Lake Effect

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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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Mentored by The Beatles, Badfinger's Joey Molland Plays On

The British band Badfinger won fans in the early '70s with hits such as "Baby Blue", "Day After Day", and "Come and Get It." The last remaining member of the band, Joey Molland (at right) continues to perform under the Badfinger mantle.
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Joey Molland, the last remaining original member of Badfinger, speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich ahead of a concert at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom.

Once upon a time, the rock group Badfinger was seen as the heirs apparent to the Beatles.  

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3:50 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Native Puts a Young Adult Spin on 'When Harry Met Sally'

Elizabeth Eulberg's "Better Off Friends" is her first book set in her home state of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Elizabeth Eulberg.

The iconic 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally," starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, asked a pretty adult question: “Can a man and a woman be just friends?”

Twenty-five years later, a new novel for young adult is trying tries to take on that very same premise. 

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10:51 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Celebrating Milwaukee's Restaurants: A Homegrown Delicacy

Milwaukee's fine dining has a lot to offer people who are looking for an exquisite bite to eat.
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Every month we talk with Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek about Milwaukee’s, and the rest of Wisconsin’s, great food traditions. Over the last year we’ve covered farmers markets, new restaurants, James Beard nominations and awards that recognize Milwaukee chefs, and more.

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10:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Thriving Cities Project Aims to Build on Milwaukee's Successes

Katherine Wilson and David Flowers are joining forces to bring The Thriving Cities Project to Milwaukee.
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The Thriving Cities Project was born at the University of Virginia.  It makes its first public appearance in Milwaukee Wednesday as a focus group  explores  “what it means and what it takes to thrive.”

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