Nothing warms the soul on a skin-slappingly cold day like a good soup. And considering Wisconsin tends to take the brunt of mother nature's various polar vortexes and thunder-snows, good soup of all varieties is thankfully not hard to find.
The Third Ward awoke to some sad news this morning. According to an email sent out by Nancy O'Keefe, executive director of the Historic Third Ward Association, Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passed away Thursday night.
When Tim Talsky opened Bella Caffe, 189 N. Milwaukee St., in 2001 it was the first and only coffee house in the neighborhood. The focus for the first few years was to serve good coffee and homemade desserts to theater-goers after performances. Over time, Bella's concept changed to the breakfast-and-lunch destination it is today. Talsky also co-owns The Soup Market restaurants.