Irish pub guide

Published March 15, 2019

Milwaukee may be a city with strong German roots, but when it comes to pubs, we're as Irish as Brian Boru. Here's a guide to spots where you can kick back, relax, raise a pint and toast slainte.


Featured chef: Bill Baumann, Ward's House of Prime

Published March 26, 2010

When Ward's House of Prime opened in the former Yanni's space at 540 E. Mason St. last November, owner Brian Ward -- a local restaurant veteran -- was banking on the skills of his executive chef, Bill Baumann. We talk to Baumann to learn more about his past, his passions and his current work at Ward's.


Milwaukee small event planning guide

Published Oct. 8, 2008

"Where can I book a group gathering in Milwaukee?" We get that question a lot here at, and we started to compile some answers.


City contemplates crackdown on curfew

Published Dec. 21, 2007

Some Milwaukee aldermen want to crack down on teen curfew violations and want to force business owners to get in the game, too.


Mo's redefines culture

Published Aug. 26, 2007

The Mo's Restaurant Group has now decided to add a half-garlic, half-Gaelic spin to their Irish pub by commingling Italian and Irish menu items and moving former Mocean's head chef Andy Stiyer to the helm.


Capuano lists top 5 places with good plates

Published June 19, 2007

Brewers pitcher / Downtown resident Chris Capuano lost one of his favorite restaurants when Sol Fire closed. But, the left-hander didn't have trouble listing his top 5 dining spots in the city.


Monsoon blows open Brookfield doors

Published July 12, 2006

The new Monsoon Wok & Lounge, 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., opens its doors for lunch today at 11 a.m. The restaurant is similar to the Downtown location, with Asian-fusion cuisine, a cocktail lounge and patio.


Get your Irish on at area bars and eateries

Published March 9, 2006

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, bringing an avalanche of events, but if you're not in the mood for green Miller Lite, blinking shamrock necklaces, and less than traditional renditions of a corned beef sandwich, Milwaukee has more than enough Eire-blooded activities going on to keep you in the green.