Chow Down In Milwaukee

Restaurant Reviews

Chow Down In Milwaukee strives to inform the public of the various ethnic food options in the community as well as restaurants newer to the Milwaukee area. Since our city has recently flourished with more and more food trucks, Chow Down also travels around Milwaukee to try these new and innovative creations. Ever wonder what a Poke Bowl is or what Thai food is like? Chow Down In Milwaukee has the answer.




Amanda Landowski


I’ve lived in Milwaukee my entire life and love everything this eclectic city has to offer. Combined with the multitude of different restaurants in the area, my passion for good, natural food, and soon a Bachelors in Journalism, starting Chow Down In Milwaukee was a no-brainer. It all started after writing my first review for Urban Milwaukee and from there, I created my own review column.


Recently, Chow Down has expanded, reaching all sides of Milwaukee and adding new contributors. I am excited to share our impressions, our thoughts and experiences with the community and hope to illuminate the hidden gems Milwaukee has to offer. 



Rachel Howe is an influencer in the food and beverage space in Milwaukee. She attends industry related events to help bring awareness and promote what local restaurants and associations have to offer. She is also the owner of a top ranked Milwaukee food blog,, where she writes about her experiences at Milwaukee restaurants and industry-related events. Connect with her on her food blog or follow her on social media to stay in touch.




I’m Philip Kowalski. I’ve lived in Milwaukee my whole life and am currently in the Bay View area. I’m 55, married with 4 children who are now all grown up.

Currently I work at a Radisson in Milwaukee and have been working in hospitality for over 20 years both in restaurants and hotels of all types as well as large convention facilities.

I’ve always considered myself a connoisseur of food and enjoy many varieties of ethnic foods. I’d like to think of myself as a hobbyist being a personal chef.

My favorite shows are Bar Rescue, Hell’s Kitchen and Chopping Block.



Neil Panosian

Neil Panosian is the award-winning author of the book A Happy Life for Busy People. He is also the creator of the motivational website Before launching his literary career, Mr. Panosian was in the customer service field for over two decades, including 23 years as a bartender and several years as a cook. Neil enjoys searching for unique places with tasty cuisine and exceptional customer service.




I am a UWM, and Americorp alumni. I am originally  from Indiana, but Milwaukee is my home and has been for over 10 years. Story telling, and great communication is something i am passionate  about. I love people and interacting with people. Being apart of chow down  is a great way for me to share  with people the awesome restaurants our city has to offer.