Key Milwaukee

October 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Key RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH Milwaukee prefers home-grown restaurants VISITORS TO MILWAUKEE immediately know the dining scene is different here. Sure, the national chains are well represented, but homegrown restaurants and restaurant groups are everywhere. Inside Mitchell International, travelers are greeted by Nona Bartolotta's, an extension of Milwaukee's nationally recognized Bartolotta Restaurant Group. Visitors arriving by rail or bus at the city's Intermodal Station enjoy the specialties of All-Aboard Cafe, developed by Milwaukee restaurateur Azmi Alaedin. Long-time favorites Long-time favorites like The Packing House on Layton Avenue across from Mitchell Airport, are not content to rest on past performance. Owned by the same family for more than 40 years, the popular South Side restaurant upgraded its interior and menu earlier this year. And the popularity of its lounge, with live entertainment Wednesdays through Saturdays, continues to grow. In few downtowns would you find a local restaurant that has been serving visitors and residents for more than a century. In Milwaukee, that senior citizen of the restaurant scene is Mader's, which has been recognized as the "most famous German restaurant in North America." Since 1902, the Mader family has kept its namesake restaurant open 365 days every year. Growing ethnic range Milwaukee's restaurant choices equal the selection available in many larger cities, but the range is truly exceptional in terms of ethnic cuisine. Chez Jacques continues to make its location at 1022 S. First St. a real slice of France. Owner Jacques Chaumet recently introduced the Brasserie concept, offering menu selections avail58

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