La merenda

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Romantic dining guide

Published Feb. 14, 2020

Cupid is readying his arrows for Valentine's Day, which means it's time to come up with the perfect place to pitch some woo and wine and dine that special someone. From elegant restaurants to little holes in the wall, you'd be hard-pressed to run out of dining options in Brew City.

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Milwaukee's best global eats, 2019

Published Oct. 31, 2019

The competition was tough with less than 100 votes to determine this years best global eats, with Odd Duck ending up on top. Bay View is a lucky (odd) duck to host this small plates restaurant with adventurous global eats.

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Milwaukee's best small plates, 2019

Published Oct. 29, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, this Walker's Point gem has won over your hearts, minds and stomachs to be called the best small plates restaurant in Milwaukee. Odd Duck gave La Merenda a run for their money this year, but last years winner stayed on top for another year.

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Walker's Point dining guide

Published Oct. 25, 2019

Walker's Point is a highly diverse neighborhood offering equally as diverse cuisine. It may take some time to get through all of those options.

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The La Merenda Market has closed

Published Sept. 8, 2019

The La Merenda Market, which opened last January behind the restaurant, has closed. But Chef Peter Sandroni and staff have plans to repurpose the retail space.

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Milwaukee's best small plates, 2018

Published Oct. 28, 2018

Inspired by food from all over the world, this Walker's Point gem has won your heart for best small plates three years in a row, and for good reason.

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Two local joints nix straws

Published April 22, 2018

More and more local restaurants are getting rid of plastic straws. Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee.

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A sweet so long to Dining Month: Our favorite desserts

Published Oct. 31, 2017

Dining month here at OnMilwaukee is sadly coming to a close - but like any good meal, let's wrap up with dessert! Here's the scrumptious sweet treats the OnMilwaukee staff savors long after their meals are over.

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Milwaukee's best small plates, 2017

Published Oct. 15, 2017

There's a lot of competition in Milwaukee's small plate scene. However, La Merenda's inventive and internationally inspired small plate offerings take the top spot for tapas for the second year in a row.

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Milwaukee's best splurge restaurant, 2017

Published Oct. 2, 2017

When our readers go all-out for special occasion dining, they've got definite preferences for where they dine. And this year's winner - not only an old school favorite, but one that's been around for 70-plus years - shot up through the ranks, edging out the 2016 winner by a large margin.