Beans & Barley

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

Jan 2, 2018 1:45 PM Eat/Drink

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

Nov 21, 2017 12:50 PM Eat/Drink

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

Apr 25, 2017 3:20 PM Eat/Drink

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

Oct 13, 2016 10:38 AM Brew City Booze

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

Jan 7, 2016 5:57 PM Brew City Booze

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

Sep 29, 2015 8:23 PM Eat/Drink

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

Aug 18, 2015 9:19 PM Eat/Drink

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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

Aug 6, 2014 2:39 PM Around MKE

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

Jul 9, 2014 1:56 AM Dining Preview

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

Mar 4, 2014 4:00 PM Around MKE

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

Dec 16, 2013 7:59 PM Visual Arts

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

Oct 3, 2013 12:29 AM Dining Preview

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

Dec 18, 2012 2:00 PM Dining Preview 1 Comments

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

Nov 1, 2012 11:00 AM Theater

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

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

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

Jul 2, 2012 12:00 AM Visual Arts 1 Comments

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

Jun 6, 2012 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

Many home cooks have a special recipe that they insist beats anything available commercially—maybe for a secret sauce, a perfect cookie or an unusual cocktail—but few of them attempt to mass-produce and market their signature concoctions... more

Apr 5, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

The display cases at Le Reve, located in the heart of Wauwatosa (7610 Harwood Ave.), make for a wonderland of delights. Le Reve is a French patisserie and café, and its glass cases are filled with baked goods. Macaroons come in five pastel ... more

Mar 3, 2010 12:00 AM Dining Preview