Restaurant Reviews

We love to cook food, but also eat food! We’ve gone to lots of local and national wide restaurants to give you the scoop on how they are. Everything from initial impressions to dessert. Here are our restaurant reviews.

I took a little trip out to Lake Country last weekend, and was excited to try Andrew's Restaurant inside of The Delafield Hotel. After hearing rave reviews about this place, it was nice to finally sit down and check it out for myself.The Hotel and Andrew's are very traditionally decorated,...

Last weekend we tried out the newest of the SURG restaurants, Hōm Woodfired Grill in Brookfield. I was looking forward to checking out the food inspiration they find from local farmer's markets, small growers, ranchers, and local fishermen.We were able to get a table right away, and our server shared...

The National Cafe is located at 839 W. National Ave. (National & 9th) in Walker's Point. It's a great little corner cafe in an old building that feels just great to walk into on a cold day, looking for comfort food. I stopped in for lunch on a bitter cold day...

We love our little block in Wauwatosa. There's no denying, this area on North Ave. is booming, with local, independent restaurants, bars, bakeries and more, we really have it made. Here's my review of a little gem called Ono Kine Grindz - your source for Hawaiian food right in our...

I absolutely love the resurgence of local, independent businesses on North Avenue in Wauwatosa. I'm honored to have a shop here, and feel like it's a community that supports one another and helps one another succeed.My block has a number of great stores, and today I'd like to highlight Cosmos...

I happened to be in the third ward for a meeting last week, and had a chance to stop in to fellow Local First member Kasana for lunch. I was excited to see the new space, located on Broadway directly below Shoo, and to try their new menu!Although there are...

A while back, I had seen a brand of spiced pecans featured in my Martha Stewart Living magazine. I am a lover of well designed packaging, so anytime I see something that is aesthetically pleasing and is in a product category I like, I make sure to put it in...

One of my local brand idols is Outpost Natural Foods Coop. This is a Milwaukee company that just keeps growing (congratulations to them on opening their new store in Mequon last month!) yet continues to stick to their values which include supporting and advocating for independent, local businesses. I am...

This week I was lucky enough to have a lunch meeting at Zak's Cafe in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee (231 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee). This is a gem of a place, with wonderful, fresh food, breakfast until 3:00 p.m. every day, an easygoing, comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff.Zak's...

Our dear friend Jen is leaving Milwaukee in a few weeks to live in Chicago. We are very sad, but we've been having fun doing 'Milwaukee things' before she goes. This weekend, we headed to Sprecher Brewing Company for a Brewery Tour and Reserve Tasting (because we're fancy like that).The...

Via bosleyonbrady.comA couple weeks ago we headed to Milwaukee's East side and hit up Bosley on Brady. Amanda had been to the bar years ago when Bosley would have 'Grey's Anatomy Happy Hour' on Thursday nights circa 2006. Her and her girlfriends would drink wine, and the kitchen would send...

Via Lay's Facebook PageToday is the big day. In stores starting today, you can try out one (or all) of the three finalists in Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest! Finalists included Chicken & Waffles, Cheesy Garlic Bread, and Sriracha. These three were whittled down from 3.8 million submissions. Some...

Kanpai was not part of our 2013 Restaurant Resolutions list-because we did not even know it existed! Oh the things we miss living and working outside of downtown. Our friends Ashley and Curt invited us to dinner there for Ashley's birthday last week, and when we Googled the location we...

A couple years ago, we were given our first introduction to the Lee Brothers by our friend, John. He gave us their book, "Simple Fresh Southern" as an engagement gift. Their recipe for Whole Roasted Chicken with Onions and Potatoes has become one of our go-to chicken recipes. Haven't heard...

This past Friday night we got started with our 2013 Restaurant Resolutions list! We visited Double B's BBQ & Burgers in West Allis, WI. Situated in the former Bunker's space on Greenfield Avenue, this restaurant has only been open about a month. The layout of the space has not changed...