Latte on a Lazy Day

I had an incredible – and incredibly busy – Friday taking in some of the best parts of summertime in Milwaukee. After getting off work in the morning, I went on a tour of the 2nd annual edition of Sculpture Milwaukee, which showcases more than 20 international artists right on Wisconsin Avenue – all for…

Hotel Madrid Hosting First Sangria Fest

This Sunday, June 24th, Hotel Madrid will host its first Sangria Fest in Walker’s Point. The restaurant is partnering with Café Corazón in Bay View, DanDan, Vanguard, Movida and Mikey’s to share six unique sangria recipes. Each restaurant will set up an outdoor booth at Hotel Madrid, where festival-goers can meet the people behind the punch. Additionally, attendees…

BluTender Battle: Ladies vs. Lads

Generally speaking, when I talk about cooking with my cousin Linda Marcus, she’s almost always the one giving me great recommendations. Same goes for fashion advice – she competed in Season 15 of Project Runway. But not this time. Shortly after publishing a hot toddy recipe a couple days ago, I received a notification that she…

Lakefront Brewery Prepares for Black Friday

It’s one of the most “Milwaukee” stories I’ve seen: Thousands of people, lined up in the cold outside overnight to buy three bottles of Lakefront Brewery’s Black Friday Beer. The doors open at 8:00am, but Lakefront’s tour manager, Dylan Mazurkiewicz, says when people get kicked out of bars around 2:00am, they show up to get in…

Movida: Bringing Tables Together over Tapas

One of the reasons I love writing about food is that it’s encouraged me to become more adventurous in so many ways. I can’t even begin to describe how many incredible facts, big and small, I’ve learned about the food scene in Wisconsin, or how many recipes are bookmarked for me to try out in…

Hotel Madrid Prepares for “Stranger Things” Halloween Ball

It’s the Netflix hit that I was too wimpy to get through alone. “You like Steven Spielberg?” My friends would ask. “Well, then, you’ve got to watch ‘Stranger Things.’” Well, I wimped out pretty quickly, and keep telling myself I’ll get through the whole show one of these days. But in the meantime, I’ll settle for learning…

DanDan Raises Money for Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico.

DanDan announced it will be raising money for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico from October 12 through November 12. During that time, the restaurant says 100-percent of the sales of three special cocktails will go toward hurricane relief. The restaurant kicked off the fundraiser with an event, Tropical Libations, on Thursday, October 12. According…

Balzac Launches New East Side Farmers Market

On Saturday, September 23, Balzac will host a new East Side Farmers at the corner of Brady and Arlington Place. As an east-sider myself, it thrilled me when I heard about the new market. I’ve had a wonderful time exploring the various markets in the Greater Milwaukee area, as well as Dane County’s, but to…

Colectivo to Donate to Hurricane Relief Efforts

On Wednesday, September 20, Colectivo will donate 50 percent of its coffee sales to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to Colectivo’s Facebook page, coffee sales on “Relief Wednesday” made in person and online will both benefit relief efforts. Colectivo will donate proceeds to GlobalGiving‘s Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief Funds. GlobalGiving, a…

Hi Hat Celebrates 20 Years

On Saturday, September 2nd, Hi Hat & Garage on Brady will celebrate the big 2-0 with a block party at the corner of Brady Street and Arlington Place. The event, which runs from 1:00 until 10:00p., will feature food tents, beer tappings, an Old Fashioned contest, local vendors and local music and DJs… just to…