful-experience-at-c1880-forward-food-in-a-vintage-setting.html
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Reynold’s for Hearty Pasties - Short Orders http://shepherdexpress.com/article-25012-reynold%25E2%2580%2599s-for-hearty-pasties-short-orders.html Reynold’s Pasty Shop (3525 W Burleigh St.) has been around since the mid-1950s, which speaks for its quality. The main attraction here, of course, is the meaty Cornish pasty that became a popular portable meal among miners in the upper Midwest a couple of centuries or so ago]]> Ginza Japanese: New on the North Shore - Popular sushi spot expands to Bayside http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24888-ginza-japanese-new-on-the-north-shore-popular-sushi-spot-expands-to-bayside.html ]]> Simmer Truck Opens Brick-and-Mortar Cafe - Short Orders http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24889-simmer-truck-opens-brick-and-mortar-cafe-short-orders.html When Simmer Truck joined the ranks of Milwaukee’s food truck armada in 2013, opening a brick-and-mortar location was just a “maybe someday” for owners Steve Perlstein and Jennifer Block. They spent the past year and a half serving up delicious sandwiches, salads and simmering soups. But ]]> Thai Bar-B-Que: From Mild through Spicy (and Everything in Between) - Modest location, great food on MKE’s South Side http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24810-thai-bar-b-que-from-mild-through-spicy-%2528and-everything-in-between%2529-modest-location-great-food-on-mke%25E2%2580%2599s-south-side.html
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New Bay View Café - Short Order http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24819-new-bay-view-cafe-short-order.html
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Bay View’s Vanguard of Sausage - A contemporary take on Milwaukee’s favorite food (next to cheese) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24750-bay-view%25E2%2580%2599s-vanguard-of-sausage-a-contemporary-take-on-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-favorite-food-%2528next-to-cheese%2529.html
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Wolf Peach’s Passion for Food - Eclectic menu with a great view of Milwaukee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24712-wolf-peach%25E2%2580%2599s-passion-for-food-eclectic-menu-with-a-great-view-of-milwaukee.html “You Say Tomato, We Say Wolf Peach” is what’s on their T-shirts and the story behind the name on the back gives you an idea of what inspires this restaurant’s locally driven menu]]> India Garden - Culinary treasure tucked away in Tosa http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24675-india-garden-culinary-treasure-tucked-away-in-tosa.html ]]> Joe’s K Ranch - Comfort food, timeless dishes, affordable prices http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24652-joe%25E2%2580%2599s-k-ranch-comfort-food-timeless-dishes-affordable-prices.html ]]> Forecasting the Flavors of 2015 - Trends for dining out in the New Year http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24617-forecasting-the-flavors-of-2015-trends-for-dining-out-in-the-new-year.html
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Alioto’s Italian-American Supper Club - Comfort food, old-time ambiance http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24558-alioto%25E2%2580%2599s-italian-american-supper-club-comfort-food-old-time-ambiance.html One look inside Alioto’s will bring back memories, bygone times, for anyone of a certain age and up. For younger people, it’s a taste of retro—a glimpse of what some supper clubs looked like in the 1960s and ’70s. The paneled walls in the enormous dining room and the authentic]]> The Stilt House - Raising the bar on food and craft beer in Cedarburg http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24513-the-stilt-house-raising-the-bar-on-food-and-craft-beer-in-cedarburg.html ]]> Story Hill Success Story - BKC open for breakfast, lunch and dinner http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24476-story-hill-success-story-bkc-open-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner.html ]]> Lingering at Buena Vista - Popular food truck owner opens full-service Mexican restaurant http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24437-lingering-at-buena-vista-popular-food-truck-owner-opens-full-service-mexican-restaurant.html
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Onesto in the Third Ward - Honestly delicious Italian food http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24389-onesto-in-the-third-ward-honestly-delicious-italian-food.html ]]> Comfort Food at Clifford’s Supper Club - Good old-school dining, fish fry through cherries jubilee http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24365-comfort-food-at-clifford%25E2%2580%2599s-supper-club-good-old-school-dining-fish-fry-through-cherries-jubilee.html
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Chef Paz offers a Taste of Peru - Satisfying experience from first sip to last bite http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24310-chef-paz-offers-a-taste-of-peru-satisfying-experience-from-first-sip-to-last-bite.html Peruvian food is a reflection of that country’s diverse culture, varied ecological system and rich history from the Incas through independence from Spain. It is a cuisine that deserves care and celebration, and thankfully for Milwaukee area diners, West Allis’ Chef Paz has offered traditional]]> GTO or Guanajuato? - Serving tasty Mexican dishes, under either name http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24253-gto-or-guanajuato-serving-tasty-mexican-dishes-under-either-name.html
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Breakfast at the National http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24254-breakfast-at-the-national.html The National is a great place to linger over coffee and conversation at breakfast time]]> Finding that Perfect Morel - Hot new restaurant in Walker’s Point http://shepherdexpress.com/article-24214-finding-that-perfect-morel-hot-new-restaurant-in-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point.html
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Adventures in Chinese Dining - Peking House offers the usual (and so much more) http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23827-adventures-in-chinese-dining-peking-house-offers-the-usual-%2528and-so-much-more%2529.html The first thing lunchtime visitors will notice at Peking House is a buffet. Those that request a menu will find that, at first, it looks just like every other Chinese menu]]> Casually Elegant Spanish Dining - Come to Racine’s Olde Madrid http://shepherdexpress.com/article-23504-casually-elegant-spanish-dining-come-to-racine%25E2%2580%2599s-olde-madrid.html

 Stepping into Olde Madrid in Downtown Racine on a busy Saturday evening, you’re met by a hospitable staff and some enticing aromas. The dining room seats just 60, but it features a bar where you can sample the eclectic wine list while awaiting your table. The bistro’s positive attitude

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Casual Middle Eastern Dining - Moe’s Grill offers a great selection of entrées, soups and salads http://shepherdexpress.com/article-21896-casual-middle-eastern-dining-moe%25E2%2580%2599s-grill-offers-a-great-selection-of-entrees-soups-and-salads.html

 Brutal, perilous and notoriously competitive, the restaurant business has been known to chew entrepreneurs up and spit them out, leaving piles of debt and feelings of disappointment in its fitful wake. So, in the rare instance when a venture defies the odds, reaching the six-month mark with its

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