Engine Company No. 3 Opening Sept. 9

                                                          Photo via Shutterstock There’s always time for breakfast. In fact, I know a good time: Tuesday, Sept. 9, which is D-Day for Engine Company No. 3 (217 W. National Ave.). That’s the breakfast-lunch place from La Merenda owner Peter Sandroni. The space – a one-time fire station – is just about ready for a hungry, relaxed audience. The kitchen is going to be busy, making jams and biscuits, curing bacon and…

C. Adams Bakery’s Doughnut Dreams

                                                     Photo via Shutterstock Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts (316 N. Milwaukee St.) isn’t the only Third Ward business with fried pastries on its mind. Doughnuts are in the works at C. Adams Bakery in Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water St.). Owner Lisa Crum plans to debut her line in October (the date pushed from late August). Among the kinds of doughnuts she’s working on are a Berliner and a bomboloni (small Italian filled doughnut).…

The Third Ward’s New Italian Joint

                                          Photo courtesy of Olga Thomas Photography It’s been a busy summer for AJ Bombers owners Joe and Angie Sorge. They revved up their baking program with the new pastry shop, Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts in the Landmark building (316 N. Milwaukee St.). They also hauled arse to get yet another venture off the ground before summer’s end. That’s Onesto (221 N. Broadway, 414-308-1600), an Italian place next to Sorge-owned Swig. The restaurant group is not just doing doughnuts…

Just Desserts- A Primary To Remember

MH: I’m just glad I can stop getting fliers in my mail for the 19th Assembly District primary that Brostoff won. CH: I’m really going to miss Chris Moews’ radio ads, though. He liked to remind people to vote for him, however they pronounce his five-letter last name. MH: Even after hearing the instructions, I still wanted to call him Chris Meows, which I’m sure no hardened street criminal ever has. CH: There weren’t many surprises last night, except for, perhaps, the 6th Congressional District. MH: I had picked Grothman, but Leibham has serious name recognition in a large part…

Goodkind Hosts Collaborative Dinner

                                  Kate Riley pottery photo by Adam Ryan Morris                                  The Plate Collective is a dining event unlike other dining events. On Sept. 9, six local chefs will prepare a six-course meal at Bay View’s Goodkind (2457 S. Wentworth Ave.) on plates made by artist Kate Riley, of Craft Girl Studio. Riley – whose work appeared in the May 2013 issue of Milwaukee Magazine – collaborated with the participating…

Walker’s Point Foodie Week

                               Photo of Braise Restaurant by Adam Ryan Morris Walker’s Point Foodie Week sounds like August’s answer to early summer’s Downtown Dining Week. The event — which starts this Saturday Aug. 9 and concludes on Aug. 16 — follows a similar premise: three-course, prix-fixe menus offered at various dining spots. What makes it different: It’s not limited to restaurants (included are Indulgence Chocolatiers and Stone Creek Coffee, offering a pairing or gift set), and the fixed-price menus ($21 and $31) are for dinner only. Resto participants include…

Story Hill BKC to Open Thursday

                                      Story Hill BKC – the first phase of which opens Thursday, Aug. 7 – is the younger sibling of popular West Side spots Maxie’s and Blue’s Egg. The owners know a thing or two – or 10 – about opening restaurants, eh? And yet, Story Hill – restaurant, coffee bar and wine shop (5100 W. Blue Mound Rd.) – isn’t like the others, co-owner Dan Sidner acknowledges. “This one is a challenge,” he says, “We’re doing a lot of things differently.”…

Just Desserts- Inside the New Poto’ Hotel

Chocolate mousse cake with popcorn, a banquet item. Please join us for our subjective evaluation of Milwaukee’s latest hotel. But is it the greatest? In exactly two weeks, the new Potawatomi Hotel & Casino opens to the public, but today, it opened for a special open house, one that our two associate editors, Claire Hanan and Matt Hrodey, took as an opportunity to test the bathroom scales and “soaking tubs,” and also some of the food. Here’s what they found. MH: So the first thing we noticed was there was an empty limousine parked outside with a municipal license plate.…

Bavette’s Burger Night

                                                  Photo via Shutterstock Bavette owner Karen Bell has had great weather these last several weeks for her weekly Burger Night at the Third Ward butcher shop (330 E. Menomonee St., 414-273-3375). Every Wednesday night (5-9 p.m.), the Bavette staff fires up the grill out on the sidewalk patio and offers up a burger dressed a little different each week. “Different,” meaning the toppings change. Last Wednesday, the grass-fed beef burger came with goat cheddar, roasted…