Patios, plants and preparations

I spent roughly a month staring at my empty patio space at my new apartment before I finally decided to do something about it. I’m not sure if it was seeing DIY posts repeatedly pop up on my Instagram feed, my second late night in a row where I picked up burgers on my way…

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…

Pear Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

For as much as I enjoy finding challenging recipes to try on the weekends when I have more free time, on the weekdays, it’s all about convenience. From slow cookers to yogurts to sandwiches, I try to do as little work as possible, but I still want healthy results. That’s not always an easy combination…

Second FreshFin Poké Location Opens in Historic Third Ward

This summer, I visited FreshFin Poké for the first time at its original North Avenue location. I ordered the Mango Tango and totally fell in love with the place. So, when I heard it was opening a second location in the Third Ward at the Landmark Building, I was over the moon. And yes, as the…

Grate: “Simplicity in its Purest Form”

Growing up, I can remember how excited I used to get when my parents made boxed macaroni and cheese for me. Forget about the fact that my mom had a killer homemade lasagna recipe, or that my dad made the best baked beans with hot dogs and melted cheese. There was something incredibly comforting about…

Steak Tacos with Mojo Marinade

“Aren’t you going to take a picture first?” I pause, a chip with guacamole hovering between my plate and my mouth. I look down at the plate, with two homemade steak tacos and a mojo marinade glaze waiting in the most tantalizing fashion, next to a heaping spoonful of guacamole and chips. I don’t want…

Milwaukee’s Timeless Deli

100 years ago, the Packers had yet to be founded. 100 years ago, the Brewers had yet to become a team. And 100 years ago, a butcher shop stood at the corner of 17th Street and North Avenue. Now, in 2017, it continues to stand, in a neighborhood that has drastically evolved in the meantime….

Cafés and Cantinas

An impromptu exploration of Milwaukee’s fried avocado tacos (and other delicious plates)