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The Best of 2010

El Beso construction photoEverywhere you look this week it seems that someone is doing a recap of the past year. I’ve been doing this food blogging experiment for nearly six months. It has been more successful than I could have imagined – many thanks to all of my friends and family for passing along links and giving me a good word.

I wanted to say goodbye to 2010 by taking a look at the 10 most popular posts from the past year.

1. New La Fuente location opens today
The most popular blog of this year – many thanks to Google and a Milwaukee contingency that loves its Mexican food – was a link to the Journal Sentinel’s coverage of the opening of the new Tosa La Fuente.

2. Yeah, I Ate That: The turkey leg
This was a little post I put together based on a scrapbook page from my honeymoon album. It got a lot of coverage thanks to AJ at the Disney Food Blog and the folks at the Disney Blog Carnival.

3. Construction update: El Beso Mexican Restaurante
Another indication that Milwaukee loves its Mexican food. Who knew? I was in the Greenfield-area doing some book shopping and snapped a few photos for this third most popular post of the year.

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Construction update: El Beso Mexican Restaurante

Updated 11/3/10: Greenfield NOW reports on opening of El Beso for February 2011.

We were out ‘n about yesterday near Southridge so I took some shots of the progress of El Beso, the new Mexican restaurant that has taken over the spot once filled by Champps in Greenfield.

There isn’t a whole lot of obvious changes on the outside, but ladders, construction equipment and particle board are in plain view. Still no official website has been made live for El Beso, which means “The Kiss,” and is owned by the same group that owns El Fuego on Milwaukee’s southside.

El Beso construction photoLots of construction materials are taking up space in the parking areas around the building.

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New La Fuente location opens today

Carol Deptolla, restaurant critic from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports that the new Tosa location of La Fuente will open today at 10 a.m.

La Fuente on Blue Mound will have a menu identical to the south side restaurant’s, an employee said. Look for items such as shrimp soup ($4.10 a cup), fajitas ($14.95) and a selection of vegetarian dishes, including mushroom chimichangas ($11.35).

Learn more about the new location – read the full post on JSOnline or visit ILoveLaFuente.com.

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La Fuente Coming to Tosa – BizTimes Milwaukee previews the new location.
El Beso Mexican Restaurante moves into old Champp’s location – All’s Fare Food Blog takes a look at another new Mexican restaurant coming to the area.

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La Fuente coming to Tosa

10/12/10 update: La Fuente Wauwatosa opens today. Read more here.

According to BizTimes Milwaukee, La Fuente will be opening a second location in the Wauwatosa area later this summer or early fall.

Jose Zarate, the owner of La Fuente, a popular Mexican restaurant located at 625 S. 5th St. in Milwaukee’s Latin Quarter, recently purchased the 20,000-square-foot Monreal’s El Matador restaurant building at 9155 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, for $1.29 million. Zarate plans to convert the restaurant to a La Fuente restaurant. It will open in later summer or early fall after an extensive remodeling project.

If you can’t wait to get your Mexican fix, check out La Fuente’s muy popular 5th and National location. Check out their website at ilovelafuente.com.

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New La Fuente location opens today – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food critic Carol Deptolla reports on the new restaurant opening.
El Beso Mexican Restaurante moves into old Champp’s location – All’s Fare Food Blog takes a look at another new Mexican restaurant coming to the area.

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