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Oggie's restaurant at Hotel Metro sets opening date

Published July 23, 2020

Oggie's is the name of the new venue, which promises a menu of accessible modern European fare served up with a hefty dose of Midwestern charm. And it will do so with a veteran Milwaukee chef at the helm: Thomas Hauck, former owner of c.1880 and more recent culinary director for the Lowlands Restaurant Group.

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Urban Spelunking: 12 photos inside the shuttered Karl Ratzsch's restaurant

Published Sept. 25, 2018

Restaurateurs Karl Ratzsch and Ella Helene Ratzsch created what they called a "new-old restaurant ... with an authentic atmosphere of old time hospitality." That was a recipe for success until 2017, when Ratzsch's closed. We recently went inside and thought you might like to see how it looks now.

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c.1880 to close this April after six years in Walker's Point

Published March 19, 2018

After six years, one of Walker's Point top restaurants has made the difficult decision to close its doors. c.1880, the laid back fine dining restaurant which has earned countless accolades over the past six years of business, will close this April.

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Chef Thomas Hauck announces closure of Karl Ratzsch

Published April 2, 2017

In a press release this morning, Thomas Hauck, chef and owner of c. 1880 and Karl Ratzsch restaurant, announced that Karl Ratzsch has closed permanently. The final day of service for the restaurant was April 1.

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Try this for happy hour: Flights & Bites at c.1880

Published March 1, 2017

Has it been a while since you've been to c.1880? If so, you might want to consider a visit. The restaurant just rolled out a brand new monthly "Flights & Bites" menu, which will be available Tuesday through Thursday evenings. And it's pretty delicious.

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8 James Beard honorees' restaurants to put on your list for 2017

Published Dec. 28, 2016

Since 2002, Milwaukee has seen honors for 12 restaurants or chefs from the James Beard Foundation. And, if you're a food lover who wants to get to know our city better, put a visit to each of these restaurants on your list of things to do during 2017.

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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.

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Milwaukee's best chef, 2016

Published Oct. 7, 2016

Milwaukee has its share of first rate chefs these days, making the decision of who to name as "best chef" more and more difficult each year. But, it was a solid Bartolotta's win this year with Chef Adam Siegel bringing home the gold for best chef.