5:39 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Cheese Stands Center, But Not Alone At 'Cheese Dinners'

A cheese dinner isn't just plates of cheeses, like the one pictured. Instead, it's a culinary experience in which cheese is incorporated into elegant dishes.
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Lake Effect cheese contributor Jeanette Hurt takes us to a cheese dinner in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin may be the land of cheese, but even local cheeseheads would likely draw a blank at the mention of a "cheese dinner."

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4:22 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Craft Brews Get Their Due at Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

An attendee at last year's Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival samples a craft brew from a local brewery.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Sprecher Brewery president Jeff Hamilton about the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival.

Milwaukee has long been known as Brew Town, and though many big beer brands have left in the last several decades, the city still represents when it comes to craft beer.

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6:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

5 Great Milwaukee Spots to Imbibe the Perfect Summer Drink

Refreshing alcoholic drinks can be found around Milwaukee this summer. Claire Hanan has the scoop on the drink that hits the spot.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci speaks with Claire Hanan.

Each summer, Milwaukee Magazine compiles its list of what’s what in town, and among this year’s offerings is a guide to the best places for a refreshing – and alcoholic – drink this summer.

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4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

3 Places to Taste the Ramen Renaissance in Milwaukee

The Shorewood restaurant Tochi serves ramen with unique toppings, like a deviled egg.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

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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6:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Bestselling Vegetarian Cookbook Author Eats Meat

Bestselling vegetarian cookbook author Mollie Katzen says she wants to help people rethink what should be at the heart of their plates.
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Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews cookbook author Mollie Katzen.

Since the late 1970s, The Moosewood Cookbook has been considered perhaps the most influential vegetarian cookbook ever written. But its author doesn't consider herself as a vegetarian.

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6:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Three Milwaukee Area Breweries Featured in 'American Craft Beer Cookbook'

Beer journalist John Hall has collected the best recipes from breweries and brewpubs across the country for his new book.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews beer and travel writer John Holl.

With craft breweries growing in size and number, there are ever more offerings on tap. But for as hard as it is to pick a beer, it’s equally hard to find the right dish to pair it with.

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6:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

4 Reasons Why Milwaukee Diners Should Indulge in the 'Small Plates' Trend

Several Milwaukee restaurants offer small plate-exclusive menus, while others offer many small plate options.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining contributor Ann Christenson.

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

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10:21 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Chef Sanford D'Amato Looks Back on Career, Helping Build Milwaukee Dining Scene

Chef Sanford "Sandy" D'Amato (front row, third from left) in front of his former restaurant, Sanford.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Chef Sanford D'Amato.

One of the key people responsible for the rise of Milwaukee’s fine dining scene over the past three decades is Chef, and Milwaukee native, Sanford D’Amato.

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Food & Dining
7:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How Milwaukee Dished Up a Top-Rated Dining Scene

Milwaukee diners feasting at Sanford Restaurant.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews dining contributor and "Wisconsin Foodie" Kyle Cherek.

Milwaukee's dining scene is growing up.

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Arts & Culture
3:54 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

To Tip Or Not to Tip? How Much is the Question

When deciding how much to tip, some customers go with "not at all."
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining contributor Ann Christenson.

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

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