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A peek at the artwork inside the soon-to-open East Side Snack Boys

Published June 24, 2020

As Snack Boys prepares to open its new East Side location in the former Hotel Foster / Globe East, 2028 E. North Ave., next week, we got another peek at the colorful murals painted inside over the winter by local installation artist Kristina Rolander.

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Here's why you should stop hating on tap cocktails

Published March 8, 2019

Tap cocktails are an offering born of the modern craft movement which has slowly-but-surely shed its 15-ingredient specialty cocktails and mustache-twirling pretense in favor of friendly service and high quality cocktails made faster and more efficiently.

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10 views of 1990s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 25, 2018

Sometimes, the `90s in Milwaukee feel like a distant memory; other times I can't believe they're so long gone. But then I looked at some of the photos I took while building the shell of what would eventually become OnMilwaukee, and these scenes seem ancient, indeed.

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Urban Spelunking: Former BBC & Hotel Foster complex

Published March 22, 2018

Researching the four-building complex on the northwest corner of Farwell and North - which most of us know as the former homes to G-Daddy's BBC and The Globe/The Hotel Foster - is like untangling a complicated web. New owner Josh Jeffers says renovating it will be much the same.

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Goodbye, Hotel Foster

Published Aug. 11, 2016

The Prohibition-era, hotel lobby themed bar's last night is Saturday, Aug. 13 but it will reopen one last time on Thursday, Aug. 18 for Lex Allen's show.

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Rapper Milo brings his music - and his hopes - back to Milwaukee

Published March 1, 2015

Rory Ferreira, aka Milo, has always been on the move. When he was a kid, he moved around a lot. Here, he moved up in the local rap scene, and with his name growing clout, he moved yet again - as many hopeful young artists do - to Los Angeles. And as many hopeful young artists do, he soon found the cold part of the industry. It became time to move again, back to the town he previously left: Milwaukee. So far, he's picking up right where he started.

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Milwaukee Film Festival's Cinema Hooligante lineup goes to 11

Published Aug. 21, 2014

Late night is looking bright, as the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its 2014 selections for its Cinema Hooligante program, a midnight mix for fans of all things cult, crazed and - considering the after bedtime showings - caffeinated.

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The favorite bars of Milwaukee's stars

Published Feb. 18, 2014

In New York and Los Angeles, it's easy to keep track celebrities, where they shop, eat, get gas and so forth. All you have to do is follow the paparazzi. In Milwaukee, it can be a little harder, but we have our share of celebrities and well-known people, too. In keeping with Bar Month here at OMC, we decided to find out what the favorite haunts were of some of our local stars.

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MilwaukeeHome SXSW stage has greater mission than simply music

Published Jan. 27, 2014

South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the country's biggest parties, a massive city-wide series of conferences and concerts, music and entertainment in Austin, Tex. that brings people from all over the nation together. And for the first time in a few years, Milwaukee has just RSVPed yes to attend.

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After almost five years, Scharber's latest album comes off the shelf

Published Aug. 2, 2013

Back in 2008, we had a brand new president, a once-unknown governor from Alaska was making the election - and "SNL" - significantly more entertaining and Aaron Rodgers was getting his first start under his now-famous belt. And amidst all that excitement, Quinn Scharber began recording a new album. Five years and a quiet Bandcamp appearance later, the long-gestating album - titled "Every Other" - is finally getting a proper release, with a proper release show, tonight at The Hotel Foster.