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Milwaukee's best food product, 2017

Published Oct. 16, 2017

Since OnMilwaukee debuted this category in 2012, three local favorites have each had two-year runs as Milwaukee's best food product. The first two went to Usinger's sausages; the next two to Palermo's pizza. And the last two years? Purple Door ice cream.

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OnMilwaukee.com recommends, Sept. 22, 2012

Published Sept. 22, 2012

Almonds, new Mexican food and a movie that's so bad it's good. It's just the kind of combination that can only be found in our weekly OnMilwaukee.com Recommends.

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First look: Cermak Fresh Market

Published Sept. 15, 2012

Cermak Fresh Market, a Chicago-based chain focused on international grocery items, opened recently in West Milwaukee. Here's a first look at what Cermak offers and where it fits into the already-flourishing local grocery store scene.

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Spice it up with a "hidden gem" Mexican restaurant

Published May 5, 2012

Milwaukee has great Mexican restaurants, and some - like La Perla, La Fuente, Botanas and Conejito's - might be more famous than others. While these are lesser known, they are not necessarily lesser in quality.

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South Side welcomes Pete's Fruit Market

Published Nov. 2, 2011

Pete's Fruit Market opened last week at 1400 S. Union St., on the corner of 17th Street and Greenfield Avenue. The soft opening took place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and a grand opening celebration will be announced soon.

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First impressions of the new El Rey

Published Oct. 21, 2011

The new El Rey, across the street from Serb Hall has a clean, new feel to it, but lacks some of the character that exists at the other locations.

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Another El Rey to open

Published Oct. 4, 2011

Another El Rey will open on Oct. 15 at 5200 W. Oklahoma Ave. The newest addition to the local chain of Latin food stores is called El Rey Family Market and will stock Serbian and Polish items, as well.

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Ethnic grocery store guide, 2011

Published March 12, 2011

Milwaukee has always been known as a city of immigrants, many of whom brought their great recipes with them. Hence, it's not surprising that Brew City is loaded with great ethnic grocery stores so people from all cultures can recreate tried-and-true ethnic dishes.

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One El Rey market to open, another to close

Published Feb. 8, 2011

El Rey co-owner Ernesto Villarreal confirmed that his smallest supermercado, located at 1023 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr., will close at the end of February or early March. Another large-scale El Rey will open in about six weeks.

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Guide to multicultural experiences for kids, 2010

Published May 3, 2010

Providing kids the chance to enjoy other cultures is fun, educational and important. The easiest way to celebrate another culture is to sample its food, music or performance. Here is a list of places to take kids for multicultural fun in Milwaukee.

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Eat in at Cafe El Rey

Published Sept. 12, 2009

The small, cafeteria style restaurant may very well be the best and most authentic Mexican restaurant in town. They make tamales from scratch using fresh corn leaves and corn masa. They fry their own tortillas, preparing foods with a familial passion passed down generations to the point that it is second nature.