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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Saturday, April 19, 2014

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101. Pattaya brings Thai to Tosa
Pattaya Thai, 9201 W. Center St., is open and folks in the surrounding neighborhoods have been checking it out. The buzz I've heard is that it's good, so I went over for a taste.
102. Watts Tea Room named one of the "World's Greatest Old Dining Institutions"
It's fitting to see Watts Tea Room, 761 N. Jefferson St, on Saide Stein's Food Matters list of "10 of the World's Greatest Old Dining Institutions" inside t magazine from The New York Times.
103. Rio West Cantina to become Milwaukee Beer Bistro
Next month, Rio West Cantina, 2730 N. Humboldt Blvd., will become the Milwauke Beer Bistro.
104. In search of the perfect pizza: Mama's Pizza
In my last job, I spent some time on Milwaukee's Northwest Side and drove past a few businesses that looked to have some history. One of them was Mama's Pizza and Italian Cuisine.
105. Colectivo and Lowlands announce first Waukesha County locations
A new Colectivo cafe and a new grand cafe concept from the owners of Cafe Benelux restaurant - the first by each of the locally owned dining groups in Waukesha County - will open in The Marcus Corporation's open-air mall called The Corners of Brookfield, located east of Barker Road near the intersection of I-94 and Bluemound Road.
106. Big changes at Lakefront Brewery
Some big changes are underway at Lakefront Brewery, but not for the beer.
107. Underground, after-hours ramen noodle shop to open
This weekend, Justin Carlisle will open an underground, after-hours ramen noodle shop inside Ardent, his restaurant located at 1751 N. Farwell Ave.
108. Happy birthday Stone Creek, thanks for the free joe
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 3, Milwaukee's Stone Creek Coffee celebrates its 20th birthday. And to honor the occasion, the local roaster will serve up its new Anniversary Alchemy blend all day. And if you get to one of the cafes before noon, you can join the celebration by getting a 12-ounce cup of it free!
109. In search of the perfect pizza: Pulo's Pizza
When I started writing these blogs, my focus was on finding family owned and operated pizzerias, using recipes passed down over multiple generations. Pulo's Pizza certainly fits that mold.
110. Sanford makes another "best of" list
National men's blog Gear Patrol listed Milwaukee's Sanford as one of its top 25 restaurants in the country this week. The award-winning restaurant is Wisconsin's only inclusion in its list.
111. New joe for George Webb's
George Webb Restaurants and Torke Coffee Roasting Company, based in Sheboygan, created a new blend of coffee that will be sold in the restaurants by the cup as well as the package.
112. New French bakery/restaurant coming to Shorewood
A locally owned, new French bakery/restaurant will open at 4401 N. Oakland Ave. at the former site of Lakeshore Gallery and, more recently, Performance Running Outfitters.
113. Milwaukee Lunch Club to soon launch
The Milwaukee Lunch Club - which launches next month - gives Downtown professionals the chance to try food from restaurants primarily in the suburbs while networking with dozens of other people.
114. Double Cut Charcoal Grill opens today at Kalahari in the Dells
Double Cut Charcoal Grill, a steak and seafood bistro, opens today at the Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells. The restaurant was created via a partnership with Minneapolis-based Parasole Restaurant Holdings and replaces the resort's Kahunaville Restaurant.
115. In search of the perfect pizza: Runaway Meatball
I'd heard about this pizza place that opened in July called Runaway Meatball, 3592 N. Oakland Ave., and I kept seeing ads in one of the local periodicals, so I figured I may as well pay them a visit.
116. Suburpia opens in Downtown Milwaukee
Suburpia, a bit of a Milwaukee sandwich legend, opened a new location in Downtown Milwaukee this week at 612 N. Water St.
117. Wisconsin Avenue Dogg Haus moving to Water Street
Mazen Muna's first Dogg Haus restaurant opened April 1, 2005 and as he puts it "there hasn't been a dull moment for the last nine years." I caught up with him recently, and he provided some news on a new Water Street location and gave me his tips for making dogs at home.
118. Corner Bakery Cafe coming to Milwaukee, Madison
Corner Bakery Cafe announced today that its bringing one of its fast casual restaurant concepts to Milwaukee.
119. Stone Bowl Grill opening soon
A new Korean restaurant will soon open called Stone Bowl Grill in the former Mayura space, 1958 N. Farwell Ave.
120. In search of the perfect pizza: Ricardo's
Over the years, I rarely ventured into Greendale unless I was visiting a cousin for a family gathering. I've heard great things about Ferch's Malt Shoppe over the years but still haven't had a chance to visit. I've also heard great things about Ricardo's Pizza over the years and never had a chance to visit until recently.
121. Colectivo lands on Fodor's list of "15 of America's best indie coffee shops"
Milwaukee's blessed with several wonderful, independent coffee roasters and shops. Two, Colectivo and Stone Creek, have 20 years each in the Milwaukee area. Only one, though, Colectivo Coffee, made Fodor's list of "America's 15 Best Indie Coffee Shops."
122. Jake's Deli opening new location in Greendale
Jake's Deli - the famed Milwaukee institution, second place finisher for best sandwich in's readers poll and 2013 editors' pick for the city's finest sandwiches - is preparing a new restaurant, this time located in the food court of Southridge Mall.
123. First look: Pane e Vino
Pane' Vino opened Wednesday inside The Astor Hotel, 924 E. Juneau Ave. The spaghetteria - yes, that's a word and isn't it fun to say? - offers, not surprisingly, almost entirely pasta dishes from tortellini to linguine to spaghetti.
124. West Bend Tap and Tavern is open
Denver restaurateur, Brian Culligan, and his brother and executive chef, Michael Culligan, recently completed renovations on the former Tastings building at 315 N. Main St. in West Bend. The new restaurant is called West Bend Tap and Tavern.
125. In search of the perfect pizza: Ann's Italian Restaurant
I've heard about Ann's Italian Restaurant, 5969 S. 108th Pl., and driven past a couple of times, but I've never dined there. A friend recommended their pizza to me recently, so I went to check it out.