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Memorable dishes and a taste of Chengdu await at Sze Chuan

Published Jan. 4, 2019

There is an old Chinese idiom (min yi shi wei tian) which translates loosely as "Food is the god of the people" or "Food is heaven." And for lovers Chinese cuisine - particularly Sichuanese - there's a substantial taste of paradise to be found at Sze Chuan in West Allis.

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Your guide to the Iron Grate yakitori-style offerings at Lost Whale

Published Aug. 8, 2018

At this time of the year, if you're looking for food on-a-stick, you normally have one choice: the Wisconsin State Fair. But all of that has changed thanks to Iron Grate's residency at Lost Whale, which is in full effect between now and October (and maybe longer, if all goes well).

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10 new Wisconsin State Fair foods, reviewed and ranked

Published Aug. 3, 2018

Lori Fredrich spent the bulk of opening day at the Wisconsin State Fair working her way through a list of reader-suggested foods, tasting every single one. She's ranked 10 of them from worst to best (10 being the worst) and included her tasting notes for your reading enjoyment.

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8 delicious dishes at Bumstead Provisions

Published Oct. 3, 2016

At Bumstead Provisions, menu selections are playful and sometimes unexpected, offering dishes that bring together both high- and low-brow cuisine in a deliciously seamless fashion. In our book, that adds up to an experience we'd repeat again and again.