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Hidden Gem: The Wurst Bar

Published Oct. 26, 2018

Craving a housemade sausage? Or maybe a wood-fired pizza? How about an old fashioned or a cool refreshing Spotted Cow or Miller Lite? You can get all three at the Wurst Bar.


I hate beer

Published Feb. 7, 2013

I live in Milwaukee, and I hate beer. Always have. And I don't think I'm missing much.


Catching up with The Head & the Heart

Published June 27, 2012

When we first chatted with Josiah Johnson, singer and guitarist for The Head and the Heart, the band was about to embark on its first headlining tour. By then the band had already built a fan base in Milwaukee with a gig at Turner Hall. Now, The Head and the Heart returns to perform its melodic, often piano-based pop at Summerfest. You can see the group Sunday, July 1 at 10 p.m. at the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard.


Featured bartender: Amber Anstey of Hooligan's

Published Feb. 23, 2011

When asked to be the subject of an bartender profile, Amber Anstey said, "I'm not the one who likes to shine. I just like to work." In that case, we decided the Hooligan's bartender was the perfect candidate for the spotlight.


Rapid review: The Black Rose

Published Feb. 12, 2010

Although The Black Rose has a full menu featuring goodies like Irish stew, fish & chips, burgers and salads, it is also a great place to stop in for a WSB Black Lager, Guinness or Smithwick's.


A closed Vox will open as Vintage

Published Jan. 24, 2010

Ask for information and you shall receive. Not long after posting a brief regarding the closing of east side's Vox, received confirmation that the Vox is indeed permanently closed and will re-open as Vintage, 2203 N. Prospect Ave., in March.


A guide to a great weekend in New Glarus

Published June 4, 2007

Just southwest of Madison sits a quaint town blanketed by rolling green hills, peaceful pastures and a palpable Swiss influence. With its beer gardens, Chelet-style architecture and penchant for polka, New Glarus is a perfect destination for a summer weekend getaway.


It's here! It's here!

Published April 23, 2007

Recently I blogged about how I was getting a jump on spring out in the yard, but this past weekend felt like summer. And once again I dove right in. I threw open the windows and got to work.