Restaurants have rallied, reaching out to governmental officials about their urgent concerns for support. But, in the meantime, they are relying on friends, neighbors and community to offer support. If you'd like to make a difference, here are some simple things you can do.
Pabst has launched a new program to highlight and support bartenders as part of its broader Grabst A Pabst campaign to support 1,000 creatives in 2020.
A Facebook page connected hundreds of service industry workers with "odd jobs." Here are a couple of success stories.
A few women in the service industry joined forces and started an effort to help out single parents working in their field by collecting donations and raising money to purchase groceries, cleaning products and clothing for moms and dads in need of temporary support.
New Barons Brewing Coop - organizers of the recent Beer Drive-Thru sales events - has launched a virtual toasting movement as a sign of solidarity with Milwaukee bartenders. And it's giving one of them $250.
In this episode of FoodCrush, we delve into the world of craft cocktails with longtime bartenders, consultants and Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz. We chat about the beauty of bitters, the changing world of craft cocktails and the excitement of launching both their very first bar and a brand new line of Heirloom Liqueurs.
The new app, called Service Industry Network (SIN), is the first Wisconsin hub for jobs and news that help service industry professionals and employers make connections.
Jenneca Younger has worked at The Belmont for almost two years, and although she's not sure what the future will bring, she knows she's finally in the right professional arena.
David Kotke has spent nearly 40 years in the service industry, developing a caring, affable and sassy style with customers. He's also lived a "colorful" life, competing in national male beauty pageants as Mr. Gay Wisconsin. Now he's the bar manager at Hudson Business Lounge, calling it a "fun journey."
Charlie Chaparas left a 14-year career to work at Camino, 434 S. 2nd St., as a bartender and he couldn't be more satisfied with his decision. OnMilwaukee recently stopped in to talk to Chaparas about beer, Thailand and (dun dun dun!) the future.
Recently, OnMilwaukee stopped in to Junior's Hook to talk with Matthew "Sherm" Sherman about football, the bar biz, his upcoming fatherhood, Miller Lite and more.
OnMilwaukee stopped in Drink Wisconsinbly, which recently won Best New Bar in OnMilwaukee's annual readers' poll, and chatted with Sara Padley about dogs, cheese curds, rural living and, of course, beer.
Anyone who has spent time in East Side bars the past couple of decades will most likely recognize Geo Kiesow, the large-smiling, rock 'n' roll poet who has a gift for the mixing of Old Fashioneds.
Heidi White, who is the bar manager at The Standard, wasn't stoked to do this interview, but her boss, Steve Gilbertson, made her. "He said, `stop being a f*cking Sally and do the interview already,'" says White. "So let's do this."
Shortly after arriving from Chicago, Kelsey Cano got a job at Who's On Third and has been pouring libations and connecting with people ever since. Recently, we stopped by to talk to Cano about whiskey, eye injuries, getting hit on, having a Sept. 11 birthday and more.