When Bavette la Boucherie’s Karen Bell doesn’t feel like cooking at home after a long day at work, she’s got a couple go-tos. Read more

Dining Out

John Schneider narrates a walk down Brady Street in anticipation of the storied thoroughfare’s street festival, Saturday, July 28. Read more

A&E Feature


With Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby falling on the same day, there’s no shortage of events happening at area bars and restaurants that day. Read more


Attorney-turned-entrepreneur Justin Lubin, creator of Milk & Honey cream liqueur, is quick to express that he’s privileged with the opportunity to bring his unique product to market. Read more


There's been a buildup of miscellaneous restaurant and bar news lately, so here's the latest mishmash to keep you updated. Read more

Brew City Booze

Love it or hate it, it appears small plate dining is sticking around for a while. Read more

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Our mission (and we chose to accept it) was to ask knowledgeable bartenders, bar managers and tavern proprietors what beers or wines or cocktails they’d recommend we try this fall. We set off wit,Fall Drink Guide 2015 Read more

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This year marks the10th anniversary for Balzac, a restaurant that served small plates before it was the trend. They still do it in style. Read more

Dining Out

Food and wine tastings are a dime a dozen around the city, as are food and beer tastings. For its annual SoundBites fundraiser, though, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee has Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Nearly three years ago, restaurant veterans Scott Johnson and Leslie Montemurro—along with new partner Kristyn St. Denis—opened BelAir Cantina at the corner of Humboldt Avenue and Water Street. Johnson and Montemurro also own Balzac, Hi Hat... Read more

Dining Preview

In 2005, Balzac helped to usher in the concept of “small plate” dining in Milwaukee. Today, “small plates” continue to gain in popularity. Balzac had veered away from that approach over the years, but a recent new menu returns the Read more

Dining Preview

Rebecca Berkshire, executive chef of Balzac and Hi Hat, is better known to roller derby fans as Becky the Butcher. The heavily tattooed powerhouse has been skating with the league since day one as a member of the Shevil Knevils, one... Read more

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With the help of its top-notch staff, Balzac has become a joyous, elegant and affordable Brady Street destination. The green curry mussels, the mac 'n' cheese, the great wine and beer list, the happy hour specials, the heavenly outdoor seat... Read more

Best of Milwaukee 2011

What would be a good choice of wine to go with a rack of lamb? How about with ahi tuna? Or would I be better off with a beer? Some choices are simple. The general rule says to go with red wines for red meat and whites for seafood. But today... Read more

Dining Preview

During World War II as the British Isles held out against the Nazi onslaught, only the tiny Channel Islands, undefended and near the French coast, fell to the invader. “Enemy at the Door” is a 13-episode British television dramatization (out now.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The prayers of many Brewer fans were answered a few minutes ago when the story broke that the Brewers fired manager Ned Yost and promoted third base coach Dale Sveum to interim manger. Ted Simmons, who had been the bench coach, was moved to an "ad.. Read more

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One is a screen cap of the Brewers homepage announcing the firing, the other is the email that was sent to those of us on the Brewers mailing list. Both aren't exactly the most attractive pictures of Ned. I also enjoy the oh-so-tactful headline of.. Read more

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Nearlyevery restaurant on Brady Street offers outdoor seating. Most of theseats are very much amid the hustle and bustle, as diners share thesidewalk with pedestrians. But there is one place, Balzac, thatprovides tables with more privacy. ... Read more

Dining Preview

Still best remembered for the hits from their 1989 self-titled debut, including “18 and Life,” “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild,” Skid Row arrived on the hair-metal,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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