First Impression: Third Coast Provisions

Less than a decade ago, Milwaukee's restaurant scene—if you could call it that—was a spackling of stalwarts-turned-culinary linchpins. Most of these spots had clear and easily defined concepts (French bistro,...

First Impression: Karl Ratzsch Restaurant

// It seems silly and even a little arrogant in 2016 to be writing up a First Impression for an institution that predates the first World War, but the newest iteration of Karl Ratzsch's, and how it came to ...

Tucked Away: The Big Eazy

// For much of the country, New Orleans is a city with an identity that lands somewhere within well-worn stereotypes of the glittery debauchery of Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras and the well-publicized tr...

Tucked Away: Kawa Japanese Restaurant

// The 2006 evolution of Bayshore from "mall" into "town center" saw the monolithic, one-building format scrapped in exchange for an open-air makeshift village shopping experience. The change made way for g...

Tucked Away: Thai Bar-B-Que

// Milwaukee isn't exactly suffering a drought when it comes to Thai food. There are classics like Farwell Avenue stalwart E.E. Sane, but if that doesn't fit your mood, there are four other restaurants dish...

Tucked Away: Tanpopo Ramen & Sushi

// The greased pig that should be filling Milwaukee's ramen-craving gullet with porky goodness is harder to catch these days. After Tochi broke everyone's hearts by moving from Shorewood to West Bend, it se...

Tucked Away: Triskele’s

// Between beloved and well-established local staples and a steady wave of new bars and restaurants popping up in and around Milwaukee almost every week, worthwhile dining and drinking gems can occasionally...

First Impression: Jack Rabbit Slim’s

// When one ponders West Allis, the common reflex is to dredge up a bunch of stereotypes. Like all stereotypes, those affixed to 'Stallis are at least vaguely fashioned from truth. The polarizing suburb is ...

Tucked Away: Irie Palace

// Like many of the hidden gems this city has to offer, Irie Palace (7506 W. Appleton Ave., 414-461-8203) is nestled unassumingly in a bastion of depressing chain restaurants, pharmacies, and megastores. De...

Tucked Away: Blue Star Cafe

Between beloved and well-established local staples and a steady wave of new bars and restaurants popping up in and around Milwaukee almost every week, worthwhile dining and drinking gems can occasionally get lo...