2009 April: Five Questions

2009 April: Five Questions

Jim Frye is founder of the Italian Oven Café, a spin-off of sorts from his original Italian Oven concept. The Italian Oven went public in the 1990s, but floundered shortly thereafter. Now Frye is resurrecting the concept in an abbreviated form, following the lead of concepts like Starbucks and Panera Bread. Currently, there are twoMore »

2009 April: Have A Seat

2009 April: Have A Seat

When Riverfront Pizzeria opened in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward a couple of years ago, its contemporary but gritty design reflected the character of its neighborhood. Its owners wanted the bar to reflect the restaurant’s character, too. That included the barstools — the most intimate connection that customers have to any bar. So it isn’t anMore »