Food/Drink

First Impression: Nino’s Southern Sides

Not too long ago, Shorewood was a much different place, with the tiny village flanking Milwaukee’s northern border boasting as many grocery stores as it did bars. A culinary scene that started with Benji’s Deli...

First Impression: 8Bit Barcade

The concept of a “barcade” has been around since someone got the bright idea to put video games in bars. The arcade classic Root Beer Tapper, for example, wasn’t always about serving root beer. The concept has ...

Tracklist: 10 final Bar Rescue takeaways

And so it’s come to this. Okay, so it’s not quite Woodward and Bernstein-level journalism. No, we didn’t compile an irrefutable report that a Heisman trophy candidate’s deceased girlfriend never existed, nor di...

First Impression: Riverwest Pizza

It’s a scientific fact that pizza will never go out of style. Stuffed-crust, fancy, or frozen, pizza is a universal constant that transcends age, gender, and taste. Still, the everyman/woman food is enjoying a ...

Ale Asylum Riverhouse preps for December 22 open

Milwaukee has no shortage of local beer. With the abundance of breweries in town, the Brew City moniker is well-deserved. So with the sheer volume of suds produced within the city limits, it was an interesting ...

Tracklist: 12 Bar Rescue takeaways

//It finally happened. Months after revealing Spike TV “reality” series Bar Rescue was scouting locations in the city, then subsequently breaking the news of what bar would be featured on the show and when...

First Impression: Uncanny Soup Co.

As one of easiest foods to prepare, among the least expensive meals to purchase, and one of the few edibles whose prepackaged store-bought version can be remarkably close in quality to many restaurant rendition...

First Impression: Tornado Brewing Company

Brewing is in its golden age. No matter when you’re reading this sentence, there are currently more varieties and brands of beer on Earth being produced by more brewers of all skill levels than ever before. Eve...

A Monday in Cudahy: My third-shift bar crawl

There’s no getting around it: Cudahy is Milwaukee’s punching bag. If you live anywhere in southeastern Wisconsin, you’ve undoubtedly heard dozens of jokes, putdowns, and generalizations cast in the direction of...

First Impression: District 14 Brewery & Pub

For every Milwaukee-area restaurant that promptly opens without warning or anticipation, approximately one dozen land nowhere near the neighborhood of their projected launch date. It’s not as much a Milwaukee-s...

Bar Rescue is rescuing another bar, Packy’s Pub

//Last week, SPIKE TV’s premier non-COPS-reality show Bar Rescue came to town and transformed Y-Not III into a ’70s themed Smirnoff cocktail emporium called “Nick’s House.” However, when a city has as many...

First Impression: Morel

When chef Jonathan Manyo left his native Milwaukee to cut culinary teeth on the scene in California, Cincinnati, and Portland, Walker’s Point was but a hodgepodge of old Rust Belt decay, gritty artist types, an...

First Impression: Cafe India

If the name of Milwaukee’s newest Indian restaurant sounds familiar, it should. Perhaps you noticed the Cafe India sign while gassing up at the Walker’s Point Mobil station. Maybe you even threw caution to the ...