History & Italian-American dishes coexist at The Red Mill Inn & Pizza

Published Feb. 24, 2020

Walk through the bar at The Red Mill Inn & PIzza and you'll still hear the charming creak of hard wood floors beneath your feet. The interior is still rough hewn and decorated with antiques, and the tradition of Friday night fish fry is still going strong.


Thank Cod it's Fryday: State Fair Inn

Published Jan. 24, 2020

In this series, we're on the hunt for some of the area's best fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.


The Baaree ups the ante on beer garden fare

Published June 6, 2019

Among the newest of the Milwaukee metro area's beer gardens is The Baaree, a family friendly, dog friendly escape located just to the West of The Cheel. It's a great spot to relax, enjoy live music and also to eat!


Get hungry: Orenda Cafe opens May 1 in Silver City

Published April 22, 2019

After months in the making, Orenda Cafe will officially open to the public on Wednesday, May 1, bringing a much-needed breakfast and lunch spot to the Silver City neighborhood.


Love burgers? Then you need to get to Crazy Water on Tuesday

Published March 23, 2019

Last fall I wrote about the sexy, grown up pub burger on the menu at Crazy Water, Chef Peggy Magister's charming little Walker's Point bistro. It was delicious. But now you can enjoy it at an amazing price on Tuesday nights.


Quick bite: Chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse

Published Oct. 21, 2013

If you read my last "quick bite" and then this one, you might think I eat a lot of salads. I wish I ate more of them. But there are a few in town that I really like, and at the top of the list is the chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse in the Grand Avenue Mall.


McLovin' it: Would you like fries with that?

Published Oct. 18, 2013

If the question is "would you like a McFlurrie or a McCafe Mango Pineapple Smoothie with that?" the answer may be yes. But it pales in comparison to the axiom that correctly assumes America wants fries instead. And while breakfast and burgers are the foundation of McDonald's success, their domination is not held to those boundaries. Here's our final installment of our review of every item on the McDonald's menu


Quick bite: Pearadise salad at The Green Kitchen

Published Oct. 3, 2013

I certainly don't mind ordering just a salad for lunch, but if it's anything less than spectacular, I find myself regretting the decision until dinner. Fortunately, there's a tried and true go-to salad for me at The Green Kitchen in the Milwaukee Public Market. The $7.95 "Pearadise" salad is just about perfect - albeit a little expensive.