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Restaurateurs Sorges to depart Hospitality Democracy

Published May 18, 2018

It's the end of an era, and the beginning of a new journey, for local restaurateurs Angie and Joe Sorge. They announced today they will be departing from Hospitality Democracy, the restaurant group they co-founded and operated for the better part of the last decade with Marcus Investments.

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Agave is at the heart of the new Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria

Published Feb. 22, 2018

It's official: there's a brand new concept coming to the former Water Buffalo restaurant at 249 N. Water St. in the Historic Third Ward, and it promises to quench not only your thirst, but your hunger for imaginative cuisine.

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Water Buffalo bids adieu after more than a decade on the Riverwalk

Published Jan. 8, 2018

Changes are imminent for Water Buffalo, the restaurant located at 249 N. Water St. in the Historic Third Ward. The restaurant, which was closed over the holidays to offer staff a welcome breather, will not reopen in 2018. Instead, it will be replaced by a new concept.

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Burger up, AJ Bombers coming to Miller Park

Published Jan. 24, 2014

Hot dogs and brats dominate, but this season there's a new burger in town. Milwaukee's AJ Bombers will occupy the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right field gate.

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The Shack is smokin' in the Third Ward

Published Feb. 6, 2012

Slip inside the new Smoke Shack on Milwaukee Street in the Historic Third Ward, and you enter a world quite unlike anything else Downtown. Barbecue is the fragrance in the air. Recorded blues is the music in the room. And community is the style of dining.

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Smoke-free bars breathe easier as trends shift

Published Feb. 3, 2009

Unlike Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Madison, the lack of an official smoking ban in the city of Milwaukee places the decision to allow patrons to light up on business owners. Until recently, the number of bars and restaurants willing to tamper with tradition was minimal, at best.

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Spectacular food, service make Swig a standout

Published June 16, 2008

Two recent visits to Swig revealed superb service, excellent food, and an updated atmosphere that lends itself well both to romantic relaxation and good, solid fun.

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Sorges, Flux collaborate on Third Ward's Water Buffalo

Published June 15, 2006

The Historic Third Ward is months away from its first water buffalo citing. The neighborhood will welcome Water Buffalo, a new, two-story restaurant at the corner of Water and Buffalo Street later this year, according to co-owners Joe and Angie Sorge.