The purrfect cat-didates are waiting to see you today. And they'll arrive at your doorstep via Uber!
The purrfect cat-didates are waiting to see you today. And they'll arrive at your doorstep via Uber! (Photo: Shutterstock)

Thursday made: kittens delivered to you by Uber

Today is the purrfect day. 

Uber – my go-to choice for designated drivers – will deliver you kittens right to your door! Here in Milwaukee they've partnered with Elmbrook Humane Society and most of the kittens are available for adoption. 

If you don't do it, you are missing this! 

We got #uberkittens!!!! #Milwaukee

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HOW IT WORKS (from Uber):

  1. Open your Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  2. Request the "KITTENS" option in your app. Set a reminder to request at the purrfect time. 
  3. Once the kittens arrive, you and your friends will get to enjoy 15 minutes of kitten cuteness! PRO TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space purrrfect for playtime!
  4. The best part? In most cities, kittens are eligible for adoption.

Your Thursday is now made. Well, at least mine is. There is a $30 "snuggle fee" for 15 minutes of pure cuteness and Uber will turn around and support the participating shelters!

The cat-didates are headed out for a rigorous day of interviews now, so request your right-meow. High-paws! 

These two girls need a home! Help them out #Milwaukee! #uberkittens #catsofinstagram #caturday #elmbrookhumanesociety

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New nightlife lounge Door No. 7 opens its doors tonight above Trocadero.
New nightlife lounge Door No. 7 opens its doors tonight above Trocadero.

New nightlife spot Door No. 7 opens tonight above Trocadero

New bar/nightlife spot Door No. 7 opens its doors to the public tonight at 1758 N. Water St. and will host its grand opening party Nov. 7.

Door No. 7 is above Trocadero – which OnMilwaukee reported had an ownership change in December – and was formerly known as Red Star Cocktail Club. The new ownership includes JJ Kovacovich, a bar manager at Trocadero from 2005 to 2007; Drew Deuster of Red Rock Saloon, McGillycuddy's and Red Lion Pub; and Christopher Tinker and David Price of Red Lion Pub and Three Lions Pub.

A manager confirmed Trocadero's new ownership is running the new Door No. 7 space, and it will be similar to Red Star with a focus on cocktails and a lounge feel. 

Stop by and check out the new space – and OnMilwaukee hopes to give you a first look soon. You can also follow along with Door No. 7's Facebook page here

Yes, parking is free on weekends in Downtown Milwaukee.
Yes, parking is free on weekends in Downtown Milwaukee. (Photo: Andy Tarnoff)

Stickers reveal free parking in Downtown Milwaukee

Parking in Downtown Milwaukee can sometimes be a challenge.

Although two-hour parking is free on Saturday and without time limits on Sunday, the parking signs installed by the City of Milwaukee can be a little confusing (as our own Jeff Sherman as pointed out several times). You see people trying to feed meters or even worse – confusedly trying to pay at one of the LUKE pay machines.

I'm one of those people who see this happening and try to help right away – sharing that our city actually is very accommodating on the weekends (and really at all times). However, many a patron unnecessarily feeds the parking meters in fear of parking tickets or worse yet – avoid coming Downtown altogether.

Luckily DNA-MKE is here to help – in partnership with the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works. They are clarifying the situation with new "FREE" stickers added to parking signs.

Some stickers are already installed with more to come on parking signs throughout the Downtown area.  They work, too, as they make it much clearer that there is no charge for on-street parking on Saturday.

Park on, Milwaukee! 

Bavette serves up a delicious steak tartare just about daily. Don't miss it.
Bavette serves up a delicious steak tartare just about daily. Don't miss it.

4 courses you should not have missed at Milwaukee Cocktail Week

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

Milwaukee's third annual Cocktail Week took place Sept. 16-22, at a variety of venues around the city.

The week-long celebration brought together bartenders, cocktail luminaries and industry enthusiasts for a series of experiential events highlighting the best of Milwaukee cocktail culture.

And many of them revolved around not only cocktails, but food, too. Delicious food. Amazing food. Some of them may make it onto the menus at some of the venues – some may not. Let's hope these six courses do! 

1. Gherkins at Wolf Peach

This summer lovin' course from head chef Cole Ersel at Wolf Peach was hands down one of my favorites of the entire week. Flake crudo, avocado oil, melon water, preserved lemon and adorable gherkins lit up the plate. Summer may be coming to a close but one can only hope this dish makes its way back to Wolf Peach next season.

3rd course @wolfpeachmke. #youshouldbehere #mkecw2015

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2. Beef tartare at Bavette

If you haven't had the beef tartare from Bavette you haven't lived. Paired with Great Lakes Distillery Roarin' Dan's rum, ginger thyme syrup, lime juice, and Bittercube bitters it was one of the best pairs I tried. Luckily for you tartare is on the menu at Bavette -- so get over there and try it. 

Course 2: @bavettebutcher beef tartare & tonnato. #yum #thisiswhatyouaremissing #mkecw2015

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3. Duck confit at Morel

Morel's dinner was a stunner from start to finish but this course of duck confit was magic in every morsel. Pumpkin, apple, lobster m…

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