Fauntleroy to reopen with mouth-watering menu of Mediterranean dishes

Published May 12, 2020

After a six-plus week break from service, Fauntleroy in the Historic Third Ward has prepared for its return in the world of curbside pick-up. And fans of bright, fresh herb-infused Mediteranean dishes won't want to wait to get their first taste of the restaurant's brand new take-out menu


Pita Palace showcases diversity of Middle Eastern dishes

Published Nov. 2, 2018

There is, apparently, an old Jordanian adage that reads: "Even when you're full, you can still always eat 40 more bites of food." And it's an apt quotation when you talk about the Middle Eastern bounty at Pita Palace.


Simple Somali comfort awaits at Blue Star Cafe

Published Oct. 12, 2018

When it comes to African cuisine, Milwaukee is on an upswing. While for years, there was a paucity of representation from countries as widespread and distinct as South Africa, Somalia and The Gold Coast, there are now a number of restaurants where you can sample cuisine from a variety of African countries.


3 Dishes: Joe Schreiter of Mistral

Published May 18, 2018

Chef Joe Schreiter notes that the menu at Mistral aims to showcase unique Mediterranean flavors. However, it does so in a way that's both flexible and familiar.


Tulip wilts my appetite

Published June 17, 2013

In support of last week's Downtown Dining Week, I decided to visit the Turkish restaurant Tulip, 360 E. Erie St., in hopes of discovering my new favorite Mediterranean eatery. I am in a serious and long-term love affair with hummus, so I couldn't resist a chance to eat a meal complementary to my favorite ethnic flavor.


Popular appetizers: 1960-present

Published Jan. 1, 2009

Because I'm in snack-making mode, I thought a lot about hors d'oeuvres lately, and for an unknown reason, challenged myself to find the top appetizer for each of the last four decades. How did I do?


Coming soon: Mona's Turkish Shawerma House Café

Published Sept. 17, 2008

In two weeks, Mona's Turkish Shawerma House Café will offer East Side diners a variety of Turkish lunch and dinner options, including shawerma, hummus and chicken dishes.


OMC Recommends: Cool stuff we like right now

Published Jan. 10, 2008

Our roundup of indispensable items for this week includes an awesome music Web site, a couple of tasty snacks (one homemade), an unsung Buck and a band from Maine.


A healthy buffet?

Published July 11, 2007

It’s typically an oxymoron to mention the words "healthy" and "buffet" in the same sentence. The lone exception to this rule may be the vegetarian buffet at Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St.


Tiny Abu's serves up giant flavor

Published Dec. 26, 2006

For 30 years now, the East Side’s Farwell Avenue has been graced with a tiny little restaurant affectionately deemed Abu’s, shorthand for Abu’s Jerusalem of the Gold, 1978 N. Farwell Ave.


Yaffa's unique culinary spin is promising

Published May 8, 2006

A short walk from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and other Downtown venues, Yaffa Lounge boasts unique and beautiful décor. Several recent visits to Yaffa brought some interesting dishes and very good service.


Casablanca is a vegetarian's paradise

Published March 20, 2006

On the long, fun, and chameleon-like stretch of westermost Brady Street, vegetarians and lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine have found what will hopefully be their permanent paradise in Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St.