Dining

  • With soup this good, it has to be homemade

    Soups On!221 N. Water St.414-283-9244www.soupsonat221.com Soup commercials used to feature chefs fussing over a vat. Then advertisers realized that consumers related better to a maternal figure and they switched tactics. But no matter how advertisers portray it, commercial soups are made in big factories. They create their product in massive quantities, using short cuts, lower quality ingredients .... Read More
  • Izumi’s is short on flash, big on fresh

    Izumi’s Restaurant 2150 N. Prospect Ave. 414-271-5278 izumis.com If you like a lot of flash with your sushi, Izumi’s is not the spot for you. Its rather no-nonsense décor and quiet dining room are not for the trendy. But Izumi’s is one of the best eateries in Milwaukee for experiencing true Japanese cuisine, Izumi’s isn’t cheap (be wary of any restaurant that sells inexpensive sushi, be.... Read More
  • Izumi’s is short on flash, big on fresh

    Izumi’s Restaurant 2150 N. Prospect Ave. 414-271-5278 izumis.com If you like a lot of flash with your sushi, Izumi’s is not the spot for you. Its rather no-nonsense décor and quiet dining room are not for the trendy. But Izumi’s is one of the best eateries in Milwaukee for experiencing true Japanese cuisine, Izumi’s isn’t cheap (be wary of any restaurant that sells inexpensive sushi, be.... Read More
  • A worthwhile trip to the Riviera

    Riviera Maya2258 S. Kinnickinnic414-294-4848Riviera-Maya-Milwaukee.com In the middle of a winter like this, it’s inevitable to consider a trip to warmer climes. For many of us, however, that’s a consideration that won’t come true any time soon. So consider a trip to Riviera Maya in Bay View as a more affordable alternative. Once you enter the colorful, expansive dining room of this popular .... Read More
  • Dining to your heart’s content

    An intimate dinner, a glass of wine and soft candlelight; what more could you ask for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner?   Well, plenty actually. In this economy, it’s not enough for restaurants to throw in some hearts and flowers and call it a “special event.” They’ve got to come up with something special to bring in business. Here are a few places that are making that extra effort to .... Read More
  • State-line supper club

    Inovasi28 E. Center Ave.Lake Bluff, Ill.847-295-1000, inovasi.US Having friends in neighboring states can be a bit problematic. With friends in Milwaukee and Chicago, it seems someone is always driving two or more hours to get together for dinner. It’s a pain, and, consequently, we don’t see one another as often as we like. So I was happy to learn about Inovasi, an incredible restaurant in Lak.... Read More
  • For a heart-y appetite

    Long before Viagra, men were trying to find ways to perk up their sex lives. In ancient times, there were many foods thought to put people in the mood. The old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” may be based somewhat in fact — and apply to women as well. Some foods, such as liquor, lower inhibitions. Others, such as chocolate, release endorphins, chemicals in the bo.... Read More
  • Cooler near the lake

    The Knick1030 E. JuneauMilwaukee, WI(414) 272-0011theknickrestaurant.com Located in the Knickerbocker on the Lake hotel, the Knick is a hip, attractive restaurant that draws an equally hip and attractive clientele. But you won’t find attitude on the menu here. When we waddled in one cold morning for a blow-out brunch before our New Year’s diets began, everyone from the hostess to the servers w.... Read More