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Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Off the Cuff with Sugar Todd

 Fifteen years ago, Sugar Todd dreamed of being an Olympic speed skater. Now 23, Todd’s childhood dream has come true. At this year’s Olympic Trials held at the Utah Olympic Oval, Todd qualified for the 2014 U.S. Speedskating Long Track Olympic Team and will compete
Dining Out
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Located at 1504 E. North Ave., Glass Nickel Pizza’s Milwaukee-themed, post-industrial interior (read: kick-ass gear-themed tables and metal accents) adds a unique style to the area’s lively restaurant scene. Pies are GNP’s forte, bringing together homemade crusts (hand-tossed, thick and
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

First Stage’s ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

 Talk about a gut-busting show! Opening night of First Stage Children’s Theater’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (performed by the “Cosby Cast” this
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

The roaster will host public cuppings this month

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company’s recently opened roasting and packaging facility at 224 W. Bruce St. has been awarded organic certification by the nonprofit Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA). In order to be certified, Anodyne had to prove that its organic products would not be in contact with non-organic matter and meet other processing, handling and offering criteria.

In a pr...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
 Founded earlier this year, the nonprofit Troop Café (3430 W. Wisconsin Ave.) is serving the community wholesome, delicious meals while providing U.S. veterans paid job training and employment in the culinary and hospitality business. Off the Cuff sat down with Manager Chris
milwaukee pets alive
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Help some pups in need this holiday season

The nonprofit Milwaukee Pets Alive (MPA) recently purchased 100 community donation boxes for $776 ($476 for boxes and $300 for shipping) from an overseas vendor, but ended up receiving the shipment from the Chinese company Hotsun with much of the merchandize significantly damaged.

As MPA’s Executive Director Lisa Grabowski states in the organization’s press release, “$776 is a fortune...
Around Milwaukee
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Rich with zesty herbs, flavorful spices and fresh ingredients central to the Thua Thien-Hue Province of Vietnam, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant’s unique take on Vietnamese cuisine has made the restaurant a favorite in Bay View since it opened there in 2010. Owners Carina Tran and Mark Nielsen now hope to find similar success in another neighborhood: They announced that they will be opening a second l...
stitch milwaukee
Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Artists, art and K-12 educators, students, mentors, non-profit youth workers and university staff all born and raised in Milwaukee were the driving force behind STITCH Milwaukee’s Community Mural Project. This organization focuses on providing safe spaces for young people and community members to share their creativity. The project directly involved community youth and adults in both the design ...
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

The East Side bar sends off its longtime owner with a big party on Oct. 30

Thirty-five years ago, John Sidoff and his wife, Cindy, became the third set of new owners of the iconic Hooligan’s Super Bar, converting the original “nickel beer and quarter shot” bar into a restaurant that now offers a popular food menu and an impressive beer selection. The couple, which also owns Von Trier (just down the street), say they are moving into "semi-retirement," so what better...