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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:16:03 CDT


Milwaukee Talks: Bucks VP, Corporate Social Responsibility Alicia Dupies

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:01:00 CDT

Since the Bucks hired Alicia Dupies to be their new vice president of community relations in August of 2015, the Social Responsibility Department has greatly expanded and the team's Foundation was launched. After last week's major Foundation announcement, we sat down with Dupies to talk about the Bucks in the community.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Margarita Paradise

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:04:00 CDT

The taco plate at Margarita Paradise is a tasty deal for $5 - and an even tastier deal when you add another taco for $7.

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Fried chicken, mac and cheese on the docket for Hot Head Chicken Bay View

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:01:00 CDT

It's a great time to be a fried chicken lover in Milwaukee. In fact, the fried chicken scene, which includes favorites like The Tandem and Merriment Social, will get even better later this summer when Bumstead Provisions takes on a new identity as Hot Head Chicken.

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Centro owners to open Bar Centro in Riverwest

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Riverwest will soon have a new place to gather. There's a new bar opening at 804 E. Center St. in the former home of the Peoples Books Co-Operative. And it could open to the public as soon as October.

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Can you remember every song of the summer since 1982?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:06:00 CDT

It may feel like we're now closer to the end of summer than the beginning, but that doesn't mean the fun in the sun has to stop. And, to help, here's a quick video playlist of the song of the summer across more than three decades.

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Joseph Weirick: A tribute from his son

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:07:00 CDT

On Sunday, Milwaukee real estate executive Joseph Weirick died at the age of 58. His son, David, and wrote the following tribute.

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Downtown food trucks: Your guide to mobile eats every day of the week

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The trickiest part of grabbing your meal from a food truck is determining where you're going to find one. Fortunately, we've got your number. This guide is tailor-made to be your go-to for where to find great food trucks in Downtown Milwaukee any day of the week.

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14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s.

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Brady Street Festival: July 29

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT

The Brady Street Festival has its roots in the neighborhood's hippie heyday in the '70s. It's been revamped, upgraded and improved a little more each year.

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What's new on Netflix for August 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:56:00 CDT

I'll be real with you all: August at the movies looks pretty horrible. So why not stay home and binge some Netflix - especially with the lineup coming next month, featuring big hits like "The Matrix," "Sing" and "Marvel's The Defenders."

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Why you are probably no longer an organ donor and how to become one

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:03:00 CDT

Even if you signed the back of your license and have the "donor dot" sticker does not mean you're registered as an organ donor. And organ donors are desperately needed.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Brick 3 Pizza

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:02:00 CDT

Fast, cheap and good. It really can be done at this pizza-by-the-slice place on Old World 3rd Street.

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20 rocking photos from the 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:16:00 CDT

Check out these awesome photos from the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, which made its yearly stop in Milwaukee at Henry Maier Festival Park on July 24.

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MKE Brewing breaks ground on new brewery at Pabst

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:26:00 CDT

Last summer we took you inside the former Pabst distribution facility right after it emerged that MKE Brewing Co. was purchasing the building as its new home. On Tuesday, Milwaukee Brewing hosted an official groundbreaking for the project.

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Enlightened Brewing Company assures "Hate Has No Home"

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:39:00 CDT

On Saturday, Enlightened Brewing Company experienced what it called in a wide-reaching Facebook post a "confusing situation" - that some condemned as a hate crime and others considered no big deal - concerning a sign in the tap room that said "Hate Has No Home Here." We reached out to learn more.

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Christina Aguilera comes to town for private Northwestern Mutual performance

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:59:00 CDT

Pop diva and "The Voice" coach Christina Aguilera is in Milwaukee today, gearing up for a private concert for Northwestern Mutual at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Packers announce player personnel department changes

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:22:00 CDT

The Green Bay Packers announced several changes and additions to their player personnel department. The announcement was made Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

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LocaMoji brings even more awesome Milwaukee stickers to small screens

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:05:00 CDT

You can now express yourself even more locally with characters that aren't available anywhere else. Feeling summer? Brat time. Feeling salty? Throw out a Milverine. Want to connect with your best friend? Send an old-school Milwaukee Laverne and hope for a Shirley in return.

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3 dishes: Kenneth Hardiman of Mason Street Grill

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In this series, we ask chefs to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Mason Street Grill's new executive chef, Kenneth Hardiman, about his take on some classic dishes from the restaurant's menu.

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3 bands at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour that really loved Milwaukee

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:19:00 CDT

Here are three quick concert reviews for three bands who professed their love for Milwaukee during shows at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.

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Urban Spelunking: MFD's former Third Ward fireboat station

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Considering how much waterfront Milwaukee has - between the lake, the rivers and the canals - it makes perfect sense that there's a history of fireboats here. MFD's last fireboat station is now for sale. We went inside to take a look.

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Milwaukee Brewfest, July 29

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee hosts a beer festival on the lakefront that promises craft brew with a picturesque view. Milwaukee Brewfest is Saturday, July 29, featuring unlimited samplings from more than 100 breweries.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Engagement enragement

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:06:00 CDT

Bryan, Eric and Peter meet Rachel's family, the fantasy suite dates begin, and Peter and Rachel debate the definition of engagement on a packed episode of "The Bachelorette" Monday night.

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$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Waterfront Deli

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:01:00 CDT

Heading to a Downtown Milwaukee lunch can be a delicious treat - and a hit to your wallet. We challenged ourselves to recommend some of our favorite picks in the area at $7 or less.

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Last call for "Superbad" and more on Netflix in August

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:06:00 CDT

School may be shortly around the corner in August, but for two beloved modern high school movies, the final bell is about to ring on its time on Netflix. Here's everything leaving the streaming service next month.

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Top-50 recruit Joey Hauser commits to Marquette, will join brother Sam

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:31:00 CDT

Marquette got its first commitment in the Class of 2018, head coach Steve Wojciechowski's top-priority recruit and a nationally ranked, in-state player the Golden Eagles lured away from the likes of Wisconsin and Michigan State. Stevens Point's Joey Hauser chose Marquette on Sunday.

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Loose Ends Week: what got done, what didn't

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:06:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee unofficially declared last week "Loose Ends Week." This means a bunch of sh*t got done and a bunch didn't.

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New report suggests Milwaukee relies too heavily on property tax revenue

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:03:00 CDT

At an event at the University Club on Monday, the Public Policy Forum released a report that looks at how the City of Milwaukee raises revenue and compares that to how 38 peer cities do it.

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Downtown's Water Street gets refreshed this week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:18:00 CDT

Downtown Milwaukee continues to shine today as one of its main thoroughfares gets a new, fresh repaving.

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Old World Third Street bar guide

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:01:00 CDT

It may be Old World Third Street, but the Downtown nightlife and drinking destination is more of a hybrid of Milwaukee's past and the present, old and young happily intertwined. Here's a quick rundown of all things old and new Old World Third Street has to offer.

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You pick: Which new Wisconsin State Fair foods should we try?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:34:00 CDT

There appears to be a variety of themes among the new dishes being offered at the Wisconsin State Fair - from new breakfast items, to bacon, unicorns and even (erp!) bugs. But, which ones should Lori Fredrich, our dining editor, try and review this year?

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Jow Nai Fouquet announces September closing

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Jow Nai Fouquet, the East Side restaurant specializing in fare from southern Thailand, has announced that it will be closing its doors sometime this September.

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Milwaukee Downtown hosts Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown will host its annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, July 31-Aug. 4. Check out all that the week has to offer to Downtown employees here.

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German Fest: July 28-30

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee's German Fest, North America's largest German celebration, provides an ample supply of lederhosen, polkas and pilsner, but it also prides itself on being the most traditional German event in North America.

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"Game of Thrones" recap: Allies come together, while Dany's plans fall apart

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:19:00 CDT

Just when you thought it was another nice episode of "Game of Thrones," in a furious explosion of fire, water and blood, Sunday's episode flipped the table over - at least for Daenerys and Tyrion. Here's our recap.

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Jason Aldean and company bring it home on Day Four of Country Thunder

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:06:00 CDT

Jason Aldean took the stage nearly on time - a good thing, too, because the Thunder Bowl was packed, and the Country Thunder crowd was ready to party. And party they did, for nearly an hour and a half to close out the rockin' weekend.

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"Sherman Park Rising" mural "will be a constant reminder to unite"

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:16:00 CDT

The design for "Sherman Park Rising," a mural created by artist Tia Richardson, was unveiled recently to residents and members of neighborhood associations, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Country Thunder hosted the ultimate hillbilly hitch-up

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:56:00 CDT

After Day Two's incredible happenings, it was hard to imagine that Day Three of Country Thunder could get any better. But by only 1 p.m., the day has already seen the penultimate of weddings: hillybilly, Country Thunder style.

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2017 Milwaukee summer festivals guide

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:16:00 CDT

Summertime is right around the corner, and it's time to start planning out your fun. So the Milwaukee summer festivals guide is here to help.

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Milwaukee brunch guide

Sun, 23 Jul 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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Thomas Rhett and company blaze through Day Three of Country Thunder

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:46:00 CDT

With Day Three's lineup at Country Thunder every bit as packed as the day before's, we were drooling with anticipation - and Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and the rest of the lineup did not disappoint.

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Habitat for Humanity plans expansion into Midtown, Harambee

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:56:00 CDT

In July, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity announced plans to invest $9 million over the next three years in the Midtown neighborhood between North and Lisbon Avenues and between 25th and 30th Streets, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Braise Restaurant

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:01:00 CDT

I'm enamoured of grabbing a quick bite at the Braise Bar. There's plenty to love about the welcoming space where the bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable and there's always something interesting to nibble. It's even better when I've got a two-for-one deal in my pocket.

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9 reasons to bounce into Bounce

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Bay View's Bounce Milwaukee is as much of a grown-up destination as it is a kid zone. Adults can jump, slide, laser, climb, box, play video games, sumo wrestle and more, in between drinking beers or cocktails and eating healthy (or not healthy) food.

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Keith Urban and the rest of Day 2 roar through the rain at Country Thunder

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:59:00 CDT

It's a good artist that can push through weather to create a decent set. It's a great artist who can embrace the weather and create an epic set. Enter Dan + Shay and Keith Urban at a rainy Country Thunder Day 2.

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EAA AirVenture: July 24-30

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:02:00 CDT

More than 12,000 planes of all kinds are on hand at the event, which draws more than 750,000 people each year. Aimed heavily toward younger visitors, the AirVenture has loads of fun for kids, from hands-on, educational games to the EAA AirVenture Museum.

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Desmond Mason paints mural at local youth organization, talks art and Bucks

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:01:00 CDT

On Friday, former Bucks player-turned professional artist Desmond Mason teamed with the Running Rebels and local Milwaukee artists to help create pieces of art at the local community youth organization's news facility. Afterward, Mason talked about the project, his art and the current Bucks.

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Hidden Gem: Sloppy Joe's Saloon and Spoon

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:06:00 CDT

Tucked away in rural Hubertus is Sloppy Joe's Saloon and Spoon, a place that many consider to be their second home and a place where the dining experience is just as stellar as the friendly atmosphere that can be felt throughout. Read all about it in this week's edition of Hidden Gems.

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6 bands to see at the this year's Vans Warped Tour

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:05:00 CDT

On Monday, July 24, Vans Warped Tour will be taking over Milwaukee, as 64 of rock's most popular bands will be performing for their loyal fans. Here are six that we recommend seeing for a guaranteed rockin' good time.

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You still have time to claim your Summerfest Fan for Life giveaway prize

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:36:00 CDT

Are you a Fan for Life winner? Festival officials announced that as of today there are unclaimed Fan for Life prizes and, in an effort to award their fans, have extended the deadline to Aug. 31, at 5 p.m.

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