April 2017 Issue: Best of the Burbs!

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Best of the Burbs
Life outside Milwaukee? Yep, it really exists. Our comprehensive guide tells you where to eat, shop, golf and shred (it’s a skateboarder thing) in the city’s sprawling collar.
By Milwaukee Magazine Staff

Clearing the Air
Jim Santelle had his world shaken in 2015, when misconduct investigations led him to step down as U.S. attorney. He tells the story of that dark time, and brighter days ahead, in a Milwaukee Magazine exclusive.
By Doug Moe

Talk Radio
Donald Trump is president. Charlie Sykes is on public radio. Say what? Read about our chaotic political moment, through the lens of the infuriating, shifting and oh-so-relevant talk radio scene in Milwaukee.
By Tom Tolan


Out on a Limb
Ald. Ashanti Hamilton tries to keep his “big tent” staked down.
By Erik Gunn

Anchors Aweigh
This cruise is exciting and new. Come aboard – these “entertainers” are expecting you.
By Dan Simmons

Etched in Metal
Vanity license plates: the good, the bad and the banned, in seven characters.

Contested Care
Tanya Atkinson’s road to boss of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
By Matt Hrodey

Raising the Roof
The brute forces that move the Miller Park roof.
By Claire Swinarski


Safe Haven
A venue for teens/budding indie thinkers.
By Kevin Mueller

5 Things to Know About Mary Miss
The pioneer behind the Watermarks project.
By Steven Potter

James Joyce, Matchmaker
Next Act’s staging of the Joyce-ian Bloomsday.
By Paul Kosidowski

Wild Cards
This successful tarot card reader is no Fool.
By Kristine Hansen

Star Trek
Wee-hours hikes.
By Anna Miller

Plan Your Path
Favorite forays.

How to take April by the cojones.


Keep Milwaukee Wild
An urban explorer talks old trees, soaring herons and scenic footpaths.
By Eddee Daniel


From Madrid to Milwaukee
The elegant Bodegón at Hotel Madrid.
By Ann Christenson

Poke-ing Around
The trendy poke bowl stakes its claim
By Ann Christenson

Dinner for Two, On the Cheap
Lazy Susan is not lazy – and that’s particularly clear on Wednesday nights.
By Ann Christenson

Unified Meals
A cafe where customers pay what they can.
By Matt Hrodey

Bock to the Future
MKE’s brewing renaissance isn’t exactly new.
By Tom Tolan

Making Light
The brewery lighting up Menomonee Valley.
By Dan Murphy


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