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Now Serving: Avalon Theater’s New Restaurant Opening

Avalon Theater’s New Restaurant Opening

Plus: first Shake Shack and second Freshfin Poke open, Monster Pizza closes.

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Avalon Theater’s New Restaurant Opening

Plus: first Shake Shack and second Freshfin Poke open, Monster Pizza closes.

Guanajuato a Top Choice For Mexican

And where else can you get chocolate cake flan?

A Big Week for New Restaurants

Opening in Walkers Point, Third Ward, Downtown, South Side. And Brenner Brewing closes.

New Pizza, Middle Eastern Places

Plus: new Mexican place, meaty Birch + Butcher opens on Water St. and Rivalry bar dies.

New Pizza, Mexican, Pakistani Places

Plus a new Third Ward diner. And goodbye to The Eastsider bar?

Rivers Edge Brings Home the Bacon

The Saukville restaurant seems to serve it every possible way, all good.

Von Trier is Saved

Plus: Insomnia Cookies to open in Bay View, and is a brewery coming to North Avenue?

The House of Mac and Cheese

Motor restaurant serves it six ways, along with delicious BBQ and chili.

Dino’s Is a Riverwest Mainstay

But if you like unpretentious Italian fare, it’s worth a visit for those outside the neighborhood.

New Vegetarian, Mexican Restaurants

Plus: Silver City's first coffee shop, Stella Van Buren adds brunch.

Pho Viet Is Authentic Vietnamese

The dishes are tasty.

Mazos Is a Tasty Time Warp

Serving ground daily, never frozen burgers since 1934. Delicious.

EE-Sane Was a Disappointment

Popular Thai restaurant on Farwell offers big servings, smallish taste.

Pop-Up Pasta, Beer & Burgers, Coffee Crawl

Plus a new bar with more than 40 arcade games. Is this a great city or what?

Sabrosa Offers Farm-to-Table Mexican

New Bay View restaurant features good, made-from-scratch food and an art gallery.


Nessun Dorma The 13th Owner of Bar

Bar's history goes back to 1909. Was first to serve Lakefront Brewery beer, in 1987.

Vintage, an East Side Bar With Odd History

Former Morry's space was once auto dealer and then refrigerator showroom.

Baby Boomers Is Classic Bay View

The old working-class Bay View before the 288 Stitchweld apartments arose here.

The Backyard, a Unique Bay View Bar

A tavern here since 1909, and where else can you grill your own steaks outdoors?

Circle A Is Classic Riverwest Tavern

Built next to RR track, building a tavern for 120 years, now intimate music venue.

Bryant’s, Serving Cocktails Since 1936

Originally a "tied house," Bryant's is city's oldest cocktail lounge. Stop in during Doors Open.

Quarters Is Very Old School

It's the old Riverwest, not the new, for cheap beer and hard rock.

Henry’s Is Anything But a Bistro

More low-down bar than East Side chic, but in a century-old building.

Junior’s Hook Has 125-Year Heritage

Old South Side tavern since 1892, with countless owners, is suddenly chic.

Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s

"Soft-drink parlor" of 1920s now has soccer-themed, international ambience.

The Foundation Goes Back to 1893

Structure has carried neighborhood taps and now Milwaukee's go-to Tiki bar, Foundation.

Romans’ Pub Was Old Speakeasy

Old roadhouse from 1885 had booze and Chicago connections during Prohibition.

Shorewood Tavern Located on Bike Path

American Legion Post has a classic, 1940s bar, just steps from the Oak Leaf Trail.

Camino Has Romance and History

1890 Walker's Point building once housed leather, upholstery and wood working shops.

Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s

Building moved three times; a veritable history of Polish community.