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CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A month after a fire gutted their supper club, owners of Michael’s House of Prime took to social media on Thursday to say thank you for the outpouring of financial and emotional support they’ve received in recent weeks.“The morning of Dec. 9th was not in our plan. It took …

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WAUKESHA — Good Harvest Market, 2205 Silvernail Road, announced they have completed the renovation of their 5-year-old Harvest Café and will be reopening their new restaurant today under the name Hop Harvest & Vine.According to a press release from Good Harvest Market, the renovations be…

BORING, Ore. — A line formed out the door during the lunch rush at the Carver Hangar, a family-owned restaurant and sports bar, and waitresses zipped in and out of the kitchen trying to keep up with orders as customers backed up in the lobby.

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OCONOMOWOC — Lake House Cafe has opened in Oconomowoc. The family restaurant in the former Arby’s location at 662 E. Wisconsin Avenue opened on Dec. 29. Lake House Cafe’s hours of operation are Sunday to Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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GRAFTON — The end of the year marked a new beginning for Eaton’s Fresh Pizza, as they opened a new location in Grafton on Dec. 4 at 1615 Wisconsin Ave.

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TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — The Corners of Brookfield and the town center’s BelAir Cantina restaurant are embracing the cold this winter season and calling Wisconsinites to come “chill out” at a brand-new ice bar that will be constructed in the coming weeks.

Outdoor dining has been the safer option when eating out during the pandemic, but the cold weather’s left people wondering how they’ll continue to visit their favorite restaurants.

While many of us have been binging Netflix and drinking wine since mid-March, Marcela Lagos and Tamar Kaswan made their long-dormant entrepreneurial dreams come true. Their recipes for success? Start with a delicious product, add a huge helping of passion, top with hard work and serve.   

HARTLAND — Diners will be able to enjoy a few more weeks’ worth of sunsets on Nagawicka Lake from Weissgerber’s Seven Seas Restaurant before it closes its doors once last time on Dec. 31.

It’s been a tough year for Wisconsin’s restaurants and the future doesn’t look much improved. To help give the restaurant industry a boost, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association has launched its “Ready to Serve Safely” campaign that showcases restaurants who are committed to employee and cust…

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Food writer and historian Jennifer Billock honors historic Milwaukee dining spots.

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Diners looking for an American twist on a Nordic menu — particularly metro Milwaukee’s sizable Scandinavian population — will find their seafood and steak palates tickled at Wauwatosa’s Eldr + Rime. 

Snuggle in (or venture out) this season with some soul-warming ideas on palate-pleasing food dishes and toasty seasonal beverages. We also have some ideas on dine-in or takeout options, ideal dinner-and-movie pairings from local restaurants, DIY drinks and dishes, taste of Milwaukee gift ideas and an easy way to host a safe holiday party. Happy holidays from the MKE Lifestyle team!

Chef Kyle Toner and general manager Paul Damora describe their Bay View restaurant Sorella as elemental, meaning Toner adopts a straightforward approach to his dishes. Yet just as a simple presentation of the Italian-American fare belies its depth of flavor, the word “elemental” evokes another layer — that of fire and the warmth it brings. 

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WEST BEND — Wing lovers will certainly not lack for flavors to indulge in with the grand opening of 228 Tap House — a new bar and grill with an entertainment venue — today in the city.

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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers' administration issued a new order Tuesday limiting the size of public indoor gatherings as COVID-19 spreads unchecked across the state, in a move certain to alienate Republicans as well as tavern and restaurant owners.Wisconsin has become one of the worst hot…

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OCONOMOWOC — With Wisconsin already getting a taste of some cold days earlier this month, it’s hard to ignore that chillier days and an end to outdoor dining at area restaurants are on the horizon.Outdoor dining was seemingly a big help for a lot of restaurants amid the pandemic as it allowe…

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CEDARBURG — If you have ever tasted one of Cream & Crepe Café’s signature entrée or dessert crepes or one of their famously delicious soups you can understand why this restaurant is still a success after 43 years in business. Credit that success to long-time owner Donna Taylor by knowing…

WAUKESHA — Rebranding can be a scary move for any long-time business, and currently, fears can be exacerbated by COVID-19. That was the case for The Spanish Traveler, which rebranded from Taco Amigo at 2104 Silvernail Road officially during mid-June.The Spanish Traveler owner Joseph Woolfolk…

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WEST BEND — Each year, Roots and Branches honors a business in West Bend for its dedication to the appearance, and in some cases the improvements, of the exterior of its building and outdoor space.This year, Roots and Branches recognizes Pizza Ranch with the West Bend Mutual Insurance Busine…

WAUKESHA — Since a new restaurant, Hibachi Boy, 1403 Summit Ave., opened in mid-July, the business has been serving hibachi and sushi to customers in the area.19-year-old owner Julius Sayavong said he decided to the business when he realized school wasn’t for him after a year.“Luckily I had …

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — BelAir Cantina patrons now have 3,000 additional square feet to spread out and enjoy a taco and margarita.The restaurant’s location in The Corners of Brookfield opened its addition to the public on Friday. The former restaurant space will temporarily close for additional…

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CEDARBURG — Like many local businesses, Galioto’s Twelve21 had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of their changes was opening up a new outdoor patio for their customers.The pandemic has been a journey of just putting one foot in front of the other, said owner Meg Galioto.“When COVID…

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Diners looking to expand their preferred flavor profiles will enjoy the new take on authentic Korean cuisine at Milwaukee’s Char’d, a restaurant that proudly reinterprets traditional tastes and favorites in a modern and upscale way. Executive Chef Yosub Yoon explains that, to create the cuisine, he deconstructs traditional Korean dishes and then reconstructs them, adding different approaches, ingredients and other tasty twists. 

 WAUKESHA — The Spot has been offering American breakfasts and dinners to Waukesha customers for the last 10 years. The restaurant has since rebranded in June as El Zócalo — offering the same American breakfast menu with new Mexican dinners.El Zócalo is at 500 E. Broadway, Waukesha. Owner Fe…

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WEST BEND — On Sunday, Hankerson’s Country Oven Inc. owner Ryan Hankerson announced the business will take a break from its cafe operations.He stated there is no definite end date, but it will be ending soon.“We have been trying to keep things as normal as possible,” said Hankerson in a Face…

BROOKFIELD — Mr. B’s — a Bartolotta Steakhouse in Brookfield and Harbor House on Lake Michigan announced they will reopen Sept. 2 with new dining experiences.In their press release, Mr. B’s, 18380 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, announced it will reopen on Sept. 2 with a newly decorated patio,…

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MEQUON — It has been the go-to place for breakfast and lunch for generations of area families for 30 years. And while the Wooden Goose Cafe survived being forced out of their longtime building in 2016, they could not survive the pandemic.Cafe owners Bob, Claire and Andrew Schuster announced …

GRAFTON — Grafton will soon have a new spot to enjoy Asian-inspired cuisine. According to the July 28 agenda for the Grafton Plan Commission, Nanthakan Hamachuta has proposed to open Phrasungk sushi/Thai restaurant in the former Downtown Pizza building on 1228 12th Ave. Community Development…

WAUKESHA — After 27 years in the Waukesha community, Murf’s Frozen Custard and Jumbo Burgers announced they have closed their location in the city as of Tuesday.The business, which is tucked behind others at 1345 South West Ave. in Waukesha, has been a staple of the city — known for its swee…