There's been more news than usual lately at Mickey's Fresh Frozen Custard, 675 Grand Ave., in Hartford, and it's come in the good and bad variety.
Time for me to hand in my movie nerd membership card: Until this month, I'd never been to a drive-in movie theater. I've fixed that now, though, and learned a lot about movie-going in the time of COVID-19.
Classic drive-ins have popped up outside restaurants, at the ballpark and, starting on Friday, at movie theaters themselves as the new Parking Lot Cinema will open in the lot of the Marcus Majestic in Brookfield.
The arts organization is making the best of this strange season with a new "Music & Movies" drive-in movie series, starting with an opening night screening for Broadway Bash supporters on Friday, June 12.
We've officially made it through another winter, Milwaukee. Know how we're sure? Nite Owl is reopening this week!
This week on the podcast, we chat with Chris Roepke, third generation owner of Nite Owl Drive-in, an old-school joint that's been serving up burgers, ice cream, malts and shakes since 1948.
After a nearly month-long, unexplained closure, Kitt's Frozen Custard, 7000 W. Capitol Dr., reopened this morning. We were there.
Leon's isn't just a Milwaukee favorite frozen custard destination in summer.
Wayne's Drive-in turned 20 this year, but if you didn't know you'd be likely to guess it was much older. After all, it's got the look and feel of a restaurant built in the 1950s, and burgers with distinctive Wisconsin flair.
Nite Owl makes the series this week not because they are short on business but because, literally, we have one week to get into the iconic local diner before they close for the season.
Leon Schneider wasn't the first to open a custard stand in Milwaukee, but he was one of the most influential. Even today, nearly a quarter century after Schneider's death, his Leon's drive-in on South 27th Street is a draw for locals and Milwaukee visitors alike.
The '50s might seem like light years away, but, really, you can get there in under an hour, by checking out some of these classic dining spots - including some drive-ins with car hops - in Kenosha.
After closing for the winter, the Nite Owl Drive-In opened for its 66th season today. OnMilwaukee.com was there to document the reopening and to devour a jumbo burger.
This weekend, I took my kids to The Keno, a drive-in movie theater in Pleasant Prairie. It had been about 10 years since I last went to a drive-in, and although outdoor movie theaters are hard to find these days, we are lucky to have two.
Wisconsin State Fair Park is recreating the classic American drive-in experience during the month of July.