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Now Serving: Comet Cafe Reopening
Now Serving

Comet Cafe Reopening

Plus: Twisted Plants opening on Brady, a restaurant serving African, Caribbean and American dishes opens and a cafe is planned for Bay View.

Now Serving: Indian Restaurant Opening in Third Ward
Now Serving

Indian Restaurant Opening in Third Ward

Also new: a Mexican restaurant in Walkers Point, West Allis brewpub and Bay View Cheba Hut.

Now Serving: Cafe Hollander Unveils New Menu
Now Serving

Cafe Hollander Unveils New Menu

Plus: New AsiaRican restaurant, Walker's Point cafe and state's first THC cocktail bar. And goodbye Marty's Pizza.

Now Serving: Bay View’s High-End Restaurant Reopens
Now Serving

Bay View’s High-End Restaurant Reopens

That would be Bellis Bistro & Spirits. Also new: a Japanese pub, Bay View Vietnamese place and fancy downtown restaurant.

Now Serving: Wine Bar Opens in Downtown Food Hall
Now Serving

Wine Bar Opens in Downtown Food Hall

Also new this week: Walker's Point coffee house, Deer District daiquiri bar, Sticky Rice on Brady St.

Now Serving: More Chicago Hot Dogs for Milwaukee
Now Serving

More Chicago Hot Dogs for Milwaukee

Plus: Vendetta Coffee comes to Walker's Point, Bavette reopens, new downtown cocktail bar and more.

Now Serving: More Pizza, Donuts, Latin Food for Bay View
Now Serving

More Pizza, Donuts, Latin Food for Bay View

Plus: Hello to MilTex Kitchen and Discourse cafe's second location and goodbye HIYA Taco.

Now Serving: HotWax Will Mix Music and Meat
Now Serving

HotWax Will Mix Music and Meat

At Crossroads Collective. Plus, new Jamaican and Indian restaurants and a Bay View cafe with Finnish bakery.

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Johnson, first elected Black mayor in Milwaukee history, promises to focus on crime, jobs, neighborhoods and relationship with state.

Now Serving: Downtown Food Hall Adds Organic Market
Now Serving

Downtown Food Hall Adds Organic Market

Plus: La Dama reopens, Ruta's Indian Cafe adds brunch, Bavette moves and Deer District adds daiquiri bar.

Murphy’s Law: About The Public Museum’s Name Change
Murphy’s Law

About The Public Museum’s Name Change

Changing to a “Wisconsin” museum may be a key to its survival.

Now Serving: Meet The New Kabab Shack
Now Serving

Meet The New Kabab Shack

Not just offering hot dogs. Plus: vegan pop-up Maya Ophelias returns, a new hookah bar and a Third Ward brewery.

Now Serving: The Return of Punch Bowl Social
Now Serving

The Return of Punch Bowl Social

Also new: Bulldog Ale House in West Allis, Latin Gastropub in Bay View, Crafty Cow menu at all locations.

Now Serving: New Downtown Pizzeria Opening
Now Serving

New Downtown Pizzeria Opening

Also new: Bay View food truck, Caribbean cocktail bar, expanded Arab bakery and Burger Shop At Zocolo Truck Park.

Now Serving: Jake’s Deli Has a New Owner
Now Serving

Jake’s Deli Has a New Owner

Bud Selig has sold it. Plus: New downtown cafe, new Cudahy breakfast-lunch place and Italian deli returns to Riverwest.

Now Serving: Free Brats at Old German Beer Hall
Now Serving

Free Brats at Old German Beer Hall

Plus: A new brunch and lunch cafe. Maxie's plans special Mardi Gras menu. And Turner Hall's new restaurant.

Now Serving: New Bar For ‘Upper East’ Side
Now Serving

New Bar For ‘Upper East’ Side

Plus: New downtown hotel and restaurant, new Oak Creek bar. And Pizza Shuttle's new owners.

Now Serving: Valentine Coffee Opens in Third Ward
Now Serving

Valentine Coffee Opens in Third Ward

Also coming: a farm-to-table Indian restaurant, an Asian Fusion cafe and a bar with a journalism theme.

Now Serving: Colectivo Reopens Its Last Cafe
Now Serving

Colectivo Reopens Its Last Cafe

Plus: A new theater restaurant, new Mexican food trailer and crazy new Walker's Point bar.

Sabrosa Now Runs Skylight’s Restaurant

Sabrosa Now Runs Skylight’s Restaurant

Sabrosa offering pre-show food service and catering for events at Broadway Theatre Center.

Now Serving: East Side Gets African, Caribbean Fare
Now Serving

East Side Gets African, Caribbean Fare

Plus: A south-side Indian restaurant, downtown food hall's pizzeria, and a new fleet of meat.

Special Report: Pension Costs Decimated County Services
Special Report

Pension Costs Decimated County Services

New generation of leaders has inherited government unable to pay for parks, buses, buildings and basic services.

Now Serving: Downtown Food Hall Adds Sushi, Ramen, Hot Dogs
Now Serving

Downtown Food Hall Adds Sushi, Ramen, Hot Dogs

Plus: Radio Milwaukee's new cafe, new downtown restaurant, Redbrick Pizza closes.

Now Serving: A New Place For Chocolate Lovers
Now Serving

A New Place For Chocolate Lovers

Plus: New Third Ward event space, Busy Beestro blossoms and Riley's Good Dogs offers curbside pickup.

Now Serving: The Return of Comet Cafe
Now Serving

The Return of Comet Cafe

Plus: Nonfiction Wines gets bigger. Daily Bird grabs Fuel Cafe space. Crumbl Cookies comes to Bay Shore

Daily Bird Moving Into Old Fuel Cafe In Riverwest

Daily Bird Moving Into Old Fuel Cafe In Riverwest

Pop-up coffee shop will have brick-and-mortar cafe on E. Center St.

City Hall: Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics
City Hall

Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics

Fewer white residents citywide, but shrinking population totals in many majority-Black neighborhoods.

Janitors Union Gains $15 Minimum Wage

Janitors Union Gains $15 Minimum Wage

New wage floor as of 2022. Union also secured wider-ranging labor power in the cleaning industry.

City Hall: Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers
City Hall

Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers

All except police and fire fighters must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination by October 29.

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

But correlation is not causation. Many Bucks fans went to other places on those nights.

Urban Milwaukee Burned, Its Members Made It Rise

Urban Milwaukee Burned, Its Members Made It Rise

Fire could have been the end; instead it was a launchpad. Help us build what's next.

Murphy’s Law: County Micro-Managing At Its Worst?
Murphy’s Law

County Micro-Managing At Its Worst?

Board proposal to oversee all county parks bike trail changes is a head scratcher.

Now Serving: New Third Ward Comfort Food Restaurant
Now Serving

New Third Ward Comfort Food Restaurant

Plus: new downtown coffeehouse, new craft cider tasting room and a rooftop chalet for Cafe Benelux.

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

We're honored and have our members to thank.

Now Serving: It’s Phobruary, Try Pho to Go
Now Serving

It’s Phobruary, Try Pho to Go

Plus: South Side Soup opens. Another Mad Chicken. And Jose's Blue Sombrero closes.

Now Serving: Goodbye William Ho’s, Hello Mr. B’s
Now Serving

Goodbye William Ho’s, Hello Mr. B’s

Shorewood Chinese restaurant closes, Mr. B's Bartolotta Steakhouse reopens, and a new Egg & Flour Pasta in Tosa.

Now Serving: New Bake Shop for Shorewood
Now Serving

New Bake Shop for Shorewood

Plus: New pizzeria in Greenfield and another Taco Stop.

Now Serving: Oggie’s Returns to Downtown Hotel Metro
Now Serving

Oggie’s Returns to Downtown Hotel Metro

Plus: fire at Hooligan'ts, a new soul food restaurant and Supermoon releases first beers.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Cry Foul About Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Cry Foul About Election

Ron Johnson, Robin Vos and Mark Belling get aboard the Trump crazy train.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals there were so many other winners and losers.

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

MPD admits the 6th and McKinley weapon was just a plastic water bottle.

Now Serving: New Cuban Place, New Burger Joint
Now Serving

New Cuban Place, New Burger Joint

Plus: new Walker's Point Sushi food truck. And Up & Under Closing.

Murphy’s Law: Should Sheriff’s Budget Be Cut?
Murphy’s Law

Should Sheriff’s Budget Be Cut?

When it comes to defunding police, the county sheriffs are an obvious place to start.

Now Serving: Mr. B’s Bartolotta Steakhouse Reopens
Now Serving

Mr. B’s Bartolotta Steakhouse Reopens

Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub closing. Brew City Biscuits extends popular pop-up.

Flash Sale: Become a Member While Waiting For Election Results
Flash Sale

Become a Member While Waiting For Election Results

Vote now for quality journalism at a bargain rate.

After the Fire: We’re Still Here, and Growing
After the Fire

We’re Still Here, and Growing

Two months after fire destroys Urban Milwaukee offices, publication has its members to thank for rebound.

Now Serving: Pandemic Brings Restaurant Closings, Openings
Now Serving

Pandemic Brings Restaurant Closings, Openings

Fiddleheads and Fuddruckers, Bella, Betty's and Bounce, restaurants try to chart future in turbulent time.

Help Us Expand Our Team!

Help Us Expand Our Team!

Urban Milwaukee will add a staffer but could use your help to make it happen.

Protest Heads Up Prospect Ave
Murphy’s Law: Why the Protests Won’t End
Murphy’s Law

Why the Protests Won’t End

9 reasons why the protests are different this time.

March Lead by Frank Nitty Heads East on Wisconsin
Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Seventh-day is a charm as two large marches take place without incident

George Floyd Mural Going up at Holton and North
Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Group openly carrying rifles joins late march, car caravan later takes over.

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Sheriff's deputies arrested influential leader. Mayor Barrett reportedly opposed detainment.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

March goes over 15 miles, including through Whitefish Bay, Shorewood and Glendale, before ending back in Milwaukee.

Protest Comes Down Holton

Protest Comes Down Holton

Graham Kilmer is following tonight’s protest and will be reporting in from time to time throughout the night. You can follow him on twitter here. pic.twitter.com/lBJV2czqKP — Graham Kilmer (@grahamkilmer) June 2, 2020

Now Serving: Stone Creek Temporarily Closes In Response to Coronavirus
Now Serving

Stone Creek Temporarily Closes In Response to Coronavirus

Plus: New restaurants announce plans to open later this year.

Now Serving: Wisconsin Soup Co. to Open its First Storefront
Now Serving

Wisconsin Soup Co. to Open its First Storefront

Plus: Kegel’s Inn reopens just in time for lent

Now Serving: Restaurant To Be Named Later Opens Next Month at Miller Park
Now Serving

Restaurant To Be Named Later Opens Next Month at Miller Park

Yes, that's the name. Plus: Shakeup at Mayfair Collection, new candle bar in Walker's Point, 42 Ale House closing.

Now Serving: Italian-inspired Aperitivo Now Open
Now Serving

Italian-inspired Aperitivo Now Open

Plus: A Taco Bell is planned for Capitol Dr. and Kegel’s Inn closes for remodeling.

Now Serving: Snack Boys Moving to the East Side
Now Serving

Snack Boys Moving to the East Side

Plus: Triciclo Peru introduces new menu items and Red June Cafe closes.

Now Serving: New York-Style Bagels Coming to Walker’s Point
Now Serving

New York-Style Bagels Coming to Walker’s Point

Plus: a coffee shop for Midtown Center and Bay View gets more tacos.

Now Serving: Merriment Social, Third Coast Provisions Owners Plan Pizza Joint
Now Serving

Merriment Social, Third Coast Provisions Owners Plan Pizza Joint

Also New: Walker’s Point gets a taste of the Caribbean and an upscale restaurant comes to Brady St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will Tent City Come Back?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will Tent City Come Back?

Could be an embarrassment during the DNC. Downtown Ald. Bauman seeks answers from the state.

City Hall: Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year
City Hall

Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year

Barrett says proposed 1% sales tax hike would fund police, fire, streets, property tax relief.

Plats and Parcels: Timber Tower Grows Taller
Plats and Parcels

Timber Tower Grows Taller

Plus: Convention center expansion advances, MSO moves 631-ton wall, Brewers invest in The Avenue

Plats and Parcels: Will WTMJ Move to The Avenue?
Plats and Parcels

Will WTMJ Move to The Avenue?

Good Karma Brands might consolidate its radio stations in the former Grand Avenue Mall.

Transportation: City Advancing Riverwest Bike Boulevards
Transportation

City Advancing Riverwest Bike Boulevards

Open house in Riverwest to discuss proposal planned for July 11th.

Now Serving: New Arts Cafe in Walker’s Point
Now Serving

New Arts Cafe in Walker’s Point

Plus: Eulogy for Joe Bartolotta. And Laughing Taco closes at Crossroads Collective.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 3600@Villard Project Gets City Help
Eyes on Milwaukee

3600@Villard Project Gets City Help

City cutting land sale price to facilitate affordable housing development.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 27-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves 27-Story Tower

Madison developer revives 27-story proposal on Prospect next to Goll House.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Raft of Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Raft of Projects

New construction for Downtown, East Side, Bay View, Menomonee Valley and more.

Now Serving: Tacos, Tomatillo, Tortilla Soup
Now Serving

Tacos, Tomatillo, Tortilla Soup

New Mexican restaurant in Bay View, new Mexican food truck in Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves Forward on Highway 175
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves Forward on Highway 175

70 trees planted at Lisbon Ave. terminus of old Highway 41.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves The Couture

December groundbreaking likely; Barrett says second tower could be built.

Now Serving: New Italian, Mexican, Ramen Restaurants
Now Serving

New Italian, Mexican, Ramen Restaurants

Dorsia on Brady St., Yokohama on East Side, new BelAir in Brookfield.

Friday Photos: The Artistry in Walker’s Point
Friday Photos

The Artistry in Walker’s Point

38 new apartments and commercial space in three buildings, a former artists' haven.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Faces Attack on Free Bus Rides
Murphy’s Law

Abele Faces Attack on Free Bus Rides

Though his challenger for county exec, Chris Larson, is undecided on issue, it could still impact the race.

Plenty of Horne: Hillary Clinton Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Hillary Clinton Comes to Town

UWM Union once again site of presidential candidate visit and a tribute to the late Art Elkon