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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Help fund Milwaukee Film with "Fantastic Fungi"

March 26, 2020 12:31 p.m.

The Oriental Theatre has been dark since March 14, but Milwaukee Film still found a way to bring movies to you. Rent or buy "Fantastic Fungi" today - and help this local icon continue to thrive.

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Tavolino introduces menu via a carry-out pop-up at neighboring Izzy Hops

March 24, 2020 3:35 p.m.

When Peter Dietrich and Derek Nackers bought Divino Wine and Dine, 2315 N. Murray Ave., in January, they had hoped to reopen the place as Tavolino by this month. Of course, that's not happening, but they're moving forward anyway with a carry-out pop-up with Izzy Hops next door.

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DeLorenzo offers Femmes fans an Easter egg with "Trancephone" EP

March 18, 2020 4:01 p.m.

It's been a while since Victor DeLorenzo released a solo album. One of the founding members of the Violent Femmes, and now half of the duo Nineteen Thirteen, DeLorenzo has put his attention toward the former: a unique blend of drums and cello that you have to hear to believe. But the itch to record something with more than two instruments brought DeLorenzo back into the attic studio behind his East Side home.

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SapSap's Darleen Vanmanivong assists in bringing Lao cuisine to the fore

March 10, 2020 11:01 a.m.

Lao food is slowly but surely gaining recognition thanks to restaurants like Mekong Cafe and Vientiane Noodle Shop, along with young Lao entrepreneurs like Alex Hanesakda of SapSap and chefs like Darleen Vanmanivong who have dedicated their time and energy to bringing the bright, bold flavors of Laos to the fore.

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FoodCrush: We talk smoked meat with Jason Alston of Heaven's Table BBQ

Feb. 19, 2020 6:29 p.m.

Smokey. Tender. Mouthwatering. Great barbecue is all of those things. And Chef Jason Alston is serving up the goods at Heaven's Table BBQ in the Crossroads Collective. But what are the secrets behind the smoked meats that bring customers back time and time again?

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Urban spelunking: The former Vitucci's on North Avenue

Feb. 18, 2020 9:02 a.m.

Rather than mourn the closing last November of his family's bar and restaurant, "Illinois Mike" Vitucci prefers to celebrate the fact that his family survived - and sometimes thrived - in this building and in this business for 85 years.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Mia Le Tendre of Strange Town

Feb. 5, 2020 6:01 p.m.

Every chef has a unique story to tell. On this week's podacast we chat with Mia Le Tendre, chef and co-owner of Strange Town, the globally inspired plant-based small plates restaurant on Milwaukee's reinvigorated East Side.