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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... Read more

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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." Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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 Read more

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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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Elev8 Milwaukee is a recently opened CBD dispensary with noticeably low prices and a wide variety of hemp products. Read more

Cannabis Connection

Smokin’ Ts is a barbecue sauce with more versatility and kick than most. Read more

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Spearheading edible CBD products, LoveBootch Kombucha adds the cannabinoid to tea infusions that can be bought in many retail places. Read more

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Jane Hawley Stevens could be considered a pioneer in healing herbs and organic farming. For nearly three decades, she’s owned Four Elements Herbals. Now, she offers a full line of medicinal herbal teas in colorful varieties. Read more

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In 2015, Gene and Jan Glas launched Glas All Naturals with a line of six flavored cheese spreads, which are made on the property of Brightonwoods Orchard. Read more

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Kringle officially became Wisconsin’s State Pastry on June 30, 2013. Racine is the state’s kringle capital, with numerous bakers and flavors to please every sweet tooth. Read more

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A few ideas for those who would enjoy a caffeinated Christmas. Read more

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Boombalatti’s Pizza Company offers a low-carb pizza option for ketogenic and gluten-free diets. Read more

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With eight flavors of bitters and elixirs for craft cocktails, Bittercube is enjoying a great popularity on the Milwaukee craft scene. Read more

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Cannabidiol has grown popular in Milwaukee, where its relaxing qualities are appreciated, with businesses such as PhiloÇoffia, Canni Hemp Co. or High Tea sprouting in Brew City. Read more

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While perusing vintage cookbooks you will find a vast selection of delicious coffee recipes among the yellowed, dog-eared pages. Read more

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Brunch is typically only available on weekends, but the Lowlands Group has launched a new brunch menu to be served seven days a week at all Café Hollander locations. Read more

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Award-winning chefs Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook will come to Milwaukee to sign their new cookbook, Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious. Read more

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There are so many great places in Milwaukee where folks can taste and learn about the beverage. Read more

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Batches is a new Third Ward bakery which offers a large choice of sweet and savory items. Read more

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After Honeypie, Palomino and PieGram, Valeri Lucks opens a new restaurant in Bay View dedicated to pie enthusiasts. Read more

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Espresso, that concentrated, knock-your-socks-off coffee served in shot form in a tiny cup, has won its way into America’s coffee-loving hearts. Read more

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Dr. Zhang said the journey has been exciting since GenoPalate officially launched last fall; the company has grown to 16 part-time and full-time employees with interns from Milwaukee and other parts of Wisconsin. Read more

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WalletHub ranked Milwaukee 69th out of 100 coffee cities in America. What gives? Read more

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