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TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A new option for burgers and shakes may be coming to Town of Brookfield residents since the Town Board is reviewing a proposal for a Shake Shack along North Barker Road.

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WAUKESHA — A Mexican café by the name of Catrina Café is looking to open in downtown Waukesha soon, with the goal of providing an environment for all groups of people to enjoy coffee and baked goods.

Does your wine knowledge stop at “white goes with fish and red goes with meat”? Do you recognize woody undertones and hints of fruit? 

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OCONOMOWOC — The persistent unemployment crisis has not spared Oconomowoc as local businesses — as well as many more in the Lake Country area — are struggling to find adequate staffing as the summer winds down and students go back to classes.

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MILWAUKEE — Live music and comedy are coming back to the Northern Lights Theater along with dine-in service at three restaurants inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

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TOWN OF BROOKFIELD – Bullwinkle’s, a long-time town restaurant and sports bar known for their varied menu and tasty wings, will likely change ownership and its location by the end of the year.

Comfort food is having a major moment. But for Paul Funk, executive chef at Saint Kate — The Arts Hotel, simple food beautifully prepared has always had its own cachet. It’s a philosophy carefully honed since Funk was a kid in Racine, cooking beside his grandma.

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GERMANTOWN — The new Big Boy coming to Germantown is not open today as was originally expected, but it will be open next week.

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WAUKESHA – With the Milwaukee Bucks winning the third game in the NBA Finals Sunday night, Bucks fans are showing support for their team and are also patronizing local restaurants, bars, hotels and stores.

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My dear friends, last year at this time we were all in survivor mode. The pandemic was still new and we were all trying to figure out what to do, how to deal with it, and how to protect ourselves, our families and our businesses.

Oconomowoc’s Patricia Kiefer knows what it’s like to hike among Italy’s fragrant lemon groves, olive trees and vineyards. She has dined in Michelin-starred restaurants in small towns in Portugal. She can find prime spots to picnic in the French countryside and recommend wines from a centuries-old vineyard in South Africa. 

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Welcome back summer socializing with this season’s area beer gardens and toast MKE’s continued recovery.

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RICHFIELD — Badger Burger Company will now be closed on Tuesdays, dropping a day from its schedule to cope with a shortage of workers without overtaxing the people they do have.

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Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite knew they’d have something new in the offing when they closed Fauntleroy, their acclaimed modern French restaurant, in summer 2020, after valiant attempts to pivot the business and keep their good people working. They just weren’t sure what that might be. 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A conservative legal outfit on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden's administration for its prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in its COVID-19 relief package, arguing white men are being “pushed to the back of the line" for aid for their eateries.

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WAUKESHA — Chicken wings are a popular staple for those dining out or grabbing takeout, but a national wing shortage has bars and restaurants struggling to navigate a way forward.

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OCONOMOWOC — Crafty Cow in Oconomowoc is going to be seeing some changes as the burger and beer restaurant announced it plans on building a patio on the back part of its location downtown.

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WAUKESHA — Detroit-Style pizza is coming to Waukesha this week Thursday or Friday with the opening of the new Jet’s Pizza location along Sunset Avenue.