Beloit-based Blue Collar Coffee Co. opened a second location last week, this one at 523 Milwaukee St. in Delafield, in the space formerly occupied by Milwaukee Street Traders.
Arriving at the Hotel Goodwin in Beloit, the kindly woman at the front desk welcomed me and said the city has changed ... "a lot." Even spending just a weekend in this border town an hour southwest of Milwaukee was enough to make that quite clear.
The driving distance from Milwaukee to New Orleans and back, with stops in Beloit, Montgomery and Nashville, is just over 2,400 miles. That much time in a car will make a four-day road trip feel like a month-long campaign, but for the aches and pains that come with those nine-hour stretches speeding through the Deep South, one will come home with a lot of experiences and memories to share. For us, it was a whole bunch of minor league Brewers baseball and fun in the cities that they played in, over this Memorial Day weekend. A perfect and unique way to send our 30s out with a bang.
Wisconsin-born celebrity chef and restaurateur Michael White won't be straitjacketed by expectations. That's what makes his seven restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and Hong Kong so popular. It's also the underlying theme of his weighty new cookbook, "Classico e Moderno: Essential Italian Cooking." We talked to him recently and here's what he had to say, including his thoughts on opening a restaurant in Milwaukee
This year's Best Sports Cities list features almost 400 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada. Milwaukee's in the top tier at No. 26.
All across America, minor league baseball is enjoying a renaissance. The Brewers' Class A affiliate, the Beloit Snappers, play just an hour from Milwaukee and provide a fun and inexpensive way to watch professional baseball on its most intimate level.