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Gas stations are not what they used to be—and for those looking for food, that's a good thing. One example is the Walker's Point Plaza Mobil station, located between First and Second streets. The site offers a convenience store, a car wash,... more

Aug 16, 2011 12:00 AM Dining Preview 1 Comments

Bathed in the shadows of relative obscurity, local shows can be successful in a variety of different ways. There are quite a few different signs of success in local theatre. Nothing quite says it like a sold-out show.An entire run of a show bei.. more

Oct 19, 2010 12:34 AM Theater

The Boulevard Theatre is the first to officially open its 2010-2011 season. This week, it opens its 25th anniversary season with Fourplay: 4 Comedies of Seduction. Four romantic comedy shorts by four different playwrights play out on a nearly emp.. more

Jul 29, 2010 11:43 PM Theater

Summerfest hasn't released its 2010 attendance figures yet, but I'll be surprised if the final numbers aren't strong. The music festival was blessed with 11 days of near-perfect weather and, perhaps as importantly, seemed to enjoy a renewed air of.. more

Jul 5, 2010 4:08 PM On Music

...when even the ref is trying to keep from laughing at you.... more

Sep 13, 2009 4:00 AM More Sports

My wrap up of 2009’s Lollapalooza festival is up. In a nutshell, I thought the  supporting headliners upstaged the curiously lackluster headliners, and that the festival had better luck with dance and electronic-leaning artists than it did alterna.. more

Aug 10, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Ask a film critic to locate the golden age of cinema and you’ll likely hear one of two answers: the late ‘30s era of The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind, or the late ‘60s-early ‘70s period bracketed by Bonnie andClyde and Star Wars. Scree.. more

Jul 17, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

Springtimeis in the air—at least when the sleet, snow and finally stop—and springrolls are a specialty at Mai Thai, a Thai restaurant that opened lastyear at 1230 E. Brady St. There spring,Dining Out more

Mar 25, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview

A great day for new song leaks. First Method Man and Redman drop a long overdue new song, and it sounds like it was preserved in amber from 2000 (in a good way), and then Ghostface of all people emerges with a song that addresses the Rihanna/Chris.. more

Mar 5, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

Featuring a striking retro-modern environment of yellow-and-white printed drapes, silk-screen printed posters and clear bubble lights, The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a charming spot for a light meal,Dining Out more

Feb 25, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview 3 Comments

Brookfield’sHaute Taco (18905 W. Capital Drive) has been open for nearly a year. Asyou would expect, the specialty is gourmet tacos. The carne asada tacosare made with a quality of beef rarely foun,Dining Out more

Feb 18, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Insurgent Theatre and Alamo Basement will shortly be staging yet another performance in their ongoing BERZERK!!! series. The premise of the show goes something like this: Alamo Basement co-founder Mike Q. Hanlon contacts a group of writers and giv.. more

Feb 11, 2009 5:00 AM Theater

Thebiggest local restaurant news of 2008 would have to be Adam Siegel’sJames Beard Award as Best Chef of the Midwest. Siegel is chef decuisine at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, as well as ,Dining Out more

Nov 19, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Onsunny days the light streams into the large windows of A Taste of ArtCoffee Bar & Deli (4701 W. Lisbon Ave.). Standard offerings ofcoffee drinks and fruit smoothies get a boost from a menu that s,Dining Out more

Oct 29, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview

TheDiablos Rojos Restaurant Group, which owns Trocadero and CafeHollander, opened two new venues this year. In addition to theBelgian-themed Fat Abbey, the group started Cafe Centraal (2306 S.Kinnicki,Dining Out more

Oct 15, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview

ThePainted Parrot (8028 W. National Ave.) is a fun, colorful restaurantthat follows a Caribbean theme. Jamaican murals cover the walls andreggae music blasts from behi,Dining Out more

Oct 8, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Whilerecent months saw the closing of the African Hut, with its West Africanmenu, t What’s your take? Write: or comment on this story online at www.ex ,Dining Out more

Aug 13, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Whenwe reviewed Yaffa (106 W. Wells St.) in January, the Mediterraneanrestaurant was only open for dinner. Now that summer has arrived,weekday lunches have returned. Yaffa’s outdoor deck, located directlyon the RiverWalk, provides a pleasant lunc... more

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview 1 Comments

Shorewood’sCafe Nation Smoothie Nation (1926 E. Capitol Drive) is a small, uniqueplace to grab a cup of coffee or a dessert smoothie. The latter comesin many flavors. One favorite is the orange dreamsicle, so sweet andcreamy that your taste buds ... more

Jul 2, 2008 12:00 AM Dining Preview