Birch + butcher

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Looking back: A decade of Milwaukee dining

Published Dec. 31, 2019

Technically, the new decade doesn't begin until 2021 (or so the experts at the Farmers Almanac say). However, as we move into 2020, there's little harm in taking a look back at how far we've come. After all, the Milwaukee dining scene in 2010 was a far cry from what it is today.

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On the Burger Trail: The burger at Birch + Butcher

Published May 13, 2019

If you appreciate the nuanced flavors offered up by hearth-fired cooking, you're sure to appreciate Birch + Butcher, where any number of ingredients and dishes -- from breads and vegetables to meats -- are treated to smoking or roasting over a hot wood fire. That includes the restaurant's burger.

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Memorial planned for former Lake Park Bistro Chef Todd Moore

Published Dec. 11, 2018

It's time to celebrate the life of Chef Todd Moore, former chef de cuisine at Lake Park Bistro and a man who dedicated the better portion of his adult years to food and culinary-related endeavors. We remember Moore and offer details on his upcoming memorial celebration.

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Milwaukee's best new restaurant, 2018

Published Oct. 1, 2018

There was a loaded slate of candidates for Milwaukee's best new restaurant of 2018, with several culinary newcomers scoring well with voters. However, only one could come out on top of the scrumptious scrum of restaurant rookies.

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Do this: Stringer Cellars release party at Birch + Butcher

Published June 6, 2018

If you've yet to get your hands on a bottle of wine from Stringer Cellars, the local winery that's making a splash with high quality wines made from Napa Valley grapes, this weekend presents the perfect opportunity.

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Eat This Now: Mini cherry pie at Full of Beans Cafe

Published May 30, 2018

If you ask food editor Lori Fredrich, she'll say there's not nearly enough pie in this town. Of course, that makes her even more grateful for spots like Honeypie, Hatched and the relatively new Full of Beans Cafe in Walker's Point.

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Birch + Butcher launches Sunday brunch service

Published Jan. 11, 2018

We got a first look at the brunch at Birch + Butcher, which offers a smattering of creative dishes in both small and larger plate formats, along with a nice selection of brunch-worthy drinks.

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2017 picks: Lori Fredrich

Published Dec. 26, 2017

Yeah, 2017. You were an interesting year. You've been great. And terrible. And wonderful. And tragic. But, in the words of Robert Browning, "How sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet." This piece is about celebrating the sweetest of those times.

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Birch + Butcher retail space now open at North End

Published Nov. 11, 2017

The butcher shop portion of Birch + Butcher, the new restaurant and superette located in the North End's Denim Park development opened softly this weekend, serving fresh hot coffee from Chicago's Dark Matter and a selection of fresh meat cuts, cheeses and charcuterie.

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Wood-fired cuisine on docket for new Birch + Butcher

Published July 31, 2017

Miles Borghgraef is the sort of chef whose mind never really comes to rest. And it's one of the many reasons Milwaukee diners have good reason to look forward to his latest project, Birch + Butcher, a restaurant and butcher shop in the new North End development