Here are some - not all - of the long-lived, family-run Milwaukee restaurants that have become Brew City classics, all of which can, like everyone else, use your help. "We are trying our best to stay alive," says Nite Owl's Chris Roepke, succinctly.
The stories of Milwaukee's longest-lived and most iconic restaurants are, like the story of the city itself - and, indeed, of the United States - are the stories of immigrants. Nowhere is that more apparent than at Three Brothers in Bay View.
Here are six local restaurants that we would hate to lose, so let's show 'em some love.
Best Milwaukee Institution is meant to reveal your most beloved Brew City tradition, and there was everything from Mazo's to Ma Fischer's, Jake's Deli to Polonez. But you overwhelmingly selected Kopp's Frozen Custard as your favorite.
The OnMilwaukee editors pledged to visit, in the near future, one Milwaukee restaurant they have wanted to check out for a while. Make this pledge with us!
Dining at Three Brothers is the polar opposite of grabbing a bite to eat: it's an experience that's rich in culture, customer service and cuisine.
Even if we didn't achieve a win this year for Best Chef Midwest, the James Beard Awards still bode well for the city of Milwaukee for numerous reasons - all reasons Milwaukee can consider 2016 a win.
When it comes to Milwaukee food institutions, according to our Best of Dining poll voters, Kopp's is king. The local burger and frozen custard icon dominated the category with only fellow frozen custard connoisseur Leon's giving it a run for the money.
Even in non-victory years, James Beard Award nominations reflect well upon Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Again I realized the charm of Three Brothers is in the patchwork décor, the low key, minimalist surroundings, and the very old world, very comfortable and entirely wonderful cuisine that is some of the best in Milwaukee.
Having spent a lot of hours walking the streets of old Bay View -- that is, the tightly-packed byways that once huddled in the shadow of the old steel rolling mill near Russell and Superior -- I've often heard tell of a network of tunnels, false walls and secret doors in subterranean Bay View.
Serbian restaurants here are usually "mom and pop" places like Three Brothers or Old Town Serbian Gourmet, classic with consistent delicious and hearty cuisine, minus a hip nightlife. But Café Fabrika has broken that mold.