Cream City Swirl to open in Bay View
Cream City Swirl, 2663 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., will open this fall. The new business will serve frozen yogurt, crepes and gelato.
SURG Restaurants end relationship with Braun
SURG Restaurant Group announced today that it is ending its relationship with suspended Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun.
In search of the perfect pizza: Happy Tap
At the east end of the Lincoln Avenue Pizza Strip sits Happy Tap, 6801 W. Beloit Rd. I've driven past it dozens of times, curious about the signs on the building advertising "original thin crust pizza."
Hector's on Delaware is closed
After six years in business, Hector's on Delaware in Bay View closed earlier this month. The Wauwatosa location remains open.
The Aaron Rodgers burger
If you've stopped at Curly's Pub in Lambeau Field recently, you may have sampled the Aaron Rodgers burger. USA Today did a piece on it this week. Do a search for "aaron rodgers burger" and you'll see what people are saying about it. Here's a bit more on it, and details on which Packers player is next in line with his own burger creation.
In search of the perfect pizza: Times Square Pizza
I stopped in to visit an old favorite, Times Square Pizza, which shares a space with Atomic Chocolate Company and is owned by the same chef. The New York style pizza was as great as I remembered, and I found out about an exciting new venture owner Sean Henninger is undertaking (hint: it involves pigs, parties and a smoker).
Why is this big orange thing outside a chicken restaurant?
Today was another episode of "I've driven past this dozens of times and I must find out what it is."
In search of the perfect pizza: Rounding Third
I've visited Rounding Third Bar & Grill on Bluemound Road, and I've taken its shuttle to Brewers games, but I didn't know about the Rounding Third Pizzeria, 7119 S. 76 St., until a friend of mine told me about it.
Miss Saigon closed, Pattaya Thai-Vietnamese coming soon
Miss Saigon is closed at 92nd and Center, but a new place is apparently on the horizon.
Screamin' Sicilian aims to be "craft beer" of frozen pizza
Do you feel like there's just never enough topping on your pizza? Check out Screamin' Sicilian, the new "craft pizza" brand from Palermo Villa, Inc. that just entered stores in Milwaukee and Wisconsin a few weeks ago.
New pub comes to Downtown Greendale
Downtown Greendale is getting its first pub. Drilling's Panther Pub and Eatery, 5651 Broad St., opened to the public on Aug. 1.
In search of the perfect pizza: Toscana
The Entertainment Book introduced me to Toscana Italian Ristorante, located at 8405 S. 27th St. in Franklin. Chef and owner, Eddie Sopiqoti moved here from Albania after working for 10 years in the Tuscany (hence Toscana) region of Italy, learning the craft of Italian cuisine, including pizza.
Coffee With A Conscience adds second location
A second Coffee With A Conscience cafe and bakery will open next week in the 411 Building. There is one other location in the Schlitz Park Business Center, 1555 River Center Dr
First look: Black Sheep
Black Sheep, a full service bar, restaurant and wine tap, opened today at 4 p.m. at 216 S. 2nd St., in Walker's Point.
In search of the perfect pizza: Saraphino's
I was anxious to check out Saraphino's on Layton Avenue. The owner, Rushan Sinani, is an Albanian immigrant, and his pizzas are made with family recipes.
Slice of NY dishes up Big Apple-style pizza
When Slice of NY Pizzeria opened at 700 W. Wisconsin Ave. in June, a fellow expat New Yorker visited and posted on Facebook that the pizzeria was his new favorite in town. OK, so it took me a while to get there, but I did stop in this week to check it out.
AP Bar & Kitchen to open Wednesday
AP Bar & Kitchen has announced that it will open to the public on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 814 S. 2nd St.
House of Corned Beef opening second location on Farwell Ave.
A second location of the House of Corned Beef is opening in the space formerly occupied by Sobelman's Eastside Grill, 1952 N. Farwell Ave., says owner Wajeeh Alturkman.
Miscellaneous slices of the new Pizza Man story
Here are a few interesting or amusing anecdotes about Pizza Man that have not appeared in other stories.
Sushi coming to East Tosa
A new sushi and seafood restaurant tentatively called Fish Cheeks is coming to Wauwatosa in the former London's Healthy Hair & Nails, 6818 W. North Ave., next door to Rocket Baby Bakery.
Owners won't comment on Braun, Rodgers' restaurant plans
Reached on Monday afternoon, a SURG Restaurant Group spokesperson said company "is not commenting at this time" regarding Ryan Braun's suspension, Aaron Rodgers' comments or the future of the 8-Twelve restaurants.
Getting acquainted with the Brewhouse's Blue Ribbon Pub
In the restaurant, there are high ceilings, nice touches like shiny tin decorative panels along the bar. There's a great patio and, make a mental note, Blue Ribbon Pub runs a free shuttle to Brewers games. The menu is basic pub fare with sandwiches, salads, apps, all reasonably priced, especially when you consider you're eating in a Downtown hotel.
Walker's Point Mexican restaurant on the move
Walker's Point Mexican restaurant Terra is in the process of moving and will soon reopen at 600 S. 6th St., the former Kafe Kultura and Pedrano's space.
In search of the perfect pizza...one year later
One year into his search for the perfect pizza in Milwaukee, Rick reflects on the best and worst of his culinary journey so far.
First look: Cafe La Paloma
Cafe La Paloma, 606 S. 5th St., will open in a week to 10 days, according to the owner, Jose Chavez. He plans to host a grand opening in about three weeks. Here's a sneak peek at the newest Mexican eatery in Walker's Point.