Thank Cod it's Fryday: Lone Star Tavern in Germantown

Published Nov. 1, 2019

You might have to consult your GPS before heading out to the Lone Star Tavern, which is tucked back on a lazily winding rural road just east of Highway 41/45. It's not the sort of place you'll just pass on your way to somewhere else; and that may, indeed, be part of its charm.


On the Burger Trail: The Drive By at Precinct Tap + Table

Published Sept. 23, 2019

There are plenty of reasons to put Precinct Tap + Table on your list of spots to visit, including its bright, industrial-inspired digs, open kitchen, quaint patio and locally focused, seasonal menu ... which happens to have a couple of winning burgers.


Precinct Tap + Table opens July 31 in Germantown

Published July 29, 2019

There's a brand new restaurant opening its doors in the heart of Germantown this week, and it promises to offer an experience unlike any other venues in the area: Precinct Tap + Table.


WATCH: Composting Milwaukee's autumn leaves

Published Oct. 27, 2017

The leaves you rake into a neat pile on your street are turned into rich compost. Yesterday, we got a behind the scenes look at how Milwaukee composts those leaves collected from city streets each autumn.


Germantown's Main Street undergoes renovations

Published Nov. 4, 2014

Through a collaboration between business, community and civic entities, Germantown's Main Street has experienced a revival over the past three years. The successful restoration and re-opening of two historic venues, Old Town Inn and Von Rothenburg Bier Stube, have created a growing interest in preserving and celebrating the area's heritage.


Fischer's arrival could be a boon for MU

Published Jan. 16, 2014

Former Germantown High School star and last year's Wisconsin Mr. Basketball Luke Fischer was formally introduced as a Marquette Golden Eagle on Tuesday. He can't play until December, but his arrival could mean big things are ahead for MU.


In search of the perfect pizza: Aldo's Pizza and Pub

Published Nov. 21, 2012

After visiting a client in Germantown, I drove past a strip mall and noticed a sign with "Aldo's" on it. My mind immediately flashed back to my childhood and wondered if this place was related in any way to the Aldo's I enjoyed in Riverwest many moons ago. I vowed to return, and around six months later, I did.


Jim's Pumpkin Farm offers lots of cheap autumn fun

Published Oct. 19, 2009

Set amid fields of soy beans, stands of corn and cornfields already cut, Jim's is a charming little farm -- complete with a babbling brook. We spent just under $15 for two hours or so of fun with two adults and two kids. We took home two big pumpkins, an acorn squash to make with supper, three ears of Indian corn and a tiny pumpkin, too.


This sucks: Political gridlock hurts highways

Published Jan. 15, 2008

The increase in population and motor vehicle traffic in Milwaukee's suburbs coincides with the continuing deterioration of the current system, hurts efforts to improve infrastructure.


For new Mrs. Wisconsin, pageants are a family affair

Published Nov. 17, 2004

After Rebecca Magestro lost her "baby weight" following the birth of her second child, she decided to move forward with something she had considered for three years. She entered the Mrs. Wisconsin pageant ... and won.


It's pigs aplenty at Jerry's Old Town Inn

Published Aug. 28, 2000

Pigs aplenty! Pigs galore! There's more pork per seat than any other restaurant in the nation. No, not on the customers, but the ribs. Forty tons, that's right, 40 tons of slow-cooked baby back ribs fly out of the bustling Germantown restaurant each year, and Jerry's takes a back seat to no one when it comes to selling platters full of barbecue ribs.