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Get your ass in here: Milwaukee dining classics need your help

Published March 26, 2020

Here are some - not all - of the long-lived, family-run Milwaukee restaurants that have become Brew City classics, all of which can, like everyone else, use your help. "We are trying our best to stay alive," says Nite Owl's Chris Roepke, succinctly.

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Milwaukee's best burger, 2019

Published Oct. 3, 2019

Frozen custard may be in the name, but Kopp's still remains the king of the Brew City burger as well, landing at the top of our Best of Dining poll for the best burger for the umpteenth year in a row.

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Get Your Ass In Here: Nite Owl

Published Oct. 27, 2017

Nite Owl makes the series this week not because they are short on business but because, literally, we have one week to get into the iconic local diner before they close for the season.

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Top 5 old-school Burger Trail burgers

Published Sept. 18, 2017

There's a reason why some of the area's old-school joints serve up some of the best burgers around. They might not be loaded with frills or special toppings. But, they're well-executed burgers, made with quality ingredients, that all come with a big sloppy side of nostalgia.

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On the Burger Trail: Cheeseburger at Nite Owl

Published June 9, 2017

There's something special about seasonal fare. Asparagus tastes best when it's fresh and local. Citrus fruits shine brighter in the winter. And the first burger of the spring or summer at Nite Owl is rock-solid proof that "absence makes the heart grow fonder."

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9 cool Milwaukee business signs

Published March 18, 2015

Signs are important. They often lure us, or don't lure us, into businesses. Here are some great Milwaukee signs and chime in with your favorites.

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Whoo re-opened today? The Nite Owl!

Published March 25, 2014

After closing for the winter, the Nite Owl Drive-In opened for its 66th season today. OnMilwaukee.com was there to document the reopening and to devour a jumbo burger.

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Burgers, ice cream and history make Nite Owl special

Published May 17, 2010

If there's another food item aside from beer, bratwurst and cheese that is truly indigenous to Milwaukee, it has to be frozen custard. Visitors and locals often find themselves gobbling down a dish of flavor of the day. But, while frozen custard offerings are plentiful, old-fashioned ice cream and hand-formed burgers are still something of a rarity in the area.