Housed in an airy, casual space in a brick-lined business complex and popular at lunchtime, it can take a bit of peering about Ally’s to find an open seat. Read more

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Inspired by a trip to Amsterdam, Sip & Purr Cat Café is a place to “relax and enjoy the companionship of cats.” Read more


Tre Rivali,the first Milwaukee restaurant from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, alongwith rooftop bar & lounge The Outsider, is set to open in June. ExecutiveChef Heather Terhune will be at the helm of the restaurant located at 200 NBroadw.. Read more

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Fans of strong coffee and melted cheese rejoice! Fuel Café,a Milwaukee staple that opened on Center Street in 1993, recently announced a Walker’sPoint Fuel Café location to open in early summer 2016.The original owners of Fuel, Scott Jo.. Read more

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Located in Menomonee Falls, UberDork Café (N89W16750 Appleton Ave.) opened its doors Oct. 30. Proprietor Natali Heussenvisioned an all ages creative center where people can work on craft projects,play games, and learn new skills. “Eat, game, pl.. Read more

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Michael Allen, who hopes to open a vegetarian cafe at 2076 N. Commerce, hasbeen approved for a business loan for the project. Beerline Cafe will be a fastcasual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a focus on sweetand savory cre.. Read more

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The Milwaukee coffee scene was aflutter in 2010 when local AlterraCoffee Roasters struckup a deal with Mars Drinks, selling the brand for worldwide production intheir Flavia line. The arrangement, while publicized to an extent, stayedrelativel.. Read more

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The precise definition of “doughnut” is a ring-shaped piece of baked sweet dough—yet the word, like so many others, has only expanded in scope. In Milwaukee, a doughnut doesn’t necessarily have a hole in the middle. It may, however Read more

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InWellness, a membership network of health-care clients and practitioners, including those from both traditional and alternative medicine fields, celebrates its launch with an afternoon of entertainment. Among the musicians and dancers Read more

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The Boulevard Theatre is the first to officially open its 2010-2011 season. This week, it opens its 25th anniversary season with Fourplay: 4 Comedies of Seduction. Four romantic comedy shorts by four different playwrights play out on a nearly emp.. Read more


Cuba remained a musical enigma for most Americans for decades until 1997, when guitarist Ry Cooder introduced the Buena Vista Social Club, a group of the island nation’s most influential performers who brought the sounds of Cuba to life for... Read more

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With a voice so reedy it makes Bob Dylan sound like Pavarotti by comparison, Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson finger-picked his way through his 2008 debut album as The Tallest Man on Earth, Shallow Grave, catching the ear of some Read more

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  From The Milwaukee Brewers will celebrate their 40th Anniversary season with numerous special events and promotions to mark the milestone.The Brewers will host four "Retro Weekends" during the 2010 season, designating one decade t.. Read more

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With a try-anythingmentality where electric guitars are often traded for ukuleles, The Ma Awakens ,Local Music Read more

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Capitalizing on the success of the hit 2006 film adaptation, in November the 1981 Henry Krieger/Tom Eyen musical Dreamgirls, the story of a very Supremes-like 1960s girl group, launched its first national tour in almost 25 years. The film v... Read more

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Featuring a striking retro-modern environment of yellow-and-white printed drapes, silk-screen printed posters and clear bubble lights, The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a charming spot for a light meal,Dining Out Read more

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Witha charming garden and its proximity to the Miller brewery, HighlandPark Pies and Cafe (4110 W. Martin Drive) is an inviting summertimelocation. Then again, winter is a good time to visit as well. ,Dining Out Read more

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Look, I'm not cheering and/or excited when people get injured. But I'm also so close to my first baseball playoffs that I can taste it.Therefore, it's with a happy heart that I report that Mets infielder Damion Easley is out for at least a week wi.. Read more

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Whenyou're deciding where to eat, are you in the routine of choosing fromthe same five restaurants? Many of us are creatures of habit, relyingon the convenience and comfort of knowing what to expect. But whatabout adventurewhere does that fit... Read more

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