Biscuits, now available all day.
Biscuits, now available all day. (Photo: )

McGriddles and biscuits added to Mickey D's All Day Breakfast mix

I'm sick of all the "national" days of donuts, beer, coffee, etc. But I was reminded in all my news feeds today that it's National Coffee Day. So, here's to coffee, I guess.

More important to my life is that McDonald's announced today it has finally added biscuits to its All Day Breakfast menu. I rarely eat at McDonald's but have always loved its biscuits.

So, it's good to know that all 125 McDonald’s restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin have expanded their All Day Breakfast menus, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27. This expanded menu now includes McGriddles and Biscuit breakfast sandwiches all day, every day.

The good PR people at McDonald’s also told me that today they are giving away "Free Coffee for a Year" via Twitter.  Just follow @McDonaldsMKE and look for the image to retweet in order to qualify. 

Marquette has spirit!  GO MU.
Marquette has spirit! GO MU. (Photo: David Bernacchi)

Marquette and UW make top 20 in country for school spirit

We’re passionate and loyal in the Midwest.  We love our teams, schools and communities.  So, it’s really no surprise that both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison rank in the top 20 for "colleges with the most school spirit."

The Princeton Review recently released its 2017 college rankings. You have create an account to see all of the results, but more than 140,000 students contributed to the study.  From the results of "How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?" the data revealed the 20 colleges with the most school spirit. 

As a Marquette grad, I’m proud but, again, not surprised, that MU landed near the top 10.  There’s a pride and unique passion at MU.  Bucky shares it, too, and also boasts a big-time football program that helps increase its reach and spirit.

No matter where your loyalties lie, here’s the full list as presented by Business Insider.  MU at No. 12 and Bucky at No. 16.

We are Marquette!  U-rah-rah! Wisconsin!

As easy way to sample custom clothing.
As easy way to sample custom clothing.

#JHFitTour is coming to Milwaukee

I like clothes, love to buy them too. But, in stereotypical male fashion, I don’t really like to shop. Plus, Amazon killed its MyHabit site recently so where am I to go – online or off – for my fashion needs?

Sure, I shop at Harley’s, love Moda3 and Milworks but even as I explore a few of the monthly services like FiveFour Club I’ve been searching for a better fit for my fashion needs.  So, recently, I tested J. Hilburn.  The customer service and fits have been outstanding, and for some crazy reason the clothes even landed a runway gig for me last spring. Clearly elevating my fashion game. Big thanks to my stylist and rep, Lisa Gibb.

It’s a bit odd and maybe uncomfortable for some guys to get fitted for clothes at the office or at home.  It works and is worth it, though.  And this weekend and next week you’ll have the chance to casually explore the custom fit clothing world of J. Hilburn as the brand brings its fashions to Milwaukee with the #JHFitTour.

Here’s the full deal. 

The traveling #JHFitTour, a state-of-the-art mobile studio, will stop at the following locations:

Sunday, Sept. 11
Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Dr.
5-8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12
The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway
4-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Milwaukee Athletic Club
756 N. Broadway
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Allen Edmonds will join J. Hilburn representatives at the Milwaukee Athletic Club stop.  You should join them, too. 

It's not necessary, but you can RSVP for any of the three stops here

Get to the Third Ward this weekend.
Get to the Third Ward this weekend. (Photo:

Third Ward, Public Market team up to "pet your whistle" this weekend

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The Milwaukee Public Market is owned and operated by the Historic Third Ward Association and the Business Improvement District (BID No. 2 ) that it sits in. So it makes perfect sense that the anchor of this great Downtown neighborhood is giving back to the community this weekend during the Third Ward Art Festival.

The market will encourage people to "pet their whistle" as it helps raise money for the Wisconsin Humane Society. MPM will offer seven wines from five different regions at three outdoor locations along Broadway during the festival, with proceeds from the beverage sales benefiting the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS).

"The Third Ward Association has done such a terrific job partnering with Amdur Productions to grow this festival into a highly anticipated event," said Peg San Felippo, MPM’s certified sommelier and volunteer coordinator. "We thought adding a versatile wine and beer element would not only make it more enjoyable for attendees, but would also be a great way to raise money for charity."

In addition to wine and beer, the public market will serve bottled water, the proceeds of which will also be donated to WHS.

"We are so honored to be receiving the proceeds from the wine, beer and water sales at this year’s event," said Bridgette Frommell, vice president of development at WHS. "The Milwaukee Public Market is such a stellar example of a business that makes Milwaukee stronger by giving back to those in need. We couldn’t be more grateful for their commitment to saving the lives of homeless animals in our community."

The Third Ward Art Festival is free to attend and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.