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.
Vietnamese restaurant XANKIA will open later this year, giving Downtown Milwaukee a new option in dining.
Here's a taste of what's new and notable - including information about the newest coffee roaster in town, a new location for Pacific Produce, new leadership for ACF, a cheese class featuring Parmigiano-Reggiano, a Madison cocktail competition hosted by a Milwaukee favorite and two cooking classes at Mason Street Grill.
Every chef has a "secret" passion. For Dan Jacobs of Wolf Peach, it's Asian cuisine. I coaxed him into taking me on a trip to one of his favorite grocery stores, Pacific Produce. And here's what we bought.
Cermak Fresh Market, a Chicago-based chain focused on international grocery items, opened recently in West Milwaukee. Here's a first look at what Cermak offers and where it fits into the already-flourishing local grocery store scene.
Milwaukee has always been known as a city of immigrants, many of whom brought their great recipes with them. Hence, it's not surprising that Brew City is loaded with great ethnic grocery stores so people from all cultures can recreate tried-and-true ethnic dishes.
The Asian mega-grocery store Viet Hoa -- or "Pacific Produce" in English -- opened quietly at the end of 2010 and word-of-mouth slowly attracts curious shoppers to the large, arched building that once housed a Kohl's Food Store.