Closing One Chapter, Starting Another

“What do you think you’ll miss the most?”   It’s a question I’ve given a lot of thought to since my dad asked me in April as we were driving through Illinois to go apartment hunting. At this point, I’d written 76 articles for my blog. I’d posted 304 photos and attended countless openings, events and…

Blue Bat Launches Brunch Menu

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria will be launching its new brunch menu on Saturday, January 19, inspired by cuisines around the world. “Global cuisine offers so much culinary flexibility and it’s a chef’s dream to compose a menu like Blue Bat’s brunch menu,” Hospitality Democracy’s Executive Chef/Vice President of Food and Beverage, Alex Sazama, says…

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Without a doubt, fall is my favorite season of the year. I absolutely love the vibrant colors of the leaves in October. I love throwing on a cozy jacket and scarf and warming up my hands with a hot drink. I just love it all. This past week, I went all out on fall. It started…

Urban Beets Opens Second Location in Wauwatosa

Urban Beets has opened its second location in Wauwatosa, bringing new vegan-friendly options to the city. Urban Beets celebrated its grand opening in late August in the former Milwaukee Career College building at the corner of Highway 100 and Burleigh. The restaurant is surrounded by medical and wellness-related offices. “I think a lot of people…

View MKE Introduces Bloody Mary Cart

There were a few things that I was unprepared for when I moved to Milwaukee: Winters in Wisconsin. To be honest, you’re never fully prepared until that first icy blast of wind and snow hit your cheeks. The never-ending supply of artisan cheese. I mean, yes, I expected it, but two years into my adventures here, I…

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…

View MKE Announces Opening Date

View MKE is expected to open Monday, June 25th at the top of Historic Brewer’s Hill, in the former home of Wolf Peach. The restaurant’s name gives nod not only to its fantastic view of downtown Milwaukee, but also to the chef’s goal of highlighting local and global cuisines through sharable plates. “I think once…

Hotel Madrid Hosting First Sangria Fest

This Sunday, June 24th, Hotel Madrid will host its first Sangria Fest in Walker’s Point. The restaurant is partnering with Café Corazón in Bay View, DanDan, Vanguard, Movida and Mikey’s to share six unique sangria recipes. Each restaurant will set up an outdoor booth at Hotel Madrid, where festival-goers can meet the people behind the punch. Additionally, attendees…

Cookbook Club: Love Real Food

Well, I think it goes without saying that it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. I’ll admit, between a busy month at work and feeling a bit under the weather, I fell behind on writing for Chews and News. For me, one of the hardest parts of bouncing back after being sick is the…

Comfort is Key at Batches Bakery

It’s located on a quieter street in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, but any sleepiness fades away the second you walk into Batches, where a burst of colors dots the wall across from the entrance. It’s bright, but calming. Funky, but traditional. And for Jaceleen Latin-Kasper, the owner of Batches, it’s practical, but still a leap. Latin-Kasper…