3 dishes: Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro

Published Jan. 16, 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 Chefs Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro.


Silver City dining guide, 2016

Published Oct. 24, 2016

Silver City, one of Milwaukee's most diverse neighborhoods, is home to some of the city's best Thai restaurants. It also offers Mexican, Laotian and American fare. Wondering where exactly Silver City is located? Keep reading.


Thai-namite to open Tosa location this weekend

Published Oct. 18, 2016

It's been nearly a year since Thai-namite announced intentions to take over the space on West North Avenue which once housed City Market. But with a soft opening planned for this weekend, the wait is nearly over for inspired Thai dishes and sushi.


First Look: Buddha Lounge

Published Jan. 23, 2015

Buddha Lounge, 1504 E. North Ave., opened on Monday and stopped by to sample the sushi and drink an Asian beer or two.


Milwaukee's best Thai, 2013

Published Oct. 30, 2013

Combining a sushi bar with authentic Thai cooking under one roof is a Windy City trend that hadn't arrived in Milwaukee until Thai-Namite opened, according to Kim Kongsin, who owns the business with Nini Buranabunyut and Dear Panyasopa. Kongsin emphasizes that Thai-Namite is not an Asian fusion restaurant. Its Thai offerings are straight from her native country.


New flavors in an East Side landmark

Published Jan. 30, 2012

The funky little storefront with the yellow striped awnings, pushed up against a house, on the corner of Farwell and Lafayette has been an East Side landmark for more than a generation. Abu's Jerusalem of the Gold served its hummus, shawarma and rosewater lemonade in a tiny diner since the 1970s. Wander into the location now, and you will be shocked.


The wait is over for Zaafaran

Published May 13, 2011

After almost six months of waiting, Zaafaran is finally ready to open at 780 N. Jefferson St. The Downtown Indian and Thai restaurant will hold a grand opening event Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. to welcome the public.


Thai-Namite looks south for its inspiration

Published March 14, 2011

It may be painful to acknowledge, but Milwaukee dining culture owes some of its richness and diversity to the big city to the south. We enjoy Chicago dogs, Chicago-style pizza and Italian beef sandwiches, which were invented in Chicago. The owners of Thai-Namite, a Thai bistro and sushi bar that debuted on Brady Street last summer, tell us theirs is a Chicago-style Thai restaurant.


EE-Sane provides a mixed bag for Thai dining

Published March 22, 2010

A lack of ambience; hit or miss entrees and sub-par service left our dining critic less than satisfied with EE-Sane. But with a full dining room and a steady stream of take out orders, perhaps there is more than meets the eye at this East Side establishment.


Mekong Cafe merges three cuisines under one roof

Published Jan. 29, 2010

Indecisive diners, beware. If you have a difficult time making culinary choices at restaurants with large menus, Mekong Cafe is going to be a doozy. But if you appreciate variety, such as authentic Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese cuisines, you're in luck.