First look

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First Look: Milwaukee Public Library's new Good Hope branch

Published July 29, 2020

After years of planning and construction, the Milwaukee Public Library's Good Hope Library opened today at 11 a.m., with limited services. Not only is it the long-awaited debut of this new library, which is part of a mixed-use development at W. Good Hope Rd., but it also marks the first reopening of any MPL branch library.

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A fresh take on Mexican fare awaits at La Dama in Walker's Point

Published July 14, 2020

La Dama, which debuts today (July 14) is a collaboration between longtime Crazy Water owner and chef Peggy Magister and Chef Emanual Corona, who has worked alongside her for over 20 years. And it aims to showcase the diversity of Mexican cuisine while offering guests a refined, memorable experience.

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First look: Horlick Malted Milk site about to be developed in Racine

Published July 13, 2020

A couple weeks ago, Milwaukee developer Josh Jeffers announced an ambitious plan to turn the sprawling former Horlick Malted Milk plant in Racine into a "town square,” with residential, commercial and retail developments. We went over for a closer look.

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More than pizza: BB's on North debuts in East Tosa

Published Feb. 19, 2020

After a series of soft openings, BB's on North opened quietly last week at 7237 W. North Ave., greeting customers with a small seasonal menu of - not only pizza - but globally inspired modern American appetizers and entrees.

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What to expect at Mad Chicken on the East Side

Published Jan. 15, 2020

Mad Chicken, a locally owned fast casual concept specializing in chicken tenders, wings and sandwiches, officially opened its doors to the public on Friday, Jan. 10. As for what you'll find when you go, we made a trip to the restaurant earlier this week to find out.

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Neighborhood Draft poised to become a Washington Heights staple

Published Jan. 15, 2020

When Neighborhood Draft opened its doors to the public last November, the Washington Heights bar and restaurant was still somewhat of a work in progress. But, thanks to the work of Brian Felten and a host of others, the casual bar and eatery is well on its way to becoming a popular neighborhood hang-out.