What do you get when you cross a Mexican taqueria with the sterling reputation of Justin Carlisle and his wife, Lucia Muñoz, and sprinkle in some gentrification for good measure? The Laughing Taco. more

Aug 1, 2017 1:04 PM Dining Out

Todd Lazarski shares five great places to eat pastor tacos in Milwaukee. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:07 AM Eat/Drink 1 Comments

Neither Here Nor There is a comedy podcast with a linear storyline, original music and sound work, comic art, and an upcoming live show coming to a bar near you.NHNT tells the story of Dante Davis, a ne'er-do-well twenty-something who gets into .. more

Feb 27, 2015 4:50 PM Around MKE 1 Comments

Milwaukee’s growler landscape was mostly dormant in January 2014. Few locations other than breweries were filling 64-oz. vessels with fresh beer for patrons to carry off-premise. And while it seems that little grows in the dead of winter around he.. more

Feb 15, 2015 10:51 PM Eat/Drink

My mission: Try as many tortas as I could at JC King's Tortas, a small Mexican restaurant on Milwaukee’s South Side. What actually happened: I tried four, cried uncle and left stuffed and happy.,Dining Out more

Jul 30, 2014 11:10 AM Dining Preview

There are a lot of different ways to try to keep a holiday show fresh. Be that as it may, Christmas is an extremely over-exposed holiday. Very difficult to keep things novel and interesting there. As stated elsewhere, one local company is even tr.. more

Nov 27, 2013 11:00 AM Theater

A visit to La Estacion (319 Williams St., Waukesha) is a most unusual dining experience. It is located in a former railway station that dates to the days when Waukesha was a resort town famed for its mineral water springs. more

Mar 13, 2013 4:41 PM Dining Preview

Birria is a soup/stew found on the menus of many authentic Mexican restaurants. It can be prepared with any type of meat. Most local restaurants use goat, but El Canaveral (2501 W. Greenfield Ave.) prepares it with lamb. more

Nov 15, 2012 2:58 PM Dining Preview

Alicia Guerra, the longtime Conejito’s Place employee who goes by the nickname “Lala,” has opened her own Mexican restaurant in Cudahy. Lala’s Place is located in a modest, 1960s vintage diner with booths... more

Oct 5, 2012 3:20 PM Dining Preview

Milwaukee is on the brink of what could be a banner fall for local hip-hop. Here are some recent samples from some of the city's most anticipated local rap albums: Following their awesome boogie-funk joint "Move" earlier this summer, the rapper/pr.. more

Aug 30, 2012 7:30 PM On Music

Any Mexican restaurant that opens near the intersection of Sixth Street and National Avenue had better be prepared for some stiff competition. Within two blocks are heavyweights like La... more

Aug 28, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Poco Loco Cantina (4134 W. River Lane) is a cozy Mexican restaurant located in the heart of the old village of Brown Deer. Two counters provide seating for about 20 patrons. In the summer, however, additional seating is available... more

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Revolucion (2901 W. Morgan Ave.), a Mexican restaurant that opened less than a year ago, stands out from the crowd. Regional Mexican fare is served here, but the real specialty is the fajitas de molcajete. A molcajete is a bowl of volcanic ... more

Jul 5, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

 First Stage's Young Company closes out its season with a production of Tom Stoppard's classic absurdist existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead . The twisted margins of Hamlet take center stage in a show that probably d.. more

Apr 22, 2012 10:29 AM Theater

It makes for a strange mix, at first glance. What do Latino Americans, Polish Americans and American Indians... more

Apr 18, 2012 12:00 AM A&E Feature

A 1960s office building just south of Mayfair Mall is a very unlikely spot for an authentic Mexican restaurant, but Taqueria El Fogoncito (10425 W. North Ave.) makes it work. Look for the small bright awning, the only color on a pale yellow... more

Mar 29, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview 1 Comments

It was a disappointment to hear about the closing of Las Esmeraldas, a place loved for its birria, whole red snappers and tacos al pastor. But, fortunately, there is a worthy replacement. The exterior remains much the same, featuring stonew... more

Mar 7, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

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... more

Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

 Earlier today, Youngblood announced its next show . . . a show which will be staged March 1st through 17th at a venue yet to be announced. The play is being directed by Michael Cotey. The play is the Snow Romance. Which is to say that it is Fl.. more

Jan 6, 2012 9:46 PM Theater

The flags of the United States, Mexico and Greece fly in front of Tello's Grille & Cafe (200 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington), telegraphing the staple cuisines of this roomy, quirky establishment in the city's downtown. A recent dinner with ... more

Dec 8, 2011 12:00 AM Dining Preview