Milwaukee Public Market


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Milwaukee’s Trapper Schoepp gives sneak peak of his Summerfest performance. Read more

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St. Paul Fish Company is the Public Market’s only traditional restaurant, offering cooked seafood as well as fish to prepare at home. Read more

Dining Out


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Mequon’s new Spur 16 will feature a public market with some of Milwaukee’s most renowned restaurants, a St. Paul Fish Company location and a summer farmers’ market. Read more

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After a year of record-breaking sales and visitors in 2017, the Milwaukee Public Market has done it again. Read more


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

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more


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

Short Order


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

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


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

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

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