Merriment Social

Dear Ruthie offers advice to two readers and shares her extensive social calendar of fun events. Read more

Dear Ruthie

The Shepherd Express is set to host the ultimate ugly sweater party on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5-9 p.m. at Merriment Social. Read more


Dear Ruthie shares her advice on manners and courtesy, then gives us a glimpse of her calendar of LGBTQ events in the Greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie


A list for the everyman, for the family, for midweek, for those who prefer steak tacos to steak houses. Read more

Dining Out 5 Comments

The Shepherd Express profiles 10 great spots in and around Milwaukee for a trendy ice cream cocktail. Read more


Lacey Muszynski shares a Mother's Day dinner recommendation for moms of all tastes. Read more

Brew City Booze

Milwaukee has recently seen several great new restaurant openings—including Moxie, Third Coast Provisions and matador Taco + Tequila Bar—as well as the expansion of both local and national chains such as AJ Bomber, Smoke Shack, Holey Moley ... Read more

Dining Out

Milwaukee is a meat and potatoes town, with burgers andfrench fries being perhaps the most popular variation on that theme. No matterwhat kind of burger you like—smashed, buttered, pub-style, grilled—there areall kinds to choose from. Here are .. Read more

Brew City Booze 3 Comments

An overview of Milwaukee restaurants and bars opened in the last year. Read more

City Guide

Eleven ofMilwaukee’s top chefs will host a benefit dinner Monday, May 23 for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative.The chefs will create original gourmet dishes inspired by the menu of the popularsouthern chain Waffle House.Partic.. Read more

Happening Now


Photo by Lauren Kirsch

The word “merriment” is defined as fun, gaiety and enjoyment, and Merriment Social is just that. It’s more than dinner—it is a social, festive activity. The craft cocktails are creative libations that are a generous pour and have fun sig... Read more

Dining Out


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July and August have been busy months on the MKE restaurantand bar front. Here is some of the latest dining and drinking news.Ian's Pizzahas closed their North Ave. location in order to expand and remodel the space.Once reopened, they hope to.. Read more

Brew City Booze

Phil Cousineau, the San Francisco-based writer, world traveler and documentary filmmaker, will hold forth at Boswell Book Co. this Friday, Oct. 29. He’s well worth catching, no matter what subjects his latest books are addressing. He’s a co... Read more


When it comes to playing mentally imbalanced characters, from a moody Hamlet to Macbeth to a semi-punk Mack the Knife, local actor Jeremy Welter is capable of conjuring a slick, appealing level of creepiness for his stage appearances. This ... Read more