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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... 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." 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 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. more

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

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

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

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

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Despite “serious” being in the name of his product, Trey Taylor likes to have a little fun with his brand, Ser!ous Bean Company. more

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MOR Bakery & Café has a tempting array of flavorful gluten-free treats and savory options that smash all stigmas about gluten-free food. more

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Most of us have relished the cool, fruity goodness of a frozen pop on a sweaty summer day, but Pete Cooney of Pete’s Pops knows people enjoy cool confections year-round. more

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Here are some of Milwaukee's smaller, lesser-known neighborhood coffee shops that excel at crafting delicious coffee drinks and nurturing unique community spaces. more

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This month, the Stackner Cabaret opened its 31st season with a new look, a revised menu and an expanded outer patio space with an additional bar and TV. more

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Roasters such as Valentine Coffee, Hawthorne and others have created delightful mash-ups of coffee shop-meets-bar ambiances. more

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Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Company in Colgate is still a bit of a secret, but that’s okay with Joe and Jenny Fahey, the husband and wife team behind the organic apple orchard. more

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The celebration includes a block party, sabering of DeuS Bottles by the hour, and brewing legend Jack Van Antwerpen. more

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Apple cider has enjoyed something of a comeback, and three Milwaukee-area artisan beverage producers are dedicated to making hard cider in its truer form. more

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Lovino's new owner, Jennifer Clearwater, is taking a more selective approach with the brand. more

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When Frank Greguska Sr. and his wife, Irene, first opened Discount Liquor in 1960, martini drinkers made gin “in,” beer and soda was sold in returnable bottles, and beer choices were limited to about a half-dozen domestics like Blatz or Hamm’s. more

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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

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A few quick coffee drink recipes that come together easily and do not require any unusual or pricey ingredients. more

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