Michael Holloway

Michael Holloway

Michael Holloway is a freelance journalist who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in English. He is a frequent contributor for both Urban Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Gazette. He is also a full-time line cook at Good City Brewing and plays in two local bands (Garden Home and Burmecia).

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Recent Articles

Restaurant Owners Talk About Hardships

Restaurant Owners Talk About Hardships

Pandemic shutdown hurting employees and government not helping enough, say owners.

Milwaukee Film Launches Digital Theater “Sofa Cinema”

Milwaukee Film Launches Digital Theater “Sofa Cinema”

Watch movies and support Milwaukee Film from the comfort of your couch.

Sherman Phoenix Needs Help to ‘Rise Again’

Sherman Phoenix Needs Help to ‘Rise Again’

To rise again, the Sherman Phoenix and its 27 businesses need your help.

Craft Distillery Produces Disinfectant Spray

Craft Distillery Produces Disinfectant Spray

Central Standard creates product to help in pandemic, offered free to all who need it.

Milwaukee’s Bars, Restaurants and Venues Call for Help

Milwaukee’s Bars, Restaurants and Venues Call for Help

Businesses seeking to find ways to support their employees.

Don’s Diner is Now [Temporarily] A Grocery Store

Don’s Diner is Now [Temporarily] A Grocery Store

The grocery formerly known as Don's Diner & Cocktails is now selling toilet paper, hand sanitizer, takeout food and spiked milkshakes.

Art Scene: Not Every One Is Shut Down
Art Scene

Not Every One Is Shut Down

The art museums are closed but some art galleries are still open.

Now Serving: Stone Creek Temporarily Closes In Response to Coronavirus
Now Serving

Stone Creek Temporarily Closes In Response to Coronavirus

Plus: New restaurants announce plans to open later this year.

Dining: Meet Wisconsin’s James Beard Semifinalists
Dining

Meet Wisconsin’s James Beard Semifinalists

Milwaukee's chefs continue to be recognized by the James Beard Awards.

Art Scene: Marcela Garcia Seeks Diversity In Art
Art Scene

Marcela Garcia Seeks Diversity In Art

Walker's Point Center for the Arts leader takes over after years of leadership changes.

Now Serving: Street-Food Inspired Restaurant Comes to Brady St.
Now Serving

Street-Food Inspired Restaurant Comes to Brady St.

Plus: A Lao pop-up will take residence in Crossroads Collective

Art Scene: Governor’s Residence Now Exhibiting Art
Art Scene

Governor’s Residence Now Exhibiting Art

And the Museum of Wisconsin Art has yet another outpost in the state.

Now Serving: Wisconsin Soup Co. to Open its First Storefront
Now Serving

Wisconsin Soup Co. to Open its First Storefront

Plus: Kegel’s Inn reopens just in time for lent

Now Serving: Restaurant To Be Named Later Opens Next Month at Miller Park
Now Serving

Restaurant To Be Named Later Opens Next Month at Miller Park

Yes, that's the name. Plus: Shakeup at Mayfair Collection, new candle bar in Walker's Point, 42 Ale House closing.

Now Serving: Italian-inspired Aperitivo Now Open
Now Serving

Italian-inspired Aperitivo Now Open

Plus: A Taco Bell is planned for Capitol Dr. and Kegel’s Inn closes for remodeling.

Now Serving: Snack Boys Moving to the East Side
Now Serving

Snack Boys Moving to the East Side

Plus: Triciclo Peru introduces new menu items and Red June Cafe closes.

Now Serving: New York-Style Bagels Coming to Walker’s Point
Now Serving

New York-Style Bagels Coming to Walker’s Point

Plus: a coffee shop for Midtown Center and Bay View gets more tacos.

Now Serving: Merriment Social, Third Coast Provisions Owners Plan Pizza Joint
Now Serving

Merriment Social, Third Coast Provisions Owners Plan Pizza Joint

Also New: Walker’s Point gets a taste of the Caribbean and an upscale restaurant comes to Brady St.

Now Serving: Downtown Pasta Restaurant Set to Open
Now Serving

Downtown Pasta Restaurant Set to Open

Also new: Insomnia Cookies in the Deer District and Colectivo rolls out lineup of vegan, gluten-free baked goods

Now Serving: More Mac and Cheese for Bay View
Now Serving

More Mac and Cheese for Bay View

Also new: Wahlburgers in Third Ward, Mad Chicken on East Side and downtown distillery.

Now Serving: Two New Pizza Places Opening
Now Serving

Two New Pizza Places Opening

Also: Urban Beets new brunch. And the Dogg Haus dies.

Now Serving: Unlocal Beers Coming to Walker’s Point
Now Serving

Unlocal Beers Coming to Walker’s Point

Also: Goodbye Trio and Café Bavaria, to be replaced by two high-concept bars.

Now Serving: Bay View’s White House Returns
Now Serving

Bay View’s White House Returns

Plus: Walker's Point gets new bagel restaurant and DiModa Pizza closes.

Now Serving: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pop-ups
Now Serving

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pop-ups

Pop-up bars and crazy holiday parties abound. And a new West Side Mexican place.

Canvassing The City For Votes

Canvassing The City For Votes

At election crunch time, Milwaukee canvassers go door-to-door while we join them.

Fight for $15 Protest at Gubernatorial Debate

Fight for $15 Protest at Gubernatorial Debate

Protesters demand affordable health care, $15 minimum wage.

Urban Guide: 38 Milwaukee Wine Bars
Urban Guide

38 Milwaukee Wine Bars

The city is bursting with great places to sip and learn about wine and wine culture.

Dining: New Calzone Restaurant For East Side
Dining

New Calzone Restaurant For East Side

D.P. Dough is a national chain of "stoney calzoney" restaurants, will be first in state.

Taverns: Irish Pub Changes Leave Staff Jobless
Taverns

Irish Pub Changes Leave Staff Jobless

New owners plan to reopen as upscale bar, and perhaps re-hire some staff.

City’s First Cat Cafe on East Side

City’s First Cat Cafe on East Side

Will open this summer on Ivanhoe Pl. Concept is all the rage in Japan.

New Poke Restaurant For East Side?

New Poke Restaurant For East Side?

Former Hotch Spot on Kenilworth Pl. about to become poke restaurant, lease shows.

Urban Guide: 21 Great Burger Places
Urban Guide

21 Great Burger Places

The best in town? Maybe, maybe not, but all not to be missed.

Guide to Milwaukee Parklets

Guide to Milwaukee Parklets

12 places to enjoy the latest urban fad, like sidewalk dining on the street.

Guide to Milwaukee Farmers’ Markets

Guide to Milwaukee Farmers’ Markets

24 farmers' markets, all conveniently located within Milwaukee County.

The Other Candidate for County Executive

The Other Candidate for County Executive

Joe Klein believes citizens should have access to government records on a 24/7 basis.

Crowdfunding: New Business Seeks to Improve Neighborhood
Crowdfunding

New Business Seeks to Improve Neighborhood

Classic old tavern building on N. Fond du Lac would reopen as restaurant, with community owners

City Business: Top Note Tonic Offers Soda For Adults
City Business

Top Note Tonic Offers Soda For Adults

Say goodbye to sticky-sweet pop. The Milwaukee company offers all-natural bittersweet sodas.

Welcome to the New Layton Boulevard

Welcome to the New Layton Boulevard

A just-completed streetscaping and lighting project has enhanced Layton Boulevard.

Students Plan and Host Veterans Day Event

Students Plan and Host Veterans Day Event

For 20 years, Wisconsin Lutheran students have organized event honoring area veterans.

New Innovation & Wellness Commons Opens

New Innovation & Wellness Commons Opens

New facility created by Walnut Way on North Ave. seeks to transform neighborhood.

New Marathon Will Bring 4,500 Runners to City Streets

New Marathon Will Bring 4,500 Runners to City Streets

Come cheer them on, but plan ahead if you're taking the bus or parking overnight.

The Worst City Flag in America?

The Worst City Flag in America?

Milwaukee's is the absolute worst, experts say. But a new contest could change that.

MU Law School Jumps Aboard Water Issue

MU Law School Jumps Aboard Water Issue

Newly expanded Water Law and Policy Initiative has an ambitious first director, David Strifling.

New App Links Teens to After-School Programs

New App Links Teens to After-School Programs

Beyond the Bell mobile app created by UWM App Brewery and non-profit Center for Youth Engagement.

County Wins $10 Million for Fatherhood Program

County Wins $10 Million for Fatherhood Program

Federal grant for “Responsible Fatherhood” will help fathers support their children, Abele says.

County Transit Unveils New Line of Buses

County Transit Unveils New Line of Buses

New vehicles feature many improvements to upgrade the ride and reduce gas use and emissions.

Abele Hails $1.6 Million Development Fund

Abele Hails $1.6 Million Development Fund

County and community group will partner, co-funding near West Side community development.

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

Event attendees celebrate "Miller Time" with a lager from 1855.