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Dubbel Dutch To Open Public Gallery Space

Dubbel Dutch To Open Public Gallery Space

The gallery's first exhibition will feature photography by local artists.

Gordo Burger Will Become Dessert Shop

Gordo Burger Will Become Dessert Shop

The restaurant will transform into a late-night dessert shop featuring bubble waffles, pancakes, milkshakes and more.

Riverwest Co-op Cafe Closing

Riverwest Co-op Cafe Closing

Cafe closing July 11, but grocery will continue and cafe may feature restaurant pop-ups in future.

Launching Homemade Aircrafts Into Lake Michigan

Launching Homemade Aircrafts Into Lake Michigan

Meet the teams competing in Milwaukee's First Flugtag, sponsored by Red Bull.

Deer District Market Returns to Plaza

Deer District Market Returns to Plaza

Downtown market with many vendors open evenings on weekly basis in July and August.

LGBTQ Businesses Awarded COVID-19 Recovery Grants

LGBTQ Businesses Awarded COVID-19 Recovery Grants

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce awarded grants to Wisconsin businesses ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

Outpost Offers 50% Produce Discount for FoodShare Recipients

Outpost Offers 50% Produce Discount for FoodShare Recipients

The local grocery chain is also renovating and expanding its Bay View location.

July 4th Festivities, Fireworks Return

July 4th Festivities, Fireworks Return

Full Independence Day celebrations at parks throughout Milwaukee after two years limited by pandemic.

Indeed Brewing Release Timed to New Beer Holiday

Indeed Brewing Release Timed to New Beer Holiday

National Independent Beer Run Day is July 3. You can celebrate with Indeed Brewing Company's Italian-Style Pilsner.

Event Space Planned For Third Ward

Event Space Planned For Third Ward

Reign would occupy former SITE nightclub space on Buffalo St. above Wizard Works Brewing.

Arts Board Announces 2022 Honorees

Arts Board Announces 2022 Honorees

Milwaukee Arts Board gives annual awards to Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts.

Pufferfish

Pufferfish

Opened atop Hotel Metro summer (into fall) residency as the hotel’s rooftop patio bar. did some pop ups during 2020-21, most recently at MARN Co-creator JC Cunningham Hotel chef? Small plates https://www.milwaukeemag.com/pufferfish-tiki-bar-is-coming-to-hotel-metros-rooftop/ transition from pop-up to more permanency? What is your inspiration for the vibe? what kind of small plates? start of business pufferfish name underdog world traveler, tiki research move to metro was a pop up, then residency and now working on more permanency due to popularity and really good fit renovations and design metro – food collabs and plans signature “mascot” drinks business due to summerfest, etc. lost whale patio

VISIT Milwaukee Has New Plan To Drive Tourism

VISIT Milwaukee Has New Plan To Drive Tourism

Strategy includes Milwaukee-focused TV show, traveling visitor center and more.

Paper Table Food Hall Adds FreshWerks and Wingstop

Paper Table Food Hall Adds FreshWerks and Wingstop

East Town 'ghost kitchen' has 4 vendors, including first national franchise, but still growing.

Maxie’s Expanding Catering, Takeout Operation

Maxie’s Expanding Catering, Takeout Operation

Owner thinks restaurants need new revenue streams to survive post-pandemic business environment.

Dave’s Hot Chicken Planned For Lower East Side

Dave’s Hot Chicken Planned For Lower East Side

It will be the second location in Wisconsin for the fast-growing chain.

Airport Restaurant’s New Menu Offers Iconic Local Foods

Airport Restaurant’s New Menu Offers Iconic Local Foods

Garden District Kitchen features Usinger's brats, cheese curds, fish fry, local beers.

The Tap Yard at Schlitz Park Is Open

The Tap Yard at Schlitz Park Is Open

The new beer garden will feature food trucks and a farmers' market this summer.

Questions Linger Over Post-Roe Landscape in Wisconsin

Questions Linger Over Post-Roe Landscape in Wisconsin

Is the state's abortion ban from 1849 enforceable? Is abortion the first right, thought protected, to be repealed?

Ruby J’s Planned for Uptown

Ruby J’s Planned for Uptown

New family restaurant would serve all-American breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Milwaukee’s First Halal Restaurant Week Coming In July

Milwaukee’s First Halal Restaurant Week Coming In July

15 Milwaukee restaurants will prepare special halal menus for the week.

Kwench Juice Cafe Now Open

Kwench Juice Cafe Now Open

Cafe at 2220 N. Prospect Ave. part of national chain with locations in 12 states.

The Loaded Slate Tavern Has Closed

The Loaded Slate Tavern Has Closed

After 11 years the downtown sports bar near Juneau and MLK Dr. has closed.

Royal’s Smoothies & Pastries Now Open

Royal’s Smoothies & Pastries Now Open

Shop near airport offering milkshakes, smoothies and lassi, with pastries, mousse cups and miniature cheesecakes coming soon.

‘Six Days in the Dome’ Race Underway At Pettit Center

‘Six Days in the Dome’ Race Underway At Pettit Center

Grueling six-day ultra-marathon has attracted racers from across the globe.

Italian Restaurant Planned For East Town

Italian Restaurant Planned For East Town

Safina's would be run by former Giovanni's owners, offering casual dining with Sicilian favorites.

AsianRican Foods Opens On South Side

AsianRican Foods Opens On South Side

Asian-Puerto Rican fusion restaurant at 3300 W. Lincoln Ave. had its grand opening June 10.

Letter Warns of Possible Riverwest Co-op Closure

Letter Warns of Possible Riverwest Co-op Closure

Changes in the food industry and COVID-19 challenges have caused hardships for the 20-year-old business.

Kompali Tacos Opens At 3rd Street Market Hall

Kompali Tacos Opens At 3rd Street Market Hall

The restaurant serves Mexican and Pervuvian-inspired dishes, from owners of C-viche.

Happy Days-Themed Bar Planned For Sherman Phoenix

Happy Days-Themed Bar Planned For Sherman Phoenix

Happy Days Day Bar would occupy loft space overlooking food vendors.

Fusion Poke Planning Third Ward Location

Fusion Poke Planning Third Ward Location

Fusion Poke will open its third location on N. Broadway.

Pabst Theater Group to Buy Villa Filomena

Pabst Theater Group to Buy Villa Filomena

The group, which operates five other venues in Milwaukee, aims to create a private event venue in a historic mansion

Blac Bistro Will Join Paper Table Food Hall

Blac Bistro Will Join Paper Table Food Hall

Developing downtown virtual food hall adds another purveyor of food to go.

Dining: Diplomat Chef Wins James Beard Award
Dining

Diplomat Chef Wins James Beard Award

Dane Baldwin, chef at Brady Street restaurant, wins award for best Midwest chef.

Nashville Bar-Restaurant for Brady Street

Nashville Bar-Restaurant for Brady Street

Nashville North will feature honky tonk country music, southern-style food.

The Magic of Handmade Brooms

The Magic of Handmade Brooms

Local healer, herbalist and artist Rachel Gonzales makes beautiful brooms. They are particularly popular with Milwaukee witches

Business Owner Calls For Drugs Cease Fire

Business Owner Calls For Drugs Cease Fire

Center Street barber shop owner calls on residents in neighborhoods with heavy drug trafficking.

Make-A-Wish Seeks More Hispanic Kids

Make-A-Wish Seeks More Hispanic Kids

State chapter of national foundation giving children with serious disease their wish hires new Hispanic coordinator.

New Flower Shop All About Family

New Flower Shop All About Family

Small, family-owned, south-side business helps beautify Muskego Way neighborhood.

Black Women Look to Change the Political Landscape

Black Women Look to Change the Political Landscape

Event attendees create political agenda for Milwaukee based on the wants and needs of black women.

Center Street Holds “Shop Small” Event

Center Street Holds “Shop Small” Event

Area BID seeks to support businesses on strip between 32nd and 60th streets.

Young Black Women Embrace Biking

Young Black Women Embrace Biking

Black Girls Do Bike now has 73 chapters in America, including one in Milwaukee.

Pop-Up MKE Supports Small Businesses

Pop-Up MKE Supports Small Businesses

With training, mentorship, marketing; 17 businesses will open in three locations.

Party Celebrates Infants Turning One

Party Celebrates Infants Turning One

And puts a spotlight on Milwaukee’s infant mortality crisis.

How to Use Data for Neighborhood Improvement

How to Use Data for Neighborhood Improvement

Data Day event highlights organizations’ data-driven change efforts.

Mad Hot Ballroom Teaches Dance, Life Lessons To Students

Mad Hot Ballroom Teaches Dance, Life Lessons To Students

1,000 students took to the dance floor to show off their best moves.

Most Dangerous Intersection in the State?

Most Dangerous Intersection in the State?

Community activists push for safer driving in area of 35th and Capitol.