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Downtown Dining Week 2012: The Vegetarian Menus

Downtown Dining Week 2012: The Vegetarian Menus

The restaurants and menus for Downtown Dining Week 2012 were released today.  For the uninitiated, Downtown Dining Week is when over forty downtown Milwaukee restaurants offer three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at a deeply reduced rate ($10 for lunch and $20 or $30 for dinner).  It’s a fantastic way to try out some new … Continue reading

Matt Reviews Gotham Bagels (Madison)

Matt Reviews Gotham Bagels (Madison)

Looking for a place to eat breakfast on the morning of my second day at the Wisconsin Film Fest, I needed to look no further than a bagel shop with a Batman-themed name. Conveniently located just a couple blocks from the capitol building, Gotham Bagels prides itself on authentic, hand-rolled, New York-style bagels.  Looking for … Continue reading

Matt Reviews Casablanca

Matt Reviews Casablanca

To start off our epic Milwaukee Day on Saturday, Steph and I finally partook of the vegetarian lunch buffet at Casablanca on Brady St.  I honestly cannot say how we have lived this long in Milwaukee without trying this out.  It’s been suggested countless times, I’ve wanted to go, I have no excuse.  But on … Continue reading

Matt Reviews VIA Downer

Matt Reviews VIA Downer

On Monday night, neither Steph or I felt like cooking, and we both needed a break from Passover seder leftovers (there’s only so much kugel you can eat), so we walked down the block to our favorite Milwaukee pizza place: VIA Downer.  (We decided it was okay to eat out on a weeknight because we … Continue reading

Matt Reviews Melthouse Bistro

Matt Reviews Melthouse Bistro

So I have to be honest. When I ate at the Melthouse Bistro last Friday night, it was not my original intention. We were on our way to eat at Hotch-a-Do, an old favorite, but were dismayed to find that it was closed for renovations. Determined not to go home hungry, we walked the half … Continue reading

Matt Reviews Rare Bird Preserves

Matt Reviews Rare Bird Preserves

This is a brief followup review to my last review of Le Rêve Patisserie & Café.  On my way out of Le Rêve, I ran into my friend, McKenzie, who was just coming in for lunch.  She insisted that I buy a jar of preserves that they sell there at the café.  She told me that it … Continue reading

Matt Reviews Trocadero Gastrobar

Matt Reviews Trocadero Gastrobar

I imagine Trocadero is a familiar restaurant to most Milwaukee readers, and it hasn’t disappointed yet.  I was drawn back there for brunch this Sunday to use a City Tins discount.  It was predictably packed, but the weather was beautiful, so the forty minute wait was easily passed outside in the sun.  I would have … Continue reading

Matt Reviews the Ste Martaen Food Truck

Matt Reviews the Ste Martaen Food Truck

I guess this is my weekend of vegetarian/vegan restaurants (see my previous review of Café Manna).  Ste Martaen is a family business based in Chicago that makes their own variety of nut-based vegan cheeses.  In addition, they have a food truck featuring vegan lunch items, many of which showcase their cheese products.  Today they made a trip … Continue reading