Pieces of eight

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Harbor House preps for lunch crowd

Published Sept. 13, 2010

Today and tomorrow Bartolotta's Harbor House, on the lakefront at the foot of Michigan Street, is practicing for its lunch debut on Wednesday.

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Customers say Harbor 550 is closing, but it's still open

Published Oct. 1, 2008

Rumors continue to swirl that Milwaukee's only waterfront restaurant on Lake Michigan, across from the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World will close next month after a sale to Milwaukee philanthropist Michael Cudahy. A few sources say it will close on Oct. 15.

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Lakefront dining landmark needs a boost

Published May 7, 2007

Pieces of Eight is the only restaurant in the city proper that sits directly on beautiful Lake Michigan, and the view here is in one word, incomparable. But it struggles with food quality, service and some housekeeping issues that tainted our dining experiences.

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Local hot spots sling seasonal hot drinks

Published Jan. 25, 2007

After weeks, even months, of numb fingers and toes, it's time to numb the brain a bit. So, where does one go for a good hot drink in this town? We've compiled a list of excellent local establishments that are ready to froth or steam or whip up a boilin' beverage for you.

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Plans for an improved Pieces of Eight

Published Jan. 16, 2007

Before general manager Daniel Hensley arrived in late '05, Pieces of Eight wasn't exactly riding the wave of success. Just over a year later he's got a new chef, a better service staff and plans to make the lakefront restaurant the premier dining spot in Milwaukee.