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East Side and UWM

Milwaukee's East Side, home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers art house cinema, boutique shopping, clusters of night life, dining and more. And the Olmsted-designed Lake Park is a Milwaukee gem.

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Are you the next owner of the East Side Red Dot?

Feb. 24, 2017 2:01 p.m.

The fate of the former East Side Red Dot still hangs in the balance. In fact, as of today, the restaurant building is for sale. What could go into the popular East Side bar and restaurant? That depends on the buyer, says owner Martin Beaudoin.

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Explore newfangled CSA options at Local Farmer Open House March 11

Feb. 21, 2017 4:01 p.m.

In a world with so many intractable problems - homelessness, war, financial and political instability - joining a CSA is a small, but concrete act that improves our land, community, economy and quality of life. It's a small act with big consequences

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Eat this now: Build your own poutine at Red Lion Pub

Feb. 20, 2017 11:01 a.m.

If you're a fan of the Québecois specialty comprised of French fries and cheese curds covered in gravy, then you're going to be pretty stoked that you can now can build your very own uniquely unctuous basket of poutine at Red Lion Pub. Yes, really.

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A case for Downer Avenue as my favorite Milwaukee street

Feb. 2, 2017 11:56 a.m.

There are many amazing neighborhoods and streets in Milwaukee, all with unique flavor, personality and reasons to visit. But if you had to pick one, just one street, which would be your favorite? Here I make the case for mine.

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On the Burger Trail: Hooligan's Super Bar

Jan. 27, 2017 11:01 a.m.

This week, the burger trail led us to the East Side where we made a stop at Hooligan's Super Bar, a cornerstone of Milwaukee's East Side since 1936 ... and, as it turns out, a pretty fair spot to get satiation for the occasional burger craving.

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Milwaukee's hottest neighborhood?

Jan. 20, 2017 1:02 p.m.

This week, Redfin, a real estate brokerage company, released a list of the nation's hottest neighborhoods, based on page views and favorites on its web site. Which is Milwaukee's hottest 'hood? We checked with Redfin but also with two local brokers.

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FreshFin Poke to host grand opening on Jan. 28

Jan. 19, 2017 1:30 p.m.

FreshFin Poké (po-kay) is Milwaukee's first poké restaurant and will be hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, Jan. 28. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as free tastings of FreshFin's signature bowls.