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06.24.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM

It took a while, but Bay View's beer garden is coming

By Shepherd Express Staff
It took a bit longer than organizers hoped, but the Humboldt Park Beer Garden is now a done deal. Today the Milwaukee Common Council approved a liquor license request for the beer garden's operators, the St. Francis Brewery, clearing the way for it to open on Monday, June 30. County Supervisor Jason Haas, one of the beer garden's biggest cheerleaders, trumpeted the news in a press release this af...
06.23.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

It'll celebrate with eight kegs of free beer

By Evan Rytlewski
It's been a banner summer for free beer. Following the Estabrook Park Beer Garden's ceremonial tapping last week, Shorewood’s Hubbard Park Beer Garden will open tomorrow with a party featuring free beer until it runs out. Located between the Hubbard Park Lodge and the River Club in Hubbard Park, Milwaukee County’s latest beer garden will feature a selection of Wisconsin brews, including Sprech...
06.20.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
One of Bay View’s most anticipated new restaurants will open this weekend. Located in the former Mama DeMarinis location at 2457 S. Wentworth Ave., on one of the neighborhood's quieter residential blocks, Goodkind arrives to high expectations thanks to the strong track record of its owners. The restaurant is a collaboration between Jessica and William Seidel, who own the neighboring Burnhearts b...
06.18.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Nathaniel Scharping
Americans are used to a fairly limited selection of baked goods. Cookies, muffins and a few other bakery items are the staples of café and coffee shop menus here. A new bakery in Shorewood, however, is bringing much more to the table for early morning diners, founded on a long tradition of French bakeries and recipes. North Shore Boulangerie, located at 4401 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood, recentl...
06.16.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Now that something resembling summer-like weather has finally arrived, the Milwaukee County Parks system is opening its outdoor pools for the season. The Wilson Park pool, located at Wilson Recreation at 4001 S. 20th St., became the city’s first outdoor pool to open today. The county’s  other deep-well pools will open on Thursday, June 19, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Tho...
05.07.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When the Milwaukee County Parks Department announced a proposal this January for the St. Francis beer garden to operate a beer garden in Humboldt Park, the hope was to launch the beer garden in May. One week into the month, however, that timeline now looks unlikely, and the Bay View beer garden still isn't a done deal. Susie Devcich, chief of recreation and business development at the parks depar...
04.11.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Kristina Byas
To accommodate kids on spring break, the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio at the Milwaukee Art Museum will offer extended hours from April 15-20. The studio will be open daily from 10a.m. to 4p.m. for their “Spring Loaded” themed activities, which include flower painting and mixed-media sculptures from found objects. Families will be able to stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery to check o...