12 celestial snacks to enjoy during the eclipse

Published Aug. 16, 2017

Cheers! The eclipse of 2017 is nearly upon us. But the big question is, what should we eat? Milwaukee's first views of the eclipse begin just before the lunch hour, so eating is precisely the appropriate way to celebrate this solar spectacle.


Milwaukee favorites for someone who's coming ... or going

Published April 10, 2015 Sports Editor Jim Owczarski is taking off on a new adventure, leaving the Cream City after over three years. It's been fun, very memorable, and full of fun people, places, drinks and food. On his way out, he shares with you some of his favorites in all of those categories.


Eleven food trends that could stick in 2014

Published Jan. 8, 2014

Last year was filled with cronuts, cupcakes, pretzel rolls and Sriracha. Local sourcing was huge. And kale was everywhere. But, what will 2014 hold?


O'Neill finds artistic inspiration in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 29, 2013

Anyone who drinks or dines out regularly has most likely seen Amy O'Neill's work. Her painted signs, murals and paintings adorn the new Bel Air Cantina in Wawautosa, as well as Trocadero, Cafe Benelux, Cafe Hollander, Burnheart's, Fink's, Lee's Luxury Lounge and more.


Bartender Olympian: Brian Zbichorski of The Hotel Foster

Published Feb. 27, 2013

As gets ready to host its fifth annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians, like Brian Zbichorski from The Hotel Foster and Boone & Crockett.

Omcfavoriterestaurant2012_fullsize_story1's favorite restaurant, 2012

Published Oct. 29, 2012

All month long, we've revealed our readers' picks for best restaurants in and around Milwaukee. We were right there with you on many of your winners, and where we disagreed, we let you know via our editors' picks. But one thing we've never done is polled our own team.


Milwaukee's comfort food, 2012

Published Oct. 10, 2012

Though it was close, this year's winner of the Best Comfort Food category also won in 2010 and 2011. Can you guess who took home this comfy threepeat?


Our favorite Milwaukee menu items

Published Oct. 8, 2011

"Wisconsin Foodie" host Kyle Cherek along with the editors of weigh in with some of their all-time favorite restaurant dishes in Brew City.


Milwaukee's best brunch, 2010: Comet Cafe

Published Oct. 3, 2010

Last year, then-repeat winner Trocadero beat second-place Comet for the title by a 2 percent margin. But Comet fans turned up the heat and bumped the competition down a notch by slightly more than that -- a 2.5 percent margin -- to take the top spot for Milwaukee's best brunch.


Food Network's Fieri finds Comet and Cempazuchi

Published May 4, 2009

Back in February, Milwaukee ex-pat Kris Ausan, who works as a researcher for the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," hosted by Guy Fieri, contacted me to ask for some suggestions. Last week, Fieri came to film at two area restaurants.


Creature of culinary habit

Published April 22, 2009

What's my favorite Milwaukee restaurant? I could name a dozen places, but in actuality, I tend to order the same dish at every restaurant. No, I don't order a hamburger at every restaurant -- what I'm saying is that every time I go to Lulu, I order the East Indian chicken pita, and every time I go to Yen Ching, I order the Mongolian beef.


Are bars recession-proof?

Published Jan. 19, 2009

With Atomic shutting down and now the news that after 82 years, Schwartz Bookshops will close in the Milwaukee area, I wondered if the old adage that says bars (and perhaps bar / restaurants) are recession-proof is true. So, I asked someone who oughta know.


Are these restaurants kid friendly?

Published Oct. 9, 2008

Some Milwaukee restaurants are questionable as to whether or not kids would be welcome. Recently, I considered bringing my kids to a few restaurants that are more "grown up" eateries, but wondered if we would get looks of disgust.