As the food truck fleet continues to grow in Milwaukee, we're seeing not only more creative fare, but more globally inspired cuisine. Among the newest trucks to introduce something new to the scene is Bad English Asian Kitchen.
A modern Asian restaurant is on its way to State Street Station, the new mixed-use development in the Village of Wauwatosa. And it could open as soon as mid-April.
When we heard Oak + Oyster was hosting a new pop-up series, we knew we had to check it out. And check it out we did. We got a full preview of the cocktails and dishes it will serve for its inaugural Izakaya-themed Workshop pop-up.
Last December, we shared the news that Izumi's, Milwaukee's longest-running sushi restaurant, would close its doors at the end of the year, making way for a second location for Kanpai. As of this week, the new restaurant and sushi bar is open.
Milwaukee will lose a longtime East Side staple as Izumi's Japanese restaurant prepares to close its doors. The sushi restaurant, which opened in 1993, has not only been Milwaukee's longest-running sushi restaurant, but owner Fujiko Yamauchi has blazed some trails of her own.
Lucky Ginger, a contemporary Asian restaurant, will soon open at 221 N. Water St. in the space formerly occupied by Cynthia's.
Buddha Lounge, 1504 E. North Ave., opened on Monday and OnMilwaukee.com stopped by to sample the sushi and drink an Asian beer or two.
An Asian bar and restaurant called Buddha Lounge will open around Jan. 1, 2015 at 1504 E. North Ave.
For many in America, ramen is almost exclusively college dorm food, something quick and easy to make when the times are desperate and the money (or perhaps just the initiative) is low. Recently, however, ramen's reputation has begun to lose its college res hall stink in American culture.
After 10 years of service, Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Dr., will close its doors on Sunday, Dec. 29 and reopen as TOCHI (toe-chee) in mid-January.
Once again, OnMilwaukee.com readers have again chosen Izumi's as their favorite Japanese restaurant.
Kanpai Sushi Lounge in the Third Ward announced new happy hour specials, which include discounts on sushi rolls, tapas and drinks. The entire sushi menu is up to 50 percent off during happy hour.
Dining at Maxfield's a few days before, I realized I'd never given Ginza a chance and so I hopped over for lunch last week and was rewarded. Much like its neighbor further south on Mayfair Road - the Mexican eatery Habanero's - Ginza has transformed what could have been a generic interior into something welcoming and warm.
Izumi's, 2150 N. Prospect Ave., has earned a reputation in Milwaukee for friendly, accommodating service, as well as a tasty menu that doesn't break the bank. While it didn't win last year, OnMilwaukee.com readers have again chose Izumi's as their favorite Japanese restaurant. Sake Tumi and Fuyiyama almost tied for second and third places.
This afternoon, I stopped by Screaming Tuna, 106 W. Seeboth St., and discovered the sushi bar and Asian bistro will open by the end of the month. For now, owners Alessio Foracappa and Sam Saeng are getting ready with a few soft openings.