Atlas BBQ looks promising
Atlas BBQ opened at the end of 2012 and features the tagline "Beer. Bourbon. Barbecue." Located inside the Paramount Plaza in Grafton, Atlas offers food and sauces made from scratch.
Iron Horse Hotel names new executive chef
The Iron Horse Hotel has announced the addition of Grand Slauterbeck as executive chef.
Female-owned butcher shop, Bavette, opens in Third Ward
A new butcher shop and cafe, specializing in sustainably raised and butchered meats, is now open in the former Kafevino location.
The Bay opens quietly in Whitefish Bay
The Bay restaurant, 342 E. Silver Spring Dr., will open its doors to the public with a limited menu beginning this evening.
Black Sheep coming to Walker's Point
Black Sheep, 216 S. 2nd St., in Walker's Point, will open late this summer. The bar will offer small plates, cocktails, beer and a self-dispensing system offering a dozen wines.
In search of the perfect pizza: Bobbana's Pizza
Five years ago, Manual Castellanos, Jr. was looking for a new opportunity after working as an auto worker at a GM plant. He found Bobanna's for sale so he and his family made the purchase. I decided to stop in and check out the Hawaiian pizza and Meat Lovers pizza.
Cafe La Paloma coming to Walker's Point
Cafe La Paloma, a new Mexican restaurant in Walker's Point, will soon open at 606 S. 5th St. - across the street from La Fuente.
Pita Pit to hopefully open soon
It's not a done deal, but it looks like a Pita Pit will open on Farwell Avenue. Signs are in the window and Meghan Bertram, the pre-opening coordinator for Pita Pit, says it's likely one will open this summer.
Northpoint Custard opens May 18
We all scream for ice cream - or, custard, that is. Bartolotta Restaurants plans to open its Northpoint Custard stand for the season on May 18.
In search of the perfect pizza: Gianelli's
The Bonanza Shopping Center is not even a glimmer of what it once was, but Gianelli's Pizza and Chicken Man are doing their best to keep some life in the building, and I think they're doing a good job. They blew me away with the texture and sweetness of their handmade sauce - and did I mention there were strips of bacon on my pizza?
Zelicious opens in Shops of Grand Avenue
Zelicious Treats and Gifts opened in the Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave. The shop specializes in gourmet, pre-packaged chocolates, popcorn, old fashioned candy and quirky items like chocolate-dipped Pringles and Doritos.
Three new businesses to open
A new cafe, a gourmet cupcake shop and a bar will all open soon in and around Milwaukee.
Sababa now serves dinner, too
Sababa, 319 E. State St., has served breakfast and lunch since 2007. About a month ago, the Middle Eastern eatery started offering dinner, cocktails and hookah service, as well.
Millioke promises meat, cheese, beer
Millioke Restaurant - associated with the new Marriott Hotel - will open this summer at 323 E. Wisconsin Ave. The restaurant's tagline is "Meat. Cheese. Beer." and will feature "great Midwestern cuisine."
In search of the perfect pizza: Ferrante's
In 1938, newlyweds Rosalie and Alex Ferrante established the first Ferrante's Restaurant in central Milwaukee. A friend and I decided to check out the popular restaurant opened by their kids in Mequon, and we were pleasantly surprised by a Texas Ranch Pizza.
Hop on board the pineapple express
Current trends in nutrition preach the benefits of eating a seasonal diet in accordance with where you live. Eating papaya in February in Wisconsin doesn't exactly jibe with this. But, sometimes cravings win out. In complete rebellion against seasonal or local eating, I have been indulging in some major pineapple action.
In search of the perfect pizza: Papa Luigi's
I stopped in to the Cudahy location of Papa Luigi's Pizza, owned by Salvatore Purpora and his family. Customer service is a priority here, and I wanted to check out Papa Luigi's mysterious secret blend of spices.
In search of the perfect pizza: Sofia's Restaurant
Selman "Sal" Ismaili, Sr. moved here from Europe in 1973. Between 1973 and 1982, he worked in machine shops and restaurants until he bought Pizza Chef (now Sofia's) in 1982. Due to his passion for food, he created and developed his own recipes, via trial and error, until he was happy with the results.
New digs for Juiced!
After a year in business as a mobile juice bar, Juiced! now has a permanent home at 1749 N. Farwell Ave. The vegetarian and vegan juice bar will still roam, however, and will be at East Town and West Town farmers markets this summer.
Alterra to open in Madison
On Friday, April 5, Alterra Coffee will open its newest cafe, located in the historic Tenney Plaza building on Madison's Capitol Square.
Pizza Man announces new executive chef
Pizza Man has announced the hiring of an executive chef for the restaurant, which is scheduled to reopen in June at the corner of Downer and Belleview on Milwaukee's East side.
8-Twelve named best athlete-owned restaurant in America
Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Bryan can add another notch to their win columns - as can SURG Restaurant Group, the entity that operates 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill - since 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill has been named the best athlete-owned restaurant in America by The Daily Meal.
Koppa's Farwell Foods sold
Koppa's Farwell Foods, 1940 W. Farwell Ave., has been sold to Krishveer, LLC, it was announced Wednesday.
In search of the perfect pizza: Armeli's
Native Sicilian Anthony "Tony" Armeli opened his restaurant in 1988 and still owns it today. The restaurant serves up a hearty Sunday night buffet featuring pizza, pasta, and broasted chicken. But their thin crust pizza must be seen - and eaten - to be believed.
Palomino in Bay View gets a revamp
Palomino will be closed for 4-6 weeks while the restaurant gets a refresh, including a new cafe-style menu.