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Each year, we let our readers choose the best local fish fry. For the 2019 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee, they turned the “Best Fish Fry” category into a hotly contested one, indeed. Read more

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Kegel’s Beer Garden will occupy the northern half of South 59th Street between National and Greenfield avenues from May 24 through November 15. Read more



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Café El Sol, situated inside the United Community Center, offers delicious fish fry and an all-you-can-eat buffet every Friday. Read more

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The Shepherd Express Fish Fry Guide offers the winner for best fish fry (as well as the three runners-up) for special attention. The people of greater Milwaukee have spoken! Read more

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As 2018 comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on all that's happened in the city this year. Of all of the stories that we covered this year, here are the ten most read on Read more


After three years of satisfied customers, it’s safe to say Sandra’s has delivered on its promise to be a “supper club with a modern twist.” Read more

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One can never have too many good Wisconsin fish fry options. Read more

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The Shepherd Express presents its annual guide to Milwaukee institution, the fish fry. Here are 10 area establishments with unique and delicious offerings. Read more

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Mulligans Irish Pub in Franklin features a half dozen fish fry choices plus a combo platter year round on Friday but during Lent, the fryers are also working on Wednesday. Some of the catches, such as bluegill and beer-battered Canadian walleye ... Read more

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If you’ve been to Points East Pub (1501 N. Jackson St.), you’ve likely enjoyed their award-winning wings. What you may not know, however, is that they’ve recently started serving a Friday fish fry. Read more


While there’s truth in the fact that our devout great grandparents probably helped create the tradition of fish-only on Friday, especially during Lent, what’s still keeping it alive now, when younger generations aren’t nearly so religiously strict? Read more

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Much to the delight of movie lovers and fish fry fans, thepopular outdoor movie series PointFish Fry & a Flick will return to Discovery World for its eighth yearon Friday, August 12. Now on to the question on everyone’s mind. Which movie.. Read more

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In business since 1978, Fritz’s Pub (3086 S. 20th St.) has been a fixture among South Side Milwaukee bars with a reputation for its Serbian burger. Read more

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Injust a few days, Shakespeare Raw will be staging a what may prove to bea fast and loose version of Macbeth at the beginning of nextmonth. 20 actors play 20 parts in an unrehearsed production that is alsoadvertised as involving a “$#!+ton of .. Read more


This March the Cream City Theaterintroduces itself to the local theater scene with its first-ever production.The brand-new theater company (founded earlier this year by Katherine and SteveBeeson) will be staging a production of the classic dram.. Read more


It’snot just a matter of being ethnically insensitive. NFL’s Washington “Redskins”sounds horribly out of date. They should try something more menacinglycontemporary. Like the Gridlock. (Nothing stops the Washington Gridlock.) Ormaybe the In.. Read more


Itmust be very strange touring as someone else. There’s a guy who does Twain. Hetravels around the country performing as Mark Twain. That must be a weird life.There are people traveling around to places they’ve probably never beenpretending .. Read more


Nextmonth, Potowatomi Hotel & Casino plays host to an extended run of anoff-Broadway show for the first time. It’s kind of an interesting milestone forthe Northern Lights Theater. The theater has been around for a long time. Inover 10 years of.. Read more


Soul food comes Downtown! Actually, Chic Cafe (770 N. Jefferson St., lower level) calls itself Southern American cuisine. But by whatever name, Chic’s sort of African American fare usually doesn’t appear on menus beyond the Northwest Side. ... Read more

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If you’re out for a summer cruise and looking for a memorable food spot, drive out to Cedarburg for some tasty treats at Wayne’s Drive-In (1331 Covered Bridge Road). This ’50s-style drive-in serves up classic butter burgers, crispy fries an... Read more

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