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?
There are plenty of great local eats to enjoy at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee's premier sports and entertainment complex. But if you're looking for a nearby to grab lunch, dinner or post-game eats, we've got a list of great spots to try that are within walking or brief driving distance of the Forum.
This year, a returning champ remains atop the final standings in the best barbecue category.
Why yes, that is Prince Fielder in the buff, posing for a photo very reminiscent of his iconic ESPN Body Issue shoot from 2014, and somehow the beefy former Milwaukee Brewer looks even beefier - quite literally.
Redbar is an all-caps RED bar, a bright red bar that's redder than the devil's behind. The St. Francis (red) hotspot may be hidden, but it definitely doesn't blend in. But who would want to do that anyway?
A gas station isn't exactly the first place you'd expect to find mouth-watering, award-winning barbecue. But for nearly six years, that's exactly where you could find some of the best smoked meats in the State of Wisconsin. But all of that is about to change.
This year brings a well-deserved win for last year's second place champ.
The bulk of the menu at Double B's BBQ is comprised of Memphis-style hickory smoked barbecue. There are ribs, brisket, pork and chicken, all prepared in an Ole Hickory pit smoker on the back patio. But, there are also burgers, reputed to be well worth the trip.
Pat's Rib Place has operated for almost a decade a 1,200-square foot retail space in an unobtrusive strip mall. But thanks to a recent expansion, the venue now sports a beautiful new dining room, private dining area and enough space to accommodate occasional live music performances.
Rollin' Smoke - a rectangular red trailer that looks like a caboose - will serve barbecue and other smoked foods starting next week at many locations in Milwaukee and beyond.
There's a brand new menu at redbar in St. Francis, and it's comprised of newfangled comfort food finds, smoked meats and at least one gut-busting sandwich. That's thanks to a new partnership with the folks from The Saucy Swine.
The former Quick Wok at 4125 S. Howell Ave. is undergoing a steady transformation. The exterior has been painted gray with yellow accents. And a brand new sign is waiting to be hung on the front of the building. It's all in preparation to become the new home for Iron Grate BBQ Co.
Ever had Lao-style barbecue? It's a rarity in Milwaukee, where Laotian fare like larb, green papaya salad sai oua (Lao sauage) often take a backseat to popular Thai dishes at area restaurants. That's something Alex Hanesakda is trying to change.
It's National BBQ Day, and UberEATS has teamed up with a few fine Milwaukee barbecue restaurants to help the city celebrate this tasty occasion. Today only, users can get special deals from local favorites Ashley's Barb-B-Que, Famous Dave's and Mister Bar-B-Que.
Doc's Commerce Smokehouse fired up its smokers and opened quietly this past weekend in the SpringHill Suites building. The bar at Doc's won't open to the public until later next week. However, there's plenty of barbeque, sweet tea and Sprecher to go around.