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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stonefly’s good-time spirit

Brew pubs tend to be large places, as exemplified by Rock Bottom and the Milwaukee Ale House. But Stonefly Brewing Co. in Riverwest offers a similar atmosphere in a smaller space. Stonefly first opened under the name Onopa, until Julia LaLoggia purchased the place from a friend and made the switch. The main bar/dining...
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Choose Wisconsin foods this year

’Tis the season for your calorie count to skyrocket. What better way to feel truly at home with the holidays than to savor—or share—a taste of Wisconsin? You already know you’ll be satisfied with local classics such as Quality Candy, Usinger’s and Penzeys. But consider expanding your menu with other local food and drink specialties...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Wisconsin’s famous ginseng

Although beer, brats and cheese are three commodities we Wisconsinites are skilled at producing and happy to consume, the stereotype derived from them has eclipsed our state’s overall depth and diversity. Not only do we produce some of the country’s best cranberries, cherries and honey, Wisconsin grows nearly 95%...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Oriental Theater - 7 p.m.

Though it’s difficult to consider a product as ubiquitous as beer an endangered resource, in their new documentary, 99 Bottles, a group of Milwaukee filmmakers argue that these are hard times for microbreweries, as ingredient shortages, stricter laws and numerous fees cut into the profits of small . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today @ Potter Ave in Bay View - Noon to 8 p.m.

In a brilliant marketing move, Pabst Blue Ribbon opted against advertising directly to its growing consumer base of young, bohemian types who view drinking unpretentious, bargain beer as a badge of honor. Instead, it courted them in more clever ways, sponsoring events like this one, a low-key gathering featuring . . .
07.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Get on your thinking caps, grab a deck of cards, and head to the sheepshead match to “trump” all others. Following tradition, German Fest is hosting hourly sheepshead sessions each day of the Fest. There is a new location this year, so look for the card tourney on the north end of the grounds across from the Potawatomi Bingo Tent. Anyway, if you need a refresher course in sheepshead, I...
07.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
        You can save your “dough” and eat more strudel at German Fest this year by taking a few tips from me and checking for great admission deals each day of the Fest.  The first thing to know is that everyone is a V.I.P. on Thursday July, 24 with free admission and food deals compliments of Usinger’s Family Night.  So, enjoy $1 brats, hot dogs and ice cream on Thursday, then co...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fat Abbey’s Belgian fare

Fat Abbey, which opened at the end of May, is another bar/restaurant belonging to the Diablos Rojos Restaurant Group. Like its counterparts, Trocadero and Cafe Hollander, it has a European theme, amplifying the Belgian end of Cafe Hollander’s Low Countries cuisine. It is called a biercafe, so naturally...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Brewery Credit Union (BCU) has more on tap than just savings accounts and car loans. The community not-for-profit organization also offers BEER, or Brewery Employees Education Resource programs. “We always strive to educate,” said Marketing Director Mikal Gilliat, who noted that BCU’s seminars for first-time home...

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