Sheila Julson

Sheila Julson is a freelance writer who enjoys capturing the stories behind Milwaukee’s happening food, beverage and urban farming scenes. She also pens articles about holistic health, green living, sustainability and human-interest features. As a long-time fiction writer, her novel, Thorn, placed in the General Fiction quarterfinalist round of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. When she’s not hammering away at a computer keyboard, she enjoys hiking, gardening, vegetarian cooking, sewing, making homemade wine (and drinking it) and any other urban homesteading pursuits that catch her interest. She lives on Milwaukee’s South Shore with her musician husband and a spoiled hound dog.

As Johnsonville rose from the ashes, management chose to thank their Watertown employees in a unique way. They partnered with celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Fabio Viviani, of “Top Chef fame," to prepare a gourmet Italia... more

Apr 21, 2017 3:50 PM Eat/Drink

Red Elephant Chocolate (333 N. Broadway) strives to take chocolate consumption to a whole new level with their new Third Ward chocolate café by living up to their motto: “A chocolate experience you’ll never forget." more

Apr 11, 2017 3:45 PM Eat/Drink

In today’s online shopping environment, everything from clothing to books to food items can be purchased and shipped with a click. While there areBrewers Organics offers home or office delivery of fresh, certified-organic and organically gr... more

Dec 27, 2016 2:48 PM Eat/Drink

Inspired by a recurring dream that she was running through a bountiful garden, surrounded by fruits and vegetables, Karen Long founded Garden of Eden Kingdom Living, a business offering handmade juices, along with all-natural dressings, coo... more

Apr 12, 2016 3:46 PM Eat/Drink

Cudahy continues to reinvent itself with new bars and restaurants, and among the new lineup is Cudahy Burger Joint (4905 S. Packard Ave.). In the remodeled, contemporary space, one can savor burgers made from hormone-free ground chuck, as w... more

Feb 23, 2016 4:09 PM Short Order

Since 1984, Superior Equipment & Supply has been a respected name in the food service industry. But since the company moved in 2008 from the corner of 13th Street and Oklahoma Avenue into spacious new digs at 4550 S. Brust Ave. in St. Franc... more

Dec 16, 2014 8:49 PM Eat/Drink

Jane’s Simply Delicious Gourmet Popcorn offers a wide variety of popcorn including cholesterol-free white popcorn, cheese-coated popcorn, caramel corn and novelty flavors like tutti-fruitty, hot cinnamon and root beer float. They also offer... more

Dec 9, 2014 9:22 PM Eat/Drink

Within Milwaukee’s bustling urban agriculture scene, a new organization cultivating greens may get lost in the shuffle. However, We Grow Greens, a cooperative of educators and sustainability leaders committed to healthy food systems and nat... more

Aug 5, 2014 9:57 PM Dining Preview

Whenit comes to Conejito’s Place, either you love it or you hate it. At thetime that Conejito’s opened, more than two dec,Dining Out more

Dec 17, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview 1 Comments

The aptly named Bowls, a fast-casual restaurant that opened in Walker’s Point in June, has an entire menu dedicated to smoothie bowls, grain and green bowls, and even pudding. more

Feb 13, 2018 1:51 PM Dining Out

Since 1969, The Purple Foot has been providing supplies and guidance to home wine, beer and cider makers. In a new space in an historic farmhouse on Forest Home Avenue, the company continues to expand its offerings. more

Feb 6, 2018 3:14 PM Eat/Drink

Tom Dorairaj, founder of Milwaukee-based Patra Eco-Dinnerware, got the idea for his elegant, biodegradable line of plates, bowls, trays and flatware by watching his grandmother while growing up in India. more

Jan 30, 2018 1:28 PM Eat/Drink

Since 1916, Buddy Squirrel has brought fine chocolates and other confections to the greater Milwaukee area. With Valentines Day and Easter on the horizon, there’s a lot to look forward to. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:26 PM Eat/Drink


Photo Credit: Kevin Sparrow

A recent addition to Shorewood’s business district, Cloud Red is a quaint bar and casual eatery with a wide drink selection and menu defined by variety, quality and sensitivity to dietary restrictions. more

Jan 16, 2018 2:02 PM Dining Out 4 Comments

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

Jan 16, 2018 1:58 PM Eat/Drink

Pete’s Fruit Market, providing fresh produce to Milwaukee’s near South Side since 1992, has opened a second location in Bronzeville. more

Jan 9, 2018 2:53 PM Eat/Drink

La Finca Coffee House, which opened this past October in St. Francis, is filling a void with a Mexican-inspired menu of coffee drinks, hot food and bakery. more

Jan 9, 2018 2:46 PM Dining Out

John Ross Ferrell, owner of Ecos coconut beverages, decided to branch out with coffee products creating PhiloÇoffia. more

Jan 2, 2018 1:45 PM Eat/Drink

Using family recipes and her own innovation, Jeanine Becker crafts delicious jams and jellies for her business Madam J’s Stick Fingers Jams and Jellies. more

Dec 19, 2017 2:25 PM Eat/Drink

A new Corner Bakery Café opened in Shorewood in August. All of the food is made fresh to order and the restaurant features many amenities for Oak Leaf Trail users. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:19 PM Eat/Drink

Attorney-turned-entrepreneur Justin Lubin, creator of Milk & Honey cream liqueur, is quick to express that he’s privileged with the opportunity to bring his unique product to market. more

Dec 5, 2017 2:24 PM Eat/Drink

The exhibit teaches patrons about Milwaukee’s rich brewing history while the beer bar slakes their thirst with local offerings. more

Nov 28, 2017 1:08 PM Eat/Drink

When baker Nancy Potter wanted to start a food business, she chose crackers as a natural pairing to Wisconsin’s booming cheese industry. more

Nov 21, 2017 12:50 PM Eat/Drink

While driving down Packard Avenue in Cudahy, it’s hard to miss La Serenata, a brightly painted periwinkle corner restaurant. more

Nov 14, 2017 3:34 PM Dining Out

Thanks to Press., Milwaukeeans can enjoy the unique European delicacy known as Belgian Liège waffles at farmers markets or catered events. more

Nov 14, 2017 12:18 PM Eat/Drink

This year's Holiday Folk Fair, held at State Fair Park, features food from dozens of ethnic group in the Milwaukee area. more

Nov 8, 2017 8:19 AM Eat/Drink

Cooking and baking were always part of Linda Burrell’s life. That passion led her to form Cakes by Linda Kay in 2011, a small business that creates specialty cakes for any occasion, and cookies, cobbler, pie, cupcakes and more. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:09 PM Eat/Drink

In April 2017, the 5-year-old organic chocolatier moved into its own space in Wauwatosa, which hosts classes and events and offers a more

Oct 31, 2017 1:43 PM Eat/Drink

Big City Greens & Gourmet supplies delicious microgreens as well as foraged produce to local restaurants and private customers through CSA boxes. more

Oct 24, 2017 5:03 PM Eat/Drink