Justin aprahamian

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Weekly cellared beer offerings add to allure of Sanford's carry-out menu

Published April 2, 2020

It's an unprecedented time, indeed, when we can enjoy family style meals from Sanford. But diners also have the opportunity to pair those meals with some very special Sanford beverage offerings, including Chef Justin Aprahamian's painstakingly curated selection of cellared beers.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Chefs give back at the Guest House

Published Nov. 21, 2018

The holidays are a time for giving. In this episode we talk with James Beard Award winning Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and Erik Koepnick of The Guest House about how chefs in Milwaukee give back by feeding the homeless.

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8 James Beard honorees' restaurants to put on your list for 2017

Published Dec. 28, 2016

Since 2002, Milwaukee has seen honors for 12 restaurants or chefs from the James Beard Foundation. And, if you're a food lover who wants to get to know our city better, put a visit to each of these restaurants on your list of things to do during 2017.

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Sanford chef to step back from Like Minds Brewing

Published Dec. 20, 2016

It's not a decision taken lightly. However, in an announcement made today, Chef Justin Aprahamian will be stepping back from his role as co-owner of both Like Minds Brewing Company in Chicago and Like Minds brewery and restaurant in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee's best chef, 2016

Published Oct. 7, 2016

Milwaukee has its share of first rate chefs these days, making the decision of who to name as "best chef" more and more difficult each year. But, it was a solid Bartolotta's win this year with Chef Adam Siegel bringing home the gold for best chef.

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Like Minds brewery, taproom and restaurant now open

Published Oct. 4, 2016

The long-expected brewery, taproom and restaurant - headed by Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford and partner John Lavelle - hit some bumps along the road, but with inspections officially cleared, the bar and restaurant is officially open to the public.

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Bidding farewell to Chef Jan Kelly and Meritage

Published Aug. 10, 2016

Meritage is closing, but the legacy left by James Beard semi-finalist Chef Jan Kelly will not be easily forgotten. We talked with Kelly about her career in Milwaukee, as well as with some chefs and colleagues upon whom she's made a mark.

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Like Minds brewery and restaurant now coming to Milwaukee

Published April 7, 2016

News broke today that both befits National Beer Day and represents a step in the right direction for Wisconsin "Tied House" law, which initially prevented Like Minds Brewing Company from setting up shop in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee's best chefs, 2015

Published Nov. 16, 2015

It was a downright voting battle for Milwaukee's best chef. But, you chose multi-year James Beard nominee, Justin Carlisle, of both the refined Ardent and the casual late night hot spot, Red Light Ramen.

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Like Minds establishes brewery in Chicago

Published Aug. 12, 2015

James Beard Award-winning Sanford chef and owner Justin Aprahamian and long-time industry consultant John Lavelle have announced plans to open Like Minds Brewing at the former Goose Island storage facility at 1800 W. Walnut St. in Chicago.