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Dining: Comet Cafe Is a Milwaukee Classic

Comet Cafe Is a Milwaukee Classic

Comfort food with gourmet twists and big portions. Gotta love it.

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Comet Cafe Is a Milwaukee Classic

Comfort food with gourmet twists and big portions. Gotta love it.

Shah Jee’s Opens on West Wells St.

Plus: new calzone place comes to the East Side and two new restaurant concepts are planned for the burbs.

Public Table is ‘Art on the Plate’

This West Allis restaurant puts a fine dining twist on some bar food favorites.

It’s All Fresh at Damascus Gate

Syrian restaurant on Mitchell St. serves the best falafel, kefta kabobs and hummus in town.

New Mac & Cheese Joint on Brady Street

Plus: new Bubble Tea Cafe on Wells St. and Latin-style restaurant in Walker's Point.

Bacchus Has Closed. Temporarily

After 15 years the interior will be renovated, the menu modified.

Mad Chicken Coming to East Side

Chicken tenders, wings and sandwiches with fresh ingredients.

Pho Saigon Offers Vietnam’s Variety

West Allis restaurant offers the real thing, authentic Vietnamese fare.

The Diplomat on Brady Now Serves Lunch

And: That Brady St. burger place. Plus: Uncle Buck's locates near Deer District.

Sven’s Cafe in Bay View Has Closed

Pioneer in Bay View redevelopment closed after 15 years. Not clear if anyone will reopen it.

New Burger Shop for Brady Street

Serving "Milwaukee fare": Butter burgers, custard, sausages and sandwiches.

The Return of La Cage

Plus: new-axe throwing bar, Mitchell St. pizzeria and Art Bar restaurant opening.

New Pizzeria for Mitchell Street

Experienced operator will offer a twist: pizza with Mexican ingredients.

Art Bar Creating New Riverwest Eatery

Old West Bank Cafe building getting major renovation, creating a new bar and restaurant.

New Restaurant Bar at Bradford Beach

Plus: new Poke place on Brady Street. New Filipino food truck in Harbor District.


The Other St. Paul Fish Market

It's in Mequon along the bike path, and the market's bar is long on fish and fishing decor.

Elwood’s Is Downtown and Very Urbane

Old Rosie's on Water transformed, with clean-lined urbanity, a new deck and craft beers.

Von Trier Revisited

East Side bar under new ownership, but maintains classic appeal.

Hacienda Beer Company A Radical Redo

East Side changing: G-Daddy's BBC college bar now upscale taproom with craft beers, chic food.

St. Paul’s Palapa Bar Open All Year

Great addition to Public Market, Fish Company's bar is at its best in summer weather.

Drink Wisconsinbly Moves Downtown

How a brand name became a bar and moved to Bucks Entertainment Block.

The Tracks Has Always Been a Tavern

Since building erected in 1906. With same owner since 1970, With volleyball for decades.

Top 10 Bar Exams of 2018

Most popular stories: neighborhood taverns, a gentleman’s club, a lesbian bar. And some surprises.

Izzy Hops Is Long on Beer, History

Former Rascals, Murray Tap, in 121-year old building, embraces new East Side.

Tavern at Turner Hall Is 1882 Classic

New owner Mike Eitel has transformed the place yet respected the history.

Hamburger Mary’s Has 1877-Era Buildings

Many old Milwaukee touches in campy, gay-themed restaurant, bar and arcade.

Up-Down Milwaukee Is Arcade Heaven

Brady St. bar has 60 vintage arcade games, 59 beers on tap, great views and loud vibe.

Riverwest’s Club 99 Has 116-Year History

Old Miller tied house has had many different owners, now on Riverwest 24 course.

Nomad’s Worldly Beer Garden

The Nomad is a Brady Street fixture and its patio has become a destination in its own right.

The Speakeasy Was Exactly That

The surreptitious Bayside bar, opened during Prohibition, was one of the few in metro area.


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