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Bar Centro will offer lovely spot for socializing in Riverwest

Published May 22, 2019

Last summer we announced that Bar Centro would be opening in the former home of the Peoples Books Co-Op. And, after months of hard work, the bar will open its doors to the public tonight at 4 p.m., offering a menu of wine, beer, cocktails, small bites and dessert.

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Milwaukee's best Italian, 2017

Published Oct. 17, 2017

After losing the crown in 2015, Ristorante Bartolotta reclaimed its perch at the top of Milwaukee's Italian food heap last year. And if the 2017 results have anything to say about it, it doesn't look like it's letting go of that title anytime soon.

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Riverwest dining guide

Published Oct. 19, 2016

It would only make sense that a neighborhood as eclectic as Riverwest would have a dining scene just as eclectic, providing a taste of something for all appetites. Here's where to check out next time you find yourself roaming through Riverwest with a rumbling gut.

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Featured chef: Lazy Susan's AJ Dixon

Published July 6, 2015

The story behind Lazy Susan, 2378 S. Howell Ave., is a compelling one. And if you haven't eaten there, the food you'll encounter is just as irresistible (think great vegetable dishes and luscious wild game). As the restaurant celebrates just over a year in business, it seemed time to sit down with Chef AJ Dixon and find out more about what makes her tick.

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Make your Big Bang even better with Big Taste

Published June 19, 2015

Love the Big Bang fireworks display? Secure the best seats in the house, along with an entire tent of delicious food by buying your tickets to Big Taste.

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The Weekly Nibble: Lazy Susan spins into Bay View

Published Nov. 11, 2013

Even if you're paying close attention, it's sometimes difficult to keep up with the latest in food news here in Milwaukee. So here's a taste of what's new and notable - including a brand new restaurant in Bay View, a restaurant closing in Elm Grove, the ARCW Holly Jolly Folly, a launch party for SURG's Brookfield restaurant, Armenian fare at Sanford and the return of tea service at the Pfister Hotel.

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5 happy hours to try ... for the food

Published Nov. 7, 2013

We all know to take advantage of happy hours for the drinks, but what about the food? Here are five in Milwaukee that you need to try.

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Is cash-only good or bad for businesses, customers?

Published March 14, 2013

For some local businesses, credit cards aren't worth the hassle or the cost. Consequently, more entertainment spots - particularly restaurants and bars - want payment in cold, hard cash.

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Featured chef: A.J. Dixon of Centro Cafe

Published Dec. 21, 2011

She's intense, feisty, funny and friendly. Exasperated by an uncontrollable rat problem at a restaurant that once employed her - it is now closed - she beat one of the varmints to death with a hammer. Most of all, A.J. Dixon is passionate about food, and as the new executive chef at Centro Cafe, she has the opportunity to express that.

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Centro Cafe does pasta right

Published Dec. 28, 2009

If you're looking for a low-maintenance, warm-your-heart pasta dinner and you aren't under time constraints, Centro Cafe, 808 E. Center St., may be a great find.

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Rapid review: Centro Cafe

Published Oct. 29, 2009

Today's quick review focuses on Riverwest's newest eatery, Centro Cafe. It's a cozy, Italian restaurant that's off to a great start.