On the Bayou: A Taste of New Orleans

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary describes gumbo as “a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables.” The dictionary’s definition wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. But ask Chef Gregory Johnson, and he’d tell you there’s a lot more to the soup than meets the eye. “Gumbo means: take her, take you, take me,…

Arugula-Prosciutto Pizza

If I had to choose one meat that my eye is instantly drawn to in a menu or at a grocery store, I would go with prosciutto in a heartbeat. I absolutely love the salty flavor of prosciutto. In fact, I can almost always guarantee that I’ve got a small stock of prosciutto in my…

Latte on a Lazy Day

I had an incredible – and incredibly busy – Friday taking in some of the best parts of summertime in Milwaukee. After getting off work in the morning, I went on a tour of the 2nd annual edition of Sculpture Milwaukee, which showcases more than 20 international artists right on Wisconsin Avenue – all for…

No Bake, No Hassle: Rice Krispie Treats

I try to challenge myself to make one meal or dessert each week that’s out of my comfort zone. Maybe it takes a little while longer, maybe it’s labor intensive, or maybe it’s so detailed that I need to double or triple check each step. For every hard recipe I try, I believe it’s also…

Exploring Blue Bat’s Tequila Menu

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, one of the newest restaurants in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, offers more than just the 160+ tequilas you see on the menu. Each drink has a flavor, an age and a hint of history waiting to be told. Blue Bat’s tequila expert, Mike Guardalabene, can tell you about not only…