Flash in the Pan presents a new recipe for creamy vinaigrette salad dressing, perfect for the summer. Read more

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Café Calatrava is a hidden gem located on the ground floor of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The menu changes often and is seasonal, using many locally sourced ingredients. Read more

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Ari LeVaux on the merits of a good salad. Read more

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Coerper’s Five O’Clock Club was the local veteran of steakhouses, founded by the Coerper family in 1948. A few years ago, when ownership changed, the name simplified to the Five O’Clock Steakhouse. But all else remains the Read more

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About an hour north of Milwaukee a couple set up shop on an unassuming side street off the city's main drag to share the husband's legacy of hearty Italian recipes. Their restaurant, Bellafini’s Trattoria, was a highlight Read more

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Kiku (202 W. Wisconsin Ave.) is a favorite Japanese restaurant among Shepherd Express readers. Although the restaurant has two bars, the space is not especially large. The menu has a breadth of seafood entrée options Read more

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Larb is a minced meat salad commonly found in Isan, Laos, and northern Thailand. Thai larb, which varies from the Isan and Laos versions, combines herbs, onions and hot chilies. It is common on many local Thai menus, but one Read more

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Thai Bar-B-Que is one of the best Thai restaurants in the area, with a menu featuring items from Issan and Laos. Issan, also spelled Isan, is the northeast region of Thailand, adjacent to the border of Laos. Issan is known for serving the ... Read more

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Tapas, anyone? Over the past year, the biggest trend among local restaurants is tapas—not necessarily the Spanish classics, but instead an international spectrum of small plates. The latest entrant into this field is Clutch, which opened re... Read more

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Verduras Tea House & Café (181 N. Broadway) offers a unique setting in the Third Ward. You enter through the Artasia store, which specializes in Asian jewelry, artifacts and furnishings. This is such a suitable setting for a tearoom. There ... Read more

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In 2005, Balzac helped to usher in the concept of “small plate” dining in Milwaukee. Today, “small plates” continue to gain in popularity. Balzac had veered away from that approach over the years, but a recent new menu returns the Read more

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  I remember reading a theory that stated that the domestication of the house cat was something of an unspoken agreement between both parties. Humans didn’t mind cats hanging around because they killed vermin that made life difficult for people.. Read more


Firstimpressions can be deceiving. At Victor’s on Van Buren, the bar is anactive meeting place, the music is loud and there is a metal dancefloor straight from the ’70s disco era. But in t,Dining Out Read more

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For the recipe: 6 medium sized tomatoes of your choosing (I prefer ripe Romas) ,Just Cook It Read more


Although winter often poses problems with obtaining fresh locally grown produce, Milwaukeeans are lucky to have Growing Power products available to them. Grown in greenhouses, winter produce is limited to tender,Just Cook It Read more

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