salads, a revived lakefront restaurant, and one catering to
geeks and gamers represent the wide variety of new Milwaukee
name suggests, Colour Palate’s cuisine features vibrant colors
and variety. Restaurateur J. Omar Andrietsch and chef Steven
Schnur turn salads into something quite special by offering more
than 50 different ingredients — all displayed and ready to
toss with 15 house-made, small batch dressings, from the
unusual, creamy harissa to the more familiar, basil green
goddess. "It’s about freshness, color and flavor,"
says Andrietsch. "It’s like a salad bar, but we do all
the work for you."
can be served as a wrap, and freshly made soups round out the
menu. 789 N. Water St., Milwaukee, (414) 395-3164,
Golden Anchor first opened in the 1960s, it was a popular,
Pewaukee Lake hangout, and over the years, different owners
changed the focus. Chaz Hastings, Josh Neureuther and Eric
Pomery decided to return this restaurant to its golden roots
when they completely remodeled the interior and revamped the
crab cake sandwich or the grouper reuben, and during happy hour,
enjoy goldfish crackers and complimentary herring dip. "It’s
a super fun place, and a lot of people are awestruck — they
had no idea that it could look this cool and be this fun,"
says Hastings. N26-W30227 Maple Ave., Pewaukee, (262) 361-4235,
in touch with your inner geek? Head to the new 42 Ale House,
located in the space that previously housed U-beer, Attebury’s
and Carlton Grange. Table-top games, video game consoles and
Internet gaming events are just some of the attractions of this
St. Francis pub.
opened our (original, downtown) lounge as a place for geeks and
gamers to sit down in an adult environment and have a beer or
cocktail and talk about Star Trek or physics," says Lynn
Nilles, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Anthony. 3807
S. Packard Ave., St. Francis, (414) 249-4952, 42alehouse.com