Food/Drink

First Impression: Dock18 Cocktail Lab

// As much as Milwaukee leans on its rich brewing history, there has been an exponential uptick in the number of distilleries popping up around town in recent years. Great Lakes Distillery was at the forefr...

First Impression: Iron Grate BBQ Co.

// Way back in October, local dining writers were thrilled with the announcement of a strange-yet-intriguing partnership that would squeeze an established coffee shop/roaster and a barbecue joint beneath on...

First Impression: Easy Tyger

// When Brady Street Hardware shuttered last year and set off a building owner vs. neighborhood association pillow fight over what should fill the space, it highlighted the fact that if the bohemian center ...

First Impression: Asian Fusion

// The East Side stretch of North Avenue is currently going through ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Most of those changes have been smart: a remodeled and expanded Ian's Pizza is terrific, the new East Library (and AT...

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: Cudahy Burger Joint

// Don't sleep on Cudahy. Along with West Allis, the city holds the undesirable distinction of being southeast Wisconsin's punching bag, despite its "Generations Of Pride" motto and, frankly, not being all ...

First Impression: Kickapoo Coffee

// Milwaukee has seen an increase in recent years of coffee shops treating coffee like something to be savored, like a gourmet food item, similar to cheese or wine. From Stone Creek Coffee opening a high-co...

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 ...

First Impression: Point Burger Bar

// With so, so many great breweries in Milwaukee and the exponential growth in excellent craft beer being made throughout the country, it's tough not to empathize with some Wisconsin brewing operations tryi...

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...

First Impression: Supper

// Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Supper (1962 N. Prospect Ave., 414-509-6074), the new venture from Gina Gruenewald, of Wolf Peach ownership and wood-fired deliciousness, offers a contemporary ta...

Uncanny Soup Co. is closed

// Back in November 2014, we paid a visit to then-new Water St. soup joint Uncanny Soup Co. (612 N. Water St., 414-231-3706). Here was our verdict: Of all the soup places in Downtown Milwaukee, Uncanny Sou...