Frozen custard guide

Published Aug. 8, 2019

It may be Brew City, but custard is no small matter in Milwaukee, where everyone has his or her own favorite custard stand. This, of course, may go a long way toward explaining our waistlines. But hey, what's the point of livin' if you can't go a-lickin' custard every now and again.


100 worst Milwaukee pick-up lines

Published Feb. 11, 2018

We really do not suggest you try these at home. Or in a bar. Or anywhere. Ever. But we do hope you'll get a chuckle or a groan from this updated list of awful Milwaukee pick-up lines. Happy Valentine's Day, Milwaukee.


New book offers the scoop on Milwaukee frozen custard

Published Nov. 21, 2016

There are many things that make Milwaukee great. One is our custard. Milwaukeeans have been wild about this egg-laced frozen treat since at least the 1930s. But, where did it come from? How is it made? "Milwaukee Frozen Custard" has all that and more.


With Miller marrying Bud, consider these potential Milwaukee mergers

Published Oct. 14, 2015

Yesterday, SABMiller - that's Miller Brewing to you and me - finally caved to the ever more suggestive wooing, and agreed to become the bride of Anheuser-Busch (that's the Cardinals to you and me) to the tune of $106 billion. That got us thinking about some other potential Milwaukee and Wisconsin marriages.


Gotta love Bud Selig

Published May 4, 2012

It always makes me smile that the Commissioner of Baseball is not only from Milwaukee but has his office here. It's very cool. It's always great that he still hangs out at his favorite Milwaukee spots.


Milwaukee's best frozen treats, 2011: Kopp's Frozen Custard

Published Oct. 14, 2011

In past years, this category was dominated by frozen custard stands, but in recent years, Milwaukee has seen an explosion of new offerings like frozen yogurt, gelato and specialty ice cream shops. But custard is still the king in Milwaukee, and once again, Kopp's ran away from the field to win the title of Milwaukee's Best Frozen Treat.


Milwaukee is the perfect place to celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Published July 17, 2011

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.


Oldest custard stand in Milwaukee? Gilles'

Published Feb. 14, 2011

Before anyone licked a cone at Kopp's, slurped a malt at Culver's or dug into a sundae at Leon's, Paul Gilles was selling frozen custard at the corner of 75th and Blue Mound. He bought the land when Bluemound was a gravel road and erected in 1938 what is now the oldest operating custard stand in Milwaukee.


Milwaukee's best frozen custard, 2010: Kopp's

Published Oct. 12, 2010

Kopp's is more than a custard institution in Milwaukee, it's a way of life. Year after year, it dominates this category, receiving almost three times the number of votes than the runner up, Leon's.

Leadnoimage Recommends: March 18, 2010

Published March 18, 2010

We've been thinking about brackets this week in the offices, but not so much that we haven't tried to help visitors to the city find their way around, stay hydrated, fed and entertained. For our weekly edition of suggestions, tips and testimonials, we've decided to put a local spin on things.


Ask OMC: What are Milwaukee's "can't-miss" spots?

Published Jan. 24, 2010

In the wake of the fire that destroyed Pizza Man restaurant, Jeremy wants to know what other "Milwaukee Institutions" he should visit "before it's too late." Using Facebook and Twitter, we asked a number of friends for suggestions and came up with a list for Jeremy. Feel free to add your own.


Milwaukee's best local fast food, 2009: Culver's

Published Oct. 14, 2009 readers picked Culver's as their favorite local fast food joint. Culver's is a chain that's based in Prairie du Sac, Wis. The first hamburger-and-ice-cream eatery opened in 1984 in Sauk City, and today, there are 390 Culver's restaurants all over the country.


Milwaukee's best hot dog, 2009: The Dogg Haus

Published Oct. 13, 2009

Grilling Vienna Beef links on poppy seed buns, you can choose from the Tex-Mex (salsa, cheddar cheese, sour cream and jalapenos), Berlin's Best (sauerkraut, onions and mustard), The Hollywood (nacho cheese and jalapenos) or the Atlantic City (sauerkraut, onions, mustard and relish).