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Looking back: A decade of Milwaukee dining

Published Dec. 31, 2019

Technically, the new decade doesn't begin until 2021 (or so the experts at the Farmers Almanac say). However, as we move into 2020, there's little harm in taking a look back at how far we've come. After all, the Milwaukee dining scene in 2010 was a far cry from what it is today.

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Milwaukee's best ramen, 2019

Published Oct. 24, 2019

Red Light Ramen has won over the hearts (and stomachs) of Milwaukee's ramen lovers yet again, as they win this years best ramen, putting packet ramen to shame everywhere.

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Milwaukee's best ramen, 2018

Published Oct. 27, 2018

The famous late night ramen go-to takes the win for Milwaukee's best ramen with heart-warming soul food being served up bowl after rich bowl.

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Milwaukee's best late night eats, 2018

Published Oct. 12, 2018

It was a close call between Oakland Gyros, last year's winner, and The Vanguard, but the Bay View sausage hot spot came through with the win - by a staggering two votes this year.

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Milwaukee's best Japanese, sushi and ramen, 2017

Published Oct. 22, 2017

We officially broadened the name of the best sushi category this year to formally include ramen in the running ... but the results stayed the same, as Milwaukee can't stop screaming its love for Screaming Tuna.

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Chef Justin Carlisle among 2017 James Beard finalists

Published March 15, 2017

The James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for its 2017 awards this morning from a.o.c. restaurant in Los Angeles. For the third year running, Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and Red Light Ramen has made it to the next round for Best Chef Midwest.

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13 late night dining options for food lovers

Published Jan. 2, 2017

Typically, late night dining guides cater to the post-bartime crowd and contain options like pizza, gyros and the metaphorical food equivalent of Taco Bell. But, what happens if you're simply a late eater? Or you've gone to a show and need a late dinner?

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Red Light Ramen to preview new location this weekend, open Aug. 10

Published Aug. 4, 2016

Beginning Aug. 10, Red Light Ramen won't be reserved exclusively for the late night crowd. But if you're dying to get your first glimpse of its new digs, you can do so this weekend. The final "late night ramen" will be held in the new space Aug. 5-6.

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Red Light Ramen announces location for brick and mortar shop

Published June 22, 2016

Chef Justin Carlisle announced today that he has finalized negotiations on a space that will become a brick and mortar location for Red Light Ramen. The space will feature a full ramen shop, as well as function as an extension and events venue for Ardent.

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Red Light Ramen and Iron Grate take to the streets this summer

Published June 12, 2016

Keep your eyes open around town this summer and you'll find two mobile food operations making the rounds, as both Iron Grate BBQ Co. and Red Light Ramen are taking their wares on the road. They'll serve barbecue and ramen, respectively, at events all summer.