At about 4 p.m. Saturday, Oprah Winfrey, her half sister and several others walked into Swig, 217 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee‚Äôs Historic Third Ward.¬†
The group sat at a front window table, talking, asking customers for recommendations and taking in the Downtown neighborhood scenery.¬† A driver in an Escalade waited outside.¬†
Winfrey, wearing a fashionable off-white (my wife called it "winter white") outfit, left the restaurant at about 6 p.m. laughing, talking and even hugging people on the sidewalk. ¬†The entire group had to-go boxes with them. ¬†
My wife, who works down the street at Lela, helped Winfrey's driver navigate into the parking lot next to Swig as he picked up the group. ¬†
Winfrey‚Äôs recently discovered half sister, Patricia, lives in Milwaukee.¬†
how was it ironic of your wife to help out the driver?
RJ | Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:20 a.m. (report)
I'm glad the Escalade didn't fall into a sinkhole!
DT | Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:08 a.m. (report)
Oprah is one of the most recognized and known people in the world, and she has a Milwaukee connection. Pretty cool, I think, that she spends time in our city and works just 90 miles away.
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