First Impression: Sushi Go

It's safe to say the food truck trend is in full swing in and around Milwaukee. Most every outdoor event in town now includes an edible component provided by mobile restaurants. Moreover, food trucks are someti...

First Impression: Grate Modern Mac & Cheese

Every franchise starts somewhere. Before McDonald's took over the world in the ruthless hands of Ray Kroc, it was a small burger outfit operated by Maurice and Richard McDonald in San Bernadino, California. The...

First Impression: Gathering Place Brewing Company

Last year was an unprecedented one in Milwaukee craft brewing. In 2016 alone, Third Space, Good City, and Urban Harvest opened in town. Black Husky, MobCraft, and Like Minds opened tap rooms in the city, and En...

First Impression: Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery

Last August, Milwaukee learned that former Taqueria Aztec chef Francisco Sanchez and business partner Ruben Piirainen were planning to open a restaurant, cafe, and art gallery on Howell Avenue in the former sit...

First Impression: DiModa Pizza & Hotspot

As Milwaukee struggled to keep pace with the steady stream of news regarding East Side bar and restaurant closings throughout 2016 and up until , the slow demise of Trocadero got sort of lost in the shuffle bac...

First Impression: Bowls Restaurant

Though it will always be among the few accessible luxuries of modern life, dining out comes with a certain level of acceptance and an inevitable amount of settling. With the decision to leave home or the workpl...

First Impression: Fro Zone

Every local food trend begins somewhere. Before small plates had their heyday, the rise and fall of phở, the regrettable dynasty of elaborate $10 cupcakes, and the inexplicable and still-building ramen expansio...

First Impression: The Laughing Taco

Walker's Point, like much of Milwaukee at the moment, is changing. The Polish Moon now overlooks posh new shops flying the "People's Flag Of Milwaukee." Sleek and cutting-edge restaurants, bistros, and lounges ...

First Impression: Broken Bat Brewing Company

Last month, a roster of new, largely-unknown Brewers took the field in Milwaukee. Days later, two more unproven brewers—Tim Pauly and Dan McElwee—made their way into an already stacked lineup of established vet...

First Impression: Eagle Park Brewing Company

Something exciting is happening at the Lincoln Warehouse. The 1st Street facility that long served Milwaukee as, well, an actual warehouse since its 1928 construction has recently reinvested itself as a hotbed ...

First Impression: City Lights Brewing Company

As encouraging as it is to see a sudden influx of brand new breweries, brewpubs, and the like opening up in Milwaukee (and nearby suburbs), the newfound allure of Brew City has also brought about the relocati...

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: Mango’s Cafe

For a while there, Milwaukee was a one tiki bar town. After Lucky Joe's Tiki closed shop last fall to focus on its Alchemy & Eatery offshoot in Wauwatosa, Foundation was pretty much the only truly dedicat...

First Impression: Like Minds MKE

Stop us if you've heard this one before. A small brewing operation begins in Wisconsin and quickly makes a name for itself among local hopheads. The output (which is contract brewed at a brewery in Green Bay)...

First Impression: Taco Stop MKE

These days, there seems to be a new Mexican joint popping up every month in or somewhere around Milwaukee. Even when one establishment bows out, another one quickly moves in nearby to take its place. Though...

First Impression: Taco Bandito

Along with the influx of new microbreweries, distilleries, and faceless luxury apartment complexes, Walker's Point has also become a go-to destination for an exciting cast of new restaurants. Following the ...

First Impression: Good City Brewing

It's only August and 2016 can already be chalked up as a tough year for bars and restaurants on Milwaukee's East Side. After 11 years on Kenilworth Place, Yield screeched to an abrupt stop in May. Y-Not III's B...

First Impression: Black Husky Brewing

// It's a story as old as time. A young man from a small northwoods town moves to the big city. He meets a woman. They fall in love. After starting a family and spending years in the city they met, the man ...