restaurant

Economy & Business
1:00 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Pizza Man Rises From The Ashes

Workers prepare to open the new Pizza Man restaurant on Downer Avenue
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The Pizza Man restaurant was an east side institution for decades, until a fire destroyed it in early 2010.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta's New Gig: Transplant Advocate

Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of the Bartolotta Restaurants
Credit Bartolotta Restaurants

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews restaurateur Joe Bartolotta.

For decades, Joe Bartolotta helped build up some of the area's top restaurants - only to fear he wouldn't be around to see their success.

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Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Supper Clubs are More Than Just Food: They're About the Stories

Smoky's Club in Madison
Eleanor Petrson WUWM-Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Dave Hoekstra.

It’s a Friday night – or it will be in a few hours - and you’re looking for a place to eat. Some place that you want to escape to, to have a nice, filling meal, a refreshing drink or two, and conversation. Fast food or a lively chain restaurant just doesn’t sound like it will hit the spot.

The Wisconsin solution might be a supper club.

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Economy & Business
3:21 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

For Some Eateries, Third Time May be the Charm

A barista (right) serves an appetizer at Ryan Braun's Graffito.

Despite the sluggish economy, there’s been a slight uptick in restaurant ownership in Milwaukee. The health department reports 1,461 eateries: that’s 26 more than last year and on par with the number before the recession hit. At least one establishment in the Third Ward, south of downtown, appears to be bouncing back. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson found that some of the ‘new’ establishments are actually recycled restaurants. Entrepreneurs have moved in, believing they possess the formula for success.

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