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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:16:02 CDT


Taste of the Gateway showcases airport neighborhood on Aug. 17

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Later this week, The Gateway to Milwaukee will host a free event that showcases the neighborhood's assets through an evening of food, beverages and live music. The event is free and open to the public and will feature food and beverages from area restaurants.

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Kristin Godfrey announced as new East Side BID Executive Director

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:00 CDT

Kristin Godfrey was announced as the new East Side Business Improvement director today, replacing Jim Plaisted after his departure in July.

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Sendik's stores host Hatch chile pepper roasting extravaganza

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:56:00 CDT

We've entered the dog days of summer, and Sendik's is celebrating with a special offering: Hatch chile peppers from New Mexico. These unique peppers, which are common in Southwestern cooking, are rarely - if ever - found in Wisconsin in their fresh form.

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State Fair attendance tops 1 million for fifth straight year

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:41:00 CDT

Wisconsin State Fair officials announced today that the 2017 fair drew 1,028,049 visitors, marking the fifth straight year that attendance has exceeded 1 million people.

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"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: All that buildup for a bizarre bore

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:46:00 CDT

The lone positive to come from the first four hours of "Bachelor in Paradise" is that, finally, the show is moving on from the allegations, meaning now it can focus its energy on its other major problem: It's really, really, phenomenally boring.

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10 great Beck samples

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:28:00 CDT

Even though it's almost as rare as a solar eclipse, Beck is known to play an amazing show when he comes to Milwaukee or Chicago. Amazingly, he finds a way to replicate some of his great samples, but live, in concert. However, those catchy loops are part of what made his early records great.

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Free Westallion Citywide Pub Stampede is this Sunday in 'Stallis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:01:00 CDT

The Westallion Brewing Company has organized the first annual Citywide Pub Stampede, taking place Aug. 20 and showcasing "what West Allis drinking has to offer." From noon to 6 p.m., all are welcome to join in the bar crawl, for free, at any of the participating locations.

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12 celestial snacks to enjoy during the eclipse

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Cheers! The eclipse of 2017 is nearly upon us. But the big question is, what should we eat? Milwaukee's first views of the eclipse begin just before the lunch hour, so eating is precisely the appropriate way to celebrate this solar spectacle.

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New Memory Cafe marks step toward dementia-friendly Milwaukee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In Milwaukee County's latest effort to improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, a number of area organizations are opening the sixth Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Café at Daddy's Soul Food and Grill, 754 N. 27th St.

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Classic old East Side firehouse is getting a makeover and we'll trace its progress

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:48:00 CDT

Jalem Getz, the president of Wantable, an online retailer based in Milwaukee, has purchased the decommissioned Milwaukee Fire Department Fire House, Ladder Company No. 5, at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. and plans to convert it into a single family residence.

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Zoo a la Carte: Aug. 17-20

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:56:00 CDT

Zoo a la Carte - celebrating more than 30 years of fun at the Milwaukee County Zoo - features more than two dozen area restaurants on hand serving food, beverages and treats and multiple stages of music.

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IndiaFest Milwaukee, Aug. 19

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:02:00 CDT

A celebration of Indian culture in Wisconsin, the fifth annual IndiaFest will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Humboldt Park. It features delicious Indian food, elaborate costumes, cultural shows and demonstrations, traditional music, dance and other activities.

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Do this: Story Hill BKC's Bar Bites Beer Bash on Aug. 28

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:02:00 CDT

If you love trying new, interesting beer, you won't want to miss Story Hill BKC's upcoming Bar Bites Beer Bash, which features beer samples from 12 breweries along with great bar bites. Preview tappings are also available Tuesdays leading up to the event.

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Solar specs: Where to get your eclipse glasses

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:16:00 CDT

Eclipse fever is currently covering the nation, but even with a gigantic celestial body floating in front of it, it's not a great idea to stare straight at the sun - at least without a pair of eclipse glasses. Here's where you can find some.

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"Grandma Book" series teaches kids culture, compassion

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Raejean Kanter - aka "Grandma Book" - recently published her first-in-a-series of travel books for kids called "Grandma Book Travels: Vietnam."

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Petition asks Von Trier not to change

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:01:00 CDT

After this morning's announcement that the German-themed Von Trier would morph into a mid-century cocktail lounge by early 2018, a petition appeared on

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Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. plans two Milwaukee restaurants

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:59:00 CDT

Though the specifics are sparse, Chicago's multi-location poké purveyor, Aloha Poké Co. has announced that it will expand to a number of cities, including Milwaukee, which will get two restaurants.

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Is a new beer garden coming to Pere Marquette Park?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:26:00 CDT

There is a proposal to bring a beer garden back to Pere Marquette Park next year - between the Milwaukee River, Kilbourn Avenue and 3rd and State Streets - and an upcoming meeting will unveil details of the plan.

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Marquette signs seven-year agreement to play home games at new Bucks arena

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:31:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University have signed a seven-year agreement for Marquette's men's basketball team to play its home games at the new Bucks sports and entertainment arena, beginning with the 2018-19 season.

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Mequon Joey Gerard's will close this weekend and reopen as Mr. B's

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:01:00 CDT

The days are growing short for last meals at Joey Gerard's Supper Club in Mequon. The restaurant will close on Saturday, Aug. 19 as it makes way for its transition to a Mr. B's Steakhouse.

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Research turns up Tula Erskine's Joan of Arc paintings at Washington High

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Tula Erskine said she'd painted a 12-foot mural of Joan of Arc for a Washington High School hallway, but no such work hangs there. Research has led to the rediscovery of the work.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces its 2017 Black Lens selections

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:16:00 CDT

Ever since its inaugural year in 2014, the Black Lens selections at the Milwaukee Film Festival have been some of the event's most recognized and most lauded. And this year's picks - just announced today - look no different.

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Von Trier to become mid-century cocktail lounge

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:59:00 CDT

Rumors that Von Trier was about to undergo major changes flew around for months, and this morning owner John Sidoff confirmed they were true.

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"Bachelor In Paradise" recap: The premiere refuses to let the clouds pass

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:56:00 CDT

For some odd reason, "Bachelor in Paradise" wanted to linger on the alleged sexual misconduct that took place between DeMario and Corinne during its season premiere Monday night, sucking any fun out of this summer sleaze.

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Farewell, Hinterland

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:56:00 CDT

There are several restaurants in history where I wish I had dined before they were lost to time. Though not as storied, nationally or internationally lauded, last week, another hallmark of good eating for me personally and my city said goodbye.

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Join us for the Food Truck Brunch Series starting Aug. 20

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:04:00 CDT

The first ever Food Truck Brunch Series takes place on Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17, with some of the most popular food trucks in the Milwaukee area hosting pop-up brunches at Bay View Park, Klode Park and Juneau Park, respectively.

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Bucks' 2017-18 NBA schedule has twice as many national TV games as last year

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:19:00 CDT

The Bucks became one of the NBA's most exciting-to-watch, up-and-coming teams last season, and the league evidently took notice, rewarding them with twice the number of nationally televised games they had last year. Milwaukee's 2017-18 schedule was released on Monday.

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Why you need to be at this week's NEWaukee Night Market

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:18:00 CDT

Newaukee's Night Market is back on Wednesday. It's one of the city's most lively events, and it takes place in the heart of Downtown along Wisconsin Avenue.

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6 views of The Quin apartments coming to Walker's Point

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Pittsburgh-based developer Linden Street Partners - which also has offices in Santa Ana, California - will break ground on The Quin Apartments, its first Milwaukee project, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the northeast corner of South 2nd and West Florida Streets.

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Wisconsin, Notre Dame meet in 2020 at Lambeau Field as part of two-year series

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:09:00 CDT

Curly Lambeau surely would have enjoyed today's big college football news. Wisconsin and Notre Dame have agreed to a two-year, neutral-site series, beginning with a game on Oct. 3, 2020 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the sides announced Monday.

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Though it's only Aug. 14, it's back to school for some

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Sure, it's only Aug. 14, but with a new early start date for high schools, middle schools and some elementaries, too, many Milwaukee Public Schools students are sitting in their classrooms for the first day of school, too.

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The Diplomat opens on Brady Street tomorrow

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:59:00 CDT

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Chef Dane Baldwin will open the doors to The Diplomat, his highly anticipated restaurant in the former Bosley on Brady space on Brady Street.

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R U Kidding Me Bakery marks new chapter for heart transplant patient

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

R U Kidding Me Bakery - a combination deli, bakery and juice bar slated to open later this year - is the brainchild of Darrin Reasby, a native Milwaukeean whose experience with congestive heart failure inspired him to begin a new chapter in his already full life.

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Totality wired: Eclipse fever is everywhere

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

It's been nearly four decades since a total solar eclipse has darkened the daytime sky in these contiguous United States. Media outlets (including this one, as you can see) are all talking, writing and posting about this momentous event. Here are some of the basics.

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Irish Fest: Aug. 17-20

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:18:00 CDT

One of the best and most respected ethnic festivals in Milwaukee, Irish Fest - which runs Aug. 17-20 at Henry Maier Festival Park at the lakefront - is one of the only ones with a real international reputation.

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Idina Menzel's vocals and personality shine at the Riverside

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:06:00 CDT

After hearing Idina Menzel's emotive and expressive performances Sunday night at the Riverside Theater, I - and I'm sure my fellow audience members - can honestly say that "I have been changed for good."

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"Game of Thrones" recap: "Eastwatch" takes a breather - barely

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:56:00 CDT

After the fire and brimstone last week, it makes sense that "Game of Thrones" would take a bit of a breather. But with only two episodes left in the season, even the breather episodes - like Sunday night's "Eastwatch" - felt like a sprint.

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Giovanni's on Old World Third will look for new location, pending building sale

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:04:00 CDT

Giovanni's, the Italian restaurant at 1033 N. Old World 3rd St. will remain open, at least for the time-being. However, the Italian restaurant is currently entertaining the sale of the building and scouting out a new location.

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Burning Through Brew City: All Things Jerky's Carolina Reaper beef jerky

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:06:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee's Nick Barth and Matt Mueller are on a journey, burning their buds across the Brew City to find its spiciest dishes. Their next stop: the State Fair to battle some beef jerky featuring the spiciest pepper on the planet, the Carolina Reaper.

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Weekly sips with Thirsty Passport: The Love Shack

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:06:00 CDT

With our Thirsty Passports in hand we recently stopped at The Love Shack in Walker's Point and quickly realized it's one of the best deals in the book.

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Milwaukee free summer music series guide

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:06:00 CDT

The summer may be coming to a close, but you can still get your fill of live music all season long - and for free. From jazz to rock and an array of local and national bands in between, Milwaukee's weekly concert series offer something for everyone.

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Annual District 3 National Night Out tries to bridge police and community divide

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:16:00 CDT

Milwaukee Police Department officers and officials are trying to spend time with community members in positive environments, like the annual National Night Out, to help bridge the two groups, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:21:00 CDT

The weekly grind hardly allows time for a.m. bacon, eggs and hash browns, and if there is time to whip 'em up, they're usually scarfed down fast. That's why weekend brunches are such a relaxing treat. Check out our list of the local Sunday morning hot spots and take some time to savor simple and elaborate breakfast treats.

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Brewers acquire Neil Walker, cash from Mets for player to be named later

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:13:00 CDT

The Brewers acquired second baseman Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named, General Manager David Stearns announced Saturday. According to the team, corresponding moves to make room on the 40/25-man rosters will take place on Sunday.

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Our favorite stealthy spots to relax at State Fair

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:56:00 CDT

After a while in the hustle and bustle of the State Fair, you sometimes just need to sit, relax and soak in the sights and the suds. We know the feeling, and to help out, we asked our writers about their favorite State Fair places in the shade.

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We paid a visit to the new Iron Grate BBQ Co. and it was great

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:02:00 CDT

In late June, we reported that Iron Grate BBQ Co would be moving into its own digs. Well, beginning yesterday at 11 a.m., the doors of the restaurant were officially open at 4125 S. Howell Ave. And, even on its inaugural day, business was steady.

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Chamber's "Deathtrap" gets caught in its own trap of twists and turns

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:06:00 CDT

In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Ira Levin's meta comedy/thriller "Deathtrap," the strong actors at the center of show will make you jump, even if the story itself doesn't keep you white-knuckled at the edge of your seat for the whole night.

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We Got This to acquire Borchert Field lots from city

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:16:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Common Council last week authorized the sale of two vacant lots in the Borchert Field neighborhood to We Got This Milwaukee for $1 each, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Robin's picks: 7 days of Milwaukee live music musts

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:21:00 CDT

I often get asked - by out of towners and locals alike - what is there to do here? So I've decided to share my weekly picks of cool happenings in and around our lovely city. Here are my places to be for the upcoming week.

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MKE Punk Fest: Aug. 12, 17-20, 26

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:05:00 CDT

Come see the best punk bands all throughout the nation at several venues throughout Milwaukee. There will also be comedians and artists showcasing their best art.

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