September 2019

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Best of Milwaukee: 2019

Every year, we ask you for your favorites in our fair city, from frozen custard to hair salon to dog park. Come see what you might be missing – or celebrate what you already love.
By Milwaukee Magazine Staff 

The Big Break

Forty-five years ago, a b-boy performed in Milwaukee for the first time. Five years from now, breakers could be competing at the Olympics. In the years in between, many of the region’s best dancers have made this city their home.
By Lindsey Anderson

The Heat of the Moment

The inferno that destroyed Milwaukee’s storied Newhall House in 1883 claimed over 70 souls. It would have been even more if not for a daring rescue five stories above an alley.
By Matthew J. Prigge

Next in Line

No Milwaukeean had held the office of lieutenant governor in over 30 years, and no African-American had ever occupied that office. Mandela Barnes changed all that.
By Steven Potter

Your 414

Rev Your Engine

More racing is coming to the Milwaukee Mile, thanks to a push from loyal supporters.
By Zach Brooke

Chagall’s Circus World

One of the most popular painters of the 20th century gets an exhibit at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. 
By Lindsey Anderson

Culture Cosmos

Looking for a reason to don a pair of lederhosen this month? We’ll give you one. Plus the inside scoop on an adult spelling bee, and more.
By Milwaukee Magazine Staff and Contributors

Fall Arts Guide

A month-by-month breakdown of all the shows you’ll want to see this season.
By Lindsey Anderson, Matt Hrodey and Adam Rogan


The Big Story: ‘The Best Care’ Back in the Air? 

A group is attempting to revive Milwaukee’s once-beloved Midwest Airlines. What will it take to get it off the ground?
By Rich Rovito

Maker Culture

Meet three avid users of the growing Milwaukee Makerspace.
By Catherine Jozwik

Low Blow: Bay View’s Truck Eater

Why do trucks keep getting crushed under this Bay View bridge?
By Matt Hrodey

Health Care: Filling Cavities in a Dental Desert

Getting to the bottom of the state’s rural dentistry shortage.
By Adam Rogan


Market Masters

Eat your way through Mequon’s new venue, starting with flaming cheese.
By Ann Christenson

Secret Spirits

Speakeasies and other off-the-radar bars.
By Ann Christenson

Restaurant Review: Ca’Lucchenzo

A couple’s love affair with linguine inspired their new Tosa pasta shop.
By Ann Christenson


The lower profile of our city is a boon for this local musician.
As told to Adam Rogan

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