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Eat For Empowerment at International Women’s Day Dinner

Eat For Empowerment at International Women’s Day Dinner

Live Out Loud Dinner will offer food and drink from more than 20 woman-owned businesses.

Regional Mexican Restaurant Coming to Pritzlaff Building

Regional Mexican Restaurant Coming to Pritzlaff Building

Aperitivo owners plan Las Gardenias, which will offer Guadalajaran dishes

Potawatomi Announces Opening Date For Sportsbook, New Poker Room

Potawatomi Announces Opening Date For Sportsbook, New Poker Room

New venues, opening May 3, will mark the completion of the casino's $190 million renovation.

Nostalgia-Inducing Bakery Midwest Sad Is Opening A Downtown Carryout Counter

Nostalgia-Inducing Bakery Midwest Sad Is Opening A Downtown Carryout Counter

The bakery and treat shop will open a permanent location in East Town.

Pilot Project Will Host Chef Competition

Pilot Project Will Host Chef Competition

Chefs from Milwaukee and Chicago present food and beer pairings at Battle of the Bites at March 15 charitable event.

Quick-Service Chicken Restaurant Coming to Southwest Side

Quick-Service Chicken Restaurant Coming to Southwest Side

Plus: two neighboring restaurants are slated to reopen soon.

5-Day Food and Drink Event Returns to Downtown

5-Day Food and Drink Event Returns to Downtown

Taste & Toast, starting Feb. 26, offers specially-priced fare at 20 bars and restaurants.

Sushi Bar and Thai Restaurant Planned For Bay View Complex

Sushi Bar and Thai Restaurant Planned For Bay View Complex

Called Room Service, it will join new $2.5 million restaurant complex on Kinnickinnic Ave.

Council Suspends Southside Bar After Man With Illegal Drugs Shot

Council Suspends Southside Bar After Man With Illegal Drugs Shot

Primo's Place, on 16th and Grant, will be closed from March 8 through April 6.

New Restaurant Opens in Former Lopez Bakery

New Restaurant Opens in Former Lopez Bakery

Del Valle Oaxaqueño and a second La Casa Del Pan bakery had soft openings last week.

East Side Pizzeria Continues Under New Owners

East Side Pizzeria Continues Under New Owners

Lisa's Pizza reopened on Feb. 7 featuring both thin-crust and Detroit-style pies.

Now Serving: Milwaukee Dining Scene Wins High Praise
Now Serving

Milwaukee Dining Scene Wins High Praise

With months of accolades and awards. Plus: Who will replace Tonic Tavern, Riverfront Pizza and Kehr's downtown candy store?

Sully’s Sandwiches is Closed

Sully’s Sandwiches is Closed

Sandwich shop will become satellite kitchen for sister restaurant, Miss Molly's.

New Owners Take Over Menomonee Valley Wedding Venue

New Owners Take Over Menomonee Valley Wedding Venue

Two longtime bartenders are now operating the wedding and events venue.

Tonic Tavern Regular Hopes To Open New Bar In Its Place

Tonic Tavern Regular Hopes To Open New Bar In Its Place

He's applied for a liquor license, but will he get a lease?

Milwaukee Public Market Announces What Will Replace Kehr’s

Milwaukee Public Market Announces What Will Replace Kehr’s

Freese’s Candy Shoppe will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Central Standard and Leinenkugel’s Launching Ready-To-Drink Cocktail

Central Standard and Leinenkugel’s Launching Ready-To-Drink Cocktail

The canned drink features locally-made North Brandy from Central Standard.

Bay View Gastropub Will Become Peruvian Restaurant

Bay View Gastropub Will Become Peruvian Restaurant

Blackwood Brothers Restaurant and Social Club will become Cholo's.

Brunch Buffet Opens on Northwest Side

Brunch Buffet Opens on Northwest Side

Event venue transitions to full-fledged restaurant with popular weekend brunch.

Coffee Bar With Space To Linger Planned For Silver Spring Drive

Coffee Bar With Space To Linger Planned For Silver Spring Drive

Eclipse Cafe would offer coffee, snacks and welcoming environment for neighbors.

Milwaukee Beverage Company Expanding Distribution Nationwide

Milwaukee Beverage Company Expanding Distribution Nationwide

Top Note Tonic partners with Gordon Food Service.

Southside Bar Will Temporarily Become Paddy’s Pub

Southside Bar Will Temporarily Become Paddy’s Pub

Four-day, St. Patrick's Day weekend event all about "It's All Sunny in Philadelphia" show.

Kehr’s Candies Leaving Milwaukee Public Market

Kehr’s Candies Leaving Milwaukee Public Market

The candy store will pivot to online sales and pop-ups. Feb. 29 is final day of in-person business.

New Restaurant Replacing Riverfront Pizza

New Restaurant Replacing Riverfront Pizza

The pizzeria quietly closed last week after nearly 20 years in business. Sea Fire Brasserie plans to replace it.

Now Serving: State Fair Will Sell St. Patrick’s Day Cream Puffs
Now Serving

State Fair Will Sell St. Patrick’s Day Cream Puffs

Plus: two bars suspended, new vendor for Zocalo and farewell to The Tonic Tavern

Commercial Kitchen Launches At Concordia 27

Commercial Kitchen Launches At Concordia 27

First phase of community hub now in operation, providing thousands of healthy meals to students in the greater Milwaukee area.

Refugee-Focused Restaurant Damascus Gate Closes

Refugee-Focused Restaurant Damascus Gate Closes

A Puerto Rican restaurant, La Ventanita, has taken its place.

Cafe Benelux Announces Major Renovation

Cafe Benelux Announces Major Renovation

Third Ward restaurant will close from late February to early April for upgrades including a reimagined bar, additional seating and bigger TV screens.

Aria Unveils New, Art-Inspired Menu

Aria Unveils New, Art-Inspired Menu

Revamped menu draws inspiration from famous works including Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies'

El Tapatio Coming to Brewery District

El Tapatio Coming to Brewery District

Mexican restaurant to join 5 other concepts operating at the Eleven25 Food Court.

New Walker’s Point Tavern Planned by Draft & Vessel Owner

New Walker’s Point Tavern Planned by Draft & Vessel Owner

The name to be announced, it's slated to open in time for the Pride Parade in June.

New Zocalo Vendor Will Serve Korean Fried Chicken Sandwiches

New Zocalo Vendor Will Serve Korean Fried Chicken Sandwiches

S'Blendid Boba Tea owner will open SANDU at Walker's Point food park this spring.

SapSap Popping Up at Amorphic

SapSap Popping Up at Amorphic

Feb. 17 event will pair the brewery's unique beers with Lao-style smoked and grilled meats.

Chefs Raising Funds For Kennedy’s Disease Research

Chefs Raising Funds For Kennedy’s Disease Research

Enjoy small plates from chefs at DanDan, Sanford, Odd Duck and support a good cause.

British Brewery Coming to Pilot Project

British Brewery Coming to Pilot Project

London-based Mash Gang will bring two new beers to Milwaukee taproom on Feb. 20.

Tonic Tavern Closing After 15 Years

Tonic Tavern Closing After 15 Years

Bay View bar's final service is set for Feb. 29.

Wong’s Wok Closes Its Last Location

Wong’s Wok Closes Its Last Location

The Chinese restaurant chain, founded in 1979, is no more.

Now Serving: Cavas Reopening on Valentine’s Day
Now Serving

Cavas Reopening on Valentine’s Day

Plus: Eitel cancels plaza cafe, Kuumba Coffee and Juice opens and farewell to The Estate.

Uptown Bar and Grill Given 30-Day Suspension

Uptown Bar and Grill Given 30-Day Suspension

Old North Milwaukee bar faced lengthy police report, but owner and manager dispute record.

Milwaukee Chef Dan Jacobs to Compete on ‘Top Chef’

Milwaukee Chef Dan Jacobs to Compete on ‘Top Chef’

The upcoming season, filmed in Wisconsin, is set to air in March.

New Entertainers Gets 15-Day Suspension

New Entertainers Gets 15-Day Suspension

Common Council votes that northside bar and restaurant must be closed through Feb. 20.

New Italian Restaurant To Replace Tavolino

New Italian Restaurant To Replace Tavolino

Former Tavolino chef plans to open L'incontro this spring at east-side location.

Brostoff Reverses Tavern Suspension for Axel’s

Brostoff Reverses Tavern Suspension for Axel’s

East Side bar’s 20-day suspension reversed, bar gets fourth warning letter in five years.

Sweetly Baked Opening Third Ward Cafe

Sweetly Baked Opening Third Ward Cafe

Business's first standalone location will serve desserts, coffee and alcoholic beverages.

McBob’s Transitions to New Ownership

McBob’s Transitions to New Ownership

Katy Klinnert and Sara McConville promise not to change a thing at the 36-year-old neighborhood restaurant.

Restaurants Offer Special Events For February Holidays

Restaurants Offer Special Events For February Holidays

Celebrating Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year, Mardi Gras -- and Super Bowl.

Now Serving: Red Rock Plans Patio Upgrades
Now Serving

Red Rock Plans Patio Upgrades

Plus: new sushi restaurant for Water Street, Sabor Divino opens and Phobruary returns.

Shawarma House Offering Freebies For Anniversary

Shawarma House Offering Freebies For Anniversary

The 10-year-old restaurant is giving away shawarma sandwiches, coffee, dessert on Feb. 3.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in January
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in January

11 establishments opened in Milwaukee last month, including a cocktail bar, Puerto Rican restaurant and a new food hall vendor.

Milwaukee Pretzel Company Plans Major Expansion

Milwaukee Pretzel Company Plans Major Expansion

Northwest Side facility will more than double its space, allowing for increased capacity.

Beerline Trail Cafe Opens Friday

Beerline Trail Cafe Opens Friday

Kuumba Juice and Coffee will serve Anodyne coffee, teas and light meals in Harambee neighborhood.

Former Bay View Bakery is For Sale

Former Bay View Bakery is For Sale

For $1.19 million. Canfora-Lakeside property comes with baking equipment.

Noodle Pop-Up Coming to Pilcrow

Noodle Pop-Up Coming to Pilcrow

Featuring Twin Cities chef Yia Vang. Two additional noodle pop-ups planned for Milwaukee in February.

The Estate Closes for Regular Business

The Estate Closes for Regular Business

Historic East Side cocktail lounge will still present some special events, including live music.

The New Fashioned Announces Restaurant Partner For Deer District Project

The New Fashioned Announces Restaurant Partner For Deer District Project

Opening April 5 with Benson's Restaurant Group as its restaurant and catering partner.

Phobruary Returns To Silver City

Phobruary Returns To Silver City

A month-long celebration of pho by Vientiane Noodle Shop, Thai Bar-B-Que and Bamboo Restaurant.

Jewels Caribbean is Temporarily Closed

Jewels Caribbean is Temporarily Closed

Committee members cite police report, patrons smoking pot, 'troubling' remarks by owners. Business can reopen Feb. 6.

Puerto Rican Restaurant Opens On South Side

Puerto Rican Restaurant Opens On South Side

Sabor Divino now serving mofongo, tostones and more in Layton Park neighborhood.

Now Serving: Company Brewing Offers Soft Drinks Pop-Up For Dry February
Now Serving

Company Brewing Offers Soft Drinks Pop-Up For Dry February

Plus: Asian street food in Bay View, a 2nd Gordo's Bubble Waffles and James Beard honors.

Todd I Believe I Can Fry Opens in Bay View

Todd I Believe I Can Fry Opens in Bay View

The takeout-focused restaurant sells popular Asian street foods such as takoyaki and gyoza.

New Owners Open G. Groppi Food Market

New Owners Open G. Groppi Food Market

Ryan and Casey Foltz officially took over the market on Monday. They hope to carry on its legacy as a Bay View cornerstone.

New Sushi Restaurant Planned For Downtown

New Sushi Restaurant Planned For Downtown

Colorado-based Awi Sushi would make its Milwaukee debut on Water Street.

Hunger Task Force CEO Announces Retirement

Hunger Task Force CEO Announces Retirement

Sherrie Tussler will retire in June after 26 years at the helm of the organization. Associate Director Matt King will take her place.

Hangoverz Relocating, Replacement Planned

Hangoverz Relocating, Replacement Planned

The longtime bar left Greenfield Avenue last week, with plans to reopen on Mitchell Street.

6 Milwaukee Chefs Earn James Beard Nominations

6 Milwaukee Chefs Earn James Beard Nominations

Chefs from Amilinda, Birch, Odd Duck and EsterEv all made the 2024 list.

New Dessert Shop and Cafe For Marquette

New Dessert Shop and Cafe For Marquette

Gordo's Bubble Waffle, now in Bay View, will open a second location on the MU campus.

New Tavern Proposed For Roosevelt Grove

New Tavern Proposed For Roosevelt Grove

Harmony Cafe is planned near intersection of Capitol Dr. and Fond du Lac Ave.

New Pizzeria For Fond du Lac Avenue

New Pizzeria For Fond du Lac Avenue

Hers Pizza & Cocktailz is slated to open in the Lincoln Creek neighborhood.

New Restaurant Opening At Bay View’s White House

New Restaurant Opening At Bay View’s White House

SAGE, a fine dining restaurant, will open next month in the historic 1890s building.

Baird Center Selects Artists, Works To Be Displayed

Baird Center Selects Artists, Works To Be Displayed

Who are 21 artists and artistic teams to be featured at expanded convention center?

Now Serving: Ardent is Temporarily Closed
Now Serving

Ardent is Temporarily Closed

Plus: Two restaurants open in Bay View, brunch returns to Lake Park Bistro and EsterEv gets standalone restaurant.

New Tavern Planned For Five Points

New Tavern Planned For Five Points

Yari's, offering a full bar and pizza, is proposed for busy northside intersection.

Brunch Returns to Lake Park Bistro

Brunch Returns to Lake Park Bistro

Three-course, customizable brunch menu is now available on Sundays.

Taste ‘The Next Tequila’ at Sugar Maple

Taste ‘The Next Tequila’ at Sugar Maple

One-night event at Bay View bar will feature sotol, an up-and-coming Mexican spirit.

Gary’s Pet Jungle is Closing

Gary’s Pet Jungle is Closing

Owner of longtime pet store will retire. Closing date to come.

DanDan Hosting Regional Chinese Dinners

DanDan Hosting Regional Chinese Dinners

Specialty tasting menus will highlight cuisine from seven different provinces.

EsterEv Opening Standalone Restaurant In Bay View

EsterEv Opening Standalone Restaurant In Bay View

Fine-dining concept currently located inside DanDan will get bigger on KK avenue.

Vier North Opens on East Side

Vier North Opens on East Side

Former Vitucci's tavern has new name, new patio and longest bar in Milwaukee.

Chinese Seafood Buffet Opens in Bay View

Chinese Seafood Buffet Opens in Bay View

Hong Kong Seafood Buffet offers crab legs, shrimp, crab rangoon and more inside former Applebee's.

New Tavern Opens in Bay View

New Tavern Opens in Bay View

Satchmo's, a sports bar and restaurant, began its soft opening on Jan. 14.

Large Indoor Farm Planned For Riverwest

Large Indoor Farm Planned For Riverwest

Hundred Acre is planning new facility with quadruple the capacity of current operation in Century City.

Judy’s On North Launching Food Truck

Judy’s On North Launching Food Truck

Brick-and-mortar restaurant on East Side still closed for repairs, but favorites from menu will soon be available.

Now Serving: Emperor of China Reopens For Dine-In
Now Serving

Emperor of China Reopens For Dine-In

Also coming are a jazz-themed cafe, Mexican restaurant, corned beef diner and two Middle Eastern places.

New Sports Bar Proposed For South Side

New Sports Bar Proposed For South Side

Dario's Place slated to open in Layton Park neighborhood in March, offering drinks, pizza and hookah.

Gyros Stand Opens Second Location

Gyros Stand Opens Second Location

Bay View restaurant opens 27th Street location.

Lake Park Bistro Hosting Black Truffle Dinner

Lake Park Bistro Hosting Black Truffle Dinner

It's your 20th annual chance to dine in decadence with five, fungi-focused courses.

Tequila Bar Launching Online Store, Hosting Duck Rave

Tequila Bar Launching Online Store, Hosting Duck Rave

After eight months in business, La Piña is expanding with special events, virtual store.

Jazz-Themed Cafe Coming To Silver Spring Drive

Jazz-Themed Cafe Coming To Silver Spring Drive

Espernolia's Jazz Cafe, slated to open in February, will offer comfort food and music with a jazz-themed ambience.

1840 Hosting Simpsons-Inspired Pop-Up

1840 Hosting Simpsons-Inspired Pop-Up

Brewery's 5-day event to feature games, food, trivia, special release beers and Simpsons impression contests.

Lakefront Brewery Hosting Hot Wing Trivia Event

Lakefront Brewery Hosting Hot Wing Trivia Event

Plus: a special Valentine's Day event and new gluten-free offerings at the brewery.

Lakeside Bakery Permanently Closed

Lakeside Bakery Permanently Closed

Its Bay View building on Oklahoma Ave. had housed a bakery for nearly 100 years.

Cavas is Temporarily Closed

Cavas is Temporarily Closed

Spanish restaurant in Third Ward will return in February with refreshed look and menu.

The Wolf on Broadway Adds Brunch

The Wolf on Broadway Adds Brunch

Restaurant debuted brunch menu last weekend, with dishes like pandan French toast and a Fruity Pebbles parfait.

Mae Velma’s Corned Beef Plans Third Location

Mae Velma’s Corned Beef Plans Third Location

Business aims to open its third brick-and-mortar restaurant by February.

Dead Bird Brewing Aims to Expand Distribution

Dead Bird Brewing Aims to Expand Distribution

With new, five-barrel system in place, brewery will grow its retail presence in 2024.

Now Serving: Raw Bars Are Booming in Milwaukee
Now Serving

Raw Bars Are Booming in Milwaukee

Plus: two new restaurants, two new bars coming, Lopez bakery closing and Movida expanding.

Mex Avenue Opening at Crossroads Collective

Mex Avenue Opening at Crossroads Collective

Restaurant will serve tacos, burritos, aguas frescas and more at the East Side food hall.

New Restaurant Replaces Mac Shack

New Restaurant Replaces Mac Shack

Shawarma Palace recently opened on Brady Street, serving quick and comforting lunch, dinner and late-night meals.

Howl At The Moon Is Closed, For Real This Time

Howl At The Moon Is Closed, For Real This Time

This is the second time in Milwaukee that the chain bar has failed to last a year.

Lopez Bakery Sets Closing Date

Lopez Bakery Sets Closing Date

There's just a few days left to visit the historic bakery.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in December
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in December

10 establishments, including a new steakhouse, two plant-based concepts and a Latin-inspired cocktail lounge, opened in December.

Space Time Coffee To Close Indefinitely

Space Time Coffee To Close Indefinitely

The micro-roastery dealt with its own hardships, but its story shares commonalities with other struggling small businesses.

New Cocktail Lounge For Bay View

New Cocktail Lounge For Bay View

Pink Agave, opened in mid-December, serves up a menu of fuschia-hued craft cocktails.

New Bar Planned For Punch Bowl Social Space

New Bar Planned For Punch Bowl Social Space

The New Fashioned will offer food and drink, entertainment and shopping.

City Names Vendor For New Downtown Park

City Names Vendor For New Downtown Park

Nomad Coffee Bar will operate a 2,900-square-foot cafe at Vel R. Phillips Plaza.

Silk Exotic on Silver Spring is Closed

Silk Exotic on Silver Spring is Closed

The gentleman's club abruptly closed on New Year's Day after 20 years in business.

Now Serving: 5 N/A Offerings For Dry January
Now Serving

5 N/A Offerings For Dry January

Plus: 42 choices for New Year's dining, Polish deli reopens on South Side and farewell to Sunshine Cafe.

New Dunkin’ Coming to Far Northwest Side

New Dunkin’ Coming to Far Northwest Side

Coffee and doughnut-focused restaurant slated to open in February.

New Restaurant Slated For High Turnover Southside Space

New Restaurant Slated For High Turnover Southside Space

New Mexican eatery planned to replace short-lived Sunshine Cafe.

N/A Beverage Festival Returns For Third Year

N/A Beverage Festival Returns For Third Year

Enjoy unlimited samples of more than 50 zero-proof products at "Dry January" festival, set for Jan. 6.

Polish Deli Has New Owners

Polish Deli Has New Owners

M&P Polish Deli, formerly A&J Polish Deli, is back in business selling fresh meats, cheeses, pierogi and more.

Urban Guide: 42 Choices for Special New Year’s Dining
Urban Guide

42 Choices for Special New Year’s Dining

From pizza to lobster to duck rillettes, so many different dining and drink options.

Now Serving: THC Has Become Alcohol Alternative
Now Serving

THC Has Become Alcohol Alternative

A whole different kind of drink. Plus: Biggby Coffee comes to Downtown, Brooks' Balanced Kitchen closes and Milwaukee's oldest bar returns.

Discourse To Debut New Cocktail Bar in January

Discourse To Debut New Cocktail Bar in January

Equal Parts' menu will offer each cocktail in alcoholic and non-alcoholic formats.

The East Side’s Makk N Cheese/Juana Taco Combo Is Closed

The East Side’s Makk N Cheese/Juana Taco Combo Is Closed

The dual-concept restaurant, serving both tacos and macaroni and cheese, lasted two years.

Buffalo Wild Wings GO Opens This Week

Buffalo Wild Wings GO Opens This Week

Takeout and delivery-only restaurant will serve the chain's signature wings, sauces and rubs. First 50 customers will win free wings for a year.

New Doughnut Shop Opens In Bay View

New Doughnut Shop Opens In Bay View

Happy Dough Lucky offers loaded and classic miniature doughnuts, plus vibrant decor and arcade games.

Biden Touts ‘Small Business Boom’ In Visit to Milwaukee

Biden Touts ‘Small Business Boom’ In Visit to Milwaukee

President hails record rise in Black-owned businesses in speech at WI Black Chamber of Commerce.

East Side Pizza Restaurant Closes

East Side Pizza Restaurant Closes

Cafe Terrazza and Baccara bar have closed after just a few months in business.

New Breakfast-Brunch Cafe for Walker’s Point

New Breakfast-Brunch Cafe for Walker’s Point

Catrina Cafe, serving Latin-inspired dishes, will open inside Snifters tapas bar.

Third Space Plans New Suburban Brewery

Third Space Plans New Suburban Brewery

Third Space Innovation Brewhouse coming to Menomonee Falls next summer.

Southside Banquet Hall Adding Bar, Restaurant

Southside Banquet Hall Adding Bar, Restaurant

Pakeng Palace expands, but will continue to host private events.

Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar Is Reopening

Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar Is Reopening

New partner plans to restore Landmark 1850 Inn back to former glory, welcome first guests in March.

Biggby Coffee Will Replace Starbucks at Red Arrow Park

Biggby Coffee Will Replace Starbucks at Red Arrow Park

New business will sell coffee, cocoa and more in the coveted downtown cafe space.

Brooks’ Balanced Kitchen Is Moving

Brooks’ Balanced Kitchen Is Moving

Health-focused cafe in East Town will temporarily close during early months of 2024.

Now Serving: Milwaukee Is Big on Boba Cafes
Now Serving

Milwaukee Is Big on Boba Cafes

5 new ones in last year alone. Plus: Maria's Pizza to reopen, Christmas tree beer returns and Sherman Phoenix's new vendor.

Lakefront Brewery Brings Back Popular Winter Riverwalk Amenity

Lakefront Brewery Brings Back Popular Winter Riverwalk Amenity

The cozy, heated hop houses are back after a one-year hiatus.

Mexican Restaurant Will Replace Tavern ‘Bar Rescue’ Once Tried To Save

Mexican Restaurant Will Replace Tavern ‘Bar Rescue’ Once Tried To Save

El Paraíso will serve a seafood-focused menu in the Tippecanoe neighborhood.

New Burger Restaurant Opens Near 76th and Florist

New Burger Restaurant Opens Near 76th and Florist

The Fatty Patty's newest brick-and-mortar location is now open on the Northwest Side.

Loaded Fries Coming to Sherman Phoenix

Loaded Fries Coming to Sherman Phoenix

Popular food truck Fully Loaded Fries will join the marketplace as a vendor in January.

Vibe Lounge Avoids Suspension After Shooting

Vibe Lounge Avoids Suspension After Shooting

Area alderman backed a suspension for northside tavern, then reversed course.

Mexican Restaurant Damaged in Fire

Mexican Restaurant Damaged in Fire

East Side restaurant Judy's on North closed until further notice, following Tuesday morning kitchen fire.

Introducing Panther Pale Ale

Introducing Panther Pale Ale

Pilot Project partnered with UWM to create it; will sell at Panther Arena, Pilot Project and area retailers.

Maria’s Pizza To Return Under New Owners

Maria’s Pizza To Return Under New Owners

Area tavern owners have purchased the business, plan to reopen for takeout in January.

Engine Company No. 3 To End Brunches

Engine Company No. 3 To End Brunches

Restaurant will transition into events-only space. Final brunch service will be on Dec. 31.

The Return of Black Husky’s Christmas Tree Spruce Beer

The Return of Black Husky’s Christmas Tree Spruce Beer

4th annual version of beer brewed with boughs from the city's Christmas tree.

New Korean-Chinese Restaurant For Third Ward

New Korean-Chinese Restaurant For Third Ward

Industry veteran Jongsoo Kim planning new restaurant for former Fool's Errand space.

Ninja MKE Steakhouse Is Closed

Ninja MKE Steakhouse Is Closed

Three-level sushi and hibachi restaurant in East Town is no more, but owner has plans for new venture in 2024.

Now Serving: Milwaukee Bars Hosting Many Holiday Pop-Ups
Now Serving

Milwaukee Bars Hosting Many Holiday Pop-Ups

Plus: 10 new bars and restaurants open and farewell (sort of) to Clock Shadow Creamery.

3rd Street Market Hall Unveils New Event Space

3rd Street Market Hall Unveils New Event Space

Venue 3 will open in time for NYE, with all-out party planned for the grand reveal.

The Pasta Tree Adds Brunch Service

The Pasta Tree Adds Brunch Service

Brunch is back at the Lower East Side restaurant for the first time in several years.

New Business Will Haul Away Your Christmas Tree After City Bows Out

New Business Will Haul Away Your Christmas Tree After City Bows Out

The City of Milwaukee won't collect your discarded tree, but Milwaukee Tree Pick Up will.

Burger Restaurant Opens Inside Great Lakes Distillery

Burger Restaurant Opens Inside Great Lakes Distillery

Fox Den replaces The Galley, and offers up a variety of traditional and vegan burgers with an eclectic mix of sides.

Aurora Becoming Stage Sponsor at Summerfest

Aurora Becoming Stage Sponsor at Summerfest

Former Johnson Controls World Sound Stage will become The Aurora Pavilion, receive upgrades.

22 Restaurants Hosting December Dining Events, Holiday Specials

22 Restaurants Hosting December Dining Events, Holiday Specials

From prix fixe chef's dinners to takeout meals, Milwaukee restaurants offer something for everyone this holiday season.

New Concepts Opening at Crossroads Collective This Week

New Concepts Opening at Crossroads Collective This Week

Adonis Burger Co. and Temple Goddess are slated to open on Friday.

Fondy Food Center Names New Leader

Fondy Food Center Names New Leader

Venice Williams will lead the organization, committed to increasing access to fresh food.

Convenience Store Closed By City To Reopen Under New Owner

Convenience Store Closed By City To Reopen Under New Owner

Amritpal Singh plans Sunshine Supermarket at former site of Chambers East Food Market.

Amorphic Beer Celebrates Two Years

Amorphic Beer Celebrates Two Years

Riverwest brewery plans all-day party, with special beer releases, food trucks and music by local bands.

Clock Shadow Creamery Closes Walker’s Point Store

Clock Shadow Creamery Closes Walker’s Point Store

After 11 years, will now concentrate on wholesale business. New owners to take over store.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in November
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in November

10 new places opened in Milwaukee, from fast food to upscale, many with an ethnic flavor.

Now Serving: Bartolotta’s First in State to Win Award
Now Serving

Bartolotta’s First in State to Win Award

For excellent Italian cuisine at Tosa restaurant. Plus: Allie Boy number 2, 'urban diner' for Water Street and a Weiner Window.

Allie Boy’s Adding Second Location on East Side

Allie Boy’s Adding Second Location on East Side

Larger space will allow Walker's Point bagelry to maximize bagel production, connect with new neighborhood.

East Side Pub & Grill Offers An Always Changing Menu

East Side Pub & Grill Offers An Always Changing Menu

The new restaurant opened in July on Prospect Avenue, but you'll need to go online to find the hours or daily menu.

Upscale Deli Coming To Water Street

Upscale Deli Coming To Water Street

Third Coast Gourmet plans to welcome its first guests in the coming months.

Brazilian Cafe Hosting Tasting Event

Brazilian Cafe Hosting Tasting Event

Chef Marcia Joy will showcase a lineup of authentic dishes at Sweet Joy Brazilian Cafe's Dec. 9 event.

Wiener Window Opens Near Fiserv Forum

Wiener Window Opens Near Fiserv Forum

New snack stand, open during Fiserv Forum events, serves Usinger's hot dogs and brats.

New Restaurant Coming To King Drive

New Restaurant Coming To King Drive

Bronzeville Kitchen & Lounge plans to offer food, drinks and live jazz.

Sherman Phoenix Launches $2 Million Capital Campaign

Sherman Phoenix Launches $2 Million Capital Campaign

Now approaching its fifth anniversary, the group plans to use funds for future growth.

New Dessert Shop For South Side

New Dessert Shop For South Side

La Michoacana Premium, on Historic Mitchell Street, offers ice creams, sorbets, savory snacks and more.

Takeout Restaurant Coming To Water Street

Takeout Restaurant Coming To Water Street

Local industry veteran plans to open Breakin' Bread, serving breakfast and lunch to-go.

Now Serving: BelAir Coming To Titletown
Now Serving

BelAir Coming To Titletown

Plus: 4 new bars and restaurants open Downtown, city suspends southside bar and a new Puerto Rican restaurant.

New Boba and Ramen Cafe For East Side

New Boba and Ramen Cafe For East Side

National chain Taichi Bubble Tea plans to open first Wisconsin location near Whole Foods and Hacienda.

Milwaukee Temporarily Closes Taco Bell, Citing Manager’s Drug, Alcohol Use

Milwaukee Temporarily Closes Taco Bell, Citing Manager’s Drug, Alcohol Use

The employee also admitted to providing illegal substances to an underage worker.

Following Fatal Shooting, City Suspends Southside Bar

Following Fatal Shooting, City Suspends Southside Bar

Buckshots will remain closed through January 19.

Council Temporarily Closes Riverwest Dollar General

Council Temporarily Closes Riverwest Dollar General

Citing litter, neighborhood complaints and failure to comply with a plan of operation.

Puerto Rican Restaurant Coming to Layton Park

Puerto Rican Restaurant Coming to Layton Park

Sabor Divino plans to open in early 2024 serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Holiday Market Highlights Black-Owned Businesses

Holiday Market Highlights Black-Owned Businesses

2nd annual market features more than 40 Black-owned vendors.

Apres-Ski Bar Opening Downtown

Apres-Ski Bar Opening Downtown

Experts Only, created by Mike Eitel, will have grand opening on Nov. 30.

New Cafe Opening at City Building

New Cafe Opening at City Building

RCW's Cafe will replace Aladdin's City Cafe as operator of cafeteria space.

Now Serving: Taco John’s Opens on South Side
Now Serving

Taco John’s Opens on South Side

Plus: state's first Ben & Jerry's, The Wolf on Broadway sets opening and farewell to Balzac.

Meet Amanda Langler, New Executive Chef at Lake Park Bistro

Meet Amanda Langler, New Executive Chef at Lake Park Bistro

Longtime Bartolotta alum will take the helm at high-end French restaurant.

New Indian Restaurant Opens Downtown

New Indian Restaurant Opens Downtown

Turmeric Indian Cafe quietly opened earlier this month.

2023 Black Friday Beer Release Guide

2023 Black Friday Beer Release Guide

Nearly two dozen local breweries will release new beers and seltzers on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The Wolf on Broadway Opening Soon

The Wolf on Broadway Opening Soon

New downtown restaurant will welcome its first guests on Nov. 24.

Press Waffles Will Pop Up On South Side

Press Waffles Will Pop Up On South Side

Popular liège waffles served at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters every Saturday through 2023.

20 Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Meals

20 Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Meals

These Milwaukee restaurants are serving festive meals to enjoy on-site or at home.

Central Standard Doubles Down on Sustainability

Central Standard Doubles Down on Sustainability

New partnership embraces locally-sourced grains, sustainable agricultural practices.

Brady Street’s Balzac Will Close

Brady Street’s Balzac Will Close

The final service for wine bar and small plates restaurant will be on Nov. 22.

Rod & Makk Opens at Third Street Market

Rod & Makk Opens at Third Street Market

New vendor sells giant mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese and other comfort foods.

Lowlands Winter Experiences Back With Bigger Igloos

Lowlands Winter Experiences Back With Bigger Igloos

Enjoy cozy outdoor dining, food and drink packages at Lowlands' eight restaurants.

Theater-Arts Venue Opening in Riverwest

Theater-Arts Venue Opening in Riverwest

The Brick House will host a soft opening event on Nov. 18.

Now Serving: Indeed Brewing Names New Key Executive As CEO Step Backs
Now Serving

Indeed Brewing Names New Key Executive As CEO Step Backs

Plus: ZimKnives opens storefront and Ben & Jerry's plans Third Ward scoop shop.

Ben & Jerry’s Coming to Third Ward

Ben & Jerry’s Coming to Third Ward

Ice cream producer will open first Milwaukee-area shop near N. Broadway and E. Chicago Street.

Bacchus To Host Fall Harvest Dinner

Bacchus To Host Fall Harvest Dinner

The ticketed event includes a five-course meal and wine pairings.

Landlord Seeks New Operator For Tavolino Space

Landlord Seeks New Operator For Tavolino Space

East Side restaurant is open to "strong, experienced" operator after last tenant had unusual closure.

Barrel Burrito Company Opens in East Town

Barrel Burrito Company Opens in East Town

New fast-casual eatery sells a variety of burritos, plus quesadillas, walking tacos and churros.

New Downtown Steakhouse Opening Soon

New Downtown Steakhouse Opening Soon

Carbon Steak will debut its luxe menu and moody interior in early December.

See Designs, Name For New East Side Music Venue

See Designs, Name For New East Side Music Venue

Pabst Theater Group unveils venue that will replace The Back Room.

Highly-Lauded Ardent Expands, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Highly-Lauded Ardent Expands, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tasting room moves next door, while previous space will become laid-back lounge.

New Pasta Restaurant For Crossroads Collective

New Pasta Restaurant For Crossroads Collective

Vendor Jonute Svien will open a second concept, Noodle Me, on Nov. 16 at the food hall.

Knife Sharpening Company Adds Drop Box at Outpost

Knife Sharpening Company Adds Drop Box at Outpost

Customers can incorporate sharpening with their grocery shopping. Also available at Enlightened Brewing.

81st and Brown Deer Will Soon Run On Dunkin’

81st and Brown Deer Will Soon Run On Dunkin’

The upcoming restaurant would be the chain's eighth Milwaukee location.

Smoke Shack Opens Thanksgiving Pre-Orders

Smoke Shack Opens Thanksgiving Pre-Orders

Third Ward barbeque restaurant offers traditional meats, sides and desserts for a stress-free holiday. Orders open through Nov. 18.

Lopez Bakery, A Southside Staple, To Close After 50 Years

Lopez Bakery, A Southside Staple, To Close After 50 Years

But the southside bakery and restaurant will remain open until the building is sold.

Now Serving: Fundraiser For Wine Shop Damaged By Reckless Driver
Now Serving

Fundraiser For Wine Shop Damaged By Reckless Driver

Plus: Voyager hosting food and wine festival, Vintage raises funds for lung cancer and Grace Coffee opens in Third Ward.

Lakefront Announces Details For Popular Black Friday Beers

Lakefront Announces Details For Popular Black Friday Beers

The four-beer lineup includes barrel-aged brews, a "big, bold and hoppy" IPA and a 5-year-old imperial stout.

Marquette Students, Stone Creek Launch Collaborative Coffee Blends

Marquette Students, Stone Creek Launch Collaborative Coffee Blends

The second venture for student-led Blue & Gold Brewing includes three coffee blends, which will be available soon for purchase.

Lisa’s Pizza is Still For Sale, For $750,000

Lisa’s Pizza is Still For Sale, For $750,000

The restaurant has been in the Bongiorno family for six decades. "Once in a lifetime" opportunity.

Three-Story Bar Planned For Water Street

Three-Story Bar Planned For Water Street

Elevate is slated to open in a narrow building between Pourman's and McGillycuddy's.

New Steakhouse Opening Near 76th and Brown Deer

New Steakhouse Opening Near 76th and Brown Deer

Upscale Galleria is set to open in late November, offering "gourmet" meals and a fully-customizable experience.

Tropical Rooftop Bar To Become Winter Wonderland

Tropical Rooftop Bar To Become Winter Wonderland

Plus: Tin Widow will become "Miracle."

Ramen Pop-Up Coming to Uncle Wolfie’s

Ramen Pop-Up Coming to Uncle Wolfie’s

Nite Wolf will make its first appearances Nov. 3 and 4, with regular hours set to commence in 2024.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in October
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in October

Eight new places across the city to try.

Citgo Gas Station Gets 10-Day Suspension

Citgo Gas Station Gets 10-Day Suspension

Owner cites difficulties finding security personnel, but council demands plan.

Council Votes To Close HEX Night Club

Council Votes To Close HEX Night Club

But the landlord appears to have beaten city to the punch.

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Now entering its 15th season, the 2023-24 MWFM will feature a rotating lineup of 70 local vendors.

New Dining Options Coming To Crossroads Collective

New Dining Options Coming To Crossroads Collective

A Mexican restaurant, eggroll purveyor and plant-based cafe plan to join the food hall.

The Outsider Is Hosting A Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

The Outsider Is Hosting A Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Plus: Other ways to honor the Mexican holiday.

New Coffee Shop Opens in Third Ward

New Coffee Shop Opens in Third Ward

Madison-based Grace Coffee expands to Milwaukee with coffee and espresso drinks, bakery and brunch.

Now Serving: North Avenue Market Reopens Drive-Thru
Now Serving

North Avenue Market Reopens Drive-Thru

Plus: Riverwest Co-op turns 22, MPM's custard exhibit and two new restaurants for Harbor District.

Bay View Community Center Unveils Commercial Kitchen

Bay View Community Center Unveils Commercial Kitchen

Rentable kitchen space addresses regional shortage, will double as site for community programming.

Zocalo Tavern Closing For Renovations, Meat & Co. Exits

Zocalo Tavern Closing For Renovations, Meat & Co. Exits

Tavern reopening set for Nov. 9. Food park vendors will remain in operation throughout changes.

Infused-Cocktail Bar and Cafe Opening In Walker’s Point

Infused-Cocktail Bar and Cafe Opening In Walker’s Point

Canni will open its new bar and cafe space on Nov. 3, offering drinks infused with CBD, hemp-derived THC, kava and functional mushrooms.

Starbucks Closing, County Seeks New Vendor For Red Arrow Park

Starbucks Closing, County Seeks New Vendor For Red Arrow Park

New concessionaire or complementary business would anchor key downtown park.

Takeout Restaurant Planned for Bay View

Takeout Restaurant Planned for Bay View

Todd I Believe I Can Fry will serve Korean fried chicken, cheese curds and Japanese Takoyaki.

Dia Bom Opens For Takeout in Harbor District

Dia Bom Opens For Takeout in Harbor District

Latin-Asian fusion restaurant is up and running, with big plans for 2024.

Punch Bowl Social Has Closed

Punch Bowl Social Has Closed

Entertainment-focused bar and restaurant in Deer District had tumultuous run. The chain maintains 14 locations in U.S.

Sentry Foods Opens on Northwest Side

Sentry Foods Opens on Northwest Side

New grocery on 63rd and Silver Spring brings fresh produce, meat and more to a food desert.

Walker’s Point Has a New Bakery

Walker’s Point Has a New Bakery

Lucy Bakes, open Friday and Saturday, offers cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more.

Thelma Carol Closed After Car Hits Store

Thelma Carol Closed After Car Hits Store

Driver smashed through Walker's Point wine shop's front window Saturday, causing thousands of dollars damage.

Happy Dough Lucky Coming To Bay View

Happy Dough Lucky Coming To Bay View

Opening soon. Until then, doughnut shop will have food truck on weekends outside its Kinnickinnic Ave. space.

Fiserv Forum Unveils Food and Drink Offerings For 2023-24

Fiserv Forum Unveils Food and Drink Offerings For 2023-24

New menu highlights small Milwaukee businesses, Johnsonville products and more.

Now Serving: Barnacle Buds Becomes Supper Club For One Month
Now Serving

Barnacle Buds Becomes Supper Club For One Month

Plus: New tamale restaurant, new eggroll vendor, new Mexican restaurant in Walker's Point.

New Cafe and Bakery For Harbor District

New Cafe and Bakery For Harbor District

Serving breakfast, lunch and bakery, and slated to open in mid-2024 at River One.

Soul Food Restaurant For Villard Avenue

Soul Food Restaurant For Villard Avenue

Smoke-N-Bones would replace Fiyahside Jamaican Cuisine, with soul food and BBQ to-go.

Tamale Restaurant Planned Near I-94, Becher Street

Tamale Restaurant Planned Near I-94, Becher Street

Full-service restaurant would serve Mexican and Guatemalan cuisine in Lincoln Village.

Bill Would Allow New Bars To Offer Indoor Cigar, Pipe Smoking

Bill Would Allow New Bars To Offer Indoor Cigar, Pipe Smoking

City of Milwaukee could support the bill, but raised questions over regulation.

New Mexican Restaurant Opens in Walker’s Point

New Mexican Restaurant Opens in Walker’s Point

Taqueria la Guelaguetza serves Mexican cuisine with a focus on Oaxacan dishes.

New Bar and Restaurant Planned for Hampton Avenue

New Bar and Restaurant Planned for Hampton Avenue

Viral Lounge would offer food, drinks and hookah.

New Cafe, Grocery Store Planned for Mill Road

New Cafe, Grocery Store Planned for Mill Road

Two new businesses are slated to open in the same building as Cream City Boxing.

Ready to Roll Joins Crossroads Collective

Ready to Roll Joins Crossroads Collective

New-to-Milwaukee food truck will serve egg rolls inspired by family recipes. Plus: food hall extends Black Cat Rising concert series.

Taste of the Gateway Returns For 4th Year

Taste of the Gateway Returns For 4th Year

Dining deal offers $10 discounts at select restaurants near the airport on Oct. 18 -19.

Sip & Purr Moving to Brady Street

Sip & Purr Moving to Brady Street

The cat cafe plans to relocate from Ivanhoe Pl. in 2024.

Outpost Will End FoodShare Produce Discount

Outpost Will End FoodShare Produce Discount

Denied funding, its natural foods stores will discontinue program on Nov. 30.

Indian Restaurant Opens On East Side

Indian Restaurant Opens On East Side

Curry Hut's second location opens on Humboldt Ave., serving samosas, curry, korma and more.

Saz’s Breaks Ground on Walker’s Point Expansion

Saz’s Breaks Ground on Walker’s Point Expansion

Patio space, upper balcony, outdoor bar and more coming in spring 2024.

Now Serving: Special Event Features Hemp-Infused Dinner
Now Serving

Special Event Features Hemp-Infused Dinner

Plus: Bay View's C-Viche closing. And a Halloween events guide.

Visual Art: See The Immersive King Tut Exhibit Now Open At Baird Center
Visual Art

See The Immersive King Tut Exhibit Now Open At Baird Center

Following successful Monet and Van Gogh runs, traveling exhibit pivots to historic ruler.

Harvest Festival Marks 18 Years of Milwaukee Public Market

Harvest Festival Marks 18 Years of Milwaukee Public Market

The Oct. 14 celebration will include food and drink, live music and plenty of fall-inspired activities.

19 Milwaukee Events to Haunt Your Halloween

19 Milwaukee Events to Haunt Your Halloween

From ghouls night out to a date with your boo, here's where to find the best Halloween festivities.

Mediterranean Restaurant Coming to Brewery District

Mediterranean Restaurant Coming to Brewery District

Fil Fil plans to open its second location at Eleven25 early next month.

Bay View Bar and Restaurant Gets 15-Day Suspension

Bay View Bar and Restaurant Gets 15-Day Suspension

Little Cancun Sports will remain closed until Oct. 25.

Bay View’s C-viche Closing

Bay View’s C-viche Closing

Seafood restaurant's final day will be Oct. 22. Shorewood location will continue.

City Closes Teutonia Avenue Gas Station

City Closes Teutonia Avenue Gas Station

Deadly August shooting leads to unanimous Common Council vote.

Third Ward’s Press Waffles Will Close

Third Ward’s Press Waffles Will Close

Cafe's final service is on Oct. 14. Mobile and retail arms will continue.

Chefs Bartolotta, Kaysen to Host 5-Course Dinner

Chefs Bartolotta, Kaysen to Host 5-Course Dinner

James Beard award-winners offer stories, gourmet food, wine at Bacchus Oct. 19.

Sugar Maple Hosting Nintendo-Themed Pop-Up

Sugar Maple Hosting Nintendo-Themed Pop-Up

Mario, Pokemon and others star in a 4-day lineup featuring food, drinks and more.

Now Serving: Confectionately Yours Exits Sherman Phoenix
Now Serving

Confectionately Yours Exits Sherman Phoenix

Plus: 2 new vegan businesses, Tavolino closes, Movida adding rooftop space.

Riverwest Brewing Syndicate To Release Toasted Hemp Beer

Riverwest Brewing Syndicate To Release Toasted Hemp Beer

Community members are invited to attend brew day on Oct. 13.

Vegan Restaurant Opening at Sherman Phoenix

Vegan Restaurant Opening at Sherman Phoenix

Planted Vibes is set to begin its soft opening on Oct. 17.

Wolski’s Turns 115

Wolski’s Turns 115

The iconic Milwaukee tavern will celebrate with a block party on Oct. 15.

New Restaurant Brings Home Cooking To Sherman Park

New Restaurant Brings Home Cooking To Sherman Park

Dinner Today is slated to open in the former Mr. J’s Lounge.

Japanese Donut Shop Opening Downtown

Japanese Donut Shop Opening Downtown

Mochidon plans October grand opening.

Movida Adding Rooftop Bar, Dining Room

Movida Adding Rooftop Bar, Dining Room

Adding 70 seats and private event space to Spanish restaurant in Walker's Point.

Lakefront Brewery Hosting Cheese Curd Day Celebration

Lakefront Brewery Hosting Cheese Curd Day Celebration

Oct. 15 event features flavored curds, beer and a cheese curd pull contest.

International Market Opening on Northwest Side

International Market Opening on Northwest Side

MongTeng Food Market, a grocery store and deli, will open its doors Nov. 17.

New Wine Bar For Walker’s Point

New Wine Bar For Walker’s Point

Cork MKE plans to serve a wide variety of wines in a quiet, laid-back atmosphere.

Señor Gordito’s Celebrates Grand Opening

Señor Gordito’s Celebrates Grand Opening

Eastside Mexican restaurant offers lunch, dinner and late-night eats.

East Side Italian Restaurant Announces Sudden Closure

East Side Italian Restaurant Announces Sudden Closure

Just weeks after reopening following fire, Tavolino abruptly closed Monday.

Vegan Deli Planned For West Side

Vegan Deli Planned For West Side

Plant Joy plans grab-and-go salads, soup and much more for Bluemound Heights area in March 2024.

Grand Openings: 8 New Bars and Restaurants Opened in September
Grand Openings

8 New Bars and Restaurants Opened in September

Including great new spots for burgers, beer, buffalo-wings and more.

Now Serving: Pilot Project Offers Oktoberfest Dinner
Now Serving

Pilot Project Offers Oktoberfest Dinner

Plus: A burger restaurant for Bay View, Smokin' Jack's new location and Dia Bom heads to South Side.

East Side Restaurant Quietly Closes

East Side Restaurant Quietly Closes

The fast-casual spot, specializing in hot dogs, burgers and sausages, closed over the summer.

Asian-Latin Fusion Restaurant To Open On South Side

Asian-Latin Fusion Restaurant To Open On South Side

Dia Bom is leaving Crossroads Collective and heading south to the Harbor District.

Blind Tiger Announces Closing Date

Blind Tiger Announces Closing Date

New bar serving cocktails and Mexican eats is proposed to replace the soon-to-close 'speakeasy.'

Buffalo Boss Celebrates Grand Opening

Buffalo Boss Celebrates Grand Opening

Highly-regarded chicken wing restaurant has officially landed on the Near West Side.

See Art Museum’s New Exhibit, ‘Portrait of the Collector’

See Art Museum’s New Exhibit, ‘Portrait of the Collector’

Isabel and Alfred Bader's collection of 76 Baroque-era Dutch paintings will be on display through January.

Indeed Introducing THC Gummies to Taproom

Indeed Introducing THC Gummies to Taproom

Cannabis meets craft beer at the Walker's Point brewery.

Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ Adding Northwest Side Location

Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ Adding Northwest Side Location

Growing barbecue concept plans to open its first stand-alone restaurant.

West Side’s Triciclo Peru is Closed

West Side’s Triciclo Peru is Closed

Restaurant at 38th and Vliet shuttered last week with no explanation.

New Burger Restaurant for Bay View

New Burger Restaurant for Bay View

Patty Shack is slated to open in former Sisu Cafe space.

Lush Gourmet Popcorn Opens in Riverwest

Lush Gourmet Popcorn Opens in Riverwest

New bar and lounge offers flavored popcorn, lemonade and cocktails.

Now Serving: Lowlands Group Gets Second Honorary Knight
Now Serving

Lowlands Group Gets Second Honorary Knight

Plus: Interval moving roastery, a new Greek restaurant and first-ever handpie fest.

Interval Coffee Opening King Drive Operation

Interval Coffee Opening King Drive Operation

Coffee company is leasing a nearly 16,000-square-foot facility for roasting and packaging.

Sustainability-Focused Flower Shop Opening in Bronzeville

Sustainability-Focused Flower Shop Opening in Bronzeville

414loral will replace Maranta on King Drive. Soft-opening party Saturday.

Inaugural Hand Pie Fest Planned For South Side

Inaugural Hand Pie Fest Planned For South Side

Festival will conclude Southside Dining Week with hand pie sampling, music and tours of newly-opened MiSA.

Self-Service Beer Garden Opens at 3rd Street Market Hall

Self-Service Beer Garden Opens at 3rd Street Market Hall

City Fountain, featuring 24 Wisconsin-brewed beers, welcomed its first guests on Wednesday.

Will Milwaukee Film Take Over The Downer?

Will Milwaukee Film Take Over The Downer?

Oriental Theatre leader confirms interest in rescuing recently-shuttered theater.

Avli Brings Modern Greek Cuisine to Brewers Hill

Avli Brings Modern Greek Cuisine to Brewers Hill

New restaurant in old View MKE space opens to public on Sept. 20.

The Downer Theatre Has Closed

The Downer Theatre Has Closed

East Side movie theater went dark on Sept. 19, after nearly 108 years in operation.

New Burrito Restaurant and Bar For Downtown

New Burrito Restaurant and Bar For Downtown

Industry veteran Mike Eitel plans Barrel Burrito Company and Eitel's at East Town address.

The Connector Building Opens in Harambee

The Connector Building Opens in Harambee

New community hub and cafe part of larger revitalization project, B-Line Park.

8 Great Celebrations of Oktoberfest

8 Great Celebrations of Oktoberfest

Actually one is Czechtoberfest. But all offer beer, food and entertainment.

Jones Island Festival Returns to Kaszube’s Park

Jones Island Festival Returns to Kaszube’s Park

Pint-sized beer festival coming Saturday, Sept. 23. Plus, brewery has new patio space.

Jack’s American Pub Goes From Anti-Aaron Rodgers to Pro-NY Jets

Jack’s American Pub Goes From Anti-Aaron Rodgers to Pro-NY Jets

Brady Street bar changes from free drinks if Rodgers loses to freebies if the Jets win.

Now Serving: Indeed Partners with Girls Rock MKE!
Now Serving

Indeed Partners with Girls Rock MKE!

Plus: Sprecher launches Honeycrisp apple soda, Discourse plans Third Ward cafe and Atwood BBQ exits Crossroads Collective.

Bartolotta Headquarters Moving to Walker’s Point

Bartolotta Headquarters Moving to Walker’s Point

Current office will be razed for new Milwaukee Public Museum.

Pilot Program Aims To Lower Infant Mortality Rates Through Healthy Food

Pilot Program Aims To Lower Infant Mortality Rates Through Healthy Food

New program provides medically-tailored meals to high-risk prenatal patients in Milwaukee.

Atwood Hwy BBQ Exiting Crossroads Collective After 5 Months

Atwood Hwy BBQ Exiting Crossroads Collective After 5 Months

South Milwaukee location, mobile business will remain in operation.

Cubanitas Celebrates 20 Years

Cubanitas Celebrates 20 Years

Downtown restaurant celebrating with three days of music, dancing and drink tastings.

New BBQ Spot For Farwell Avenue

New BBQ Spot For Farwell Avenue

Longtime entrepreneur and pitmaster plans brick-and-mortar location for Jericho's BBQ.

Discourse Bringing Experimental Drinks to Radio Milwaukee

Discourse Bringing Experimental Drinks to Radio Milwaukee

First cafe there since Stone Creek left in 2020 will have food, patisserie, January opening.

Pier Garden Reopening for Negroni Week

Pier Garden Reopening for Negroni Week

Guests can partake in cocktails for a cause at the riverfront beer garden, which will reopen for event on Sept. 19-21.

Ruby’s Bagels Will Represent Milwaukee at New York BagelFest

Ruby’s Bagels Will Represent Milwaukee at New York BagelFest

Bakers from across the nation will compete for coveted 'Best Bagel' award.

New Italian Bar and Restaurant Open on East Side

New Italian Bar and Restaurant Open on East Side

Baccara bar and Cafe Terrazza have softly opened near the intersection of Oakland and Locust.

Baked Dreams Expanding to Sherman Phoenix Marketplace

Baked Dreams Expanding to Sherman Phoenix Marketplace

New dessert shop and cafe to join the business hub in November.

Former Packers Doing Podcast at Bay View Brewery

Former Packers Doing Podcast at Bay View Brewery

Torzala Brewing is recording site of LeRoy Butler and Gary Ellerson's podcast, 'Leap 36.'

Riverwest’s Circle A Closing Next Month

Riverwest’s Circle A Closing Next Month

Corner tavern and live music hub hosting series of final shows in Sept. and Oct.

Turning Tables Introducing New Team, New Menu

Turning Tables Introducing New Team, New Menu

The restaurant will host a grand reopening to mark the beginning of a new era.

Now Serving: 9 Milwaukee Chefs Collaborate For a Cause
Now Serving

9 Milwaukee Chefs Collaborate For a Cause

Plus: BBQ for Northwest Side, Potawatomi touts new restaurant and goodbye Good Soup.

Temporary Beer Garden Opens at Henry Maier Festival Park

Temporary Beer Garden Opens at Henry Maier Festival Park

Pop-up beer and cocktail garden will operate for the month of September.

Brunch Returns to Riverwest Co-op

Brunch Returns to Riverwest Co-op

Shuttered cafe space will offer Sunday brunch throughout September, following Aug. 11 letter warning of possible closure.

La Bodega Nears Grand Opening on Mitchell Street

La Bodega Nears Grand Opening on Mitchell Street

The Latin American-inspired cafe will officially open its doors in mid-September.

See Potawatomi’s Latest Updates In $190 Million Renovation

See Potawatomi’s Latest Updates In $190 Million Renovation

Final phase, with new sports-betting venue, is set to complete in 2024.

Charlie P’s Barbeque Plans Northwest Side Restaurant

Charlie P’s Barbeque Plans Northwest Side Restaurant

Barbeque pop-up and caterer plans brick-and-mortar at former home of The Corn King.

Central Standard Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

Central Standard Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

Brandy Old Fashioned Hall of Fame will induct second class in February.

The Fall Fest of Ale Returns

The Fall Fest of Ale Returns

Lakefront Brewery's September festival returns for first time since 2019, with live music, food, drinks, shopping and more.

Mexican Restaurant Chain Coming to Milwaukee

Mexican Restaurant Chain Coming to Milwaukee

Fast Taco, with 9 locations in Wisconsin, plans restaurant on city's Northwest Side.

Buffalo Boss Opening on Near West Side

Buffalo Boss Opening on Near West Side

Wings-focused restaurant plans to open first standalone location on Sept. 11.

Lush Gourmet Popcorn Opening in Riverwest

Lush Gourmet Popcorn Opening in Riverwest

Two-day grand opening ceremony to begin with Sept. 22 ribbon-cutting.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in August
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in August

More than a dozen establishments opened their doors last month, including a sushi restaurant, riverfront cocktail lounge and a Neapolitan-style pizza trailer.

Now Serving: Colectivo to Host Regional Barista Competition
Now Serving

Colectivo to Host Regional Barista Competition

Plus: Three new restaurants open, food hall reaches capacity and farewell to Good Soup.

Following Motorcycle Crash, Good Soup Closing

Following Motorcycle Crash, Good Soup Closing

Restaurant will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 3.

Seven Years From Dream To Reality, Sushi Yuki Finally Opens In Bay View

Seven Years From Dream To Reality, Sushi Yuki Finally Opens In Bay View

Long-awaited restaurant opened Aug. 30.

Cheers Would Replace Happy Days At Sherman Phoenix

Cheers Would Replace Happy Days At Sherman Phoenix

New bar would occupy loft space in westside market.

AJ Bombers Launches Catering Arm, Mobile Burger Bar

AJ Bombers Launches Catering Arm, Mobile Burger Bar

The downtown burger joint also plans to reinstate happy hour and begin weekly music bingo.

Two New Concepts Bring 3rd Street Market Hall to Capacity

Two New Concepts Bring 3rd Street Market Hall to Capacity

Fresh seafood and Chinese cuisine headed to downtown food hall.

POP Sets Opening Date in Walker’s Point

POP Sets Opening Date in Walker’s Point

Neighborhood's newest LGBTQ bar plans to arrive in style on Sept. 8.

Prominent New York Bar to Pop Up at PufferFish

Prominent New York Bar to Pop Up at PufferFish

Amor Y Amargo will serve its bitters-focused cocktails at the tiki bar on Sept. 7.

From Flames to Fortune, Heirloom MKE Opens in Bay View

From Flames to Fortune, Heirloom MKE Opens in Bay View

New restaurant opened Aug. 26, replacing Lazy Susan.

North Avenue Market Founder Reflects on First Year

North Avenue Market Founder Reflects on First Year

Four-day anniversary celebration set for early September.

Restaurants Aim to Increase River Center Traffic

Restaurants Aim to Increase River Center Traffic

Four new dining concepts launch at the downtown office building.

Blues Bar Planned for Midtown Neighborhood

Blues Bar Planned for Midtown Neighborhood

Dino's Place is slated to replace T Jay’s Lounge on North Side.

Twisted Cafe Closes for Relocation

Twisted Cafe Closes for Relocation

During temporary closure, the business will host brunch pop-ups at downtown's Tropic.

Who’s on Layton Opens Near Airport

Who’s on Layton Opens Near Airport

New bar and restaurant, sibling to Downtown's Who's on Third, opening tonight.

Burrito Bueno Restaurant For Sale

Burrito Bueno Restaurant For Sale

Mexican restaurant known for its eclectic buffet is seeking new owners.

Now Serving: East Side Businesses Reopening After Fire
Now Serving

East Side Businesses Reopening After Fire

Plus: New vegan cafe and the return of Silver City food fest and South Side dining week.

Silver City InterNational Festival Returns

Silver City InterNational Festival Returns

12th annual event to celebrate diversity and culture in Silver City.

Four Spots to Celebrate National Dog Day

Four Spots to Celebrate National Dog Day

Four-legged friends are the focus of these Aug. 26 events.

Fatty Patty Restaurant Proposed For Northwest Side

Fatty Patty Restaurant Proposed For Northwest Side

Burger-focused food truck adding to business with second brick-and-mortar location.

New Pizza Trailer Serves Naples-Style Pies

New Pizza Trailer Serves Naples-Style Pies

Pizza Ortolana made its debut in Bay View last week.

Third Ward Hosting Outdoor Community Dinner

Third Ward Hosting Outdoor Community Dinner

Sold-out event will feature six-course meal prepared by neighborhood's standout chefs.

Despite Controversy, Paper Table Still Attracts Vendors

Despite Controversy, Paper Table Still Attracts Vendors

New restaurants are joining food hall after previous vendors shared negative experiences.

The Trade’s Restaurant Adds Lunches

The Trade’s Restaurant Adds Lunches

Craft, located on the ground floor of the Deer District hotel, began serving lunch this week.

Rockwell Automation Building Indoor Farm

Rockwell Automation Building Indoor Farm

7,300-square-foot hydroponic vertical farm to be completed by summer 2024.

Asian Grocery Store and Deli Proposed for North Side

Asian Grocery Store and Deli Proposed for North Side

Asian Market Grocery Store will offer fresh foods, pantry staples and prepared dishes to go.

Southside Dining Week Returns For Year 3

Southside Dining Week Returns For Year 3

Highlighting international eateries in more than 25 southside neighborhoods.

Vegan Cafe Opening on Marquette Campus

Vegan Cafe Opening on Marquette Campus

Grand opening for Gray Jett Cafe set for Aug. 25, just days before fall semester begins.

Wisconsin’s First Listening Lounge Planned for Bay View

Wisconsin’s First Listening Lounge Planned for Bay View

A vinyl-focused lounge, bar and event space coming to former Lee's Luxury Lounge.

New Restaurant and Lounge Coming to Bronzeville

New Restaurant and Lounge Coming to Bronzeville

Mi Casa Su Cafe owner opening bar and restaurant inside former On the Bayou.

Now Serving: Hundred Acre Basil Hits Shelves at Outpost
Now Serving

Hundred Acre Basil Hits Shelves at Outpost

Plus: A new downtown steakhouse, new Bay View restaurant, and LP welcomes first guests.

‘Polka Time!’ Escalator Gets Celebratory Sendoff

‘Polka Time!’ Escalator Gets Celebratory Sendoff

The 'Polkalator' gave its final ride Friday afternoon.

Winter Farmers Market Announces Dates, New Location

Winter Farmers Market Announces Dates, New Location

Call for vendors open. New location planned, ditching Capitol Drive church.

MOR Bakery Leaving Lincoln Warehouse, Seeks New Space

MOR Bakery Leaving Lincoln Warehouse, Seeks New Space

The gluten-free artisan bakery is set to vacate its Bay View space by the end of the year, but future plans are still up in the air.

Pomona Cider Hosting Murder Mystery Dinner

Pomona Cider Hosting Murder Mystery Dinner

Sleuth, snack and try to survive at the cidery's first murder mystery event, 'Til Death Do Us Part.

Twisted Plants Owners Plan New Restaurant at Sherman Phoenix

Twisted Plants Owners Plan New Restaurant at Sherman Phoenix

Market welcomes new vendor, Planted Vibes, to replace Funky Fresh.

Rise & Grind Plans 2 New Locations

Rise & Grind Plans 2 New Locations

King Drive coffee shop will soon open at Milwaukee Public Library and Mitchell Street Arts Collective.

Local Pub Opening Downtown

Local Pub Opening Downtown

Better known as LP, the bar will begin its soft opening this weekend.

Indian Restaurant Planned for Northwest Side

Indian Restaurant Planned for Northwest Side

Indian Bistro 86 part of owner's plan to revitalize neighborhood.

State Fair Tops 1 Million Attendees

State Fair Tops 1 Million Attendees

Rising attendance still hasn't reached pre-pandemic levels. 2024 dates for fair announced.

Maharaja Owner Plans Downtown Steakhouse

Maharaja Owner Plans Downtown Steakhouse

Carbon Steak is expected to open next door to Lucid Lounge this fall.

Bay View Restaurant Heirloom Opening

Bay View Restaurant Heirloom Opening

'Farm-to-truck' eatery will make its brick-and-mortar debut on Aug. 26.

Third Space Offers Discounts for Nonprofits

Third Space Offers Discounts for Nonprofits

Brewery's community program offers lower rent and beer prices for events at 4 taprooms.

Now Serving: Pilot Project Named Best Beer Bar in U.S.
Now Serving

Pilot Project Named Best Beer Bar in U.S.

Plus: Harley-Davidson has new executive chef, Xankia reopens and The Noble closes.

Knights Gourmet Popcorn Adding Cafe Space

Knights Gourmet Popcorn Adding Cafe Space

The Jackson Park popcorn store and micro-roastery will soon expand with a new coffee bar.

Firefighters, Teens Are Growing Greens In Shuttered Fire Station

Firefighters, Teens Are Growing Greens In Shuttered Fire Station

Hydroponic gardens located at fire stations throughout the city will provide more than 25 pounds of lettuce and herbs per month.

The Noble Quietly Closes

The Noble Quietly Closes

The quirky Walker's Point restaurant has served its last meal.

Downtown Coffee Shop Adding Late-Night Cocktail Bar

Downtown Coffee Shop Adding Late-Night Cocktail Bar

Equal Parts, from the owners of Discourse, will offer seamless menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

MPD Seeks Partners For New Camera Network

MPD Seeks Partners For New Camera Network

Partnerships with residents and businesses allow MPD to tap into network of surveillance footage across the city.

Beans Fest Celebrates Beans & Barley’s 50th Anniversary

Beans Fest Celebrates Beans & Barley’s 50th Anniversary

Party with the East Side restaurant and store. Live music, food and drink specials, vendors and more.

Taco Bandito Bringing Mexican Eats to Walker’s Point

Taco Bandito Bringing Mexican Eats to Walker’s Point

New food truck serving fish tacos and street corn is set to open next week.

Burnham Park Food Truck Zone Unveiled

Burnham Park Food Truck Zone Unveiled

Designated parking allows six trucks to operate on the street, combatting overcrowding and safety concerns.

Vier North Will Have Longest Bar in Milwaukee

Vier North Will Have Longest Bar in Milwaukee

The tavern replacing Vitucci's has secured its chef and is finalizing tap list with hopes of an early-fall opening.

The Bridgewater Now Serving Daily Brunch

The Bridgewater Now Serving Daily Brunch

Plus, the restaurant's long-awaited boat docks will open soon.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in July
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in July

Two downtown lunch spots, neighborhood bar and more to try.

Xankia Unveils New Look, Menu

Xankia Unveils New Look, Menu

Vietnamese-American restaurant in Downtown hosted grand reopening last weekend.

Tony’s BBQ Owner Plans New Restaurant

Tony’s BBQ Owner Plans New Restaurant

Longtime restaurateur coming out of retirement to open fried fish and chicken joint on North Side.

Now Serving: Lost Whale Cocktail Specials Raise Money for MPS
Now Serving

Lost Whale Cocktail Specials Raise Money for MPS

Plus: New State Fair drink offerings, Paloma's 2nd location and Paper Table's troubles.

Ice Cream Shop Proposed For Lincoln Village

Ice Cream Shop Proposed For Lincoln Village

Chu-Chi's Ice Cream Shop would open at 6th Street and Cleveland Avenue, selling frozen treats, soda and snacks.

41 Breweries Will Participate In 7th Annual Wisconsin IPA Fest

41 Breweries Will Participate In 7th Annual Wisconsin IPA Fest

Held at Third Space, festival is a draw for craft beer lovers.

Gathering Place Announces Distribution Deal

Gathering Place Announces Distribution Deal

New partner General Beverage aims to grow sales in Milwaukee and Madison markets.

Hot Pot, BBQ For Farwell Avenue

Hot Pot, BBQ For Farwell Avenue

Back Street, a Chinese-Korean restaurant, would open next door to Good City Brewing.

Council Suspends Hot Spot Supermarket Alcohol Sales

Council Suspends Hot Spot Supermarket Alcohol Sales

Convenience store at 27th Street and Atkinson Avenue will cease alcohol sales through Aug. 14.

Paper Table Leaves Tenants Owing Thousands With Shuttered Restaurants, Broken Dreams

Paper Table Leaves Tenants Owing Thousands With Shuttered Restaurants, Broken Dreams

Tenants charge company fails to deliver on key services, but still charges exorbitant prices.

State Fair Will Include Several New Beverages

State Fair Will Include Several New Beverages

The fair, which begins this week, will feature frozen cocktails, mixed drinks and more.

Tots on the Street Scores Fiserv Forum Stand

Tots on the Street Scores Fiserv Forum Stand

The gourmet tater tot business will make its debut Tuesday night during the Paramore concert.

Rock & Brews Opens at Potawatomi

Rock & Brews Opens at Potawatomi

KISS frontmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons cut the ribbon for the rock-and-roll restaurant.

Paloma Opening Second Location, This Time in Bay View

Paloma Opening Second Location, This Time in Bay View

Washington Heights restaurant will open second location at north end of southside neighborhood.

Taproom and Beer Garden Proposed Near Havenwoods State Forest

Taproom and Beer Garden Proposed Near Havenwoods State Forest

Latest of several proposals following 2020 closure of manufacturer Pereles Bros., Inc.

Now Serving: Saffron Launches Brunch Program
Now Serving

Saffron Launches Brunch Program

Plus: Paper Table tenants speak out, TerraSol opens and community rallies for Heirloom after fire.

Thelma Carol Hosting Spanish Wine Tasting

Thelma Carol Hosting Spanish Wine Tasting

Event will include more than 20 unique red, white and sparkling wines, plus sangria and snacks.

TerraSol Opens in Third Ward

TerraSol Opens in Third Ward

CBD and hemp store offers a wide array of products for both humans and pets.

Say Hello to Rusty the Mastodon

Say Hello to Rusty the Mastodon

Newly christened 22,000-pound sculpture in the Third Ward made from a former shoe company boiler.

Downtown Cocktail Bar Will Feature Prohibition-Era Drinks, Raw Bar

Downtown Cocktail Bar Will Feature Prohibition-Era Drinks, Raw Bar

Vault will open in late August at the Associated Bank River Center.

Paper Table Delivered Meals, Not Results, Former Tenants Charge

Paper Table Delivered Meals, Not Results, Former Tenants Charge

Much turnover in food hall's first year, with tenants complaining about its leadership.

Playgrounds Hosting Foam Bubble Parties

Playgrounds Hosting Foam Bubble Parties

Piles of fluffy fun at Franklin Square, Green Bay and Clovernook Playfields on Aug. 2.

The Secret of Lakefront Brewery’s Ranch Dressing

The Secret of Lakefront Brewery’s Ranch Dressing

What makes it so popular? Executive Chef Kristin Hueneke has the answers.

Megawich Goes Big on Brady Street

Megawich Goes Big on Brady Street

New restaurant offers mega-sized burgers and two-foot-long subs.

Fire Destroys Heirloom MKE Food Truck

Fire Destroys Heirloom MKE Food Truck

Owners accepting donations via GoFundMe and selling to-go orders from new restaurant space.

Now Serving: Maya Ophelia’s Reopens in Bay View
Now Serving

Maya Ophelia’s Reopens in Bay View

Plus: New tavern for Vliet Street, Rock & Brews sets opening date and farewell to The Counter.

“Farm-To-Table” Mexican Restaurant Expanding to Milwaukee

“Farm-To-Table” Mexican Restaurant Expanding to Milwaukee

Migrants will offer breakfast, tacos and scratch-made tortillas at downtown food hall.

Family-Friendly Lakefront Art Event Returning to MAM

Family-Friendly Lakefront Art Event Returning to MAM

The series will take place across three weekends, offering outdoor activities including yoga, art, dancing and live music.

Potawatomi Announces Opening Date for Rock & Brews

Potawatomi Announces Opening Date for Rock & Brews

KISS frontmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will attend ribbon-cutting for the rock-and-roll-themed restaurant.

Chinese Seafood Buffet to Replace Former Applebee’s

Chinese Seafood Buffet to Replace Former Applebee’s

Madison restaurateur will open Hong Kong Seafood Buffet at southern edge of Bay View.

On The Bayou Owner Plans New Concept at Paper Table

On The Bayou Owner Plans New Concept at Paper Table

New Orleans-style restaurant relocates to downtown food hall.

Biersal Tavern to Replace Wonder Bar on Vliet Street

Biersal Tavern to Replace Wonder Bar on Vliet Street

Beer buff and industry veteran to take over long-standing Washington Heights tavern.

Deep Lake Future Exhibition Opens July 21

Deep Lake Future Exhibition Opens July 21

Immersive art experience at Small Works gallery in Walker's Point takes you under the surface and into the future of the Great Lakes.

Counter Day Bar Leaving Crossroads Collective

Counter Day Bar Leaving Crossroads Collective

Zero-proof cocktail bar exiting as food hall prepares to welcome two new concepts.

Now Serving: Fondy Feast Features Top Local Chefs
Now Serving

Fondy Feast Features Top Local Chefs

Plus: Two city businesses face suspension and S'Blendid owner spills the tea on new Bay View cafe.

Deer District Bar Wants To Be Year-Round MECCA

Deer District Bar Wants To Be Year-Round MECCA

The MECCA aims to 'invest in the neighborhood' with new menu of Wisconsin classics.

Sav-On Foods Closing After 57 Years

Sav-On Foods Closing After 57 Years

The discount grocery store is running an "everything must go" sale through the end of July.

Lakefront Brewery Ships Beer, Donations to Ukraine

Lakefront Brewery Ships Beer, Donations to Ukraine

Plus: the brewery is set to unveil its newly-renovated patio later this month.

Giant Mozzarella Sticks Concept Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Giant Mozzarella Sticks Concept Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Rod & Makk, a combination of Makk'n'Cheese and Alphonso's, will offer mac and cheese, other comfort foods.

Southside Restaurant Gets 10-Day Suspension

Southside Restaurant Gets 10-Day Suspension

El Tucanazo Taqueria Y Mariscos will be closed from July 28 through Aug. 6.

Northside Nightclub Gets 20-Day Suspension

Northside Nightclub Gets 20-Day Suspension

Eve Lounge, on 62nd and Fond du Lac, will be closed through July 30.

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ to Film Season in Wisconsin

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ to Film Season in Wisconsin

Season 21's culinary competitions will be set in Milwaukee, Madison.

Sculpture Milwaukee Returns For 7th Year

Sculpture Milwaukee Returns For 7th Year

Featuring 7 artists from across the globe, 39 works, and a meditation on Michael Jackson.

Summerfest Attendance Up 40%, 3-Weekend Format To Continue

Summerfest Attendance Up 40%, 3-Weekend Format To Continue

But overall attendance was still well below pre-pandemic levels.

Bay View’s The Blind Tiger To Close

Bay View’s The Blind Tiger To Close

A new tavern, Pink Agave, is slated to replace the speakeasy-style bar.

Vegan Restaurant Coming To Marquette Campus

Vegan Restaurant Coming To Marquette Campus

Gray Jett Cafe is slated to open in the former Broken Yolk on 16th and Wells.

Sweetgreen Sets Opening Date

Sweetgreen Sets Opening Date

National chain's salad bar in Third Ward will welcome its first guests on July 18.

Koi Japanese Cuisine is Closed

Koi Japanese Cuisine is Closed

That's a wrap for sushi restaurant near the airport.

S’Blendid To Open Bay View Cafe This Fall

S’Blendid To Open Bay View Cafe This Fall

It will be the first standalone location for the fast-growing boba shop.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in June
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in June

12 new places to check out for coffee, lunch or an upscale dinner.

Now Serving: Glorioso’s Opens Summertime Bar
Now Serving

Glorioso’s Opens Summertime Bar

More fun for Brady Street. Plus: 4 new restaurants open, Halal week returns and Potawatomi's new dining options.

Crossroads Collective To Host Weekly Concert Series

Crossroads Collective To Host Weekly Concert Series

Plus four more recurring events coming to Black Cat Alley and Ivanhoe Plaza.

27th Steak & Potato Opens on South Side

27th Steak & Potato Opens on South Side

New restaurant offers 100% halal menu of steak, potatoes, chicken wings, sandwiches and more.

Brunch-Focused Cafe Coming To Villard Avenue

Brunch-Focused Cafe Coming To Villard Avenue

Brunch All Day Cafe is expected to open in August.

New Indian Restaurant in Walker’s Point

New Indian Restaurant in Walker’s Point

Ruta's, formerly at Crossroads Collective, now has standalone restaurant with same vibrant menu.

The Gallery Food Hall Opening on Murray Avenue

The Gallery Food Hall Opening on Murray Avenue

Beginning July 14 the eastside food hall will offer food for thought -- and eating.

Brown, Black & Brews Highlights BIPOC Breweries

Brown, Black & Brews Highlights BIPOC Breweries

August tasting event at Pilot Project to feature more than 10 local and regional breweries.

Saz’s To Expand Walker’s Point Venue

Saz’s To Expand Walker’s Point Venue

Patio space, upper balcony, outdoor bar and more to be unveiled in 2024.

Third Ward’s The Edison Opens Friday

Third Ward’s The Edison Opens Friday

New American eatery is the latest from Benson's Restaurant Group.

Maranta Plant Shop Will Close

Maranta Plant Shop Will Close

Plant shop's owner calling it quits -- for now -- after two years in Bronzeville.

Tsaocaa Brings Boba, Korean Fried Chicken to Farwell Ave

Tsaocaa Brings Boba, Korean Fried Chicken to Farwell Ave

Kawa owner opens first Wisconsin location for bubble tea chain, Tsaocaa.

Now Serving: Kawa To Open at Crossroads Collective
Now Serving

Kawa To Open at Crossroads Collective

Plus: Fusion Poke's grand opening deals, two restaurants suspended and a new home for Tots on the Street.

New Dining Concepts Coming to Potawatomi

New Dining Concepts Coming to Potawatomi

Coffee, casual eats and high-end cocktail concepts set to open this fall as part of $100 million renovation.

Halal Restaurant Week Returns For Second Year

Halal Restaurant Week Returns For Second Year

Featuring 17 restaurants, the event will take place July 7 through 17.

Council Shoots Down Corner Store’s Attempt to Reopen

Council Shoots Down Corner Store’s Attempt to Reopen

The Milwaukee Common Council voted against license renewal for Chamber East Food Market for the second time this year.

Following Stripper Video, Jack’s Executive Bistro Gets 20-Day Suspension

Following Stripper Video, Jack’s Executive Bistro Gets 20-Day Suspension

Northwest side bar and restaurant will close for most of July after 'stripper party' video surfaces.

Little Caesars Gets 10-Day Suspension

Little Caesars Gets 10-Day Suspension

Pizza chain's Capitol Drive restaurant must close from July 2 through 11.

Six-Day Ultramarathon Underway at Pettit Center

Six-Day Ultramarathon Underway at Pettit Center

More than 100 athletes are competing, running hundreds of miles in the grueling event.

Council Approves New Northside Bar

Council Approves New Northside Bar

New owners to open Dragons' Place, replacing The Stage at 72nd and Fond du Lac.

Sugar Maple Plans Avatar TV Series Pop-Up

Sugar Maple Plans Avatar TV Series Pop-Up

Bay View bar's weekend-long event based on animated series, 'Avatar: The Last Airbender.'

Interval’s Bay View Cafe Opens June 24

Interval’s Bay View Cafe Opens June 24

Long-awaited cafe in old Stone Creek space on KK set to welcome its first guests.

Marquette Students Partner With Stone Creek On New Coffee Product

Marquette Students Partner With Stone Creek On New Coffee Product

Blue & Gold Brewing LLC will design the beverage for release ahead of winter holidays.

Safina Brings Modern Italian Cuisine to East Town

Safina Brings Modern Italian Cuisine to East Town

Run by longtime Milwaukee restaurateurs, new eatery had soft opening in early June.

Tots on the Street Finds Permanent Spot

Tots on the Street Finds Permanent Spot

Gourmet tater tot truck will begin long-term stay at Bad Moon Saloon in Tippecanoe, while doing pop ups at local events.

Now Serving: Greek Restaurant Avlí Hosting Pop-Up
Now Serving

Greek Restaurant Avlí Hosting Pop-Up

Plus: Home Depot hot dogs, new cafe for Walker's Point and the return of Jackson Grill.

Green Life Trading Co. Closing Walker’s Point Store

Green Life Trading Co. Closing Walker’s Point Store

Low-waste store will close July 7, but will continue to sell products online and at Madison store.

Anodyne Sold to Midwest-Based Coffee Collective

Anodyne Sold to Midwest-Based Coffee Collective

Cafe ownership will be shared between FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective and a local ownership group.

City Tours and Discourse Partnering On Walker’s Point Cafe

City Tours and Discourse Partnering On Walker’s Point Cafe

Station 1846 will be home base for tour groups, offering snacks and unique beverages.

VISIT Milwaukee Celebrates Record-Setting Year

VISIT Milwaukee Celebrates Record-Setting Year

Tourism-focused organization hands out awards, announces NFT-centric experience at annual meeting.

New Bar and Restaurant to Replace Buck Bradley’s

New Bar and Restaurant to Replace Buck Bradley’s

Copper, created by the owners of Pete's Pub, is expected to open by September.

Nomad Burger Shack Returns to Brady Street

Nomad Burger Shack Returns to Brady Street

Seasonal snack stand reopens Thursday with grilled sandwiches and other snacks.

Gibraltar Announces Grand Opening Date

Gibraltar Announces Grand Opening Date

The jazz and cocktail venue - now in the Third Ward - makes its grand return on June 22.

New Pizza Shop For Brady Street

New Pizza Shop For Brady Street

Multi-faceted restaurant would offer daytime gathering and study space plus late-night eats.

Jackson Grill Reopens on South Side

Jackson Grill Reopens on South Side

Restaurateur Andy Radjenovich aims to carry on legacy of neighborhood steakhouse.

Third Ward’s Fusion Poke Opens June 16

Third Ward’s Fusion Poke Opens June 16

Hawaiian-Asian fusion restaurant will showcase poke bowls, ramen and more.

Local Businesses Win Fresh Food Grants

Local Businesses Win Fresh Food Grants

City funds help awardees pay for micro-farms, fresh food storage coolers and more.

Tango Charlie Dogs Opens at Home Depot

Tango Charlie Dogs Opens at Home Depot

Former electrician is now top dog at Home Depot concession stand.

Now Serving: S’Blendid Boba Tea Coming to Bay View
Now Serving

S’Blendid Boba Tea Coming to Bay View

Plus: Potawatomi to close briefly, fire shuts down Kawa and farewell (for now) to Tua Pasta.

Red Snapper Reopens With New Menu, Management

Red Snapper Reopens With New Menu, Management

The counter-service seafood restaurant hosted a grand reopening in early June.

Rise & Grind Cafe to Reopen June 10

Rise & Grind Cafe to Reopen June 10

King Drive cafe will end its three-year hiatus this weekend.

Walker’s Lounge Owner Planning New Bar

Walker’s Lounge Owner Planning New Bar

Live Lounge is slated to open this fall on S. 1st Street.

POP Plans August Opening in Walker’s Point

POP Plans August Opening in Walker’s Point

New bar and brunch spot offering 'diva drinks' and theme nights coming this summer.

The Edison Announces Opening Date

The Edison Announces Opening Date

Third Ward's 'sophisticated neighborhood grill' will open on July 5.

East Side Restaurant Damaged in Overnight Fire

East Side Restaurant Damaged in Overnight Fire

Japanese restaurant Kawa, on Murray Ave. caught fire Tuesday night.

Meet New Bucks Coach Adrian Griffin

Meet New Bucks Coach Adrian Griffin

New coach starts with a $4 million contract and the backing of Giannis.

New Beer Garden For Third Ward

New Beer Garden For Third Ward

The Third Ward Beer Garden opens Friday, featuring local and imported beer, cocktails and live music.

Grand Openings: Milwaukee Bars and Restaurants That Opened in May
Grand Openings

Milwaukee Bars and Restaurants That Opened in May

Nine places to check out when you're out and about.

Indian Restaurant To Join Downtown Food Hall

Indian Restaurant To Join Downtown Food Hall

Spice N Rice is expected to open later this month at Paper Table.

Tua Pasta Closes, Owners Say Relocation Planned

Tua Pasta Closes, Owners Say Relocation Planned

The counter-service Italian restaurant closed last week, with redevelopment of office tower above moving forward.

Now Serving: Walker’s Point Sees Restaurant Boom
Now Serving

Walker’s Point Sees Restaurant Boom

Plus: RSVR launches outdoor patio, Supernova announces relocation and another restaurant departs from Marquette's campus.

The Drive-Thru Will Become Señor Gordito’s

The Drive-Thru Will Become Señor Gordito’s

Coffee and doughnut shop will rebrand into Mexican restaurant, but will continue to sell its popular mini doughnuts.

Whisky Haze Is Permanently Closed

Whisky Haze Is Permanently Closed

The Washington Heights whiskey bar called it quits last month.

Supernova Relocating Within 3rd Street Market Hall

Supernova Relocating Within 3rd Street Market Hall

Coffee and doughnut spot will move in with Mid-Way Bakery later this month.

Bloody Mary Festival Returns to Milwaukee

Bloody Mary Festival Returns to Milwaukee

Savory brunch cocktail gets the spotlight for August festival, to be held at Summerfest grounds.

Amorphic, Crops on Top Host Pairing Dinner

Amorphic, Crops on Top Host Pairing Dinner

Five-course dinner with after-party will support Riverwest arts scene.

Green Baked Goods Opens in Walker’s Point

Green Baked Goods Opens in Walker’s Point

Family-owned bakery is new addition to Arts @ Large gallery.

Style Pop Plans Walker’s Point Cafe

Style Pop Plans Walker’s Point Cafe

Mobile cafe and coffee brand launching first brick-and-mortar at Element apartments.

Broken Yolk on Marquette Campus Closes

Broken Yolk on Marquette Campus Closes

Breakfast and brunch staple 'Bro-Yo' a victim of 'father time,' according to owner.

Brooks’ Balanced Kitchen Opens Downtown

Brooks’ Balanced Kitchen Opens Downtown

A new option for healthy meals on-the-go opened on N. Jackson St. in March.

Outdoor Patio Opening at RSVR

Outdoor Patio Opening at RSVR

Bay View's virtual reality arcade adds backyard beer garden.

Now Serving: Intimate Seafood Restaurant 1033 Opens in Walker’s Point
Now Serving

Intimate Seafood Restaurant 1033 Opens in Walker’s Point

Plus: Changes at Shorewood's Buttermint, Mochidon comes to town and Summerfest's 2023 menu.

The Brady Beach Is Back

The Brady Beach Is Back

All sun, no sand at street-spanning patio, returning this weekend for its fourth season.

Brewery Tours Return to Miller Valley

Brewery Tours Return to Miller Valley

After a three-year hiatus, Thursday and Friday tours are back at the brewery.

Summerfest Unveils New Food Offerings

Summerfest Unveils New Food Offerings

Dozens of new festival eats for this year's festival, plus two new bar areas and 55th anniversary swag.

Sprecher Releasing Door County Cherry Soda

Sprecher Releasing Door County Cherry Soda

Limited-edition soda is locally-brewed with Wisconsin honey and Door County cherries.

Urban Guide: 2023 Guide to Farmers Markets in Milwaukee
Urban Guide

2023 Guide to Farmers Markets in Milwaukee

All located in the city, offering fresh foods, entertainment and community this summer.

The Roundhouse Kicks Off Second Season

The Roundhouse Kicks Off Second Season

McKinley Marina beer garden and snack stand will host grand opening on May 25.

Another Aladdin’s Location Will Close

Another Aladdin’s Location Will Close

On the heels of Aladdin's All Aboard Cafe closing, owner announces plan to shut down downtown restaurant.

Burger Restaurant Coming to Park Place

Burger Restaurant Coming to Park Place

The Mirage would replace shuttered Point Burger Bar on far northwest side.

New Tavern Planned for South Side

New Tavern Planned for South Side

Machuggy's, featuring dance floor, drinks and snacks. would replace Jazz's Club 2020 in Morgandale neighborhood.

Mochidon Plans First Milwaukee Location

Mochidon Plans First Milwaukee Location

Las Vegas-based pastry shop coming to downtown's Paper Table.

Now Serving: The Wolf on Broadway Hosts Pop-Up
Now Serving

The Wolf on Broadway Hosts Pop-Up

Plus: Potawatomi adding 7 eateries, new Jamaican restaurant opens and big changes for food trucks.

La China Nightclub Proposed for Walker’s Point

La China Nightclub Proposed for Walker’s Point

New bar would occupy corner tavern space along Greenfield Avenue. Was previously denied elsewhere.

Potawatomi Launching Seven Quick-Service Eateries

Potawatomi Launching Seven Quick-Service Eateries

Burger and pizza vendors now open at The Potawatomi Marketplace, with additional vendors to follow.

Riverwalk Restaurant Reopens Next Week With Unusual Fish Fry

Riverwalk Restaurant Reopens Next Week With Unusual Fish Fry

Seasonal bar and restaurant, the Pier Garden, reopens with cocktails, beer and White Claw fish fry.

New Bar Proposed For South Side

New Bar Proposed For South Side

Punta Cana would bring tropical atmosphere to Historic Mitchell Street area.

Palomino To Resume Food Service

Palomino To Resume Food Service

Bay View bar bringing back burgers, sandwiches and more starting Thursday.

Riverwest Brewery Syndicate Brews New Collaborative Beer

Riverwest Brewery Syndicate Brews New Collaborative Beer

Release party for Syndicate Belgian IPA to be held at Riverwest Pizza on May 18.

The Return of Food Truck Fest

The Return of Food Truck Fest

Coming July 22, with more than 20 vendors, music and more at Maier Festival Park.

Cocina Filipina Will Boost City’s Filipino Food Scene

Cocina Filipina Will Boost City’s Filipino Food Scene

Two food truck veterans plan to launch the new food truck later this month.

Dream Lab Closing for Relocation

Dream Lab Closing for Relocation

Cafe in Walker's Point will close May 19, with plans to reopen this summer in nearby building.

Aladdin’s All Aboard Cafe Closing May 16

Aladdin’s All Aboard Cafe Closing May 16

Staffing shortages, unsafe conditions to blame for closure, owner says.

Now Serving: Johnny’s Hot Sauce Popping Up at 1840 Brewing
Now Serving

Johnny’s Hot Sauce Popping Up at 1840 Brewing

Plus: Funky Fresh goes wholesale, Third Space adds food, Juneau Park adds beer garden.

Indeed Block Party To Highlight Latino Entrepreneurs

Indeed Block Party To Highlight Latino Entrepreneurs

Mother's Day weekend lineup includes makers market, beer release and launch of rooftop patio.

Jerk 76 Jamaican Opens on Far Northwest Side

Jerk 76 Jamaican Opens on Far Northwest Side

First-time restaurant owner offers authentic Jamaican cuisine.

Three Rooftop Bars Opening This Weekend

Three Rooftop Bars Opening This Weekend

Pilot Project, Indeed and Central Standard will welcome first guests of the season on May 11.

The Sugar Maple Hosting Anime-Themed Artistic Anarchy Event

The Sugar Maple Hosting Anime-Themed Artistic Anarchy Event

Event will showcase local artists, support new Radio Milwaukee channel HYFIN.

Third Space Partners With Nadi Plates

Third Space Partners With Nadi Plates

Italian concept will serve calzones, pizzas and appetizers at the brewery's taproom.

New Indian Restaurant For Brady Street Area

New Indian Restaurant For Brady Street Area

The Curry Hut will open at former site of Wisconsin Pizza Authority.

Lakefront’s Maifest Festival Returns

Lakefront’s Maifest Festival Returns

May 21 event will include gluten-free food, beverages and cocktails.

New Bar to Replace Selfie Museum at 3rd Street Market Hall

New Bar to Replace Selfie Museum at 3rd Street Market Hall

The City Fountain will include a self-dispensing beer wall.

Funky Fresh Transitions to Wholesale

Funky Fresh Transitions to Wholesale

Closing its restaurant and concentrating on sales to over 150 grocery stores for its popular spring rolls.

1033 Plans Fine Dining in Walker’s Point

1033 Plans Fine Dining in Walker’s Point

'Less is more' at small plates restaurant and wine bar planning May opening.

Red Sun Cafe Plans ‘Downtown Vibe’ on South Side

Red Sun Cafe Plans ‘Downtown Vibe’ on South Side

New bar, restaurant and hookah lounge slated to open on S. 27th St. in August.

New Restaurant for Riverwest?

New Restaurant for Riverwest?

License application says fast-causal restaurant Kitchen Kings to open at former Sticky Rice.

Tangled Restaurant Moving to Brewery District

Tangled Restaurant Moving to Brewery District

After eight years on Marquette campus, Asian fusion restaurant to join Eleven25 food court.

Now Serving: Santurce Opens on South Side
Now Serving

Santurce Opens on South Side

Bar-restaurant offers Puerto Rican fare. Plus: the new Falcon Bowl, the end of Sobelman's at Marquette and Meat on the Street closes.

Troubled Corner Store Can Reopen, Will Get New Hearing

Troubled Corner Store Can Reopen, Will Get New Hearing

Chamber East Food Market can resume operations for now

Milwaukee’s First Dumpling Fest Scheduled For June 4

Milwaukee’s First Dumpling Fest Scheduled For June 4

Nearly a dozen Milwaukee restaurants set to participate in the event -- the first of its kind for Milwaukee.

Outpost Names New Leader

Outpost Names New Leader

Ray Simpkins will replace Pam Mehnert as general manager of co-op grocery store chain.

Creperie Opens in Riverwest

Creperie Opens in Riverwest

Seven Swans Creperie debuted its sweet and savory crepe menu, featuring seasonal ingredients to complement the spring weather.

Sensory Activity Center Planned For North Side

Sensory Activity Center Planned For North Side

Puzzles, specifically designed for kids with autism or ADHD, would feature a variety of sensory-focused rooms.

Lulu Cafe Hosts Fundraiser Brunch

Lulu Cafe Hosts Fundraiser Brunch

The Bay View eatery is raising funds for an employee following his cancer diagnosis.

Vliet Street Bowling Alley To Reopen

Vliet Street Bowling Alley To Reopen

Formerly Sanders Super Bowl, eight-lane bowling alley could reopen as Barry's Senior Bowling by this summer.

European Food Store Opening Near Washington Park

European Food Store Opening Near Washington Park

Opening May 6, O'Malley's offers Irish and British products.

Sobelman’s To Close Marquette University Location

Sobelman’s To Close Marquette University Location

MU campus staple known for its burgers and bloody marys will close at semester's end.

Meat on the Street Closes Operations

Meat on the Street Closes Operations

Filipino street food business closes food truck and Public Museum kiosk.

Riverwest’s Falcon Bowl Will Get Upgrades

Riverwest’s Falcon Bowl Will Get Upgrades

New operators plan modern, retro refresh for 140-year old bar and bowling alley.

May Day Activists Call For Immigration Reform

May Day Activists Call For Immigration Reform

Activists call for restoring driver’s licenses, in-state tuition for immigrants.

Grand Openings: 13 New Bars and Restaurants Opened in April
Grand Openings

13 New Bars and Restaurants Opened in April

Craft cocktail bar, creperie and several food hall vendors opened last month.

Now Serving: New Vendors Open at 3rd Street Market Hall
Now Serving

New Vendors Open at 3rd Street Market Hall

Plus: La Pina tequileria announces opening date, Salvadoran restaurant joining North Avenue Market and goodbye to Lee's Luxury Lounge.

Wing Zone Returning to Milwaukee

Wing Zone Returning to Milwaukee

Fast-casual restaurant plans three new locations for Milwaukee area, with first to open in September.

El Rey Celebrating 45 Years

El Rey Celebrating 45 Years

Entertainment, giveaways and discounts planned at all four stores for celebratory community event.

Downtown Dining Week Restaurants Revealed

Downtown Dining Week Restaurants Revealed

More than 25 downtown eateries will participate in this year's event.

Luxury-Themed Businesses Planned Near Capitol and Fond du Lac

Luxury-Themed Businesses Planned Near Capitol and Fond du Lac

Proposed Luxury Lounge would offer laid-back vibe and R&B music.

Egg & Flour Exits The East Side, Focuses on Bay View

Egg & Flour Exits The East Side, Focuses on Bay View

The pasta bar will close its Crossroads Collective stall May 4.

European Cafe Will Replace The Spice House

European Cafe Will Replace The Spice House

Sweet Connie's Cafe would serve European-style breakfast, brunch and coffee at downtown storefront.

New Pizza Man Opens This Week

New Pizza Man Opens This Week

Restaurant will host guests for April 26 soft opening ahead of this weekend's official launch.

Concordia Market Opens at Airport

Concordia Market Opens at Airport

New retail shop and cafe offers local goods, wine, coffee and more for travelers.

Lee’s Luxury Lounge Will Close In May

Lee’s Luxury Lounge Will Close In May

Bay View dive bar will call it a day on May 20.

Pufferfish Tiki Bar To Open Permanently at Hotel Metro

Pufferfish Tiki Bar To Open Permanently at Hotel Metro

Grand opening for rooftop bar is May 5.

New Dessert Shop For Clarke Square

New Dessert Shop For Clarke Square

Ice Cream & More would open on 21st and National next door to D'Sign Pizza.

Pupuseria Los Angeles Joining North Avenue Market

Pupuseria Los Angeles Joining North Avenue Market

Salvadoran restaurant's first brick-and-mortar operation opening at food hall.

Black Restaurant Week Starts April 25

Black Restaurant Week Starts April 25

Week-long event aims to uplift Black-owned eateries, build community wealth.

Now Serving: Pomona Cider Expands Menu, Hours
Now Serving

Pomona Cider Expands Menu, Hours

Plus: Goodbye Klement's Sausage outlet; and city suspends two bars, closes convenience store.

Saffron Adds Brunch Service In Advance of First Anniversary

Saffron Adds Brunch Service In Advance of First Anniversary

Weekend-only menu debuts this Saturday with indian-inspired brunch dishes and cocktails.

Council Issues 20-Day Suspension To Lounge 340

Council Issues 20-Day Suspension To Lounge 340

Suspension issued after neighbors shared grievances about litter, noise, loitering and reckless driving.

East Side Pop-Up Program Boosts Budding Food Businesses

East Side Pop-Up Program Boosts Budding Food Businesses

Crossroads Collective recently unveiled the Pop-Up Corner, with plans to host a rotation of vendors for short-term stays.

Southside Nightclub Gets 30-Day Suspension

Southside Nightclub Gets 30-Day Suspension

Council expressed alarm at fatal shooting that took place outside Diamante Negro, which is to remain closed through May 18.

Guns, Drugs Cited As City Closes Chambers St. Store

Guns, Drugs Cited As City Closes Chambers St. Store

Common Council votes unanimously to close Chamber East Food Market.

Estabrook Beer Garden Sets Grand Opening

Estabrook Beer Garden Sets Grand Opening

2023 kickoff on April 21 will feature free beer, live music and stein holding contest.

Plant-Based Vendor Coming to North Avenue Food Hall

Plant-Based Vendor Coming to North Avenue Food Hall

Plant Joy set to open this week, offering pre-made meals, soups, salads and more.

The Return of Doughnut Don Beer

The Return of Doughnut Don Beer

Vennture Brew Co. will release several variations of the 12.7% ABV stout infused with coffee and Cranky Al's doughnuts.

WHSF Hosts Taco Dinner Fundraiser

WHSF Hosts Taco Dinner Fundraiser

Hispanic group's all-you-can-eat event will raise scholarship funds for local students.

Klement’s Sausage Outlet Closing

Klement’s Sausage Outlet Closing

Last chance to stock up: Bay View store will remain open through April 27 with limited hours.

Clarion Hotel to Reopen With New Bar, Restaurant

Clarion Hotel to Reopen With New Bar, Restaurant

Formerly shuttered hotel near airport will have new management and Indian restaurant.

Cream City Social Eatery’s Soft Opening Is April 24

Cream City Social Eatery’s Soft Opening Is April 24

Harambee bar and restaurant will host first guests on April 24.

Changes Coming at HoneyBee Sage on Lisbon Avenue

Changes Coming at HoneyBee Sage on Lisbon Avenue

Retail store will transform into wellness space while second store in Bronzeville continues.

Now Serving: Confectionately Yours Hosts Grand Opening
Now Serving

Confectionately Yours Hosts Grand Opening

Plus: Hot Dish Pantry opens, 10th season for Pete's Pops and Chillwaukee's new owners.

Bucks Tightening Deer District Security Ahead of Playoffs

Bucks Tightening Deer District Security Ahead of Playoffs

Community ambassadors, increased police presence and 'leave it at home' initiative aim to protect fans for Bucks postseason.

Women-Led Businesses Launch Mentorship Program

Women-Led Businesses Launch Mentorship Program

Feeding the Starter, Funding the Rise would connect up-and-coming entrepreneurs with funding and mentorship.

Third Space to Present $12,500 to Sojourner Family Peace Center

Third Space to Present $12,500 to Sojourner Family Peace Center

The brewery raised more than $21,000 for Milwaukee nonprofits in 2022.

Riverwest Pub Crawl Returns April 29

Riverwest Pub Crawl Returns April 29

After several years of cancellations, Riverwest Brewery Syndicate is bringing back the fundraiser.

Vida Boba Cafe Opens On Layton Avenue

Vida Boba Cafe Opens On Layton Avenue

Illinois-based chain offers iced beverages and boba, with bakery to come later.

10 Ways To Celebrate Milwaukee Day

10 Ways To Celebrate Milwaukee Day

Check out these food and beverage specials at restaurants, bars and breweries.

The Sugar Maple Turns 15

The Sugar Maple Turns 15

To celebrate anniversary, Bay View bar to host a throwback bash -- quincañera-style.

Pete’s Pops Reopens All Locations April 15

Pete’s Pops Reopens All Locations April 15

Popsicle business returns for 10th season with limited spring hours.

Westown Market Kicks Off June 8 at Zeidler Union Square

Westown Market Kicks Off June 8 at Zeidler Union Square

Targeting downtown office workers with lunch options, specialty vendors and music.

Cafe at MARN Reopens April 14

Cafe at MARN Reopens April 14

Third Ward arts and culture center to debut new menu, coffee and full bar on Milwaukee Day.

On the Bayou Relocates, Pivots to Catering

On the Bayou Relocates, Pivots to Catering

Business now operates from northside commercial kitchen.

Chillwaukee Gets New Owners

Chillwaukee Gets New Owners

Popsicle business will ramp up event appearances, expand menu under new ownership.

Now Serving: Joey Chestnut Crowned Qdoba World Champion
Now Serving

Joey Chestnut Crowned Qdoba World Champion

First-ever Qdoba event held in Deer District. Plus: 4 new vendors at Milwaukee food halls.

Miltown Eats Moving to Walker’s Point

Miltown Eats Moving to Walker’s Point

The local meal kit delivery service has been operating out of a temporary space in Waukesha, but will soon return to Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks Unveils DAOU Lounge at Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee Bucks Unveils DAOU Lounge at Fiserv Forum

The new, luxury lounge marks the first NBA partnership for DAOU Family Estates, a California-based winery.

MooSa’s Closes on Near West Side

MooSa’s Closes on Near West Side

New fast food restaurant is slated to replace the business, as owners prepare to reopen lakefront stand in May.

Two New Vendors Open at 3rd Street Market Hall

Two New Vendors Open at 3rd Street Market Hall

Criollo and Smokin' Jack's BBQ launched earlier this week at the food hall.

Indeed Hosts ‘Flight Night’ For Milwaukee Day

Indeed Hosts ‘Flight Night’ For Milwaukee Day

Walker's Point brewery will offer four unique beer-infusions on April 14.

Infinity Lounge Can Stay Open Pending Lawsuit

Infinity Lounge Can Stay Open Pending Lawsuit

Court issues temporary injunction for tavern and hookah lounge on 40th and Fond du Lac.

Brew’d Burger Opens at Crossroads Collective

Brew’d Burger Opens at Crossroads Collective

Eastside food hall will also welcome several other new food vendors.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Returns

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Returns

Annual event returns on May 8 with in-person programming and new organization at its helm.

D.P. Dough Closes East Side Restaurant

D.P. Dough Closes East Side Restaurant

Calzone restaurant that catered to college students closes sole Wisconsin location.

Hi-Fi Cafe Seeks Community Support

Hi-Fi Cafe Seeks Community Support

Still reeling from the pandemic, long-standing Bay View hangout faces new challenges.

Milwaukee Film Festival Highlights Local Filmmakers

Milwaukee Film Festival Highlights Local Filmmakers

Cream City Cinema series includes more than 40 films; full-length, shorts and music videos.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in March
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in March

Two pizzerias, a new sports bar and other businesses opened last month.

Southern-Style Restaurant For Paper Table

Southern-Style Restaurant For Paper Table

Lifelong Milwaukeean Devonte Berry to open Jupiter Uncle, with homey cuisine inspired by his upbringing.

Now Serving: Local Chef Ashley Turner Competes on ‘Chopped’
Now Serving

Local Chef Ashley Turner Competes on ‘Chopped’

Plus: Milwaukee has two James Beard finalists and goodbye to Mr. Senors and Sisu Cafe.

North Avenue Market Unveils Super Vendor Amidst Reshuffling

North Avenue Market Unveils Super Vendor Amidst Reshuffling

Three vendors will merge to form 4 Corners of North Avenue Market. Plus, shared library coming to lower level.

Not Fooling Around, Upper East Bar Opens April 1

Not Fooling Around, Upper East Bar Opens April 1

All-night drink specials on tap for return of East Side watering hole.

Fresh Farm Bowls Moving to Crossroads Collective

Fresh Farm Bowls Moving to Crossroads Collective

Former North Avenue Market vendor would join East Side food Hall as Nute's Cafe.

Taqueria El Toro Coming to Clarke Square

Taqueria El Toro Coming to Clarke Square

Fast-growing Mexican concept operates West Allis taco stand and three food trucks, with two restaurants forthcoming.

Lupi & Iris, Chef Gregory León Are James Beard Finalists

Lupi & Iris, Chef Gregory León Are James Beard Finalists

Milwaukee restaurant and chef advance to finals in two categories of 2023 awards.

Three New Beers For Brewers Opening Day

Three New Beers For Brewers Opening Day

J. Leinenkugel's Barrel Yard will open April 3 with three exclusive beers.

The Tap Yard Returns For Second Season

The Tap Yard Returns For Second Season

Trivia nights, food trucks and more on tap for outdoor beer garden at Schlitz Park.

American Estates Antique Store Closing

American Estates Antique Store Closing

Bay View shop closing after 50 years in business. Final sale set for April 1.

Lisa’s Pizza is For Sale

Lisa’s Pizza is For Sale

Eastside, family-owned restaurant seeks new owners after more than 60 years in business.

Now Serving: Koppa’s Reopens Deli
Now Serving

Koppa’s Reopens Deli

Plus: After-hours food truck festival for Ramadan, two chains plan Milwaukee restaurants.

East Side’s Mr. Senors Has Closed

East Side’s Mr. Senors Has Closed

The walk-up Mexican restaurant called it quits in October.

Sisu Cafe Is Closed

Sisu Cafe Is Closed

The Bay View cafe and sometimes-steakhouse quietly closed after eight months in service.

Rodeo-Themed Tavern With Mechanical Bull Planned for South Side

Rodeo-Themed Tavern With Mechanical Bull Planned for South Side

Fiesta Rodeo proposed for former Gary J's space on S. 16th St.

Wauwatosa Restaurant Week Underway

Wauwatosa Restaurant Week Underway

Dining event doubles in size for second year.

Hot Box Pizza Adding Bay View Location

Hot Box Pizza Adding Bay View Location

Owners to launch restaurant, Doh'p, but will continue to operate food truck at Zocalo.

Mexican Restaurant Planned For Farwell Avenue

Mexican Restaurant Planned For Farwell Avenue

Sonora's promises 'authentic, rustic' cuisine in a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere.

Pabst to Unveil The Fitzgerald April 5

Pabst to Unveil The Fitzgerald April 5

Pabst Theater Group announces giveaway, exclusive partners ahead of event venue's grand reveal.

Public Museum Selects New Caterer

Public Museum Selects New Caterer

Noble Catering & Events will offer customized menus for Milwaukee Public Museum events.

Black Husky Hosts Fashion Show Fundraiser

Black Husky Hosts Fashion Show Fundraiser

On March 25, contestants will help raise money for Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Ambassador Hotel Restaurants Reopening

Ambassador Hotel Restaurants Reopening

All three have now reopened, as executive chef returns and new catering division launched.

Council Slaps Infinity Lounge With 60-Day Suspension

Council Slaps Infinity Lounge With 60-Day Suspension

Complaints of noise, violence, litter and alleged strippers plague Sherman Park bar.

Food Truck Festival Offers Late-Night Meals During Ramadan

Food Truck Festival Offers Late-Night Meals During Ramadan

Suhoor Food Truck Fest is one of several nighttime events planned for the holy month.

Health-Focused Restaurant Coming to Paper Table

Health-Focused Restaurant Coming to Paper Table

Urban Eats Fresh would serve power bowls, salads and organic fare at downtown food hall.

Now Serving: The Gouda Girls Retire
Now Serving

The Gouda Girls Retire

Plus: First Chick-fil-A in a city neighborhood, two food trucks slated to launch first restaurants.

Mad Chicken Coming to Northwest Side

Mad Chicken Coming to Northwest Side

A previous plan for restaurant on W. Capitol Dr. was scrapped. New location opening nearby.

Freshii Closes Last Wisconsin Location

Freshii Closes Last Wisconsin Location

Fast-casual restaurant operated at Two-Fifty building for nearly five years.

New Dunkin’ Planned For Capitol Drive

New Dunkin’ Planned For Capitol Drive

Milwaukee's ninth Dunkin' planned near Shorewood in former Wong's Wok.

J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard Unveils Menu

J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard Unveils Menu

Wings, burgers, sausage platter and more on deck for April 3 opening.

Benson’s Group Names Third Ward Restaurant

Benson’s Group Names Third Ward Restaurant

The Edison, coming summer 2023.

Two Birds Event Group Will Partner With County Historic Society

Two Birds Event Group Will Partner With County Historic Society

Historic 1913 Beaux Arts building will become fourth venue for hospitality group.

Milwaukee Food Council Names First Executive Director

Milwaukee Food Council Names First Executive Director

Solana Patterson-Ramos will focus 16-year-old organization on food equity.

Huge New Sports Bar For Third Ward

Huge New Sports Bar For Third Ward

District Fore, with food, drink, golf simulators and two TV walls, opens just in time for March Madness.

New Mediterranean Place for Downtown

New Mediterranean Place for Downtown

Fil Fil would replace Gyro MKE on Wisconsin Ave. near Marquette campus.

Cool Cat Cookies Opens Inside Kind Oasis

Cool Cat Cookies Opens Inside Kind Oasis

Eastside bakeshop offers 'plain old cookies' free of hemp, but full of nostalgic flavor.

Grand Openings: Bars and Restaurants That Opened in February
Grand Openings

Bars and Restaurants That Opened in February

New businesses brought soul food, sandwiches, sushi and more to the city.

Locust Street Festival Returns June 11

Locust Street Festival Returns June 11

After three-year hiatus, it will return to again kick off Milwaukee's summer festival season.

Legendary Band Los Bukis Will Kick Off Mexican Fiesta

Legendary Band Los Bukis Will Kick Off Mexican Fiesta

Aug. 24th concert at Summerfest's amphitheater; 50th Mexican Fiesta runs Aug. 25-27.

First Chick-fil-A Restaurant in City Neighborhood Planned

First Chick-fil-A Restaurant in City Neighborhood Planned

Fast-food franchise boasts 2,700 locations; this one will be at 27th and Morgan.

Now Serving: Temple Goddess Opens Downtown
Now Serving

Temple Goddess Opens Downtown

Vegan restaurant joins Paper Table food hall. Plus: Indian restaurant and a tequila bar coming to Walker's Point.

Heirloom Food Truck Will Replace Lazy Susan in Bay View

Heirloom Food Truck Will Replace Lazy Susan in Bay View

First brick-and-mortar location for farm-to-truck business.

New Upscale Restaurant Planned Near Northridge Lake

New Upscale Restaurant Planned Near Northridge Lake

Owner hopes to enhance neighborhood with new restaurant and event space, along with spearheading community initiatives.

The Bartolotta Restaurants Celebrates 30 years

The Bartolotta Restaurants Celebrates 30 years

Restaurant group to mark milestone anniversary with special menu, yearlong celebration.

Pilot Project Introduces Brewery Tours

Pilot Project Introduces Brewery Tours

Samples, commemorative glass and behind-the-scenes look at 60,000-square-foot facility in store for tour participants.

MPD Unveils Violent Crime Reduction Plan

MPD Unveils Violent Crime Reduction Plan

44-page plan calls for community outreach, expanded police force and youth engagement.

Tequila and Mezcal Bar Opening at Former Triskele’s

Tequila and Mezcal Bar Opening at Former Triskele’s

La Piña, its owner says, will eventually offer over 100 agave-based spirits.

New Sandwich Shop For Brady Street

New Sandwich Shop For Brady Street

Megawich would bring 'big meat, big sandwiches' to East Side diners.

Milwaukee Gets a Mancave

Milwaukee Gets a Mancave

A men's-only barbershop and lounge, Mancave Milwaukee, plans to open in East Town.

Sushi Bar at RuYi Will Reopen March 9

Sushi Bar at RuYi Will Reopen March 9

Potawatomi restaurant's sushi bar will also debut new head chef, expanded menu.

Interval Leaving MARN Art + Culture Hub

Interval Leaving MARN Art + Culture Hub

Cafe will leave Third Ward space in preparation for launch of new Bay View location.

SereniTea Coming to Downer Avenue

SereniTea Coming to Downer Avenue

Boba-focused cafe's third location would end 15-year vacancy at former site of Chancery restaurant.

Nkauj Yi Plans Hmong Cuisine for Northwest Side

Nkauj Yi Plans Hmong Cuisine for Northwest Side

Family-owned restaurant to be located at former site of Phongsavan Asian Market.

New Indian Restaurant For Walker’s Point

New Indian Restaurant For Walker’s Point

Ruta's of Crossroads Collective relocating with stand-alone restaurant and health-focused Indian dishes.

Now Serving: The Boiler House Cafe Closes
Now Serving

The Boiler House Cafe Closes

Brewery District cafe closes after 8 months in business. Plus: Two new beer and food truck parks planned for city.

Wedding-Focused Event Hall Planned for Vliet Street Near Washington Park

Wedding-Focused Event Hall Planned for Vliet Street Near Washington Park

Industry veterans to open Denizen MKE, among a wave of new developments planned for Near West Side.

Third Space to Release ‘Like a Girl’ IPA March 8

Third Space to Release ‘Like a Girl’ IPA March 8

Exclusive beer is the result of a partnership between the women of Third Space and Pink Boots Society.

Let’s Talk Womxn Event Returns March 8

Let’s Talk Womxn Event Returns March 8

Milwaukee's Let's Talk Womxn chapter invites guests to celebrate women-led food businesses with an evening of food, drink and dancing.

Triciclo Peru Owner To Open Food Truck Park

Triciclo Peru Owner To Open Food Truck Park

Called Minka, it would offer community gathering space, food vendors and entertainment.

Third Ward’s Saffron Presents New Menu

Third Ward’s Saffron Presents New Menu

New proteins, unique ingredients and edible clouds included on new menu, which debuted Feb. 28.

SportClub Celebrates 5th Anniversary

SportClub Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Downtown gastropub to celebrate five years with week of discounts, raffles and more.

Walker’s Point Garage Could Become Beer Garden, Tap Truck Showroom

Walker’s Point Garage Could Become Beer Garden, Tap Truck Showroom

Draft & Vessel plans to open its first Milwaukee business, Giving Tree Garage.

The Trade Names Food and Beverage Director

The Trade Names Food and Beverage Director

Alexander Schubert will oversee operations at hotel's two restaurants, among other duties.

Food & Froth Gala Returns to Public Museum

Food & Froth Gala Returns to Public Museum

After two-year hiatus, fundraiser returns, featuring beer, food and live music.

Milwaukee Company Wins Gold at World Spirits Championships

Milwaukee Company Wins Gold at World Spirits Championships

Top Note Tonic's sparkling grapefruit soda takes home top prize in cocktail mixer category.

Jackson’s Soul Food Opens in Uptown

Jackson’s Soul Food Opens in Uptown

Jerk chicken, ribs, smothered pork chops and catfish are among soul food options at new restaurant.

Now Serving: Lowlands Group Offers Seafood Specials For Lent
Now Serving

Lowlands Group Offers Seafood Specials For Lent

Plus: Meat on the Street to relocate, new BBQ vendor for food hall and farewell to HotWax.

J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard Sets Opening Date at American Family Field

J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard Sets Opening Date at American Family Field

Plus: Brewers announce giveaways, concession deals and promotions ahead of Opening Day.

Meat On The Street Moving To Public Museum

Meat On The Street Moving To Public Museum

Filipino restaurant to leave Eleven25 food court, bringing lumpia, egg rolls and more to museum cafe.

Milwaukee’s Foodiest Happy Hour Goes Vegan

Milwaukee’s Foodiest Happy Hour Goes Vegan

Next week's Crossroads Collective event to feature fully plant-based menu.

Yummy Bowl to Join 3rd Street Market Hall

Yummy Bowl to Join 3rd Street Market Hall

Whitefish Bay-based business offers comforting and convenient meals served in bowls.

Takeout-Focused Buffalo Wild Wings Planned Near UW-Milwaukee

Takeout-Focused Buffalo Wild Wings Planned Near UW-Milwaukee

The national chain's "GO" concept would open at corner of Oakland and Locust.

La Chinampa Opens in Walker’s Point

La Chinampa Opens in Walker’s Point

At former site of Boo Boo's the counter-service Mexican restaurant offers tacos, burritos, tortas and more.

Serb Hall Fish Fry is Back for Dine-In

Serb Hall Fish Fry is Back for Dine-In

Dine-in is available every Friday for duration of Lent. Wednesday is drive-thru and carry-out only.

Carini’s Restaurant is For Sale

Carini’s Restaurant is For Sale

After 27 years, owners ready to part with Italian restaurant on East Side.

Edith Cocktail Bar Plans Soft Opening

Edith Cocktail Bar Plans Soft Opening

New downtown lounge offers signature cocktails in plush Gothic atmosphere.

Turmeric Indian Cafe Planned for Yankee Hill

Turmeric Indian Cafe Planned for Yankee Hill

Owner of Royal India plans second restaurant, Turmeric Indian Cafe & Bar, near Van Buren and State.

Hemp Dispensary Coming to Third Ward

Hemp Dispensary Coming to Third Ward

Owners of Menomonee Falls-based TerraSol plan to open second location in Milwaukee.

New Restaurant and Bar Planned for South Side

New Restaurant and Bar Planned for South Side

Fiesta Cafe manager would open The Last One in corner tavern space.

Event Space Planned for Near West Side

Event Space Planned for Near West Side

The Amani Place would open as community hub, welcoming guests of all ages.

Now Serving: Mekong Cafe Reopens For Dine-In
Now Serving

Mekong Cafe Reopens For Dine-In

Plus: Two new sandwich shops open and where to watch a Milwaukee chef on national TV.

Musician Plans To Reopen Gibraltar, This Time in The Third Ward

Musician Plans To Reopen Gibraltar, This Time in The Third Ward

After five-year closure, owner plans to revive Walker's Point cocktail lounge and music venue.

Atwood Hwy BBQ To Replace Hot Wax at Crossroads Collective

Atwood Hwy BBQ To Replace Hot Wax at Crossroads Collective

BBQ restaurant set to open April 10 will fill 'meat niche' at East Side food hall.

New Walker’s Point Bar Opens This Weekend

New Walker’s Point Bar Opens This Weekend

Japanese culture-inspired Red Maple MKE features handcrafted decor and craft cocktails. A restaurant is coming later.

Pizza Man Plans Move to Former Stubby’s Space

Pizza Man Plans Move to Former Stubby’s Space

Current location will remain open on Downer Avenue for several more weeks.

Milwaukee Chef Will Make Appearance on Food Network Show Feb. 28

Milwaukee Chef Will Make Appearance on Food Network Show Feb. 28

Following show, Adam Pawlak will be joined by Mary Lou Davis for special meal at Milwaukee Public Market.

Grant Program Gives Boost to LGBTQ Businesses

Grant Program Gives Boost to LGBTQ Businesses

NGLCC grants will total $1.5 million in 2023; area businesses may qualify.

Pomona Cider Company Announces Opening Date

Pomona Cider Company Announces Opening Date

East Side cidery to host a series of soft openings for the public starting in March.

Community Rallies Around Lopez Bakery

Community Rallies Around Lopez Bakery

When owners fell on hard times, customers and local businesses organized fundraisers to help.

Sully’s Sandwiches Opens on West Side

Sully’s Sandwiches Opens on West Side

15 sandwich varieties, plus salads, sides and desserts available at new, family-friendly restaurant.

Crabby’s Will Be Renamed Francisco’s

Crabby’s Will Be Renamed Francisco’s

South Side Italian spot returns to its original name, reflecting menu changes.

Cheba Hut Opens In Bay View

Cheba Hut Opens In Bay View

26 varieties of toasted sandwiches at second Milwaukee location of marijuana-themed restaurant.

Husband-and-Wife Team Quietly Growing Olympia Granola in Riverwest

Husband-and-Wife Team Quietly Growing Olympia Granola in Riverwest

After bouncing from Washington to Minnesota to Green Bay, company has found its way in Milwaukee.

Now Serving: S’Blendid Boba Tea Plans Third Ward Pop-Up
Now Serving

S’Blendid Boba Tea Plans Third Ward Pop-Up

Plus: Brand new spots for N/A cocktails and empanadas. And downtown bar suspended.

New Tavern For Former Baby Boomers in Bay View

New Tavern For Former Baby Boomers in Bay View

Satchmo's would expand food menu, offer place for neighbors "to come and hang out"

Milwaukee TV Show ‘Good Things Brewing’ Will Air Feb. 18

Milwaukee TV Show ‘Good Things Brewing’ Will Air Feb. 18

Tune in to NBC for the first episode of the Milwaukee-centric program.

Chillwaukee Popsicle Business Seeks New Owners

Chillwaukee Popsicle Business Seeks New Owners

Owners of bicycle-based, mobile business hope to find buyer to continue operation.

Council Suspends Whitetail MKE

Council Suspends Whitetail MKE

Fights and one shooting in past year leads to 20-day suspension for downtown bar.

Who’s On Third to Add Location Near Airport

Who’s On Third to Add Location Near Airport

Who's on Layton to offer similar menu, with four-season patio and game day shuttles.

‘The Estate’ Will Reopen Feb. 10

‘The Estate’ Will Reopen Feb. 10

Dropping 'Jazz' from its name, East Side bar returns with new look, menu and less live jazz.

La Cocina Del Sur Opens Wednesday

La Cocina Del Sur Opens Wednesday

The Riverwest empanada bar will welcome its first guests on Feb. 8.

City Closes Walker’s Lounge

City Closes Walker’s Lounge

After 16-item police report, Common Council votes for non-renewal of southside nightclub.

New Sports Bar For East Side

New Sports Bar For East Side

The plan for North Sports Bar, 2028 E. North Ave, mixes creative pub fare and Las Vegas-style cocktails.

New Fast Food Diner for Lisbon Avenue

New Fast Food Diner for Lisbon Avenue

A&J Grill would be takeout-only restaurant serving American food and gyros.

The Return of Kitt’s Custard

The Return of Kitt’s Custard

Classic custard stand reopens with new owners seeking to maintain its 1950s charm.

Now Serving: More Changes For North Avenue Market
Now Serving

More Changes For North Avenue Market

Plus: N/A bar opens on East Side and Ninja Steakhouse in Downtown, and Bridgewater adds brunch.

Jrue Holiday, Bucks Fund Renovated Bathrooms at Sojourner Center

Jrue Holiday, Bucks Fund Renovated Bathrooms at Sojourner Center

Lauren Holiday salutes work done by shelter for victims of domestic violence.

The Counter Opens at Crossroads Collective

The Counter Opens at Crossroads Collective

Non-alcoholic bar debuted its myths and fables-inspired menu Feb.1 at Crossroads Collective.

World Naked Bike Ride Returns In June

World Naked Bike Ride Returns In June

Third annual, clothing-optional event streaks through Milwaukee on June 24.

Miniature Ice Rink Returns to Milwaukee Public Market

Miniature Ice Rink Returns to Milwaukee Public Market

"The Dinky Rink" is back, this year with added ice curling feature.

Ninja Steakhouse Opens Saturday, See Inside

Ninja Steakhouse Opens Saturday, See Inside

Hibachi, karaoke and a full-service restaurant spread over three floors.

Italian Restaurant and Bar For Oakland Avenue

Italian Restaurant and Bar For Oakland Avenue

Former pizza restaurant and adjacent bar will become Dries Ristorante and Donnie's Pub.

Milwaukee’s Maker of Sought-After Knives

Milwaukee’s Maker of Sought-After Knives

Meet Nate Zimmerman, whose work can be found everywhere from fancy restaurants to D&D tables.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in January
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in January

Two new cafes, a pie shop and other businesses opened their doors in first month of 2023.

Lakefront Brewery Begins Switch to Cans

Lakefront Brewery Begins Switch to Cans

Shift away from glass bottles to cans only is both economic and eco-friendly.

Halser Estate Auction Packed With Milwaukee History

Halser Estate Auction Packed With Milwaukee History

Thousands of one-of-a-kind items owned by late Milwaukee inventor and entrepreneur.

Blac Bistro Leaves Paper Table, Plans Restaurant

Blac Bistro Leaves Paper Table, Plans Restaurant

Planning to serve Italian-Creole fare in Walker's Point restaurant with supper club style.

Bridgewater Adds Brunch Service

Bridgewater Adds Brunch Service

Big brunch menu with twists begins this weekend at riverside restaurant on S. 1st St.

New Sports Bar For Water Street?

New Sports Bar For Water Street?

Enigma Sports Bar is planned at location of former Buffalo Wild Wings.

Now Serving: Go Grocer Opens in Third Ward
Now Serving

Go Grocer Opens in Third Ward

Plus: Farewell to Flannery's, The Spice House, E&F Pizzeria and Gülden Room Cafe.

Three Vendors Exiting North Avenue Market As Part of “Reset”

Three Vendors Exiting North Avenue Market As Part of “Reset”

Two departing vendors, S'Blendid and Fresh Farm Bowls, confirm they're looking for new spaces.

Mr. Dye’s Pies Opens 3rd Street Market Hall Stand

Mr. Dye’s Pies Opens 3rd Street Market Hall Stand

Key lime, sweet potato, pecan pies and more available at bakery's new location.

Phobruary Highlights Near South Side Restaurants

Phobruary Highlights Near South Side Restaurants

Annual event showcases local restaurants, celebrates Vietnamese culture.

Ice Bear Fest Returns to Third Space Jan. 28

Ice Bear Fest Returns to Third Space Jan. 28

Live music, beer shotskis, costume contest and more on deck for brewery's après-ski-themed party.

Benson’s Group Plans New Restaurant in Former Wahlburgers

Benson’s Group Plans New Restaurant in Former Wahlburgers

The Bridgewater Modern Grill operator plan to open new restaurant this summer.

Noble Catering Will Operate Skylight Bar & Bistro

Noble Catering Will Operate Skylight Bar & Bistro

F Street's catering company starts Feb. 3, coinciding with opening night of 'Evita.'

Malaysian Restaurant for Far South Side

Malaysian Restaurant for Far South Side

Taste Amir's Roti would join a collection of businesses at strip mall on S. 27th Street.

Milwaukee Scores Four James Beard Semifinalist Nominations

Milwaukee Scores Four James Beard Semifinalist Nominations

Several Milwaukee chefs becoming regulars on the annual awards list.

JJ Fish & Chicken To Reopen on Center St.

JJ Fish & Chicken To Reopen on Center St.

Closed for years, plans to reopen in Harambee neighborhood after renovations.

Temple Goddess Planned For Paper Table

Temple Goddess Planned For Paper Table

Vegan restaurant will serve fusion dishes from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines.

JJ Fish & Chicken Coming to South Side

JJ Fish & Chicken Coming to South Side

27th street location is city's tenth for Chicago-based fast food chain, but only second for South Side.

Gülden Room Closes Cafe, Keeps Cocktail Lounge

Gülden Room Closes Cafe, Keeps Cocktail Lounge

Dubbel Dutch hotel's bar will focus on craft cocktails, small plates and private events.

Sweetly Baked Taking Treats To The Streets

Sweetly Baked Taking Treats To The Streets

The small-batch bakery will debut its mobile dessert bar this weekend.

Potawatomi’s Betting Venue To Replace Northern Lights Theater

Potawatomi’s Betting Venue To Replace Northern Lights Theater

Goodbye to big-name entertainers, hello to Las Vegas-style Sportsbook venue.

Now Serving: E&F Pizzeria Closing At Crossroads Collective
Now Serving

E&F Pizzeria Closing At Crossroads Collective

Plus: Two burger restaurants close, Brazilian cafe makes Brady Street debut.

Nō Studios Partners With Chef Gregory Johnson

Nō Studios Partners With Chef Gregory Johnson

Former On The Bayou chef will bring comfort food and cajun cuisine to Skyline Bar + Lounge.

The Spice House Closing King Drive Storefront

The Spice House Closing King Drive Storefront

Historic downtown building is available for lease starting April 1.

Cathedral Square Now Features Ice Bar, Immersive Art Exhibit

Cathedral Square Now Features Ice Bar, Immersive Art Exhibit

Milwaukee Downtown plans additional activities, including Broadway-themed ice skating, in coming months.

Wahlburgers Closes Third Ward Restaurant

Wahlburgers Closes Third Ward Restaurant

Six other Wisconsin locations continue to operate, with at least one more on the way.

Gold Diggers Strip Club Receives 20-Day Suspension

Gold Diggers Strip Club Receives 20-Day Suspension

It's the club's third suspension since 2019.

Point Burger Bar Closes Northwest Side Location, Building For Sale

Point Burger Bar Closes Northwest Side Location, Building For Sale

Owner pulled the plug on restaurant last summer due to staff shortages.

Lakefront Brewery Installing Vintage Copper Lauter Tun

Lakefront Brewery Installing Vintage Copper Lauter Tun

Originally used in a German brewery, the kettle will be displayed at beer hall.

Seafood Restaurant and Wine Bar Planned for Walker’s Point

Seafood Restaurant and Wine Bar Planned for Walker’s Point

1033 will offer small plates, oysters, clams, mussels, caviar and wine pairings.

Smokin’ Jacks BBQ Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Smokin’ Jacks BBQ Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Ghost kitchen and mobile restaurant to expand with barbecue restaurant at food hall.

Popeyes’ Workers Protest Unsafe Conditions

Popeyes’ Workers Protest Unsafe Conditions

Burst pipes, no heat make work dangerous at two area restaurants, they charge.

Sugar Maple’s ‘Wes Fest’ Celebrates Wes Anderson’s Films

Sugar Maple’s ‘Wes Fest’ Celebrates Wes Anderson’s Films

At Bay View bar Feb 2-5 with themed music, drinks, costumes, film screenings, local art.

Brazilian Cafe Opening on Brady Street

Brazilian Cafe Opening on Brady Street

Sweet Joy Brazilian Cafe opens Tuesday, offering coffee, acai smoothies and snacks.

Sticky Rice To Transfer Locations

Sticky Rice To Transfer Locations

Flagship Riverwest location closing, Brady Street restaurant will become sole location.

Now Serving: Twisted Cafe Reopens, Plans Anniversary Party
Now Serving

Twisted Cafe Reopens, Plans Anniversary Party

Plus: Three new restaurants planned, Lazy Susan will close and Amped ramping up.

Zoom Zooms and Wham Whams Coming to Teutonia Ave.

Zoom Zooms and Wham Whams Coming to Teutonia Ave.

Father-son duo would open takeout-only fast food restaurant.

Amped Announces Grand Opening Weekend Events

Amped Announces Grand Opening Weekend Events

Sing-alongs, bingo and giveaways planned for karaoke bar's grand opening.

At Random Will Overhaul Exterior, Maintain Interior Charm

At Random Will Overhaul Exterior, Maintain Interior Charm

After pandemic-related delay, owner plans to 'revive' historic Bay View tavern.

Dream Dance Steakhouse Returns To Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Dream Dance Steakhouse Returns To Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

High-end steaks, seafood, pasta and more returning to casino restaurant after three-year hiatus.

Halliday’s Pub Does An Irish Goodbye

Halliday’s Pub Does An Irish Goodbye

Long-standing bar quietly closed after 50 year run on N. Farwell Avenue.

Steak and Potato Restaurant Coming To 27th Street

Steak and Potato Restaurant Coming To 27th Street

Late-night comfort spot a successor to 76th Street restaurant.

Sweetgreen Coming to Third Ward

Sweetgreen Coming to Third Ward

Upcoming restaurant would be first Milwaukee location for fast-growing chain.

Gathering Place Introduces Small Batch Fridays

Gathering Place Introduces Small Batch Fridays

Innovative new beers each week at brewery's taprooms in Riverwest and Wauwatosa.

Restaurant Jerez Opens in Walker’s Point

Restaurant Jerez Opens in Walker’s Point

New Mexican restaurant aims to change narrative for Walker's Point building.

Lazy Susan To Close in April

Lazy Susan To Close in April

Bay View restaurant will have its final service on April 8, its nine-year anniversary.

Hustling Chef Building Virtual Empire From Downtown Food Hall

Hustling Chef Building Virtual Empire From Downtown Food Hall

Kamal Shkoukani operates three concepts, and counting, at downtown's Paper Table.

Now Serving: The Grand Opening of Le C’s Tea House
Now Serving

The Grand Opening of Le C’s Tea House

Plus: Copper Turtle Brewery & Taverne opens in Third Ward and farewell, for now, to SlyFox.

Milwaukee’s First Scooter’s Coffee Planned for Southwest Side

Milwaukee’s First Scooter’s Coffee Planned for Southwest Side

Several other area locations planned by rapidly growing drive-through coffee company.

La Luna Liquor Adding Restaurant On S. 6th St.

La Luna Liquor Adding Restaurant On S. 6th St.

The southside convenience store will soon offer steak, fish, burgers and more.

Upper East Bar Set to Reopen This Spring With New Owners

Upper East Bar Set to Reopen This Spring With New Owners

New, six-member ownership group hopes to revive the corner tavern.

Jazz Estate Closes For January

Jazz Estate Closes For January

Venerable eastside bar and music venue closing temporarily, reopening next month with updated cocktail menu and decor.

Copper Turtle Brewery and Taverne Is Now Open

Copper Turtle Brewery and Taverne Is Now Open

Milwaukee's newest and maybe greenest brewery opening in Third Ward.

New Gift Shop Coming to Brady Street

New Gift Shop Coming to Brady Street

MJ's Apothecary & Gifts will stock artisan, handmade products from Wisconsin-based businesses.

SlyFox Cocktail Bar Seeks New Location

SlyFox Cocktail Bar Seeks New Location

In the meantime, the bar's staff plan to operate pop-ups throughout the city.

Wine Bar Planned for Walker’s Point Plaza

Wine Bar Planned for Walker’s Point Plaza

Wine & Roses Enterprises would offer alcoholic beverages, flowers and merchandise.

Grand Openings: New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in December
Grand Openings

New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in December

Two brunch spots, Mexican brewery fare and four new food hall vendors now serving.

Now Serving: New Breakfast Restaurant Opens at Paper Table
Now Serving

New Breakfast Restaurant Opens at Paper Table

Plus: Four new bars and restaurants coming by spring of 2023.

Third Space Brewing Announces Final Beer Release of 2022

Third Space Brewing Announces Final Beer Release of 2022

Plus: A number of other Milwaukee craft beers releasing end-of-the-year bears.

Candela’s To Become Maple Trees Bar

Candela’s To Become Maple Trees Bar

National Avenue event venue has a new owner.

Milwaukee Launching Times Square Billboard

Milwaukee Launching Times Square Billboard

VISIT Milwaukee-sponsored advertisement showcasing city's top attractions on the sidewalks of New York.

Vietnamese Restaurant Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Vietnamese Restaurant Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Pho Spot MKE expected to open in March at the downtown food hall.

Urban Guide: 13 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s
Urban Guide

13 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s

Whether you seek thrills, great food, dancing or group fun, there's a choice for you.

Hen’s Deli Opens in Walker’s Point

Hen’s Deli Opens in Walker’s Point

Offering scratch-made-bagels, tortas and coffee at site of former Soup Bros.

Discourse Closing, N/A Cocktail Bar Opening at Crossroads Collective

Discourse Closing, N/A Cocktail Bar Opening at Crossroads Collective

The cafe will unveil its new concept, The Counter Day Bar, in February.

Hoppy Holidays: City Sproose Beer Returns to Black Husky
Hoppy Holidays

City Sproose Beer Returns to Black Husky

The spruced up brews are made with boughs from the city's Christmas tree.

Now Serving: MilTex Kitchen Seeks New Location
Now Serving

MilTex Kitchen Seeks New Location

Plus: Five new restaurants planned, a micro-grocery for the Brewery District and welcome back Scardina Specialties.

No Sale After All, Koz’s Will Continue Under Current Owner

No Sale After All, Koz’s Will Continue Under Current Owner

Southside tavern expected to remain under same ownership for foreseeable future.

New Throwback Bar Planned for Riverwest

New Throwback Bar Planned for Riverwest

S-N-I Live, a music-forward bar, would feature hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Le C’s Tea House Opening On Milwaukee’s East Side

Le C’s Tea House Opening On Milwaukee’s East Side

Tea and pastry cafe plans mid-January grand opening.

Outpost General Manager Will Retire

Outpost General Manager Will Retire

Pam Mehnert, who oversaw growth from one store to four locations, will step down in June after 35 years.

Jamaican Restaurant Planned for Northwest Side

Jamaican Restaurant Planned for Northwest Side

Jerk 76 Jamaican would offer traditional dishes from the Caribbean island.

Stubby’s Will Close Dec. 23

Stubby’s Will Close Dec. 23

The Riverwest "gastrogrub" and beer bar will permanently close 10 p.m. Friday.

Dunkin/Baskin Robbins Stores Arrive Downtown

Dunkin/Baskin Robbins Stores Arrive Downtown

Dunkin opens on Wisconsin Ave., will unveil Baskin Robbins addition next month.

Scardina Specialties Reopens in Riverwest

Scardina Specialties Reopens in Riverwest

After a year-long search for a new location, the beloved deli is back in time for the holidays.

Taqueria el Toro Expanding to National Avenue

Taqueria el Toro Expanding to National Avenue

New location for Mexican restaurant expected to open July, 2023.

Now Serving: Baking Classes Return to Honeypie
Now Serving

Baking Classes Return to Honeypie

Plus: Four new restaurants. And small-format grocery will serve Brewery District residents.

Blac Bistro Owners Plan New Concept at Downtown Food Hall

Blac Bistro Owners Plan New Concept at Downtown Food Hall

Blac Bistro Asian & Seafood will join seven other vendors at Paper Table.

Go Grocer Adding Second Milwaukee Location

Go Grocer Adding Second Milwaukee Location

Micro-grocery would offer local items and staples at new Brewery District outlet.

New Barbershop Will Serve Beers and Pedicures For Men

New Barbershop Will Serve Beers and Pedicures For Men

Mancave Milwaukee slated to open near the corner of Milwaukee Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

City Closes Mitchell Street Restaurant

City Closes Mitchell Street Restaurant

Milwaukee Unified Soul shuttered after only a year in business.

Ninja Steakhouse Approaches Opening Date

Ninja Steakhouse Approaches Opening Date

The sushi-hibachi restaurant will feature three distinct levels including a basement karaoke bar.

New Cafe Slated for Brady Street

New Cafe Slated for Brady Street

Sweet Joy Brazilian Cafe would serve coffee, acai smoothies and snacks at former Brewed Cafe.

“Lightfield” Immersive Art Coming to Cathedral Square

“Lightfield” Immersive Art Coming to Cathedral Square

It's art and mathematics. 24 light-emitting sculptures will illuminate park next year.

‘Good Things Brewing’ Sets Air Date

‘Good Things Brewing’ Sets Air Date

Milwaukee-centric TV show will be broadcast in midwestern cities on NBC starting Feb. 18.

New Mexican Restaurant For Walker’s Point

New Mexican Restaurant For Walker’s Point

La Chinampa would relocate from Greenfield to the former site of Boo Boo's.

J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard Coming To American Family Field

J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard Coming To American Family Field

New brewery, bar and restaurant expected in time for Opening Day.

Hidden Gem: Aladdin’s City Cafe
Hidden Gem

Aladdin’s City Cafe

Located in the basement of a municipal building, the breakfast and lunch spot is a welcome stop off the beaten path.

Now Serving: Two New Vendors Open at Paper Table
Now Serving

Two New Vendors Open at Paper Table

Plus: 7 new restaurants planned in town and farewell to Pat's Niche Pub and Grub.

Bars & Recreation Announces NYE Events

Bars & Recreation Announces NYE Events

Axe throwing, karaoke and shuffleboard all in the lineup for Dec. 31 celebrations.

Troublemakers’ Cocina Announces Dec. 16 Grand Opening

Troublemakers’ Cocina Announces Dec. 16 Grand Opening

The Mexican fusion restaurant will make its debut at Central Waters next week.

Liv a Little Ice Cream Announces Relocation To Chicago

Liv a Little Ice Cream Announces Relocation To Chicago

The dairy-free ice cream stand is headed to The Windy City, but will still make visits to Milwaukee.

Big Sharks Fish & Chicken Plans Second Location

Big Sharks Fish & Chicken Plans Second Location

Fast food restaurant eyes strip mall space at Appleton and Hampton

Amorphic Beer Plans Anniversary Bash

Amorphic Beer Plans Anniversary Bash

Riverwest brewery will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday with new beer releases, live music and tacos.

Hot Dish Pantry Plans South Side Location

Hot Dish Pantry Plans South Side Location

Midwestern comfort food restaurant would expand to former Iron Grate BBQ building on Howell Ave.

South Side Cafe Targets College Students

South Side Cafe Targets College Students

Precious Vibes plans a relaxing atmosphere to study with healthy snacks, to open early next year.

Pat’s Niche Pub and Grub is Closed

Pat’s Niche Pub and Grub is Closed

Howell Avenue restaurant known for fish fries and vintage decor closed earlier this fall.

Paper Table Vendor Plans Two New Restaurants At Downtown Food Hall

Paper Table Vendor Plans Two New Restaurants At Downtown Food Hall

Secret Hot Chicken owner adding dessert shop and chicken & waffles restaurant.

Now Serving: Daiquiri Lounge Offers Year-Round Taste of Summer
Now Serving

Daiquiri Lounge Offers Year-Round Taste of Summer

Plus: Three new restaurants planned and where to score big on restaurant equipment.

Good Vibes For Fond du Lac Ave.

Good Vibes For Fond du Lac Ave.

Long-time business owners planning new sports bar and grill near 39th and Fond du Lac Ave.

New Domino’s Pizza At 35th And Capitol

New Domino’s Pizza At 35th And Capitol

Milwaukee's 15th outlet for pizza chain will occupy corner at busy northside intersection.

SlyFox Announces Holiday Pop Up

SlyFox Announces Holiday Pop Up

Brady Street cocktail bar will be SantaFox for month of December.

Meet Falcon Bowl’s New Operators

Meet Falcon Bowl’s New Operators

Ownership trio plans to update business while preserving historic charm.

Milwaukee Bars and Restaurants That Opened in November 2022

Milwaukee Bars and Restaurants That Opened in November 2022

Five food hall vendors, a non-alcoholic bar and several others are now serving customers.

Downtown Venues Announce Milwaukee Theater District

Downtown Venues Announce Milwaukee Theater District

New coalition of groups and venues aims to spotlight city as arts and culture destination.

Milwaukee Record Presents N/A Beverage Festival

Milwaukee Record Presents N/A Beverage Festival

Second annual N/A Day celebrates Dry January with a selection of zero-proof beverages.

S’Lush Daiquiri Lounge Coming To Riverfront

S’Lush Daiquiri Lounge Coming To Riverfront

Opening Dec. 9. Guests can expect comfort food, luxe decor and 15 daiquiri flavors.

Riverwest Restaurant Plans ‘Huge’ Equipment Sale

Riverwest Restaurant Plans ‘Huge’ Equipment Sale

Mixers, fryers, glassware and more from former Milwaukee Beer Bistro on sale Dec. 5.

New Bar and Restaurant For South Side

New Bar and Restaurant For South Side

La Playa Mariscos y Bar to serve seafood-focused menu in Clarke Square neighborhood.

New Fast Food Restaurant for North Side

New Fast Food Restaurant for North Side

Dorsey's Pizza and Chicken at 27th and Burleigh to open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night meals.

New Event Venue Planned For Theater Groups

New Event Venue Planned For Theater Groups

The Brick House, in Riverwest, to offer affordable space for local theater, arts groups.

Downtown Food Hall Adds Peruvian Fare

Downtown Food Hall Adds Peruvian Fare

C-viche's owners to debut Latin American-inspired Criollo at 3rd Street Market Hall.

Grace Coffee Expanding to Milwaukee

Grace Coffee Expanding to Milwaukee

Seventh location for Madison-based coffeehouse and cafe planned for Third Ward.

Now Serving: New Cafe, Catering and Cocktails for East Town
Now Serving

New Cafe, Catering and Cocktails for East Town

Farewell to: Taco Stop MKE, Bowls To Go and Wisconsin Pizza Authority.

New Downtown Bar In 1892 Building

New Downtown Bar In 1892 Building

LP or Local Pub would open in former Loaded Slate space near Deer District.

Healthy Meals Cafe Planned for East Town

Healthy Meals Cafe Planned for East Town

Brooks' Balanced Kitchen, family owned and wellness focused, expects to open in early 2023.

Bay View’s Sisu Cafe Adds Dinner Service

Bay View’s Sisu Cafe Adds Dinner Service

Finnish-inspired coffee shop will transform into a classic steakhouse three nights a week.

All Aboard For Black Friday Beer Specials

All Aboard For Black Friday Beer Specials

Three shuttles offer easy access to so many breweries and specialty brews on annual beer release day.

Taco Stop on Brady Has Closed

Taco Stop on Brady Has Closed

Mexican food purveyor maintains two other locations, plans new restaurant with patio.

Catering Business Planned for East Town

Catering Business Planned for East Town

Floremar would provide appetizers and small bites for events.

Sunshine Cafe Offers Classic American Fare

Sunshine Cafe Offers Classic American Fare

New southside restaurant emulates old Silver Dollar Cafe in Clarke Square neighborhood.

Now Serving: Brewery District Bubbling With New Businesses
Now Serving

Brewery District Bubbling With New Businesses

Plus: New brewery, karaoke bar and event spaces open in the district.

Bowls To Go Will Be Gone For Good By Dec. 2

Bowls To Go Will Be Gone For Good By Dec. 2

The prepared meal service is selling the last of its inventory before closing its doors.

New Owner Buys Tony’s BBQ Unlimited

New Owner Buys Tony’s BBQ Unlimited

Local barbeque restaurateur will continue to operate restaurant under same name.

Wisconsin Pizza Authority Is Closed

Wisconsin Pizza Authority Is Closed

A sign on the building is the only remaining trace of the Lower East Side restaurant.

New Plant and Gift Shop Planned for Bay View By Honeypie Owner

New Plant and Gift Shop Planned for Bay View By Honeypie Owner

Buttercup Gardens is expected to open in spring 2023.

Hacienda Debuts New Menu and Beverage Program

Hacienda Debuts New Menu and Beverage Program

The eastside establishment will henceforth be known as Hacienda Taproom & Kitchen.

Rock Bottom Closes Downtown Milwaukee Brewpub

Rock Bottom Closes Downtown Milwaukee Brewpub

Part of national trend. Premiere riverwalk restaurant space available as building is converted to apartments.

Fiserv Forum Introduces ‘Just Walk Out’ Store

Fiserv Forum Introduces ‘Just Walk Out’ Store

New technology aims to end lines, speed up concession purchases at ball games.

Urban Guide: Where to Watch the World Cup
Urban Guide

Where to Watch the World Cup

Get in on the World Cup excitement at one of these Milwaukee bars.

New Event Space For Lincoln Avenue

New Event Space For Lincoln Avenue

La Rosita Hall, a place for birthday parties, small weddings, baby showers and more, will open next month.

MKE Brewing Beers Now Sold at Eagle Park

MKE Brewing Beers Now Sold at Eagle Park

Eagle Park has added four MKE lines to its Lower East Side taproom.

New Restaurant for Uptown Neighborhood

New Restaurant for Uptown Neighborhood

Jackson's Soul Food Redefined would open on 45th and Center.

South Side Business Will Combine Arts and Cafe

South Side Business Will Combine Arts and Cafe

Ms. Yesenia's Creative Studio will offer open mic to create safe space for BIPOC artists.

City Closes Penthouse Lounge

City Closes Penthouse Lounge

After seven-item police report, Common Council votes for non-renewal of northside bar.

Now Serving: Iron Grate BBQ Will Close Nov. 20
Now Serving

Iron Grate BBQ Will Close Nov. 20

Plus: Brunch at Lazy Susan and a celebration of diverse breweries at The Sugar Maple.

Inside Pilot Project’s New Brewery

Inside Pilot Project’s New Brewery

Previewing the soon-to-open location on N. 9th St. and its adventurous food menu.

New Karaoke Bar, Corporate Event Space Opens Dec. 1 in Brewery District

New Karaoke Bar, Corporate Event Space Opens Dec. 1 in Brewery District

Amped, latest venture from Bars & Rec, will offer private suite karoke.

Revel Bar Serves 10-Day Suspension

Revel Bar Serves 10-Day Suspension

Common Council issued suspension to the Bay View bar based on noise complaints, security incident.

The Barley Room Announces Grand Opening Date

The Barley Room Announces Grand Opening Date

New event venue in Brewery District will host Dec. 15 celebration.

After License Debate, Downtown Bar Offers Up New Thursday Specials

After License Debate, Downtown Bar Offers Up New Thursday Specials

Red, White and Blue will offer $2 bombs, wristband special on Thursday nights.

The Spice House Introduces Spice Bar and Scent Experience

The Spice House Introduces Spice Bar and Scent Experience

'Sensory journey' will allow customers to sample and smell spices in-store.

Paper Plane Pizza Opening Saturday

Paper Plane Pizza Opening Saturday

New vendor at 3rd Street Market Hall will serve 'broad-shouldered' pizza.

Iron Grate BBQ Will Close

Iron Grate BBQ Will Close

After 8 years in business on Howell Ave., BBQ restaurant's last day is Nov. 20.

Tostada by Maranta is Closed

Tostada by Maranta is Closed

The food trailer, a project of Maranta Plant Shop, announced the closure Tuesday.

New Bar and Event Space For South Side

New Bar and Event Space For South Side

Waterfall Lounge and Event would offer food, drinks and entertainment on 1st and Mitchell.

Brunches Return to Lazy Susan

Brunches Return to Lazy Susan

Bay View restaurant will bring back its Sunday morning meal on Nov. 13.

Niche Book Bar Will Pop Up at Sherman Phoenix

Niche Book Bar Will Pop Up at Sherman Phoenix

The in-progress bookstore with focus on black authors will sell books at two holiday events.

Beer Fest Features Six BIPOC Breweries

Beer Fest Features Six BIPOC Breweries

Tarik Moody and Sugar Maple will present Brown, Black & Brews: The 5th Ingredient on Dec. 3.

Twisted Cafe Temporarily Closes After Burglary

Twisted Cafe Temporarily Closes After Burglary

Lower East Side restaurant can't reopen until stolen POS system replaced.

Now Serving: Supermoon’s New Taproom Now Open Thursdays
Now Serving

Supermoon’s New Taproom Now Open Thursdays

Plus: A new cafe, taco restaurant and farewell to Triskele's

Riley’s Good Dogs Truck Will Add Downtown Restaurant

Riley’s Good Dogs Truck Will Add Downtown Restaurant

Guests would be able to dine-in at Water and Wisconsin location, which currently offers takeout and delivery only.

Council Suspends McGillycuddy’s For 10 Days

Council Suspends McGillycuddy’s For 10 Days

Council committee acts after citing concerns over lax security, noise complaints at bar.

City Pushes Downtown Bar to Drop ‘All You Can Drink’ Special

City Pushes Downtown Bar to Drop ‘All You Can Drink’ Special

RWB will avoid 15-day suspension by discontinuing deal.

F Street Moving Into Former Electric Lime Space

F Street Moving Into Former Electric Lime Space

Will operate commercial kitchen for Noble Catering at former restaurant and nightclub.

Triskele’s Closes After 15 Years

Triskele’s Closes After 15 Years

The southside comfort food restaurant had its last day of service on Oct. 8.

Paper Table Adds Two New Food Vendors

Paper Table Adds Two New Food Vendors

East Town food hall will add tacos from Taqueria Zapopan and food from veteran caterer Tichina Clementi.

Supermoon Beer Company Opens Taproom

Supermoon Beer Company Opens Taproom

Brewery serving farmhouse-style beers welcomed guests at Friday grand opening of its new taproom.

New Plant Shop Coming To Riverwest

New Plant Shop Coming To Riverwest

Riverwest Grown is putting down roots with first storefront.

Secretary of Labor Tours Milwaukee Wind Turbine Manufacturer

Secretary of Labor Tours Milwaukee Wind Turbine Manufacturer

Ingeteam expects to grow Milwaukee operation as part of recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act.

National Geographic Names Milwaukee A Top World City

National Geographic Names Milwaukee A Top World City

City one of only five in U.S. to make magazine's list of top 25 global destinations.

Confectionately Yours Opens New Cafe

Confectionately Yours Opens New Cafe

Bakery's second location, In Bronzeville neighborhood, to offer coffee, breakfast and pastries.

What’s New at 1840 Brewing Company

What’s New at 1840 Brewing Company

Bay View craft brewery has expanded hours, menu.

Troublemakers’ Cocina To Open at Central Waters

Troublemakers’ Cocina To Open at Central Waters

Mobile Mexican food vendor would operate a quick-service restaurant inside the brewery.

13 Events to Haunt Your Halloween

13 Events to Haunt Your Halloween

Crafts, costume contests and plenty of (boo)ze — where to find the best Halloweekend festivities.

Shanghai Presents VIP Halloween Dinner

Shanghai Presents VIP Halloween Dinner

Costumes are optional at spooky eastside speakeasy's six-course dinner for only 16 guests.

Now Serving: The Chef Behind Tauro Cocina’s Popular Flan
Now Serving

The Chef Behind Tauro Cocina’s Popular Flan

Plus: Want to win free Pete's Pops for a year?

Dining: 1700 Pull Up Plans November Opening
Dining

1700 Pull Up Plans November Opening

The winning chef to replace Tandem will open new restaurant in its space, emphasizing soul food and a homey atmosphere.

Cream City Boxing Is a Heavy Hitter

Cream City Boxing Is a Heavy Hitter

'Boxing is the draw' for the gym, where people of all ages can find community and connection.

Brew’d Burger Plans East Town Food Truck Park

Brew’d Burger Plans East Town Food Truck Park

After leaving Zocalo a new location on Kilbourn Ave. Where musicians may play as well.

Inside The Harbor District’s Newest Restaurant

Inside The Harbor District’s Newest Restaurant

Bridgewater Modern Grill, site of 'longest riverfront patio,' opens Tuesday.

Voyager Plans Gatto Nero Pop-Up Dinner

Voyager Plans Gatto Nero Pop-Up Dinner

The Bay View wine bar will present an eight-course dinner from local chefs on Oct. 30, the "Devil's Night"

Pete’s Pops ‘Golden Pop’ Promotion Returns

Pete’s Pops ‘Golden Pop’ Promotion Returns

Four lucky customers will come away with a gold-coated popsicle — their ticket to a year of free pops.

New Restaurant Would Bring Home Cooking to Uptown Neighborhood

New Restaurant Would Bring Home Cooking to Uptown Neighborhood

Jazz'z Kitchen is expected to open Nov. 15 near the corner of W. Center St. and 51st St.

Crossroads Collective Vendors Plan Pop-Up

Crossroads Collective Vendors Plan Pop-Up

Egg & Flour and Discourse Coffee will serve breakfast and beverages at the East Side food hall on Oct. 23.

Tauro Cocina’s Flan is as Authentic as it Gets

Tauro Cocina’s Flan is as Authentic as it Gets

Local baker makes her grandmother's recipe for the restaurant.

Now Serving: New Riverwest Shuttle Will Simplify Brewery-Hopping
Now Serving

New Riverwest Shuttle Will Simplify Brewery-Hopping

Plus: Two new hot chicken restaurants and where to find this year's winter farmers market.

Jamaican Restaurant Fiyahside Plans New Location

Jamaican Restaurant Fiyahside Plans New Location

The Jamaican restaurant has plans for a second location near 61st and Capitol.

Goodkind Ending Brunch Service

Goodkind Ending Brunch Service

The Bay View restaurant will instead offer full dinner service Sunday nights.

Modern Greek Restaurant Planned For Former View MKE

Modern Greek Restaurant Planned For Former View MKE

Avlí will offer modern Greek cuisine with a side of stunning city views.

Seven Swans Creperie To Open in Former Dino’s

Seven Swans Creperie To Open in Former Dino’s

Missouri-based creperie plans second location for Riverwest.

Riverwest Breweries Offering Free Shuttle Between Taprooms

Riverwest Breweries Offering Free Shuttle Between Taprooms

The Five-Three-Brew-One-Two shuttle will travel between five Riverwest breweries each Saturday.

Nomad World Pub Will Host Month-Long World Cup Celebration

Nomad World Pub Will Host Month-Long World Cup Celebration

Crack-of-dawn kickoffs and frosty temperatures won't hold the pub back from its traditional celebration.

Secret Hot Chicken Joins Paper Table

Secret Hot Chicken Joins Paper Table

Mysterious new vendor revealed after building anticipation on social media.

Mad Chicken Planned for Northwest Side

Mad Chicken Planned for Northwest Side

The fast-casual chicken restaurant would open third Milwaukee location near 78th and Capitol Dr.

Winter Farmers Market Ditching Deer District for Capitol Drive

Winter Farmers Market Ditching Deer District for Capitol Drive

Farmers market will relocate to church at 53rd and Capitol for upcoming season.

Now Serving: Falcon Bowl is Coming Back
Now Serving

Falcon Bowl is Coming Back

Plus: Six new restaurants coming, farewell to Boo-Boo's and more.

Water Street Brewery Will Reopen as “The Brewery”

Water Street Brewery Will Reopen as “The Brewery”

Reimagined brewpub will have new name, look and no servers.

New Eco-Friendly Store Planned at Former Glass Pantry

New Eco-Friendly Store Planned at Former Glass Pantry

'Milwaukee doesn't want to lose a low-waste presence,' Green Life Trading Co. would open within the next few months in Walker's Point.

The Bridgewater Modern Grill Announces Grand Opening Date

The Bridgewater Modern Grill Announces Grand Opening Date

The restaurant will donate 10% of proceeds to local nonprofits for first two days.

Dawg City Joining North Avenue Market

Dawg City Joining North Avenue Market

Chicago-style hot dogs will soon be available at the westside food hall.

New Cafe Enters Dubbel Dutch

New Cafe Enters Dubbel Dutch

Gülden Room serves cocktails, coffee and snacks in former Space Time location.

Milwaukee Bars and Restaurants That Opened in September 2022

Milwaukee Bars and Restaurants That Opened in September 2022

Two new chicken restaurants, new food hall and others opened their doors last month.

Dairyland Leaves Central Waters Brewing

Dairyland Leaves Central Waters Brewing

The Wisconsin-centric eatery maintains its location at 3rd Street Market Hall.

D’Sign Pizza Planned For Clarke Square

D’Sign Pizza Planned For Clarke Square

New restaurant near Mitchell Park would offer pizza and gourmet burgers.

New Restaurant Planned For Soup Bros Space

New Restaurant Planned For Soup Bros Space

The owners of Clarke Street Sausage would open Hen's Deli in Walker's Point.

Falcon Bowl Reopening Under New Ownership

Falcon Bowl Reopening Under New Ownership

New operator still under wraps, will be unveiled soon.

BelAir Cantina Shuffles Ownership

BelAir Cantina Shuffles Ownership

Longtime owners stepping back from BelAir Cantina, Finks tavern and Fuel Cafe.

Bay View Restaurant Reopens As Little Cancun Sports

Bay View Restaurant Reopens As Little Cancun Sports

Slight name change, family-friendly vibe await customers at Bay View bar and restaurant.

Now Serving: Eagle Park Acquires Milwaukee Brewing
Now Serving

Eagle Park Acquires Milwaukee Brewing

Plus: Two new chicken restaurants now open, and farewell to Boo Boo's sandwiches.

Poutine Stop Joins Paper Table

Poutine Stop Joins Paper Table

New restaurant joins a steady stream of other new businesses launching from delivery-focused food hall.

Boo Boo’s Sandwich Shop Closed

Boo Boo’s Sandwich Shop Closed

The Walker's Point sandwich business is seeking a new location.

HoneyBee Sage Plans November Grand Opening on King Drive

HoneyBee Sage Plans November Grand Opening on King Drive

The wellness-focused business will open second location Nov. 3 in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

Anodyne Hosting Community Harvest Dinner

Anodyne Hosting Community Harvest Dinner

Four-course meal will feature produce from cafe owner's garden.

New Restaurant for Walker’s Point?

New Restaurant for Walker’s Point?

La Pina restaurant and late-night bar plans November opening in space where Triskele's is still operating.

New Empanada Restaurant For Riverwest

New Empanada Restaurant For Riverwest

South American food truck operator to open restaurant at former location of Riverwest Filling Station, which closed in July.

Dave’s Hot Chicken Plans Grand Opening

Dave’s Hot Chicken Plans Grand Opening

National chicken chain will open first Milwaukee location on Lower East Side Friday.

Pomona Cider Company Opening in City

Pomona Cider Company Opening in City

'We want to awe people,' says owner of new craft cidery on East Side that will also serve food.

SlyFox Plans to Bewitch Brady Street

SlyFox Plans to Bewitch Brady Street

Cocktail lounge plans 'Hocus Pocus' pop-up with themed cocktails and spooky decorations for Halloween.

North-Side Shopping Center Gains New Businesses

North-Side Shopping Center Gains New Businesses

New event venues and convenience store for strip mall at Silver Spring and Green Bay.

The Trade Hotel Plans Rooftop Restaurant

The Trade Hotel Plans Rooftop Restaurant

Il Cervo, upscale Italian restaurant and bar on 9th floor, will overlook NBA arena and downtown skyline.

Eagle Park Brewing Will Continue Milwaukee Brewing Beers

Eagle Park Brewing Will Continue Milwaukee Brewing Beers

Muskego-based brewery will make Milwaukee Brewing beers under original brand name.

Now Serving: Milwaukee Brewing Company Buyer Unveiled
Now Serving

Milwaukee Brewing Company Buyer Unveiled

Plus: Two new restaurants and a festival-packed weekend.

Yum Yum Fish and Chicken Planned for North Side

Yum Yum Fish and Chicken Planned for North Side

Offering comfort food in a convenient carryout format.

Pilot Project Buys Milwaukee Brewing Company

Pilot Project Buys Milwaukee Brewing Company

Chicago-based "brewery incubator" will expand to 9th Street brewery space.

New Downtown Event Space Planned

New Downtown Event Space Planned

Brick Wing Event Hall, at 804 N. Milwaukee St., plans to host 100 concerts per year.

Clock Shadow Celebrates 10 Years

Clock Shadow Celebrates 10 Years

City's only cheese factory plans 'Squeak Fest,' with cheese curds, beer and live music.

Here’s Milwaukee’s First Robot Waiter

Here’s Milwaukee’s First Robot Waiter

Servi the cyborg assistant delivers drinks, clears tables at State Street Pizza Pub.

Milwaukee Ale House Auction Underway

Milwaukee Ale House Auction Underway

800 items include commercial kitchen and bar equipment, furniture and heaps of Heinz Ketchup.

National Bowling Chain Will Buy JB’s on 41

National Bowling Chain Will Buy JB’s on 41

Bowlero, nation's biggest bowling alley operator, eyes south-side, family-owned business.

Space Time Coffee Leaving Dubbel Dutch

Space Time Coffee Leaving Dubbel Dutch

Coffee maker will leave boutique hotel, shift to wholesale operation only.

Downtown Plans Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Downtown Plans Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Downtown BID announces "Milwaukee's only pumpkin patch,' a family-friendly, October event at Red Arrow Park.

New Discourse Cafe Opens at MSOE

New Discourse Cafe Opens at MSOE

Discourse-Downtown, near Broadway and State, wants you to linger over your coffee.

What To Expect At Festa Italiana

What To Expect At Festa Italiana

Scaled-down event will preserve crowd-favorite activities like Bocce tournament and cannoli-eating contest.

Now Serving: Three New Restaurants Planned
Now Serving

Three New Restaurants Planned

Plus: Dohmen Company will offer food for health, including new commercial kitchen teaching culinary skills.

Lost Whale To Dress Up As “What We Do in the Shadows” TV Show for Halloween

Lost Whale To Dress Up As “What We Do in the Shadows” TV Show for Halloween

Bay View bar will welcome vampires and serve "human, alcohol beer" starting Oct. 28.

Soul Food Restaurant Joins Paper Table

Soul Food Restaurant Joins Paper Table

With vendors opening and planning to open, downtown food hall reaching 50% capacity.

Sugar Maple Hosting Studio Ghibli Pop-Up

Sugar Maple Hosting Studio Ghibli Pop-Up

Costume competition, art show and craft cocktails for event inspired by Japanese films like 'Spirited Away.'

It’s the ‘World’s Smallest Beer Festival’

It’s the ‘World’s Smallest Beer Festival’

Torzala Brewing Co. presents Jones Island festival, inspired by area's 'fascinating history.'

Fat Tuesday Opens in Deer District

Fat Tuesday Opens in Deer District

Atlanta-based daiquiri chain is churning out drinks at first midwest location.

Family of Man Who Fell From Bridge Plans To Sue City

Family of Man Who Fell From Bridge Plans To Sue City

Attorney for family of Richard Dujardin, who died falling from Kilbourn Avenue bridge, seeking eyewitnesses, video evidence.

Inside Dohmen Company’s King Dr. Facility

Inside Dohmen Company’s King Dr. Facility

Renovated building is new home for health care company and foundation, including food programs and kitchens.

New Bar, Restaurants Coming to River Center

New Bar, Restaurants Coming to River Center

A 'significant milestone' in redeveloping downtown tower's Milwaukee River frontage.

The Buddha Lounge May Return

The Buddha Lounge May Return

'The Buddha spirit hasn't died,' says former manager of east-side restaurant he hopes to revive at new location.

New Third Ward Restaurant Planned

New Third Ward Restaurant Planned

Sweet Diner owners plan to open District 4 Social in former location of ping pong bar.

Presenting the Original King of Chicken

Presenting the Original King of Chicken

North-side takeout restaurant opening a few blocks from Washington Park.

Now Serving: Downtown Food Halls Add New Vendors
Now Serving

Downtown Food Halls Add New Vendors

Plus: Palomino returns and a Czech-inspired beer festival.

Changes Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Changes Coming to 3rd Street Market Hall

Midway Bakery expanding and new hawker stalls planned.

Restaurant To Be Named Undergoing Renovations

Restaurant To Be Named Undergoing Renovations

The ballpark restaurant is closed for non-game days and during off-season.

Electric Lime Headed For Former Mikey’s

Electric Lime Headed For Former Mikey’s

The restaurant-dance club is moving into building overlooking Cathedral Square Park.

Paper Table Gains New Vendor

Paper Table Gains New Vendor

Po'Manz Food, a southern-inspired catering company, has filed a license application for the Paper Table space.

Amorphic Hosting ‘CzechtoberFest’

Amorphic Hosting ‘CzechtoberFest’

A Riverwest brewery puts a twist on the Bavarian festival shifting its focus from German bier to Czech pivo.

East Side Bar and Grill Opening on Prospect Ave.

East Side Bar and Grill Opening on Prospect Ave.

Restaurant serving American and soul food would replace former Seoul Korean Restaurant.

The Return of Palomino

The Return of Palomino

Bay View restaurant and whiskey bar has announced plans to reopen Friday.

North Avenue Market Opens Wednesday

North Avenue Market Opens Wednesday

New food hall brings food, drink, gathering space to former bank building on 59th and North.

Central Standard Creates Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned Hall of Fame

Central Standard Creates Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned Hall of Fame

You can nominate a winner. First class of six inductees to be announced Oct. 15.

Harvest Day Festival Returns

Harvest Day Festival Returns

Community event celebrates summer harvest at Fondy Market.

Now Serving: Several Local Bars, Restaurants for Sale
Now Serving

Several Local Bars, Restaurants for Sale

Plus: Big Daddy's BBQ and Soul Food reopening in new location, a new southside event venue and more.

Dockless Scooter Pilot Program Begins

Dockless Scooter Pilot Program Begins

Lime, Spin and Veo are selected operators for new pilot study running until 2024.

FaB Wisconsin Announces New Executive Director

FaB Wisconsin Announces New Executive Director

Former chief operating officer Gina Balke will now lead the company.

New Florist Opening Downtown

New Florist Opening Downtown

Ados Flowers is the culmination of a lifelong passion for Alando McMurtry.

Midwest Shores Opening in Iron Block Building

Midwest Shores Opening in Iron Block Building

Shop selling fossils, crystals and polished rocks is located downtown—just a stone's throw from Penzeys Spices.

Bridgewater Modern Grill Opening Soon

Bridgewater Modern Grill Opening Soon

Benson's Group plans October grand opening for the 'longest riverfront patio in the area.'

Munchie’s Frozen Custard for Sale

Munchie’s Frozen Custard for Sale

Northwest side American restaurant is located near busy intersection of Hampton and Appleton avenues. 

Mykonos Restaurant For Sale

Mykonos Restaurant For Sale

Large Greek restaurant on huge lot near 85th and Capitol seats 215 people.

New Event Venue For South Side

New Event Venue For South Side

If BOZA approves, The Event would open as an assembly hall on Historic Mitchell Street.

Koz’s Mini Bowl For Sale

Koz’s Mini Bowl For Sale

That includes the tavern, four duckpin bowling lanes and two upstairs apartments, listed for sale Thursday.

Now Serving: Who Bought MKE Brewing?
Now Serving

Who Bought MKE Brewing?

Plus: Discourse Cafe announces new downtown location and much more.

Palomino Hints at Reopening

Palomino Hints at Reopening

In a social media post, restaurant said it may reopen 'very soon.'

Tony’s BBQ Unlimited Seeks New Owner

Tony’s BBQ Unlimited Seeks New Owner

The restaurant is known for its southern cooking and daily soul food buffet.

Lucky Clover Celebrates Grand Opening

Lucky Clover Celebrates Grand Opening

New Irish bar in Westown will feature DJs and drink deals for first official weekend in business.

Good Soup Coming To Southwest Side

Good Soup Coming To Southwest Side

Takeout only spot on 92nd and Oklahoma would offer small-batch soups, sandwiches and house-made sourdough.

Landmark Lanes Holds 95th Anniversary

Landmark Lanes Holds 95th Anniversary

The return of 'The Big Lebowski' as the East Side mainstay hosts week-long celebration in September.

Juice Bar Planned For North Side

Juice Bar Planned For North Side

Somethin' Good, planned as juice bar, event space and community hub near 47th and Capitol.

La Mendocina Makes Argentinian-Style Empanadas in Riverwest

La Mendocina Makes Argentinian-Style Empanadas in Riverwest

The take-and-bake empanada business, is operating out of the The Riverwest Filling Station's kitchen.

The Glass Pantry Will Close

The Glass Pantry Will Close

The first-of-its-kind store in Milwaukee has not yet announced an official closing date.

New Event Space Has Skyline, River Views

New Event Space Has Skyline, River Views

Northern Lights Events, in Walker's Point, has great views of Downtown and confluence of two rivers.

Now Serving: Pour One Out for Milwaukee Ale House
Now Serving

Pour One Out for Milwaukee Ale House

Looking ahead: two week-long dining events scheduled for September.

New Mexican Restaurant in Walker’s Point

New Mexican Restaurant in Walker’s Point

Restaurante Mi Lindo Michoacán serves authentic dishes in former El Sazón de Jalisco space.

Discourse Coffee Opens Cafe at MSOE

Discourse Coffee Opens Cafe at MSOE

This is the third Milwaukee location for the experimental coffee shop.

Cafe and Event Space Planned for Historic Mitchell Street

Cafe and Event Space Planned for Historic Mitchell Street

Inspired by the internet cafes of South America, La Bodega would combine coffee and community.

Boiler House Cafe Celebrating Grand Opening

Boiler House Cafe Celebrating Grand Opening

New cafe in Brewery District celebrates opening with expanded menu and giveaways.

Bartolotta Aims to Revitalize Historic Site

Bartolotta Aims to Revitalize Historic Site

The Commodore, a restaurant and catering venue on Nagawicka Lake in Hartland, is planned to open next summer.

Asian Grocery and Deli For North Side

Asian Grocery and Deli For North Side

Mong Teng Food and Deli may open in early 2023 at 71st and Good Hope with deli items like spring rolls and bubble tea.

Southside Dining Week A Global Affair

Southside Dining Week A Global Affair

Event returns in September for its second installment, highlights international cuisine, 31 different restaurants.

New Texas-Style BBQ Place Opening

New Texas-Style BBQ Place Opening

Owner Michael Thao was trained in Texas. Mancave BBQ on 76th near Hampton will open for takeout only.

Downtown Dining Week Returns

Downtown Dining Week Returns

More than 25 downtown restaurants offering specials Sept. 8 to 15.

The Brown Bottle Is Closed

The Brown Bottle Is Closed

First opened in the 1930s, the historic gastropub officially closed on August 13.

Milwaukee Ale House Will Close

Milwaukee Ale House Will Close

Last day is September 11. Third Ward brewpub to feature special releases and throwback pricing in final weeks.

New Food Truck Park for North Side

New Food Truck Park for North Side

Rising entrepreneur plans huge food truck and entertainment center at 70th and Capitol next summer.

Pete’s Fruit Market To Add Kitchen

Pete’s Fruit Market To Add Kitchen

Grocery store's north side location adding Pete's Kitchen, with healthy, hot meals to go.

Now Serving: SlyFox and Revival Join Craft Cocktail Scene
Now Serving

SlyFox and Revival Join Craft Cocktail Scene

Plus: Soup Bros is no more, but its most popular soups will join the menu at sibling restaurant, Boo Boo's.

Cocktail Bar Opens in Partnership With Sticky Rice

Cocktail Bar Opens in Partnership With Sticky Rice

The businesses are located in the same building at the end of Brady Street.

Craft Cocktail Bar Opens in Former Snack Boys Space

Craft Cocktail Bar Opens in Former Snack Boys Space

Bar has plans to add small plates in the future.

Changes Are in Store For Soup Bros

Changes Are in Store For Soup Bros

The cafe is marked as closed, but may combine operations with sibling restaurant.

Mr. Wings Joins 3rd Street Market Hall

Mr. Wings Joins 3rd Street Market Hall

Kenosha-based chicken wings pop-up would be latest vendor at downtown food hall.

The Corn King Plans New Location

The Corn King Plans New Location

The corn-focused restaurant is moving into its third location.

Fushimi Sushi Is Closing

Fushimi Sushi Is Closing

The east side sushi spot will close its doors for good at the end of August.

Sage Harvest Joins Glorioso’s Appetito

Sage Harvest Joins Glorioso’s Appetito

The cooking school will partner with Glorioso's to offer additional classes and events.

New Barbeque Restaurant Planned for South Side

New Barbeque Restaurant Planned for South Side

What started as a backyard catering business will soon be the newest BBQ joint on the south side.

Frankies Brings Global Cuisine to East Side

Frankies Brings Global Cuisine to East Side

New restaurant uses family recipes, serves Caribbean, West African and American dishes.

Now Serving: BBQ Pop-Up in Bay View and Farewell to Dino’s
Now Serving

BBQ Pop-Up in Bay View and Farewell to Dino’s

Plus: Leo Lounge opens, vegan option comes to Brady Street and more

Paper Table Food Hall Opens

Paper Table Food Hall Opens

Blac Bistro is now serving at the highly-anticipated food hall.

What to Know About Monkeypox

What to Know About Monkeypox

National public health emergency declared in response to outbreak of the virus.

New Pop-Up Serves Texas-Style BBQ

New Pop-Up Serves Texas-Style BBQ

A taste of nationally-acclaimed brisket stirred Adam Beilke to turn a casual hobby into a full-time gig.

Twisted Plants Brings Vegan Bar Fare to Brady

Twisted Plants Brings Vegan Bar Fare to Brady

Open for lunch, dinner and late-night, the restaurant is a plant-based take on classic bar fare.

Downtown Concert Series Adds More Shows

Downtown Concert Series Adds More Shows

Weekly series at Red Arrow Park to extend through August with four additional shows.

A Lifeline For Burmese and Rohingya Refugees

A Lifeline For Burmese and Rohingya Refugees

New community center on South Side serves the nation's largest Rohingya population.

Dino’s Riverwest Is Permanently Closed

Dino’s Riverwest Is Permanently Closed

Neighborhood favorite announces closure Tuesday after a final hurrah celebrating the Riverwest 24.

New Lower East Side Cocktail Bar

New Lower East Side Cocktail Bar

Huge, zodiac-themed Leo Lounge has feminine decor, serves pink tequila and a Womanhattan. 

Safety Inspectors Check State Fair Rides

Safety Inspectors Check State Fair Rides

WI DSPS inspectors conduct final safety tests on more than 40 rides featured at the fair.

Now Serving: State Fair Eats, Cereal and Two New Coffee Shops
Now Serving

State Fair Eats, Cereal and Two New Coffee Shops

Plus: A dog-loving sandwich shop for the dog days of summer.

Cloud 9 Cereal Bar Planned for North Avenue

Cloud 9 Cereal Bar Planned for North Avenue

Long-awaited restaurant proves that you can't sugar-rush a good thing.

New Cafe Open in Brewery District

New Cafe Open in Brewery District

Boiler House Cafe serves Valentine coffee and local bakery, invests in community.

Dog-Friendly Bar, Sandwich Shop Open in Third Ward

Dog-Friendly Bar, Sandwich Shop Open in Third Ward

Sit, stay awhile at new bar and sandwich shop.

New Night Club Now Open on Water Street

New Night Club Now Open on Water Street

Bodega replaces District on Water.

City Could Close Midtown Culver’s

City Could Close Midtown Culver’s

Following last week's 3-1 vote for non-renewal, Common Council moves to grant second hearing for restaurant.

Miss Molly’s Owner Plans Sandwich Shop

Miss Molly’s Owner Plans Sandwich Shop

Restaurant would serve elevated sandwiches at location in city near Wauwatosa border.

Vendetta Coffee Bar Opens in Walker’s Point

Vendetta Coffee Bar Opens in Walker’s Point

Second location of Italian-style cafe with authentic espresso drinks, tea, alcohol and food.

WürstBar Will Have Stand at State Fair

WürstBar Will Have Stand at State Fair

A new addition, German restaurant will bring food, beer and live music to the fair.

Bobby Portis Wants You to Visit Milwaukee

Bobby Portis Wants You to Visit Milwaukee

Bucks player and fan favorite partnering with VISIT Milwaukee to sell tourism.

Now Serving: Is Blind Tiger Bay View’s New Hot Spot?
Now Serving

Is Blind Tiger Bay View’s New Hot Spot?

Plus: A new beer garden at McKinley Marina, second location for Sticky Rice and upcoming spots to look out for.

Taco John’s Planned for North Side

Taco John’s Planned for North Side

The fast food chain that claims to have popularized the phrase "Taco Tuesday" is planning at least two Milwaukee locations.

Pizza Hut Planned Near Former Northridge Mall

Pizza Hut Planned Near Former Northridge Mall

Would be the 13th location in Milwaukee.

Vietnamese Restaurant Planned for South Side

Vietnamese Restaurant Planned for South Side

Pho Saigon owners opening a second restaurant on S. 27th Street.

Concession Stand at McKinley Marina Now Open

Concession Stand at McKinley Marina Now Open

Bartolotta Restaurants has opened Roundhouse, will serve snacks and refreshments with lakefront views.

Sports Bar and Restaurant Planned for South Side

Sports Bar and Restaurant Planned for South Side

The new bar would serve drinks and traditional Puerto Rican dishes in the Polonia neighborhood.

Andiamo Brings Coffee, Convenience to East Town

Andiamo Brings Coffee, Convenience to East Town

New cafe next to Lupi & Iris brings back convenience of the former grocery store.

Turner Hall Eatery Features Guest Chefs

Turner Hall Eatery Features Guest Chefs

New Turning Tables Tavern and Eatery, opening August 5, will feature 4-day showcase of 8 chefs on July 20-23.

Pabst Theater Group Buys Wedding Venue

Pabst Theater Group Buys Wedding Venue

The Fitzgerald will be located in historic landmark, an 1874 mansion in Yankee Hill.

The Rise of Lush Gourmet Popcorn

The Rise of Lush Gourmet Popcorn

Local company started in 2014, popcorn sold in several places, now will open Lush Popcorn and Lemonade in Riverwest.

Blind Tiger Speakeasy Opens In Bay View

Blind Tiger Speakeasy Opens In Bay View

New cocktail and hookah lounge seeks to evoke the Prohibition era.

Bay View Sushi Restaurant To Open Soon?

Bay View Sushi Restaurant To Open Soon?

Sushi Yuki restaurant, expected for 2020, appears to be close to opening.

Riverwest Filling Station Closes For Summer

Riverwest Filling Station Closes For Summer

Restaurant-bar with eclectic menu, global beers gives no reason for decision.

Sherman Park Grocery Opens

Sherman Park Grocery Opens

Owner plans a holistic approach to community wellbeing, starting with access to fresh, healthy food,

Sticky Rice Opens on Brady Street

Sticky Rice Opens on Brady Street

New location offers dining room and expanded menu.

Milwaukee’s First Pier Garden?

Milwaukee’s First Pier Garden?

That would be a beer garden located along the riverwalk in Third Ward, opening soon.

Tapping In: Gathering Place Hosts Competition for Home Brewers
Tapping In

Gathering Place Hosts Competition for Home Brewers

Winner of Riverwest competition will partner with brewery to launch special-edition beer.

New Owners of Former Vitucci’s Plan New Bar-Restaurant

New Owners of Former Vitucci’s Plan New Bar-Restaurant

Historic East Side tavern's renovations to include retractable garage door walls and new bar.

Wine Fest Returns to Milwaukee

Wine Fest Returns to Milwaukee

Festival returns for its second year, this time at the Deer District, with some 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe.

VISIT Milwaukee Offers ‘Treat Yourself Pass’

VISIT Milwaukee Offers ‘Treat Yourself Pass’

Latest 'mobile passport' offers sweet deals and freebies at area businesses.

Sisu Cafe Now Open in Bay View

Sisu Cafe Now Open in Bay View

The partners behind Sabrosa Cafe and Gallery open a Finnish-inspired cafe.

Big Daddy’s BBQ Plans Relocation

Big Daddy’s BBQ Plans Relocation

Riverwest restaurant will serve the same smoked meats and soul food sides at new location on 92nd and Capitol.

Fool’s Errand Restaurant Will Close

Fool’s Errand Restaurant Will Close

Third Ward establishment, successor to Fauntleroy, will serve its French-inspired fare through July 31.

Third Ward Grocer Will Be Upscale, Local

Third Ward Grocer Will Be Upscale, Local

First Wisconsin location for Illinois-based Go Grocer will be 35% local products.

Bay View’s Palomino Restaurant Closes

Bay View’s Palomino Restaurant Closes

The restaurant and bar closed Saturday, but will be open for special events.

Harbor District Has New Coffee House

Harbor District Has New Coffee House

It's the Mineral Point Coffee Bar, on Komatsu Mining campus, near children's play area and boating launch and dock.

Now Serving: Hotel Metro’s Tiki Bar May Stay
Now Serving

Hotel Metro’s Tiki Bar May Stay

Plus: all the other restaurant and bar openings and closings of the week.

Urban Garden Provides Fresh Produce in Riverwest

Urban Garden Provides Fresh Produce in Riverwest

Brothers Joel and Jamie Lichosik operate Crops on Top, a for-profit urban garden.

Milwaukee-Made Calypso Now Available at 3,000 More Stores

Milwaukee-Made Calypso Now Available at 3,000 More Stores

Calypso has been made on the south side of Milwaukee since 1999.

Pufferfish Could Be Permanent Fixture At Hotel Metro

Pufferfish Could Be Permanent Fixture At Hotel Metro

The popular tiki bar opened in the hotel for a summer residency, but may extend its stay.

Want To Join Gathering Place’s Exclusive Beer Society?

Want To Join Gathering Place’s Exclusive Beer Society?

Beer society membership offers access to new one-off, experimental beers every month.

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 Aircraft Into Lake Michigan

Launching Homemade Aircraft 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.

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.