Supper club

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Buckatabon to open its doors in Wauwatosa Village on Friday, April 17

Published April 15, 2020

Last August, we brought you the news that The Lowlands Group would be opening Buckatabon at in the Wauwatosa Village. And, in fact, the restaurant was poised to open to the public last month when businesses across the state began shutting down. Fortunately, diners will still have the opportunity to get a taste of the new concept, albeit in carry-out form.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Kurt Fogle & Ryan Oschmann of Bass Bay Brewhouse

Published Dec. 11, 2019

Some restaurants aspire to creating something new and innovative. Still others aspire to creating comfort and familiarity by preserving beloved food traditions. Such is the case for Kurt Fogle and Ryan Oschmann, co-owners of Bass Bay Brewhouse, a modern restaurant that preserves the tenets inherent to the Wisconsin supper club tradition.

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Thank Cod it's Fryday: The Packing House

Published Feb. 23, 2018

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular 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.

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3 dishes: Supper's Erik Hansen

Published Feb. 27, 2017

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 Erik Hansen of Supper, Milwaukee's modern supper club.

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Jackson Grill serves as city's South Side supper club

Published April 22, 2016

The cozy Jackson Grill, with the tagline "Milwaukee's Supper Club," features classic '50s supper club decor - from linen table cloths to bread baskets - along with a 16-stool bar, a small dining area and some of Milwaukee's finest steaks and Old Fashioneds.

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The Gobbler Theater prepares for end-of-year opening

Published Oct. 9, 2015

Daniel Manesis bought The Gobbler, a funky former supper and dance club, about a year and a half ago. The Johnson Creek-based, circular building will reopen as The Gobbler Theater, a medium-sized music venue, by the end of 2015.

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Retro Wisconsin supper club reinvented in New York

Published Feb. 28, 2015

The Midwest is often influenced and inspired by the East Coast, but sometimes the reverse happens. Such is the case with The Butterfly: a retro lounge and supper club located in New York City that's an homage to The Butterfly in Beloit. OnMilwaukee.com recently visited the Beloit Butterfly, and The Butterfly in New York is officially on the "bucket list."

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Open Hearth is closed

Published Aug. 19, 2014

For almost 40 years, Open Hearth, 2930 N. 117th St., served steak, seafood and German entrees. According to a neighbor, the restaurant and lounge closed for good around July 4.

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Featured chef: Andrew Ruiz of Joey Gerard's Mequon

Published Oct. 18, 2013

It's been a year since Bartolotta Restaurant Group took the unusual step of opening two restaurants with the same name and concept, more or less simultaneously, in two vastly different Milwaukee suburbs. We asked Joey Gerard's Mequon chef Andrew Ruiz about how the restaurants are doing, how the concept is faring and about some of his favorite things.

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Range Line Inn celebrates rich past and present

Published Oct. 10, 2013

When Patrick Strong purchased the Range Line Inn in Mequon from his brother in 1985, he thought he was solely making an investment. Turns out, he was actually committing to a career and a lifestyle as restaurant operator. Strong's personal touch has paid off and his historic restaurant continues to thrive.