Getting Mugged

The handmade drinking vessels sold by these local cafes match the bold roasts.


Left: Steve Hawthorne says he turns Wisconsin artist Hil Rinke “loose” on design conception for his beautifully patinated Hawthorne Coffee Roasters mugs. $12-$15.

Center: Colectivo Coffee carries these sturdy clay cups, hand-decorated in traditional Bulgarian styles. $16.95.

Right: Bay View’s Beth Eaton makes these exceptionally cool Anodyne mugs in three styles. $29.95 each.

‘Getting Mugged’ appears in the March 2016 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.