Ann Christenson

Dining Critic

Ann Christenson is dining critic for Milwaukee Magazine and writes the Dish On Dining blog.

Twitter: @ann_christenson

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If cabin fever has you feeling a bit restless and you're not into outdoor winter sports, there are still activities that can get you out of the house - but keep you staying warm. Any guesses? How about a cooking class?

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There’s been a lot that’s been written and said about the wealth of good new restaurants that have opened around the Milwaukee area in the past few years. 

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After you spend the holiday cooking, or spending time with people who were cooking, and eating.  What are you going to eat aft​er the leftovers are gone?

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When it comes to the experience of eating out, everyone has their likes and dislikes.  

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Over the summer many new restaurants have opened up around town. And if there is any area where that trend is especially concentrated, it is south of downtown.

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One could argue about the importance of eating breakfast, but most of us would agree that it’s one of the best, and cheapest, meals to go out to eat for. 

And as Lake Effect dining contributor Ann Christenson tells Dan Harmon, the greater Milwaukee metro area offers some wonderful options, even for weekday breakfasts.

Some restaurants on Christenson's breakfast list are:

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When you hear the words "ramen noodles," your mind may turn to those 39-cent friends to both college students and the thrifty alike. But the ones you’ll find at Milwaukee area restaurants these days are a cut above.

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Small plates are making big inroads in Milwaukee's dining scene.

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Quickly – what’s 17 percent of $55.50?  Or maybe 20 percent? 

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Milwaukee

Aug 21, 2013
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Is it possible to eat out and not break the bank? Dining contributor Ann Christenson says yes - and you don't even have to eat fast food, or at the buffet restaurant, or even at a church supper.

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