Centraal Grand Café & Tappery

2019 has been pretty exciting year in the Milwaukee dining scene. Along with many new openings, there have been a lot of big remodels, renovations and reopenings for established restaurants. Here's a look at the 50+ restaurant openings ... Read more

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2019 was a year of transition for Milwaukee restaurants, with numerous new eateries, reopening and remodels, but turnover was high, and several restaurants also closed. Read more

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On June 22-23, The Bloody Mary Festival brings together Wisconsin’s best Bloody Marys to the Fiserv Forum plaza for the summer brunch-time party of the year. Read more



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The new Centraal Grand Café & Tappery takes a look at Dutch cuisine—especially the very wide variety of food served in Amsterdam’s Centraal railway station. Read more

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After closing for renovations in early January, Café Centraal has now reopened with an expanded kitchen and completely remodeled bar and dining areas. Read more

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The Lowlands Group has released new details of the extensive renovations planned for Café Centraal in Bay View (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) that will close the restaurant from now until early February. Read more


The Lowlands Grand Cafes are known for seamlessly blending influences from the lowlands of Europe with local food and beverage favorites. Read more


Burger Week kicks off with a party on Monday, May 14, at Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill. Restaurants participating in Burger Week will donate $1 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for every specialty burger sold during the week. Read more

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Todd Lazarski discusses nine of Milwaukee’s best Bloody Marys at Sobelman’s Pub and Grill, Engine Company 3, County Clare Inn & Pub, Buckley’s Restaurant & Bar, Café Centraal, Café Hollander, Café Barvaria, Café Benelux, Rustico, Oscar’s Pu... Read more

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Everynow and then the shocking story becomes headline news: a woman is discoveredafter being held captive for years in some man’s basement or backroom whileneighbors passed by unaware. The reports inspired the fictional stor.. Read more

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With temperatures finally starting to heat up it’s theperfect time to take your drinking outdoors, and Milwaukee has some of the bestspots to do just that. We have everything from rooftop patios to picturesqueviews of the Milwaukee River. Here’.. Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ Spring Drink Guide 2015 explores 10 of Milwaukee’s best establishments for Bloody Marys. Read more

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The Lowlands restaurant group continues to expand. Now, in addition to the Café Centraal, Café Benelux, two Café Hollanders and the Trocadero Gastrobar, the group has added another locale Read more

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In Wisconsin, where each snap of severe weather is preceded by days of breathless doomsaying, there's something liberating about turning off the television, bundling up and just braving the elements—they're rarely as terrible as the bleakest forec.. Read more

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Tensions rose last week as the Kinnickinnic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) #44 approved a $350,000 plan to revitalize Bay View’s main commercial Read more

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Fish fries are a remarkably rigid local tradition. Reluctant to mess with a proven favorite, restaurants take few liberties with their Friday specials, so diners will find essentially the same meal regardless of where they go: fish, rye bre... Read more

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From its beginnings as a backyard barbecue six years ago, the Lakefront International Festival of Sausages—more concisely known as Sausage Fest—has grown into a block party outside of Café Centraal (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.), and as... Read more

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The Good Harvest Market, located at the corner of Broadway and St. Paul Avenue, never really got off the ground. It always seemed like a lonely store. But the atmosphere has changed now that the market has been replaced by Café Benelux, the... Read more

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Café Centraal stocks about 90 beers, including 23 on tap, each of which it serves in the proper glass. The restaurant’s selection of Belgian beers, many of them from small breweries, is especially inspired, and to keep things fresh the bar ... Read more

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