December 2018

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Best New Restaurants
We mark a year of our esteemed critic’s top dining experiences with a dozen virtuosos, one restaurant that, well, isn’t new but is new to her and, perhaps, some new stars in the making.
By Ann Christenson

Mission: Connection
Sure, she’s a trained chef and student of the finest dining, but Jennifer Bartolotta’s main mission these days is bridging community gaps to make Milwaukee better.
By Georgia Pabst

Holiday Humanitarianism
From volunteers bringing cheer to jail inmates to a bar crawl to fight hunger, here are eight ways Milwaukeeans are channeling their holiday spirit into worthy causes.
By Carolyn Kott Washburne



Frosty Fun
The weather outside may be frightful, but there are so many delightful ways to enjoy the season.
By Lindsey Anderson

The Ice Men Cometh
You won’t have to venture far to find the United States’ oldest curling club.
By Brian Boyle

Drawn to Milwaukee
Q&A with MIAD President Jeffrey Morin, who knows firsthand how hard it can be for first-generation college students to succeed
By Lindsey Anderson

The days are getting shorter, but there’s still as much to see and do – plays, concerts, festivals – as ever.



The Big Story: After a Sexual Assault, What Comes Next?
Critical resources exist to help survivors of sexual assault put their psyches back together. But not nearly enough of those who need them know about them.
By Emily Thome

Uncommon Commons
What’s it like inside Milwaukee’s newest signature building? Take a look behind the glass curtain of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons.
By Anna Miller

Final Frontier
Southeastern Wisconsin’s venerable observatory has gone dark. What’s next for Yerkes?
By Larry Sandler



Candy Crush
A rare glimpse inside the kitchen of Kehr’s Candies as it gets its jolly on. Think molded chocolate Santas and festive nonpareils.
By Ann Christenson

Making Midday Merry
Take a slow, easy lunch; slip into the “new” At Random for a cocktail; and take tea like you’re Queen Elizabeth.
By Ann Christenson

Beers of the Year
Our expert’s best-of-the-year picks.
By Chris Drosner

Up Your Holiday Game With These Culinary Classes
Classes to build your skill set.

Ask Ann
Holiday dishes, drinks and food events not to miss this month
By Ann Christenson



With roots in her mother’s love of gardening, Corry Joe Biddle sees a Milwaukee full of people eager to help make this town all it can be.
As told to Adam Rogan

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