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Toast yourself at bars and eateries with fireplaces

Published Jan. 25, 2020

The warmth of a fire makes a good drinking buddy, and toasting - or getting toasted - in front of a fireplace is perfect on a blustery night. Here's a list of some great places to warm you inside and out.

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Thirsty Passports provide new way to get to know Milwaukee

Published May 26, 2016

If you're looking for another way to make our beautiful Milwaukee summer even better, you might find inspiration in the Thirsty Passport, which features 30 two-for-one drink offers at area bars and restaurants.

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Chef Talk: Hospitality Democracy Chef Alex Sazama

Published April 15, 2016

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek sits down to chat with Chef Alex Sazama of Hospitality Democracy about how he leaps from cuisine to cuisine in each of the restaurants under his watch and more.

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10 Milwaukee bars with great food

Published Feb. 6, 2015

I was more excited to get a slice of cheesecake on my 21st birthday than to drink an alcoholic beverage. I've never been much of a drinker, but that doesn't mean I won't be celebrating bar month in Milwaukee. This February, try some great foods with your brews. I've prepared a list of my favorites.

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Social Circle: Your thoughts on small plate dining?

Published July 28, 2013

Small plate dining has become increasingly popular in the past few years, but not everyone is enamored with the concept of sharing their food. Here's what the Social Circle has to say about it and feel free to share your opinion, too.

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You got the fever? Milwaukee patios are on fire

Published June 19, 2013

As few as 10 years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find a restaurant with outdoor or patio seating. Yet, these days, a restaurant without a patio is more the exception than the rule. But what makes a patio great?

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The Shack is smokin' in the Third Ward

Published Feb. 6, 2012

Slip inside the new Smoke Shack on Milwaukee Street in the Historic Third Ward, and you enter a world quite unlike anything else Downtown. Barbecue is the fragrance in the air. Recorded blues is the music in the room. And community is the style of dining.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bars, Dining Month edition: Tapping into Tapas

Published Oct. 8, 2011

What if, instead of being a cute little fairy tale girl with no respect for property, Goldilocks had some sense and happened to be just a little bit of a lush? Well, that'd be me. I've decided to explore every bar, pub, lounge and dive Milwaukee has to offer - in sets of three, just to be cute.

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Fight your cold with booze!

Published Nov. 19, 2010

Sara is sick this week. Thus, in a Vicks VapoRub haze, she asked some of her most trusted sources for their "Get Well Soon" drink recipes. Here are some of the best.