Build-your-own schnitzel is among new offerings at The Schwabenhof

Published Feb. 13, 2018

The Lenten season will mark another milestone for The Schwabenhof. After more than 30 years offering dinner service on Wednesdays and Fridays only, the kitchen will extend its hours to include both lunch and dinner service, along with dinner and lunch specials.


3 dishes: Thomas Hauck of Karl Ratzsch

Published Nov. 4, 2016

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chef Thomas Hauck of Milwaukee's iconic Karl Ratzsch.


First look: fish fry at Cafe Vocar

Published May 13, 2014

Cafe Vocar opened quietly a few months back in Riverwest. The cafe, which is open Friday-Sunday, has a European-influenced menu but does offer the Midwest famous fish fry on Fridays.


Milwaukee's 100-year-old German restaurants evolve with lighter fare

Published Oct. 9, 2012

For more than 100 years, Milwaukee has been a frontrunner among cities with excellent German restaurants. But because the eating habits of some diners have changed over the years, and they now prefer lighter over heavier dishes, two out of three German restaurants in Milwaukee added to or adapted the menu.


Wegner's leaves diners full and happy

Published May 3, 2010

Combine a competitive bid for one of the area's best fish fries, phenomenal homemade soups and solid German fare with outstanding service and a convivial mood, and Wegner's makes its way onto the short list of must-visit establishments in the Milwaukee area.