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Miss Katie’s is a diner the way diners used to be, lived in and with no pretenses. Read more

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Old German Beer Hall’s Bavarian breakfast menu is an excellent option for international morning fare in Milwaukee. Read more

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"A loooong time!" answers the owner and cook of Jimmy's Grill when asked how long his cash-only, breakfast-and-lunch-hours-only diner has been in business. Read more

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Because breakfast is such a personal thing, here is a greasy breakfast recipe for one. Read more

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The wide menu at El Greco Family Restaurant (9143 W. Appleton Ave.) should hold appeal for many diners, especially the unique offers on the all-day breakfast menu. Read more

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The newly opened Toast (231 S. Second St.) has cheery circa 1969 décor and a great menu of Southern, Tex-Mex and even Quebec-inspired breakfast and brunch cuisine. Try the donut of the day. Read more

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The Third Ward’s new breakfast-brunch spot, Sweet Diner, is upscale and modern, featuring a great selection of juices, alcohol and delicious breakfast staples, including many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Read more

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Milwaukee rapper/producer Mic Kellogg partially credits a cranky neighbor for the distinct aesthetic of his debut LP, “Breakfast.” Read more

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In honor of its 135th anniversary, Thomas’ has launched the Hometown Breakfast Battle, a friendly breakfast competition featuring 135 of America’s chefs from 135 cities who have created their o,Dining Preview Read more

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At the end of the month, Brian Mani stars as Tevye in the Children’s Theatre of Madison’s production of The Fiddler On The Roof. Mani is a captivating actor who has played numerous memorable roles over the years for American Players Theatre and .. Read more


I can’t stress enough that I respect the Off the Wall Theatre. That it’s managed to maintain for all these years in a tiny little space in the shadow of some of the largest, most historic theatrical venues in the city is impressive enough. The fa.. Read more


Best known for his role on "Breaking Bad"—and in Internet circles, for the endless breakfast memes that it's spawned—actor RJ Mitte is one of the entertainment industry's rarest things: a prominent actor with a physical disability. Like Walt Jr. o.. Read more

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Simple Café is open only for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served the entire time. The establishment also attempts to “local source” as many ingredients as possible. At the popular Lake Geneva café’s new location on Read more

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Ed Wahhab, a successful graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, ultimately found the restaurant business preferable to nuclear engineering. In 2007, he opened Sababa, a casual café that mainly catered to... Read more

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Open since April, the North Avenue Grill (7225 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa) brings high quality and 21st-century variety to a classic diner format. The lunch counter is lined with swivel stools and there are comfortable booths along the facing... Read more

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The original Sven's Café, located in Bay View, continues to draw crowds. The place roasts its own coffee; organic and fair trade coffees are a specialty. Sven's has opened a second location in Milwaukee's Downtown (624 N. Water St.), Read more

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The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a nice neighborhood café that serves breakfast and lunch. The menu, listed on chalkboards, is friendly to vegetarians. Breakfast options include a vegan burrito and omelets made from organic eggs. Be s... Read more

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Pharrell Williams' vanity project N.E.R.D. is at its worst when it overreaches, and on its last two albums, it overreached pretty badly. For those listeners willing to grant the group a third strike, though, the group's new Nothing is a modest ple.. Read more

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It came as a surprise when Heinemann’s closed its doors in January 2009. After all, Heinemann’s restaurants had been in business since 1923. Over the past 19 months, some new restaurants have attempted to fill the void by opening in former ... Read more

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