Beans & Barley

Curcumin is becoming popular in the United States as more research becomes available about its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Through SUR Natural Health Brands, LLC, brothers Qasim and Asim Khan launched ZYN curcumin-infused beverages. more



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At the zenith of the farm-to-table movement, the Shepherd Express provides a handy list of sustainability-minded area farmers, producers and foragers that service local restaurants. more

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The Shepherd Express talks to Lynn Lein of Yuppie Hill Poultry about her animal-friendly practices as a poultry farmer in Burlington, Wis. more


John Ross Ferrell, owner of Ecos coconut beverages, decided to branch out with coffee products creating PhiloÇoffia. more


When baker Nancy Potter wanted to start a food business, she chose crackers as a natural pairing to Wisconsin’s booming cheese industry. more


Kathleen McGlone, owner of Slow Pokes (1229 12th Ave., Grafton) store and café, was a pioneer in providing food for people with eating restrictions when she opened in 2006. As someone who suffered from health issues in the past, she wanted ... more


Chili season is in full swing. The weather has turned blustery and football has taken over Sundays. Many people cook chili at home, but like all comfort food, sometimes it just tastes best when it's cooked for you. Here are 10 of the best p... more

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Photo Courtesy Rambling Dream, Flickr CCHave you made a New Year's resolution to eat healthier thisyear? I'm guessing it's one of the top resolutions people make—and break. Whilewe Milwaukeeans love our burgers, cheese and beer, there are still .. more

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Herbalist Nick Nowaczyk’s Urbal Tea offers flavorful herbal tea blends full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals more


Mavra Papadatos, founder of Mavra’s Greek Olive Oil, is eager to share the step-by-step process of how her olive oil, which she proudly sells under the slogan “My trees, my olives.” more


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It's impossible to miss thenew Potawatomi hotel building, jutting up 19 stories out of the Menomoneevalley just south of downtown. The area has been revitalized in recent years,with new businesses, bike paths, green spaces and restaurants. The .. more

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Food writer Paul Greenberg offers some startling statistics in his new book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. Although the U.S. controls wide expanses of ocean, lake and river, 91% of the seafood we eat comes from abroad, yet... more

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WMSE expanded its annual Rockabilly Chili fundraiser to the second floor of MSOE's Kern Center this year, but didn't have any trouble filling that extra space. More than 3600 people attended the event on Sunday, raising more than $60,000 and setti.. more

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Tyler Friedman: “TenPortraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century” by Andy Warhol is not the gatheringof assorted portraits; rather, it was conceived of as a sort of suite. It wascommissioned as a body of works. I thought we should begin with a.. more

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Milwaukee Empty Bowls may have changed its location, but the annual fundraiser’s message and mission remain the same: to heighten awareness for hunger-related issues and raise funds for worthy community organizations committed to fighting t... more

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Wisconsin may be America’s cheese capitol, but when it comes to at least one kind of cheese, the South has our state beat. Pimento cheese is popular throughout Southern states, readily available not only in grocery stores more

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As October gives way to November, Milwaukee Theatre stages offer up an interesting mix of things for variety of different audiences. Pink Banana Theatre opens the month with a production of Harold Pinter's brilliant look into the nature of contr.. more


In its early years, the Eat Local Resource Fair at Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center stressed the environmental, economic and health benefits of eating locally sourced foods, a message that fell on receptive ears. Now in its sixth year, the... more

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When you think of displays of art, you might conjure up visions of chic Downtown galleries where paintings can sell for up to $10,000. However, that's not the only place you can find art on display in Milwaukee. There are several restaur... more

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In 1973, Beans & Barley (1901 E. North Ave.) began as a tiny health food store with a few barrels of bulk produce. Today it employs a staff of 100, can serve 80 customers in its café and houses a deli, store and gift shop. It has survived..... more

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