The Milwaukee Film Fest opened earlier this week at the Oriental Theater. Heading out to see some of the great films during the festival? Here are some ideas of where to eat, drink and be merry around the theaters.
Since 1984, July has been National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month - today! - has been National Ice Cream Day. Did you know that nearly 10 percent of all milk produced in the U.S. becomes ice cream? And 63 percent of that is consumed in Milwaukee? OK, I made that last stat up, but we sure do love our frozen dairy.
Cold Spoons, a gelato shop located at 5924 W. Vliet St., opened Wednesday, Sept. 17. Owners Sandy Murphy and Brett Swider also operate the nearby Highlands Café, 1413 N. 60th St.