Peter sandroni

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Two local joints nix straws

Published April 22, 2018

More and more local restaurants are getting rid of plastic straws. Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee.

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Chef Sandroni channels experience with cancer into "Taste of Hope"

Published Sept. 2, 2016

The recent "Taste of Hope" dinner brought together six chefs who donated their time to help raise funds to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma. But, maybe none had a more fervid motivation than Peter Sandroni, owner of La Merenda and Engine Company No. 3.

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Milwaukee's best chefs, 2015

Published Nov. 16, 2015

It was a downright voting battle for Milwaukee's best chef. But, you chose multi-year James Beard nominee, Justin Carlisle, of both the refined Ardent and the casual late night hot spot, Red Light Ramen.

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Urban spelunking: Engine Co. No. 3

Published Sept. 14, 2015

There's something about an old fire house. Even a crumbling one. Thirty years ago, the old Engine Co. No. 3 house at 217 W. National Ave. was already rough around the edges and sitting unused for the intervening decades did little to improve things. But, still, the place held an allure for restaurateur Peter Sandroni, whose acclaimed La Merenda sits just a block and a half east.

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Urban Spelunking: Engine Co. No. 4

Published Aug. 25, 2015

Bobby Tanzilo is slowly becoming a "collector" of old firehouses. Here he explores the first home of Engine Co. No. 4, located in the heart of Downtown.

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8 questions for Milwaukee foodie Bryan Peters

Published Aug. 7, 2015

Milwaukee is filled with amazing people. And some of those people are wild about food. Take Bryan Peters, for example. He's a pork crazy locavore with a penchant for hats.

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Engine Company No. 3 coming to Walker's Point

Published Feb. 17, 2014

La Merenda's Peter Sandroni plans to open a breakfast and lunch restaurant at 217 W. National Ave., in a former, 1904-built fire station named Engine Company No. 3.

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Chef Talk: La Merenda's Peter Sandroni

Published Feb. 14, 2014

In this latest installment of the Chef Talk series, Wisconsin Foodie's Kyle Cherek chats with Peter Sandroni, whose Walker's Point restaurant La Merenda is now in its eighth year.