Milwaukee Public Market

Dear Ruthie answers a reader’s cry for help as Halloween approaches, and she offers a glimpse into her social calendar for the week. more

Dear Ruthie

While West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe is a restaurant with multiple personalities, they all come together to form a neighborhood spot that’s hopping at breakfast and lunch. more

Dining Out

It wasn’t long ago that the only menu choices for vegans were French fries or a basic garden salad. Today, Milwaukee’s culinary repertoire has grown along with rest of the nation’s desire for vegan food options. more


Dear Ruthie gives advice to a man contemplating coming out to his family this Labor Day weekend. Her “Social Calendar” lists events in and around Milwaukee of import and interest to the LGBTQ community. more

Dear Ruthie

As the owner of ORO di Oliva, which specializes in fresh extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegars, Josh Saiia and his staff encourage sampling, suggest pairings and answer questions. more


Nestled in a corner of Milwaukee Public Market, Margarita Paradise purveys imaginative Mexican fare prepared promptly within the indoor shopping and dining plaza. more

Short Order


Photo Credit: Dave Zylstra

The city has embraced BIDs in the past, but new legislation that limits their funding could have a negative impact on Milwaukee. more

News Features

Except at peak times, Milwaukeeans hardly realize that they are sharing their city with millions of tourists who outnumber them 10 to one. more

News Features

Since 2005, C. Adam’s Bakery has provided delicious sweet treats to visitors to the Third Ward’s Milwaukee Public Market. more


Executive Director Jim Plaisted discusses the challenges of managing the neighborhood’s rapid growth. more

Off the Cuff

"We all scream for amazing vegan ice cream," readsthe menu of On the Bus, the newcomer among Milwaukee Public Market eateries,and we would agree knowing how hard it is to find 100% vegan treats. On top ofice cream, the eatery serves shak.. more

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Emily Ware’s On the Bus serves vegan fare from the south end of the Milwaukee Public Market, near the Water Street entrance. more


From fine dining Spanish in a new hotel to a public food court in a building housing student apartments, new dining options catering to every taste opened this month. Plus, a soul food spot serves meals family style and a Thai staple adds a... more

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The Third Ward has come a long way in the 20 years since Nancy O’Keefe took charge as executive director of the Historic Third Ward Association (HTWA). The Shepherd Express interviews her about her experience with the organization, progress... more

News Features

Matthew Prigge examines the historic comeback of Milwaukee’s Third Ward and describes some of the area’s major landmarks. more

News Features

Photo by Todd Nilson, Flickr CCBaking and pastry arts students from MATC's skills are on display at the Milwaukee Public Market, in the form of thirty-two elaborate and creative gingerbread houses. The houses are on display as part of MATC's 'Ging.. more

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Earlier today the Journal Sentinel reported that there may be a mountain lion roaming the north side of Milwaukee. The news came with reactions of fear, disbelief and of course hilarious tweets. We rounded up some of the best reactions to the news.. more

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Welcome to the newest Shepherd blog, Brew City Booze! I'mgoing to be bringing you the latest news and information for all thingsalcohol-related in MKE. Anything is fair game: bars, bar food, beer events,cocktails, breweries, distilleries, festi.. more

Brew City Booze

Have you ever gone to a coffee shop, tried whatever coffee they were brewing andthought, “Hey, I’d like to drink that at home,” only to try it and have it taste worse? Nomatter how many times you brew it, you can’t seem to get it right. It’s .. more

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The Milwaukee Public Market, thriving this past year despite nearby construction, continues to offer Third Ward and Downtown diners many options for home-cooking components, sit-down dining and takeout. more

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