Best of 2005

For more than two decades, we have dared to find the very best of this fair city, and are we tired of it? Heck no. If anything, Milwaukee gets richer and more varied each year in its splendiferous assortment of superlatives. Our only problem is narrowing down the list to the sweetest of the sweet, the greatest of the gewgaws, the neatest of the novelties. Looking for a Moscow Mule, a hookah hangout, a world-class sandwich or the perfect lampshade? As it happens, that’s just what we found, along with lots, lots more. Edited by Mario Quadracci With Tom Bamberger,…

Best of 2007

Edited by Mario Quadracci with Dustin Beilke, Lauren Burke, Kurt Chandler, Ann Christenson, Jenn Danko, Katie Ingmire, Kevin Kosterman, Howie Magner, Judith Ann Moriarty, Bruce Murphy, Julie Sensat Waldren and Mary Van de Kamp Nohl Once again, the staff of Milwaukee Magazine stalked the greater metro area for Best Ofs, challenging our five senses, becoming tourists in our own town. We washed down some scorpions with tequila, got geared-up for a punch in the nose, hosted an “American Idol”-style competition with singing telegrams and gorged some hungry lumberjacks with pancakes. It’s just how we roll. In addition to distilling the…

Best of 2013

Consider these pages a visual vacation. In fact, you might want to cozy up to a cocktail, or two, before diving in. Our latest “Best Of” Milwaukee endeavor marks more than 30 years of passing out kudos to the folks who keep the Milwaukee wheels a-spinning. And as in years past, this compendium includes nods to the best of the arts community, the food scene and the elected officials who give us no shortage of things to write about. But unlike previous “Best Of” articles, this year’s roundup includes a lot of beer, clothing and trampolines. Why? Because interest in…

Reasons to Love Milwaukee

FOR THE LAST 30-SOME YEARS, we’ve set out to recognize the who and what of the city in our own special way. But this year, we took a nostalgic turn because, let’s face it, we know we’re part of a city with a lot to offer, if only the world would just lend us its ear. So this is our love letter, hearts and all, written with visual aids taken from more than 300 of you. Milwaukee’s diverse, hilarious and creative swath of people represent our top reason to love the city. So look closely at the next 10 pages.…