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Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Rod:

We're Open: Blue Star Cafe serves East African cuisine on Milwaukee's east side

Blue Star Cafe on Milwaukee's east side serves East African cuisine. The restaurant opened in September 2012. Abdirizak Aden and his wife Alia Muhyadin own it together. → Read More

We're Open: Dawg City serving 19 different styles of hotdogs

Dawg City Hotdogs inside the 3rd Street Market has 19 different styles of hotdogs. Ken and his wife Tonya started their business back in May of 2022. → Read More

We're Open: We Buy Records in Riverwest has some sought-after vinyl

We Buy Records on Center Street in Riverwest is a record shop that specializes in selling vinyl records. → Read More

We're Open: Scardina Specialties thrives in new Riverwest location

Scardina Specialties has a new location at 715 East Locust St. Scardina Specialties opened up their first location on Chamber Street. Damien Scardina is the owner. → Read More

We're Open: The Soup Market rotates over 200 different soups

The Soup Market on 54th and Vilet has been serving their soup to customers in the neighborhood for the past nine years. David Jurena is the owner. → Read More

We're Open: Urban Sense is more than just a flower shop

Urban Sense is more than just a flower shop. Chris Dobs and Daniel Block own the shop, which has been on a successful 18-year run. → Read More

We're Open: Boiler House Cafe

The Boiler House Cafe is a new coffee shop that opened up in the historic Pabst Brewery Building. Iran Amandah is the owner. → Read More

We're Open: Alderaan Coffee on Water Street does everything in-house

Alderaan Coffee shop on Water Street does everything in-house. David Neumann opened up his popular store back in September of 2014. → Read More

We're Open: DOC's Smokehouse offers a traditional southern barbecue in downtown Milwaukee

DOC's Smokehouse on 754 Vel R. Phillips Ave, is a southern barbecue restaurant in downtown Milwaukee. Brent Brashier owns it. → Read More

We're Open: Riverfront Pizzeria on Milwaukee's lakefront offers more than just pizza

Riverfront Pizzeria Bar & Grill on Erie Street in the Third Ward does more than just sell pizza. Arturo Napoles is the owner. → Read More

We're Open: Central Standard is a destination in downtown Milwaukee

Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen, located at 320 East Clybourn Street, is a new destination in downtown Milwaukee. → Read More

We're Open: The Sophisticated Man Boutique has been selling men's clothes for 47 years

The Sophisticated Man on Michigan Street is a boutique store that is in its 47th year of selling men's clothes. Diane Hamiel owns the store. → Read More

Brother sister duo operates gourmet 'Lush Popcorn' shop inside Sherman Phoenix

Lush Popcorn is a gourmet popcorn shop and one of the first vendors that opened inside the Sherman Phoenix in 2018. → Read More

We're Open: Fuel Cafe in Walker's Point known for its Saturday brunch

The Fuel Cafe in Walker's Point started off as a coffee shop back in 1993, but is now a full scale restaurant. → Read More

We're Open: Plant-based restaurant 'Twisted Plants' opens on Brady Street

Twisted Plants is a new plant-based restaurant that just opened up on Brady Street on June 1. → Read More

Snak-Bak Food Truck owner reminisces on 40 years of snacks ahead of Juneteenth festivities

Michael Gipson bought his truck at the tail end of the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Gipson spends most days in his 26-foot food truck, lovingly nicknamed the Snak-Bak. → Read More

We're Open: Barnacle Bud's in Bay View celebrates 30 years of business

Barnacle Bud's on 1955 S. Hilbert Street in Bay View is celebrating 30 years of business. → Read More

We're Open: Kilwins in Glendale known for its homemade ice cream recipe

Kilwins in Glendale is known for their chocolate, ice cream and fudge. BJ Gruling owns the business with his partner Richard Clark. → Read More

We're Open: Jericho's BBQ has been serving Milwaukee for 30 years

Jericho Shaw owns Jericho's Barbecue and has been serving the Milwaukee community for 30 years. He started selling barbecue from a car wash that he use to own. → Read More

We're Open: Popcorn Mike drives his food truck throughout Milwaukee

Michael Gipson has had a lot of success rolling his snack truck through the streets of Milwaukee the last 50 years. His snack truck starts on 16th and Brown Street and then rolls through the streets of downtown to 24th and North Avenue. → Read More