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Now Serving: Downtown Pasta Restaurant Set to Open

Downtown Pasta Restaurant Set to Open

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

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It’s Named For Patron Saint of Hangovers

That's St. Bibiana, the upscale restaurant and bar coming to Brady Street.

Downtown Pasta Restaurant Set to Open

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

More Mac and Cheese for Bay View

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

Two New Pizza Places Opening

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

Eataly Is Heaven for Italian Foodies

Chicago’s giant marketplace of Italian restaurants, bakeries, wines, cheeses, kitchenware.

Unlocal Beers Coming to Walker’s Point

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

Bay View’s White House Returns

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

Simple Café Is So Satisfying

East Side cafe offers fresh, light, healthy, often complex, relatively inexpensive food. Delicious.

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pop-ups

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

Urban Beets Is All About Vegan

Cool atmosphere and all-vegan fare, but food is uneven.

Bay View Loses Fuji Poke Restaurant

New restaurant -- not revealed -- will open in Bay View Commons on Kinnickinnic Ave.

McKiernan’s Irish Pub Has Good Bar Grub

Lots of corned beef and that funky Barnacle Bud’s-style atmosphere.

Fiesta Café Offers Big Breakfast

Mexican place in Walker’s Point offers tasty, healthy meals.

Don’t Try Fairgrounds for Food

Chicago-based chain’s local cafe has a great selection of coffees, teas. The food? Meh.

Orenda Café Is a New Favorite

Not perfect, but south-side cafe offers big portions and creative, Mexican-inspired dishes.


Dark Horse Is So New Yet So Old

South Side bar opened in December with new style in tavern dating to 1880s.

The Year’s Most Popular Bar Exams

Actually all the bar reviews were popular, but these were the tops in readership.

Sabbatic Is Very Historic Yet Punk

Walker's Point building dates to 1894, music to 1980s, attitude to 21st century.

Indeed Brewery’s Taproom Is Unique

Minneapolis brewer spent a lot to redevelop Walker's Point building for first taproom here.

Sugar Maple Was Once A Bank

And a post office! Now it's a beer lover's paradise, with more than 60 rotating taps.

New 414 Bar + Kitchen Has a History?

Cambria Hotel bar honors Brew City with tap and drink menu. And this isn't the first bar at this site.

There’s Only One Liquid Johnny’s

Classic Milwaukee. Same name since 1981. Wear your cat shirt and get free draft beer.

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.


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