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Laughing Taco is now open in Walker's Point

Published June 1, 2017

Life is complicated. Thank goodness that's not true for everything. Take, for instance, the tacos at The Laughing Taco, open now at 1033 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point, which are as simple as can be.

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James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest goes to St. Louis' Nashan

Published May 1, 2017

Tonight, at the 27th annual James Beard Awards in Chicago, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis, was named best chef in the Midwest. Nashan, who also owns Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., is a five-time semi-finalist, and 2017 marked his third finals nomination.

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Chef Justin Carlisle among 2017 James Beard finalists

Published March 15, 2017

The James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for its 2017 awards this morning from a.o.c. restaurant in Los Angeles. For the third year running, Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and Red Light Ramen has made it to the next round for Best Chef Midwest.

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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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The Laughing Taco taqueria on its way to Walker's Point

Published Dec. 1, 2016

Plans are still in development for a new taqueria concept coming to Walker's Point. The restaurant is a collaboration between Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and his wife, Lucia Munoz, and is expected to open as soon as this spring.