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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. 

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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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Three Lions Pub has made a name for itself by catering to soccer fans, British expats and diners looking for more than typical bar food. more

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Milwaukeeans are lovers of tradition and familiarity, which is probably why we have such strong, unique foodways like hot ham and rolls, frozen custard and bloody marys with a beer chaser. more

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A new sports bar hopes to stick in Downtown, a popular burger bar gets a sister location and a playful brunch spot comes to Walker’s Point. But, the real news this month is the long, sad list of closings. more

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There is nothing quite like Snack Boys in Milwaukee. Owners John Revord, Mitch Ciohon and Shay Linkus have taken their collective food and alcohol knowledge and distilled it into one slightly insane package. more

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Thai Bangkok, something of a hidden gem, features friendly and knowledgeable service as well as a delicious menu of Thai and Hmong dishes. 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. more

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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? more

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