Exciting Ethnic Restaurant Influx on Southeast Side

The past 6 months or so has seen an influx of ethnic eateries on the southeast side of the Metro area.  Here are a couple of highlights.   Pakastani & Middle-Eastern   At Layton Avenue just east of S. 13th Street a couple of new eateries have opened in recent weeks including Dera Pakistani Grill, […]

Cucina in Kohler, WI Celebrates 20 Years

Cucina, a great Italian restaurant located in the Shops At Woodlake in Kohler, Wisconsin is celebrating it 20th Anneversary this year with a special three-course meal for $20.  I have eaten there once and everything was spectacular. Cucina could best be described as upscale Italian. With items such as porcini-crusted scallops with grilled asparagus and roasted red beet […]

Bacchus Named to AAA Four Diamond Restaurants List

Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant has been honored as one of only five Wisconsin establishments to receive the AAA Four Diamond restaurant designation for 2009. They join Milwaukee’s Sanford and Dream Dance along with Gilbert’s of Lake Geneva and The Immigrant Room in Kohler as Wisconsin’s ither Four Diamond restaurants. According to the AAA, a Four Diamond […]

McBob’s Featured on the Splendid Table

The Splendid Table Podcast/NPR show features a weekly segment with the incomparable Jane and Michael Stern, authors of several Roadfood books, the excellent roadfood.com website, and the Road Food column in Gourmet Magazine.  Anyone who follows the Stern’s knows that they really enjoy Milwaukee, especially places like Mr. Perkins’, Real Chili, Benji’s, Gilles Frozen Custard, […]

Both Wisconsin Locations of Feming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Honored By Wine Spectator Magazine

Madison and Brookfield, Wis. – Wine Spectator magazine has recognized both Wisconsin locations of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar with an Award of Excellence in this year’s “2008 Restaurant Awards” program, announced in the August issue of the magazine. This awards program is considered to be the definitive guide to the best restaurants in […]

Foie Gras Conspiracy

I am not a big conspiracy theorist but I noticed something interesting in the Journal’s coverage of Adam Siegel’s nomination for a James Beard award.  Its the photograph of one of his foie gras presentations (and it looks delicious) and the discussion of foie gras in the interview with Adam.  I may just be a cynical […]

Gift Card Money Grab

Many of you receive gift cards to your favorite restaurants for Christmas, Birthday or other special occasions.  If you are like me sometimes it takes a while to get to the particular restaurant to use those cards.  Well a Milwaukee Legislator who nobody outside of Milwaukee had heard of until recently is proposing to require […]