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FoodCrush Podcast: Explore Milwaukee traditions, historical bars & restaurants

Published May 6, 2020

Milwaukee is home to a long, storied history in food and beverage. This week, we're highlighting some of the conversations we've had on the FoodCrush podcast that showcase the folks who are working every day to preserve elements of our food and beverage culture, often while telling behind-the-scenes stories you've likely never heard before.

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Milwaukee's best atmosphere at a bar, 2020

Published March 10, 2020

What's your favorite space to cozy up for a drink? Voters in our bar month poll have chosen their clear favorite... for the seventh year in a row.

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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2020

Published March 2, 2020

With its menu-free approach, dimly lit and warmly jazzy vibe, and - of course - its old-school cocktails, ice cream drinks and tasty tipples, Bryant's may be a total throwback, but the South Side lounge is a classic no matter the year.

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Urban spelunking: At Random

Published March 4, 2019

It's possible there is no more historic, eccentric and beloved bar in Milwaukee than Bay View's At Random. We met up with new owner John Dye for a deep dig into the history of a tavern that dates back to the 19th century.

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WATCH: Love Bowlers #1 with "Jeffanie"

Published Feb. 10, 2019

Last week we kicked off the Love Bowlers series at At Random with the warm, witty and extraordinarily genuine Jeff and Stephanie Sherman, aka "Jeffanie."

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Best Milwaukee drink, 2018

Published March 27, 2018

What's better than a brandy old fashioned from a bubbler? What's more killer than a Milwaukee mule? You called it, Milwaukee.

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At Random is back, for the time being

Published May 11, 2016

A random trip to Bay View this evening led to a sight for sore eyes. The long-darkened "Open" sign hanging on At Random, the classic cocktail bar that's been shuttered for months, was bright as day.

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Bay View meeting clarifies At Random sale situation, takes community input

Published May 11, 2015

Monday evening, Ald. Tony Zielinski held a community meeting in order to address the recent rumors and speculation concerning the potential sale of At Random - in addition to five other buildings held by the same owner - and to take community input concerning the neighborhood bar.