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Lacey Muszynski

Lacey Muszynski is freelance food, lifestyle, and travel writer and editor. She's written or edited for Serious Eats, Taste of Home, Thrillist, Zagat, Cheapism, trade magazines and Madison-based The Bozho. When she's not trumpeting her native Wisconsin's food traditions or offering dining advice, you can find her putting up pickles and jams, browsing a bookstore's cookbook section, or perfecting her Bloody Mary recipe. 

RuYi is a restaurant that is designed to satisfy as many tastes as possible, and with a menu that spans sushi to pho, it does just that. more

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While Milwaukee’s always been known as Brew City, a recent surge in the number of new craft breweries is reiterating the nickname. more

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Several established restaurateurs have opened new spots in Milwaukee this month, including Mediterranean, Mexican-inspired breakfast, Pakistani food and a pie bakery. more

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In its almost two years of operation, Shorewood’s CRAVE Café has quickly made a name for itself as having some of the most creative and memorable burgers in town. more

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DiModa Pizza & Hotspot, located in the space that formerly housed Trocadero, specializes in pizza, but offers takes on other Italian classics as well. Dog-friendly outdoor dining, and a great weekend brunch are also available. more

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A new sharable plates spot opens with one of the best views of the city, the South Side gets an eclectic mix of cuisines and two local spots open new locations. Plus, even more poke and ramen. more

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In this month’s “Where They Eat,” Bodegón Chef de Cuisine Jeff Badders shares his love of Morel and Pho Viet. more

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The Milwaukee Brat House has been a fixture on Old World Third Street for years and has now opened a second location in Shorewood. The same great local sausages are available in a more low-key setting. more

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Milwaukee may be a beer city at heart, but wine connoisseurs have options too. Wine bars are popular spots for tasting, discussing and appreciating wine. Here's a non-exhaustive list of wine bars in the greater Milwaukee area. more

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With its large indoor-outdoor facility, excellent house brews, and broad menu of German and American favorites, The Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale hits the mark year round. more

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This past month saw a flurry in openings around Milwaukee, including a vegan plant-based restaurant, Latin fusion eats, and more poke in the Third Ward. Plus, Elm Grove gains a breakfast and brunch spot. more

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There’s always a lot going on at Thistle & Shamrock. It’s a big bar with a big personality to match. Lots of great house-made noshes as well. more

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This month in dining news: a much-needed modern Korean restaurant, a pop-up party bar just for the World Cup, and global tacos come to the Third Ward. more

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It’s that time of year again: patio season. The Shepherd Express recommends 12 Milwaukee-area patios that don’t often make other lists of most popular patios—but should. more

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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. more

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Attached to the back of the Southridge Athletic Club, On The Edge Bar & Grill offers a congenial atmosphere and great Milwaukee-style pizza. more

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At the zenith of the farm-to-table movement, the Shepherd Express provides a handy list of sustainability-minded area farmers, producers and foragers that service local restaurants. more

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Still going strong after almost three years of operations, Brady Street’s La Masa Empanada Bar offers creative takes on the titular Mexican favorite at very affordable prices. Their happy hour specials are one of the best in town. more

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This month’s new restaurants include Southern food and New York-style pizza in Bay View, long-awaited sushi in Wauwatosa, and a couple of new options for lovers of Mexican food. more

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Explorium Brewpub, located in Southridge Mall, stands out head and shoulders above any other mall restaurant in the area. more

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