July 2016 Issue: Best New Restaurants

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Best New Restaurants 2016
Learn why these 10 restaurants are tops, find out where chefs eat when they dine out, follow our trend tracker and behold the Dish of the Year.
By Ann Christenson

Weekend Getaways
Looking for a memorable weekend destination before the sumemr getrs away? Here are five. With all due respect, let us tell you where to go.
By Kevin Revolinski

A Natural Ken
When Ken Leinbach moved to MKE to head the Urban Ecology Center in 1998, it was in a doublwe-wide trailer in the East Side’s then-dicey Riverside Park. Now it’s a three-location empire with a national reputation. How did he do that?
By Carolyn Kott Washburne

Eat Your Heart Out
Editor-in-chief Carole Nicksin’s monthly letter to our readers.
By Carole Nicksin


Wright Now
Two very different Frank Lloyd Wright projects celebrate their centennial this year. Milwaukee native Barbara Elsner is well acquanted with both.
By Carole Nicksin

Change in Leadership
Is Jorge Franco a godsend for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or a liability?
By Georgia Pabst

Second Skin
Happy, hat-wearing armadillos and Yogi Bear.
By Matt Hrodey

Raising the Bar
Bringing back a classic beer hall, in five not-so-easy steps.
By Matt Hrodey

Pieces of the Past
The high cost of keeping local icons alive.
By Matt Hrodey

Party Time
By Matt Hrodey


Growing Pains
An oral history of the Violent Femmes’ early years from those who lived it.
By Zach Brooke

What you need to know about the city’s newest sport, Gaelic football.
By Jonathan Powell

Sun Sonnets
For the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, there’s plenty of opportunity to sample some iambic alfresco within driving distance.
By Paul Kosidowski

Alluring Alloy
By Claire Hanan

Beach Necessities
Hit the sand in sttyle with bold essentials for every member of the family.
By Claire Hanan | Styled by Lizzy Lovas | Photo by Adam Ryan Morris

10 ways to increase your fun intake in July.
By Claire Hanan


Swingman: Remembering Manuel de la Torre
Manuel de la Torre was a quiet legend who fled his native Spain, then devoted his life to teaching golf in Milwaukee.
By Doug Moe


Cook Out!
Nothing says summer like outdoor eating. We’ve got tips to help you get great results on the grill, plus refreshing cocktails to wash it all down.
By Ann Christenson

Shake, Stir, Summer
Add spark to your cocktail repertoire with this trio of recipes from local bars.
By Ann Christenson

Fertile Ground
Chef Dan Van Rite, of DanDan Restaurant, invites us into his bountiful backyard.
By Ann Christenson

Vote: 2016 Readers’ Choice Dining Awards


Milwaukee sculptor Richard Edelman has been awarded the Frank L. Weil Award for the advancement of Jewish culture in North America.
By Zach Brooke

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