First look: Sprecher's Pub
We stopped by just a few hours after Sprecher's Pub opened yesterday to get a first look at the new bar and restaurant located at Bayshore Town Center in the former Bravo! space.
In search of the perfect pizza: Balistreri's
Balistreri's Italian American Ristorante opened in 1968 as the family's fourth restaurant, situated in its current location on 68th Street. Balistreri's Bluemound Inn, 6501 W. Bluemound Rd., followed much later, in 1996, and remains one of the two restaurants still open, along with the Wauwatosa location. It's one tasty pizza in two locations, all wrapped up in a package for you.
According to a tweet, Graffito, 102 N. Water St., is officially closed.
Milwaukee's best romantic restaurant, 2013
Once again, OnMilwaukee.com's readers picked Lake Park Bistro as the city's most romantic restaurant.
A great veggie burger in an unexpected spot
There are many things to love about Three Lions Pub in Shorewood, but Friday night I discovered one that I didn't anticipate - a veggie burger.
The apple pancake lunch at a Milwaukee classic, Ratzsch's
Last month I went to My Office for the first time and on the way there, I passed another Milwaukee icon that I realized I'd never even stepped into. The place is one of the oldest restaurants in town: Karl Ratzsch's, 320 E. Mason St. I had to rectify that ... and quickly.
Milwaukee's best drunk eats, 2013
Oakland Gyros was again your choice for Milwaukee's best late-night drunk eats, taking the title by nearly 100 more votes than runner up, Ian's Pizza.
Another unappetizing restaurant name
I don't think this is the first time OnMilwaukee.com broached the subject of questionable restaurant names, but here's another good one.
Milwaukee best barbecue, 2013
Speed Queen has long been the winner in this category in our annual readers' poll but last year it was unseated by a newcomer. Who takes the smoky prize this year? Read on to find out...
Milwaukee's best street food/food truck, 2013
The food truck business is a highly competitive one. So it should come as no surprise that the battle for Milwaukee's best food truck/street food was tight. The results, however, are where the surprises lie.
Milwaukee's best pizza, 2013
Who will win the hotly contested and much debated best pizza category in this year's OnMilwaukee.com Best of Dining poll? Read on to find out!
My happy place: In a bowl of mac 'n' cheese at Comet
I'm not a "foodie" by any stretch. I like food. I eat it. I enjoy it. But few dishes really make me happy. OK, only ONE dish makes me absolutely giddy. And that's the mac & cheese at The Comet Cafe.
Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2013
As in previous years, OnMilwaukee.com readers picked this popular place as the city's best spot for a fish fry.
Five restaurants I "always" forget about
Allow me to list five area restaurants that I "always" seem to forget about. Holding my feet to the Dining Month fire, I'll do my best to get to these great spots again very soon.
Maple bourbon wings? Yes, please
I went to McGinn's Sports Bar, 5901 W. Bluemound Rd., Wednesday evening to watch the Pirates-Cardinals game. Although the Bucs didn't win, I did because I tasted, for the first time, McGinn's sweet sweet maple bourbon chicken wings.
Milwaukee's best seafood, 2013
For the third straight year, Harbor House took top prize in our readers' poll for Best Seafood. In a crowded field of excellent choices, it bested runner up, St. Paul's Fish Company, by more than 10 percent. Notably, Harbor House also won Best View/Patio in this year's survey.
In search of the perfect pizza: Marty's Pizza
I was first introduced to Marty's Pizza, 16680 W. Bluemound Rd., when I worked in Brookfield. Sales or training meetings often featured Marty's party pizzas for lunch. Marty's pizzas are different from most in that they're all made into square or rectangular pies, as opposed to the more common round pizzas. The dough is made fresh daily, and all pizza crusts come in one style: thin and crispy.
Diversity of menu is Terra's biggest asset
The availability of breakfast foods is arguably the best part of this Mexican/American restaurant that recently moved from National Avenue to the former Pedrano's/Kafe Kultura space.
Milwaukee's best comfort food/bar food, 2013
Who will win the debut of the best comfort food/bar food category in this year's OnMilwaukee.com Best of Dining poll? Read on to find out!
Milwaukee's best desserts, 2013
This year, we combined the dessert, custard and frozen yogurt categories into one delectable mega-category. Would Honeypie still be crowned champion? Or would Yo Mama or Kopp's claim the sweetest title of all Dining Month?
Milwaukee's best coffee shop/cafe, 2013
Milwaukee is known for its local brews (of coffee) and this category is becoming more popular year after year. Which coffee shop/cafe brought home the title this year?
Milwaukee's best small plates, 2013
Since 2009, this restaurant has dominated the best of small plates category.
Milwaukee best view/patio, 2013
OnMilwaukee.com readers picked the view from Harbor House as the city's best once again this year, giving the restaurant the title for the fourth straight time. It's hard to argue, too, with its close-up views of Lake Michigan, the U.S. Bank Building, Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Its patio is great, too.
Inspiration found at lunch at Buckley's
At his wonderful Milwaukee restaurant, Buckley's, Mike Buckley's fandom was contagious for me today. And since it's Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, it's all the better that I say, "Let's go Red Sox!"
Edible Arrangements coming Downtown
An Edible Arrangements will soon open at 720 N. Water St. The franchise offers fresh fruit arrangements and chocolate-dipped fruit for pick-up or delivery seven days a week.