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Something Different Changes are underway at Changes, home of the famous “broosted” chicken (4301 S. Howell Ave., 414-747-9114). The restaurant formerly known as Robert’s – and owned for some 30 years by Milwaukeeans Robert Krause and Linda Kilcollins – is closed temporarily. Kilcollins says it will reopen in October with new management and under a […]

Something Different
Changes are underway at Changes, home of the famous “broosted” chicken (4301 S. Howell Ave., 414-747-9114). The restaurant formerly known as Robert’s – and owned for some 30 years by Milwaukeeans Robert Krause and Linda Kilcollins – is closed temporarily. Kilcollins says it will reopen in October with new management and under a new name. The attractive Teutonic structure was built in the early 1900s. Krause and Kilcollins continue to own the restaurant and building.

 

Classy Street
Erica Elia and Sara Hanson are best friends, (soon-to-be) sisters-in-law and owners of Classy Girl Cupcakes, which operates as a cupcake caterer (www.classygirlcupcakes.com). Until now. Well, until November. Elia and Hanson are opening a cupcake bakery at 825 N. Jefferson St. that they hope to debut the first week of November. The location (once housing Espresso Christoph) sounds like it’ll be pretty cool. Not only will the Classy Girl bakery offer some of the partners’ more than 35 kinds of cheesecake cupcakes (i.e., banana split, Snickers, piña colada), it will have traditional cupcakes (dark chocolate, carrot cake), breakfast cupcakes, and a “Classy Guy Cupcake” flavor of the week. These “macho” cupcakes, as they call them, have additions like liqueur, touch on sports themes, and have “manly” decorations. Elia and Hanson plan to offer local Anodyne coffee and Rishi tea. Down the road, there may be espresso drinks, as well. The bakery will open at 8 a.m. on weekdays (11 a.m. on Saturdays) for those breakfast cupcakes. Other plans: to sell cupcake-themed T-shirts, aprons, cookbooks, and cupcake decorations and liners.

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North Wing
Shopping malls are synonymous with chain restaurants. September 20 is D-day for the new location of Buffalo Wild Wings at Bayshore Town Center (590 W. Northshore Dr., 262-369-1600). I have a hard time believing this location won’t succeed, what with 14 “signature” sauces, big-screen and HDTVs, free Buzztime Trivia, plus 45-cent wing Tuesdays and 60-cent boneless wing Thursdays.

 

Sprechen Sie Sprecher
There’s nothing my nephews would rather drink than root beer from Sprecher Brewing Co. – 25-year-old Sprecher Brewing Co. Twenty-five years? Where has the time gone? The brewery is celebrating its quarter-century on Sept. 25 (Saturday) at the brewery (701 W. Glendale Ave.), and all are welcome. Some neat activities are planned: root beer float-drinking and brat-eating contests; a DJ and music by a group called Rabid Aardvarks; dachshund races; a costume contest and SPiN ping-pong. The party will coincide with the release of Sprecher’s limited-edition Kriek (Cherry) Lambic, which is made with both Door County cherry juice and Wisconsin organic malt. Party hours: noon-10 p.m. The lambic will be released at 5 p.m. Admission (for 21-plus) is $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Kids’ admission is $4.

 

Hey, people: Look for more Dish on Dining next Tuesday!

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