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Peaches and Garlic invade Milwaukee this weekend

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Pride Month: Local support network for LGBTQ+ parents

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Meet Lois Ratzow, PrideFest award recipient and founder of the Old Timers Party

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Art in the clouds and Shakespeare in the Parks

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Why I’m so excited for King Crab Shack’s new Brady Street location

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The other day, Milwaukee Record reported that a second King Crab Shack will be coming to Brady Street. When I heard the news, I did a happy dance.

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Why? Becuase it is the one of the tastiest and most fun ways you can eat seafood.  I have made the trek to the first King Crab Shack located at 3881 S. 27th St. numerous times to get some Vietnamese-Cajun seafood.  Of course, you can get traditional Vietnamese dishes from King Crab Shack, but why would you when the word “Crab” is the restaurant’s middle name.

But wait, you ask, “What is Vietnamese-Cajun seafood?” When Vietnamese immigrated to the U.S., many came to Gulf Coast states like Louisiana, and Texas. These new immigrants were introduced to dishes like crawfish boils and over time incorporated Vietnamese flavors to the traditional boil like lemongrass and ginger.

Restaurants specializing in this type of seafood started to spread throughout the south and then the rest of the country. There are chains like Hot ‘n Juicy in cities all over the country that serves spicy and aromatic shellfish.  If you interested in the history of this unique culinary tradition, check out this article from the New York Times and then watch this mini-documentary from the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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This is Milwaukee’s oldest house

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All-female street art finds a home Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View

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Milwaukee Film to take over the Oriental Theatre in 2018

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MKE Stories

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So many Milwaukee stories to tell! And here’s where we tell them.

Positive “Community Stories” about our neighbors who are making Milwaukee a better place.

Interesting stories about Milwaukee’s growing restaurant scene, and The Moody Cook’s smart take on food and food culture.

And thoughtful stories on the people who continue to create Milwaukee’s rich culture of performing and fine arts.

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