Food/Drink

42 Ale House brings extra life to St. Francis

In an alternate timeline, 42 Lounge—Milwaukee’s first and, by general consensus, best geek-themed bar—could have been a massive, 35,000 square-foot nerd embassy marooned way out in Waukesha. The possibility was...

Tonic Tavern owner to open second Bay View bar

Since 1987, Gerry's Diamond Tap—a Bay View gem that was relatively hidden on the quiet corner of Logan and Lincoln avenues—was a quaint and character-laden South Shore dive where a diverse selection of neighbor...

At Random is NOT for sale anymore

Apparently it's a seller's market.On Wednesday morning, we broke the news that iconic Bay View cocktail lounge At Random was listed for sale by the Boerke Company for a $399,000 asking price. Two days later...

At Random is for sale

At Random—known for its specialty cocktails, surly servers, and sporadic hours of operation—is usually nestled somewhere between Bryant’s and (insert other local bar du jour) on the onslaught of online “Best Ba...

Hey Food Dude brings drive thru to you

Whether you work a third shift job, you drank too much to drive, or you're without wheels and just can't justify calling a Lyft to bring you to the Taco Bell drive thru at 1:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, Jeff Lampton...

First Impression: Strada Pizza

For whatever reason, the piece of property at the bustling corner of Lincoln and Howell Avenues has been known to attract a particular type of business: Mexican restaurants. After serving as Taqueria Azteca's b...

First Impression: Xankia

One of the boons to living anywhere long enough is getting to know the hidden gems. Settle for a decade in even a mediocre food ’burg and you should be able to impress dates and out-of-towners with ethnic pearl...

First Impression: Junior’s Hook

As unfair as it is, any business that opens shop at 1517 S. Second Street will inevitably draw comparisons to a legendary former tenant of the understated Walker's Point site. In early 2012, Bomb Shelter was fo...

First Impression: Nourri

When Odd Duck opened to buzz and critical acclaim in 2012, drawing favorable comparisons to Senora Small Plates herself, La Merenda, it typified a fully shifted caloric paradigm. The restaurant was right on the...

First Impression: Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille

It’s easy to forget that we live in the most segregated city in the country. But cruise west out of Downtown on Wisconsin Avenue and there exists a microcosm of Milwaukee’s racial and economic divide: the plush...

First Impression: Meraki

On first glance, there isn’t a lot to distinguish Meraki, the new venture from Chad Meier, former chef at Blue Jacket. It’s doing the same thing, in the same neighborhood, as most of the rest of the Milwaukee r...