With Mardi Gras right around the corner, we reached out to a variety of former New Orleans residents who now live in Milwaukee to tap their brains for recommendations for things to eat during the Carnival season.
Lent is quickly approaching. And that means a host of Milwaukee bakeries are battening down their hatches and baking up a storm in preparation for "Paczki Day." We've got everything you need to know about the luscious butter-infused filled pastries.
If you prefer your Mardi Gras with an Italian twist, don't miss the Italian Community Center's 41st annual Grande Carnevale, based on a tradition that thrives across Italy, but is especially associated with the city of Venice.
Toss off your bras and toss on your beads because Mary's Arcade Bar, attached to Hamburger Mary's, 730S. 5th St., will become Mary's Big Easy Mardi Gras Pop-Up for two full weeks in February.
This year - in a shift of tradition - Maxie's will be extending the run of its special Mardi Gras menu, offering guests five days to experience every last bite of New Orleans deliciousness.
Milwaukee is a weird and wonderful place. And you can experience a modicum of both at the upcoming Mullers dinner at Kegel's Inn on Feb.1
In case the weather hasn't tipped you off, we're far away from New Orleans. But even if you can't celebrate in the Big Easy, there are several events going on throughout Brew City to party for Mardi Gras.
One of the elements born of Epiphany is the king cake, a sweet, circular pastry, cake or bread which is baked in the shape of a king's crown - and here's where you can find it. We've done the research for you and assembled this list of places where you can find (and pre-order) the cakes.
New Orleans is a fun, interesting, budget-accommodating vacation destination you won't regret. And, depending on how much time you spend on Bourbon Street, one you might not remember, either.
Even though Milwaukee is 1,000 miles from New Orleans, celebrating Mardi Gras in Brew City is one big easy.
There's quite a bit that looks familiar at the new Crawdaddy's, located just west of its former digs on Greenfield Avenue, including plenty of seafood and those famous honey glazed carrots.
Fat Tuesday is finally upon us, and how are you going to celebrate it? Here are five options!
There are a lot of places in Milwaukee to celebrate Mardi Gras this year, but one of the best is Big Daddy's Brew & Que. The restaurant hosts a big Mardi Gras celebration from Vendredi (Friday) Feb. 27 through Mardi (Tuesday), March 4. In addition to live music by the Stubby Chubbz Brass Band on Fat Tuesday itself, the event will feature a New Orleans-style menu and some specialty cocktails by master mixologist Adam Seger.
Dan Sidner grew up in Kearney, Neb., but gumbo runs in his veins. Buy him a plane ticket to New Orleans, put a drink in his hand when he gets there and he is one happy man. Fortunately, Sidner co-owns Maxie's Southern Comfort, the popular Milwaukee restaurant that specializes in the Cajun and Creole cooking of Louisiana as well as the food of the Carolinas "low country." Maxie's has big plans for tonight and tomorrow.
The carnival season is upon us and while Mardi Gras fun won't be difficult to find in area bars, Distil, 722 N. Milwaukee St., will celebrate its first Fat Tuesday with some hand-crafted cocktails, says manager Mike Edler.