Milwaukee street


My new Downtown office (not really)

Published Sept. 17, 2013

Like you, I can't be everywhere at once. And like a lot of folks, I'm a creature of habit. These are the kinds of things I tell myself to justify the fact that after 30 years in Milwaukee, I only visited My Office, 763 N. Milwaukee St., for the first time today.


Milwaukee Street welcomes Dick's Pizza & Pleasure

Published May 5, 2011

Dick's Pizza & Pleasure, the newest addition to Milwaukee Street, opens this week at 730 N. Milwaukee St. The three-level restaurant and bar is is hitting the ground running with a grand opening party this Saturday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to close featuring music from DJ Rick Rude.


National trends nourish Milwaukee's dining scene

Published Oct. 27, 2009

Like many cities, Milwaukee is experiencing dining trends -- local, sustainable foods, specialization and dining districts -- that have changed both the way we eat and the way we think about eating.


Featured chef: Dominic Zumpano of Umami Moto

Published Feb. 11, 2009

When restaurateur Omar Shaikh re-fashioned Eve, 718 N. Milwaukee St., into Umami Moto last July -- along with co-owners Michael Polaski and Tom Wachman -- he brought in 30-year-old Dominic Zumpano to helm the kitchen. We recently asked Zumpano about his background and a few of his favorite things.


Milwaukee's best other Asian, 2008: Umami Moto

Published Oct. 29, 2008 readers picked relative newcomer Umami Moto as their favorite other Asian restaurant (Not strictly Chinese, Japanese or Thai.) Umami Moto has two locations: Downtown at 718 N. Milwaukee St., and in Brookfield at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd.


Wackman secures old Heinemann's on Milwaukee St.

Published Sept. 30, 2008

Local restaurant and nightlife entrepreneur, Thomas Wackman and his Wackman Group have secured one of the final pieces of the Milwaukee Street entertainment puzzle, the former Heinemann's space.