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UPDATED: Beer gardens are making a comeback

Published June 11, 2020

As other cities plot to make streetside dining more available as a means for reopening struggling restaurants and bars, Milwaukee-area beer gardens are slowly dipping their toes into the water, and some are fully reopening.

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Kegel's & Public Table collaborate on new West Allis beer garden

Published April 30, 2019

The north half of South 59th Street between National and Greenfield Avenues in West Allis will be closed from May 24 until Nov. 15 to create Kegel's Beer Garden, in collaboration with the nearby Public Table restaurant, says Kegel's co-owner Julian Kegel.

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Best Milwaukee dining institution, 2018

Published Oct. 22, 2018

Best Milwaukee Institution is meant to reveal your most beloved Brew City tradition, and there was everything from Mazo's to Ma Fischer's, Jake's Deli to Polonez. But you overwhelmingly selected Kopp's Frozen Custard as your favorite.

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Hidden Gem: Kegel's Inn

Published Oct. 19, 2018

Maybe you've sat in Kegel's Inn, 5901 W. National Ave., one of the most "Milwaukee" of local institutions (yes, I know it's actually in West Allis), and thought, "it'd be great to be a part of a longstanding tradition like this." That's how current owner Julian Kegel feels.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2018

Published Oct. 19, 2018

Milwaukee is a city packed full of delicious Friday night frys, a real hometown tradition. But which is the best of the many different and delicious options, according to you? The answer won't likely surprise you.

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Milwaukee's best signature bar food, 2018

Published March 17, 2018

We introduced this category in 2016, and Milwaukee bar-goers clearly feel strongly about their choice: The wings at Points East Pub claimed the title of Bar Month's best signature bar food for the third straight year.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2017

Published Oct. 13, 2017

Milwaukee is a city packed full of delicious Friday night frys, a real hometown tradition. But which is the best of the many different and delicious options, according to you? The answer won't likely surprise you.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2016

Published Oct. 14, 2016

Milwaukee is a city packed full of delicious Friday night frys, a real hometown tradition. But which is the best of them all, according to you? The answer won't likely surprise you, though a couple longtime runners up have been ousted.

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My go-to Milwaukee menu wish list

Published Oct. 12, 2010

I love trying new restaurants, but like most people, I have my go-to places. This morning I was thinking about my go-to favorites on Milwaukee menus. Put these all together and maybe it would qualify as my dream meal.

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Family-owned Valent's serves third generation of third shifters

Published Aug. 3, 2010

In 1946, Ann and Gus Valent opened the neighborhood bar and restaurant called Valent's, 3853 N. Richards St., to cater to local factory employees. The rising prices of food and the decline of customers forced the family to stop serving food last November, but they have no plans to close the bar.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2009: Lakefront Brewery

Published Oct. 11, 2009

For the third straight year, OnMilwaukee.com readers chose Lakefront Palm Garden as the best place in the city to fill their tank with tartar sauce. Lakefront gathered more than 21 percent of the votes in this popular category, which attracted many write-in votes for establishments in every corner of the city. Lakefront's popularity is based on the atmosphere as well as the beer batter. Diners are seated "family style" at large tables, and entertained by the Brewhaus Polka Kings, who gig in lederhosen and strapped with accordions from 6 to 9 p.m.