Story Hill BKC

Tucked away, kind of in the middle of nowhere on the west side of Milwaukee, is a little place called Story Hill BKC. The name sounds magical, and dear reader, this place is. It's quiet, it's quaint, and it's attached to a liquor store that has a seriously impressive selection. The BKC in the name... Continue Reading →



Yes, most people do a double-take when reading or hearing the name for the first time. And yes, some people giggle. However, Balzac is nothing to laugh at - this Brady Street restaurant and wine bar has got it all, and it shows. They were actually voted best wine bar 5 years in a row,... Continue Reading →

Black Sheep Wine Bar

What doesn't this place have? Small plates? Yes. Wine? Yes. TRUFFLE FRIES? Yes. A funny sign outside? Of course! It's got it all. Black Sheep is one of those cool wine bars where you buy a chip card and pay for wine pours as you go (which are dispensed out of an automatic machine). So,... Continue Reading →

La Merenda

I will admit I'm obsessed with small plates. It's surprising to me, then, that I took so long to try La Merenda, which sits just south of the Third Ward. Due to my aversion to cumin and other classic south-of-the-border spices, I¬†was a bit wary, as La Merenda certainly sounded like a place that could... Continue Reading →

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